I went to your house
Walked up the stairs
And I opened your door without ringing the bell
Walked down the hall
Into your room where I could smell you

And I shouldn't be here
Without permission
Shouldn't be here

Would you forgive me, love, if I danced in your shower?
Would you forgive me, love, if I laid in your bed?
Would you forgive me, love, if I stay all afternoon?

I took off my clothes
Put on your robe
And I went through your drawers
And I found your cologne
Went down to the den
Found your CDs
And I played your Joni
And I shouldn't stay long
You might be home soon
Shouldn't stay long

Would you forgive me, love, if I danced in your shower?
Would you forgive me, love, if I laid in your bed?
Would you forgive me, love, if I stay all afternoon?

I burned your incense
I ran a bath
I noticed a letter that sat on your desk
It said, "Hello, love
I love you so, love
Meet me at midnight"
And no, it wasn't my writing
I'd better go soon
It wasn't my writing

So forgive me, love, if I cry in your shower
So forgive me, love, for the salt in your bed
So forgive me, love, if I cry all afternoon


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Your House [Live in Tokyo] Lyrics as written by Alanis Nadine Morissette Glen Ballard

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    i can't decide on this one. sometimes it seems like she went to her boyfriend's house and found out he was having an affair, but other times i think that they had broken up long ago and she was in his house because she was sort of stalking him. i mean, she says "i shouldn't be here" and "you might be home soon"...it implys that she doesn't want him to find her there.

    jaxgrrlon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    This song is about how she messed up and her boyfriend dumped her. She goes into his house without permission, and takes a shower,etc. And while she's there she finds a letter written by her ex's new lover. Breaking up is hard.

    babydaul16on May 23, 2002   Link
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    Could be some kind of B-side to "You oughta know", dont you think ?

    AgathaKavkaon May 28, 2002   Link
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    I always listened to this as a response to 'You Oughta Know', like the other side of a coin, because it's deliberately put on the end of the second version of 'You Oughta Know' on 'Jagged Little Pill'- if it was only on there once, it wouldn't have stood out amongst all the other songs quite as much. But it was put on there twice, and this song wasn't given a seperate track, so that we couldn't skip right to it- it's like a surprise on the end of the album. They were meant to be listened to in this order, and together. So to me this song's like the quiet part of her mind that is still in love with her ex, that undermines all the fury of the part of her that's singing 'You Oughta Know'.

    tinfoilsallyon July 23, 2005   Link
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    My Interpretation

    This song is about a super in love lady who cant seem to move on from her past relationship.it seems to that they live together before...and maybe she messed up that is why they separated...or somehow the guy doesnt want anymore of her..so she doesnt have any choice but to sneak in snytime she got/.the loneliest song ive ever heard.nothing is more gloomy than being away with someone you love.ouch.

    shortynesson December 11, 2008   Link
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    alanis did perfect on this song,there is nobody who can do this song like her, she is perfection!!!

    sneakerpimpsfanon November 26, 2009   Link
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    I fell asleep and woke up to this song and had no idea it was on the album. It's so beautiful that you don't judge her for being a stalker. I cried the first time I came to the part when she realizes he has another girl.

    poz52000on June 13, 2010   Link
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    this song is sooo good. its kinda weird, bc of something that went on in my life.....but i like the way she sings it. kinda sad too for her

    honestyormysteryon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    this song's already in here.........."your house."

    honestyormysteryon May 18, 2002   Link
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    i LOOVE the syle of this song...n music or anything, its RAW alanis

    munch_49337on June 12, 2002   Link

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