The official video to "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette
"You Oughta Know" is a Grammy-winning song written by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard, and produced by Ballard for Morissette's third album Jagged Little Pill (1995). The song, the lyrics of which describe Morissette's fouled relationship with an unnamed lover, introduced her harsh, angst-ridden lyrics to the public.
Flea, from the band Red Hot Chilli Peppers, played the bass on the song, former Peppers member Dave Navarro was on the guitar, and current Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins played percussion. The music video was directed by Nick Egan and features a dimly-lit Morissette hitch-hiking across a desert.
I want you to know that I'm happy for you
I wish nothing but the best for you both
An older version of me, is she perverted like me?
Would she go down on you in a theatre?
Does she speak eloquently?
And would she have your baby?
I'm sure she'd make a really excellent mother
'Cos the love that you gave that we made
Wasn't able to make it enough for you to be open wide, No
And every time you speak her name,
Does she know how you told me you'd hold me
Until you died, 'till you died
But you're still alive
And I'm here to remind you
Of the mess you left when you went away
It's not fair to deny me
Of the cross I bear that you gave to me
You, you, you oughta know
You seem very well, things look peaceful
I'm not quite as well
I thought you should know
Did you forget about me, Mr. Duplicity?
I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner
It was a slap in the face how quickly I was replaced
And are you thinking of me when you fuck her?
(Bridge & Chorus)
Cause the joke that you laid on the bed that was me
And I'm not gonna fade as soon as you close your eyes
And you know it
And every time I scratch my nails down someone else's back
I hope you feel it
Well can you feel it?