There are worse things I could do, than go with a boy or two
Even though the neighborhood thinks I'm trashy and no good
I suppose it could be true, but there are worse things I could do
I could flirt with all the guys, smile at them and bat my eyes
Press against them when we dance, make them think they stand a chance

Then refuse to see it through, that's a thing I'd never do

I could stay home every night, wait around for Mr. Right
Take cold showers every day, and throw my life away
On a dream that won't come true
I could hurt someone like me, out of spite and jealously
I don't steal and I don't lie, but I can feel and I can cry
A fact I'll bet you never knew
But to cry in front of you, that's the worst thing I could do


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    General Comment

    Did Alanis play Rizzo or did she just record (or perform) this song from 'Grease'?

    Non July 11, 2002   Link
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    She did this in concert during the jagged tour accapella it totally rocked shes awesome

    lookforthetruthon July 06, 2003   Link
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    yes this live version is really really good. The original version from grease is not half as good as Alanis's version.

    Auroreon December 08, 2005   Link
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    i can totally see alanis singing this. is there any recording of her singing it?

    mlfm256on March 24, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaning

    In this scene of Grease, Stockard Channing is trying to make herself feel better about her situation by saying all the worse things she could do

    bayloveslax1911on July 30, 2010   Link

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