Alanis Morissette
Hands Clean
Original Translation of Slang

If it weren't for your maturity none of this would have happened
If you weren't so wise beyond your years I would've been able to control myself
If it weren't for my attention you wouldn't have been successful and If it weren't for me you would never have amounted to very much

If it weren't for
wise beyond your years mature/intelligent for your ageatten
en able ol myself
you would never have amounted to very much you wouldn't have had much success

CHORUS
Ooh this could be messy
But you don't seem to mind
Ooh don't go telling everybody
And overlook this supposed crime

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


messy complicated
Buind
Obody
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fast forward move ahead (like fast forward on a VCR)
A
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washed your hands clean stopped feeling responsibility or involvement

You're essentially an employee and I like you having to depend on me
You're kind of my protégé and one day you'll say you learned all you know from me
I know you depend on me like a young thing would to a guardian
I know you sexualize me like a young thing would and I think I like it


protégé person whose career is advanced by someone important (not slang) ki

CHORUS

What part of our history's reinvented and under rug swept?
What part of your memory is selective and tends to forget?
What with this distance it seems so obvious?
Just make sure you don't tell on me especially to members of your family
We best keep this to ourselves and not tell any members of our inner posse
I wish I could tell the world cuz you're such a pretty thing when you're done up properly
I might want to marry you one day if you watch that weight and keep your firm body


under rug swept To sweep something under a rug is to hide something dirty/shameful

Just make sure you don't tell on me especially to members of your family
our inner posse our close friends and associates

cuz because

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