What does Uninvited mean?

Search Login

Alanis Morissette: Uninvited Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

Get "Uninvited" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon
Get MP3 from iTunes

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

    ah
    click a star to vote
    Aug 9th, 2016 8:03pm 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.



  2.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 21st, 7:02pm 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.



  3.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 12th, 7:10pm 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.



  4.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 6th, 7:08am 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.



  5.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 2nd, 2019 10:28am 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.



  6.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 2nd, 2019 10:28am 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.



  7.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Sep 25th, 2019 9:37am 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)



  8.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Sep 25th, 2019 9:19am 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



  9.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 23rd, 2019 7:10pm 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...



  10.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 4th, 2019 6:45pm 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



  11.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Sep 10th, 2018 9:03am 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.



  12.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jan 24th, 2018 1:45am 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.



  13.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Aug 25th, 2017 8:21pm 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



  14.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Aug 18th, 2017 8:04am report


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



  15.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 30th, 2017 7:27pm report


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



  16.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Apr 13th, 2017 4:24pm report


    Watch the video for Red Sun Rising cover. They clearly thought the lyrics were about a stalker going from admirer to danger. Btw best cover in 20 years!



‹ prev 12



More Alanis Morissette song meanings »


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

Most Girls anonymous
I Built a Friend anonymous
Spiralling anonymous
Hero of the Day anonymous
Numb anonymous
Let Em In DollyRocker
I'm Not In Love anonymous
Hail to the King anonymous
Growing Up anonymous
City In A Garden anonymous
Bills, Bills, Bills anonymous
Not the Boy Next Door anonymous
The World's Not Waiting (Five Tired Boys in a Broken Down Van) anonymous
Break Out! Break Out! anonymous
Already Gone anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Give Heaven Some Hell
HARDY
I Should Probably Go To Bed
Dan + Shay
Talkin' Tennessee
Morgan Wallen
Mirrorball
Taylor Swift
Cabin Fever
Jaden
No Hold On Me
Matty Mullins
Battle Is The Lord's
Rebecca St. James
The 1
Taylor Swift