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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


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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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.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Aug 9th 2016 report

    The song is about an affair between a young girl and older man. It is known that Alanis was involved with an older man when she was a minor, and I believe it lasted for quite a while. The song is about her struggle with knowing it is wrong, but liking the attention. It is also about how exciting it must be for him. She is repeatedly saying the whole situation is wrong. At the end she is debating whether this is worth it ("I need a moment to deliberate"). When the music comes crashing back, she has decided that she will continue with the affair.


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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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    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/.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. anonymous
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    Sep 25th 2019 report

    It's about a girl who is having thoughts about someone that she feels uninvited inside her mind.
    Listen carefully to the lyrics.

    For the recent post, why not ask all your female friends who you know and knows you that you feel they are deliberating you, who knows it's only you who feels that way and they don't even deliberate you. Nowadays, people really deliberate when it comes to people. You have to be blunt, frank and honest. This way you will know if they are deliberating you or not. Don't worry too much. Deliberate about all your female friends? Purpose? You will have a headache if you deliberate all them! May you have peace of mind!

    Reading but not interpreting ( Not here all the time)

  11. anonymous
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    Sep 25th 2019 report

    Maybe I'm totally off base, but I relate this song to all the females that know me or know of me that use me for deliberation in one form or another. Help! This isn't funny. Lately, all I ever do is deliberate. I've done it so much, I wonder if this is my purpose.
    Louis Charles Hively Jr

  12. 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...

  13. anonymous
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    Jun 4th 2019 report

    Total internal dialogue. Intrusive thought are uninvited, often countering pleasant thoughts or feelings. She really is a brilliant songwriter. Ghost write some stuff or something, I know there are some great songs rattling around in that head. @ten7golf

  14. anonymous
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    Sep 10th 2018 report

    There was a period of time during the Jagged Little Pill era where I don't think I laughed for about two years. It was a survival mode, you know. It was an intense, constant, chronic over-stimulation and invasion of energetic and physical literal space. People would break into my hotel room or reach into the car and pull my hair. - Alan is Morrissette interview quote. Univited in my opinion is about this.

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 24th 2018 report

    She is speaking to THE WORLD. The facination of her fans. She (a genius), unlike many popular stars has decided to keep us at arms length ... an action of emotional survival. That's why she says it is an unfornate slight ... (slight means to "snub" someone). She fights with herself on this subject as her song portrays. She needs a moment to liberate. So just leave her be and don't smother her with attention...it os taxing on her soul.

  16. anonymous
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    Aug 25th 2017 report

    Inappropriate intimate relationship that she enjoyed and felt guilty for allowing herself to enjoy; her internal emotions were "uninvited"; no need to "deliberate" unless she is in control of matter

  17. anonymous
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    Aug 18th 2017 report

    The song to me seems to be spoken on behalf of Satan to someone who is falling just short of heaven

  18. anonymous
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    Jul 30th 2017 report

    Well, damn... I was looking for Alanis' interpretation! lol

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