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Alanis Morissette: Uninvited Meaning

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Uninvited Lyrics

Like anyone would be
I am flattered by your fascination with me
Like any hot-blooded woman
I have simply wanted an object to crave
But you, you're not allowed
You're uninvited
An unfortunate slight

Must be strangely exciting
To...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jul 6th 2020 report

    I see a tendency to read too much into the meaning, it's as simple as not being interested in a relationship or being closed off for some reason or probably just a loner, but this person comes into her life and much to her surprise is actually making her feel a certain way, and now she has to deliberate whether to step out of her comfort zone and take things further with this "uninvited" person, the rest is up to the listener to imagine by putting themselves in that situation, it's brilliant songwriting, and singing. One of my favorites EVER.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Nov 5th 2020 report

    Love can sneak up on you sometimes. You can be just living and experiencing the world intentionally or unintentionally cut off from romance. And then without warning... boom. There's this intense, scary connection you weren't looking for, that you totally weren't expecting. And it's intoxicating, and terrifying, and undeniable.
    You might want to run, or stay back, or hold this person at arms length. Not because they don't excite you, not because you don't feel pulled, not because you don't already know that you Want to Love them. But because you need a minute to figure out how exposed you're willing to be. Just a breath to take it all in.
    In the end.. usually holding back gives way to passion and you are washed away in it for better or for worse. -Bear

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jul 23rd 2019 report

    OMG, you're all wrong!

    "Uninvited" was written for the movie "City of Angels" and is a direct response to Seth the Angel (Nicolas Cage) trying to get close to Maggie the Human (Meg Ryan).

    He's an *Angel*. He's *Uninvited*. Yes, it's an *Unfortunate Slight*...

    For those of you who haven't seen the movie, I won't give away the ending. You're welcome...

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 22nd report

    This song is about Pizza. She really wants to eat lots of pizza but she doesn't want to get really fat. So she is metaphorically speaking telling the pizza to stay away...even though she's really into pizza.

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 20th report

    For me this song interprets like Alanis was already in some form of relationship and some other person/s came into her life which she was flattered by and kind of liked the extra attention but knew she couldn't do anything about it because she was already taken. Maybe she was having a few problems in the relationship that's why her head was turned with the attention which would be this part of the song:- Like anyone would be
    I am flattered by your fascination with me
    Like any hot-blooded woman
    I have simply wanted an object to crave
    The guy / girl obviously tried to say you're not happy where you are maybe you'll be happier elsewhere hence the lyrics :- Like any uncharted territory
    I must seem greatly intriguing
    You speak of my love like
    You have experienced love like mine before
    The person obviously tried it on with her hence you're not allowed you're uninvited an unfortunate slight

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 11th report

    Like anyone would be
    I am flattered by your fascination with me
    Like any hot-blooded woman
    I have simply wanted an object to crave
    But you, you're not allowed
    You're uninvited
    An unfortunate slight
    Must be strangely exciting
    To watch the stoic squirm
    Must be somewhat heartening
    To watch shepherd need shepherd
    But you, you're not allowed
    You're uninvited
    An unfortunate slight
    Like any uncharted territory
    I must seem greatly intriguing
    You speak of my love like
    You have experienced love like mine before
    But this is not allowed
    You're uninvited
    An unfortunate slight
    I don't think you unworthy
    I need a moment to deliberate

  7. SusieRed
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    Jan 5th report

    I believe Alanis reached into her past for these lyrics, remembering her "taboo" relationship with Dave Coulier. She knew that society wouldn't accept their relationship, but her passion for him existed nonetheless. He was "uninvited" to her love and body, but she wanted him desperately, and , after deliberating, began a passionate affair with him.

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 20th 2021 report

    Uninvited is about men who likes to force themselves on women.
    UNINVITED is a TOO NICE WORD FOR RAPE

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  9. anonymous
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    Sep 20th 2021 report

    Uninvited is about men in general who have words and perceptions of women, whom they would like to conquer.

    They can be forceful, overconfident and downright conceited.

    This is unfortunate since it makes men look like predators. It is an unfortunate slight on their behalf and they are definitely UNINVITED.

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  10. anonymous
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    Sep 20th 2021 report

    Uninvited is about men in general who have words and perceptions of women, whom they would like to conquer.

    They can be forceful, overconfident and downright conceited.

    This is unfortunate since it makes men look like predators. It is an unfortunate slight on their behalf and the are definitely UNINVITED.

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  11. anonymous
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    Sep 18th 2021 report

    This song is about a man who is interested in a woman, who is discussing her with his friends as if he knows her. As if he knows what it is like being loved by her.
    He is uninvited and it is unfortunate, because of his conceited self assurance and perceptions of her.
    5herefore she says, I do not say you are unworthy but I need to deliberate.

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  12. anonnnn
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    Aug 20th 2021 report

    so i totally thought this song was specifically about her being discriminated as a Jewish woman and she's "uninvited" into heaven. Shephard to Shephard? Anyone else?

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  13. anonymous
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    Sep 4th 2020 report

    This song is a hymn of a dead person, singing from the other side and not having the possibility to get into the world of those alive from the world of the dead. This is reflected in the sharp dissonance of the vocal line relative to the instrumental. This dissonance demonstrates that the singer is in a different reality and can't hear the reality of the living people where the instrumental part is performed, different scale and rhythm. This is like the song sung from the otherworld by someone who is desperately trying to get into the musical harmony of the living people, but does not always succeed. This is a story of a girl who has died from unhappy life who is trying to tell us something from the other side/world of the dead/.

  14. anonymous
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    Aug 16th 2020 report

    Uninvited fans who feel the privilege or right to impede their interpretations of who she is directly onto her.

    About a female musician in the 90s, Hyper sexualized to sell albums being objectified by society.

    Fans watching her videos/listened to her albums/watched her in TV and read about her in magazines and feeling justified to have a say in her decisions in what to do and sing about.

  15. anonymous
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    Jul 21st 2020 report

    My interpretation is that my ex is telling me that I am uninvited. Cause she moved on to someone else. And I have finally realized it is definitely over. And its time for me to move on too.

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  16. anonymous
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    Jul 12th 2020 report

    The "friendly stalker" rationale makes the most sense to me. An older, "friendly stalker" who is trying to replace a former love interest with her.

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  17. anonymous
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    Oct 2nd 2019 report

    The song is about being sexually assaulted, or date raped. I'm old enough to remember her explaining the lyrics behind the song on MTV.

  18. anonymous
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    Oct 2nd 2019 report

    The song is about being sexually assaulted, or date raped. I. I'm old enough to remember her explaining the lyrics behind the song on MTV.

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