Hands clean - Alanis!

Alanis Morisette
I know it's too late to be a fan of Alanis Morisette but it's just these past few months that I became one. Well I just heard that she's someone popular way back 90's and Avril Lavigne loves her (I'm an avid fan of Avril). Upon hearing her songs, yes her lines do sounds like Avril's. Lately, I'm accidentally hearing her songs in different places, not because it's a current hit, just coincidentally. Have you noticed I have two post titled after her songs? Head over feet and You learn. And I'm already LSS with Hands Clean!

Alanis Morissette is a Canadian/American singer-songwriter, record producer and occasional actress.

What to love about her? Here:

1. First of all, her real name is just so lovely. Alanis Nadine Morisette. Her name is of Greek origin.

2.She wrote her first song when she was nine years old and began playing the piano at the age of 6.

Ryan Reynolds and Alanis
3. Alanis Morissette was inducted onto the Canadian Walk of Fame on 5 June 2005 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

4.She is a seven time Grammy Award-winner. She is the youngest artist to ever win an "Album of the Year" Grammy at age 21.

5. She once dated one of the sexiest hunk in Hollywood, Ryan Reynolds! In May 2003, to celebrate their one year anniversary, they wore matching rings on their fourth fingers of their right hands.He was her boyfriend for two years, they got engaged from 2004-2006 and bought a home in Vancouver. Ryan is a Canadian too. It didn't last though.

6. Madonna had to meet with Alanis and exert pressure on her not to quit Maverick Records over her disappointing sales -and Maverick marketing- of latest album (May 2001). Can you believe Madonna did that? Alanis was a star!

7. Alanis has sold over 60 million albums worldwide, making her one of the most successful female artists of all time! Whoa! Totally loving her now!

Hands Clean Song Rumors: 

This is rumored to be autobiographical, about a relationship Morissette had with a (much?) older man when she was a teen pop star in Canada. She was 14 and the guy was about 30, but she won't reveal his name. Part of the song is what the guy thinks, and her response.

I've heard the man she references in "Hands Clean" is singer Dave Matthews.

The narrator relishes the power of being a woman worshipped by a younger man, and has fun with the role reversal by mockingly addressing her boyfriend as a "pretty young thing."

Hands Clean Song Truth: Alanis admitted to US Weekly that "Hands Clean" from her 'Under Rug Swept' album is about an affair that she had with a man 29 years old when she was just 14 years old. Their relationship lasted 5 years. She makes comments that seem to imply that the older man the song is about was someone who she initially knew on a professional level.

Whatever people might think of hers song lyrics, all I'm sure about is she speaks the truth. She writes honestly and expresses her feelings in every way she can. So who loves Alanis?! I'm sure you guys do!

"When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out."  -Alanis

 Visit her official website: www.alanis.com



  1. I <3 Alanis.

    My favorite songs of hers would have to be "One" "Not As We" "You Oughta Know" "You Learn" and EVERYONE has to know "Hand In My Pocket" :)

  2. Hey there! It's, in my opinion, never to late to become somebody's fan! Not even after he/her has passed away. Just wanted to say a big thank you for that sweet comment you left for me on Moments of a Libra! Those kinds of comments always mean so much!!

    By the way: your blog title is magnificent and I do so agree with it. It's up to you and what you do with the place is what defines how well you feel, and it should not be the other way around (although it sadly might be the case sometimes).

  3. @Remy: I love "Hand in my Pocket" too!

  4. @Halina: Thanks so much Halina.. really appreciate your comment! =)

  5. I used to listen to Alanis Morrisete (sp?) all the time!!

    One of my favorites of hers is, "So Pure." You should find that one, it's so great! I recently saw her on Americn Idol or something like that and she still sounded great! It was so good to hear!!

  6. Hi Nicole!I haven't heard "so pure" yet. I'll sure download that later. thanks so much for sharing! yes she still rocks! =)

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