Morissette, Alanis - Madness Lyrics




I've been most unwilling to see this turmoil of mine
The thought of sitting with this has me paralyzed

With this prolong exposure to mirror and averted eyes
I've feigned that I've been waiting: such mileage for empathizing

[Chorus]
And now I see the maddness in me is brought out in the presence of you
And now I know the madness lives on, when you're not in the room
And though I'd love to blame you for all, I'd miss these moments of opportune
You've simply brought this madness to light and I should thank you
Oh thank you, much thanks for this bird's eye view
Oh thank you for your most generous triggers

It's been all too easy to cross my arms and roll my eyes
The thought of dropping all arms leaves me terrified

[Chorus]

I'd have to give up knowing and give up beaing right
You inadvertent hero, you angel in disguise

[Chorus]





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  1. Tea V.

    I've been most unwilling
    To see this turmoil of mine
    The thought of sitting with this
    Has me paralyzed
    With this prolonged exposure
    To near and averted eyes
    I think that I've been waiting
    Such mileage for empathizing
    Now I see the madness in me
    It's brought out in the presence of you
    Now I know the madness lives on
    When you're not in the room
    Though I'd love to blame you for all I wish
    I miss these moments of opportune
    You simply brought this madness to light
    And I should thank you
    Oh, thank you, much thanks for this birds eye view
    Oh, thank you for your most generous triggers
    It's been all too easy
    To cross my arms and roll my eyes
    The thought of dropping all arms
    Leaves me terrified
    And now I see the madness in me
    It's brought out in the presence of you
    Now I know the madness lives on
    When you're not in the room
    Though I'd love to blame you for all I wish
    I miss these moments of opportune
    You simply brought this madness to light
    And I should thank you
    Oh, thank you, much thanks for this birds eye view
    Oh, thank you for your most generous triggers
    It'd have to give up knowing
    And give up being right
    You inadvertent hero
    You angel in disguise
    Now I see the madness in me
    It's brought out in the presence of you
    And now I know the madness lives on
    When you're not in the room
    Though I'd love to blame you for all I wish
    I miss these moments of opportune
    You simply brought this madness to light
    And I should thank you
    Oh, thank you, much thanks for this birds eye view
    Oh, thank you for your most generous triggers

  2. Arnaldo Mafra

    ... Crying ...

  3. mikebtko

    "Thank you for your most generous triggers..."

  4. mikebtko

    Again, Best Alanis Song!

  5. Dale Wood

    A GOOD kind of MADNESS...!!!☺<3D

  6. mesube22

    I Love her gift. I'm going to listen to this song two more times and that's it!!!

  7. A H

    The end of the song is creepy and begins in 5:54

    Oliver Bórquez

    This sound blows my head (5:54 - end) the sound of the "madness" was represented exactly in this part of the song.

  8. alex vieira

    Saudades de alguém que já se foi! Muito boa a música saudade que não cabe no peito e escorre pelos olhos......

  9. mikebtko

    It's my all-time favorite Alanis song!...

  10. Rasool Lewis

    Stickman Basketball 09 and Cartoon Jam Fight For Baltimore in October 2 2009

  11. Tella Trin

    you've All brought this madness to light- Thank you disillusionment, how about grieving it all 1 level @ a time

  12. leandro victor martins

    " vc anjo disfarçado"♥

  13. joseh amadeu

    É Nóis.

  14. Thuany Simas

    amo essa música!!

  15. Find That Music!

    Oooh this soothes...the gentle piano melody and the lyrics...stunning.

  16. Allan Tippett

    awesome song!!

  17. Pauline Apilado

    Lovely song, deep lyrics. Many thanks and much love for the share. :)

  18. Kandie Bradford

    For some reason this song reminds me of happier times in my life, Its possibly the soft piano that's doing that though. Really miss good music like this and those happier times.

  19. Marie-H. Meylan

    I love this song and in fact all others too !!!!

  20. Radek Ventruba

    Great song... 🎶

  21. TeresaChiara Melchiorre

    I love this song!!!!!<3

  22. Diego Aguirre

    Yep, but this is beyond sentimental, almost mystical I would say. Alanis never stop being amazing

  23. MojoHandle

    I'm not the same after listening to this.

    Mike Bailey

    It's by far her most mature and sophisticated tune, and she's had other great ones, and this one, its simply genius...

  24. acousticheads

    <3 .....

  25. kryssey1

    She wrote this song for Ryan Reynolds, after their three year engagement ended. So it was sentimental. :-)

  26. syntrix1985

    One of my favourite ever Alanis songs.

  27. wayfarer


    Now I see the madness in me.... amazing!!!

  28. Astral Frost

    I know, me too. She has a way of expressing feelings that I thought only I had. Foolish, I know. Sometimes I go so deep into my own self that I forget that I'm not alone in my own "madness." This song reminds me.