Hands Clean

Alanis Morissette
Chords used in this song: A#, Am, C, Dm, F
A#
Am
C
Dm
F

Capo II

[Verse]
A#                  C
If it weren't for your maturity
 Am                    A#
None of this would have happened
    A#                C
If you weren't so wise beyond your years
 Am                      A#
I would have been able to control myself
 A#                 C
If it weren't for my attention
      Am                   A#
You wouldn't have been successful
            A#               C
And if, if it weren't for me
                       Am              A#
You would never have amounted to very much


[Pre-Chorus]
 A#   C    Am           A#
Ooo-ooh this could be messy
    A#  C       Am      A#
But you don't seem to mind
 A#   C            Am           A#
Ooo-ooh don't go telling everybody
    A#     C          Am      A#
And overlook this supposed crime


[Chorus]
A#           C           Am         A#
We'll fast forward to a few years later
    A#       C              Am       A#
And no-one knows except the both of us
    A#        C            Am           A#
And I have honoured your request for silence
    A#       C          Am         A#
And you've washed your hands clean of this


[Verse]
A#                    C
You're essentially an employee
    Am                   A#
And I like you having to depend on me
A#                C
You're a kind of protege
    Am                             A#
And one day you'll say you learned all you know from me
A#            C
I know you depend on me
       Am                      A#
Like a young thing would go to a guardian
A#              C
I know you sexualize me
       Am                      A#
Like a young thing would and I think I like it


[Pre-Chorus]
 A#   C    Am           A#
Ooo-ooh this could get messy
    A#  C       Am      A#
But you don't seem to mind
 A#   C            Am           A#
Ooo-ooh don't go telling everybody
    A#     C          Am      A#
And overlook this supposed crime


[Chorus]
A#           C           Am         A#
We'll fast forward to a few years later
    A#       C              Am       A#
And no-one knows except the both of us
    A#        C            Am           A#
And I have honoured your request for silence
    A#       C          Am         A#
And you've washed your hands clean of this


[Bridge]
Dm               A#              F                    C
What part of our history is re-invented and under rug swept?
Dm                A#          F                       C
What part of your memory is selective and tends to forget?

What's with the distance it seems so obvious?


[Verse]
A#                       C
Just make sure you don't tell on me
  Am                          A#
Especially to members of your family
A#           C
We best keep this to ourselves
    Am                         A#
And not tell any member of our inner posse
A#             C
I wish I could tell the world
    Am                         A#
Cos you're such a pretty thing when you're done up properly
A#              C
I might want to marry you, one day
    Am                        A#
If you'd watch that weight and keep your firm body


[Pre-Chorus]
 A#   C    Am           A#
Ooo-ooh this could be messy
    A#  C       Am      A#
But you don't seem to mind
 A#   C            Am           A#
Ooo-ooh don't go telling everybody
    A#     C          Am      A#
And overlook this supposed crime


[Chorus]
A#           C           Am         A#
We'll fast forward to a few years later
    A#       C              Am       A#
And no-one knows except the both of us
    A#        C            Am           A#
And I have honoured your request for silence
    A#       C          Am         A#
And you've washed your hands clean of this


[Pre-Chorus]
 A#   C    Am           A#
Ooo-ooh this could get messy
    A#  C       Am      A#
But you don't seem to mind
 A#   C            Am           A#
Ooo-ooh don't go telling everybody
    A#     C          Am      A#
And overlook this supposed crime


[Chorus]
A#           C           Am         A#
We'll fast forward to a few years later
    A#       C              Am       A#
And no-one knows except the both of us
    A#        C            Am           A#
And I have honoured your request for silence
    A#       C          Am         A#
And you've washed your hands clean of this