Lyrics I Love: Your House


It’s Friday, so I will be discussing lyrics I love from songs I love even more. Today’s lyrics are from, Your House, by Alanis Morissette.

I burned your incense
I ran a bath
I noticed a letter that sat on your desk
It said “Hello love, I love you so love, meet me at midnight”
And no, it wasn’t my writing
I’d better go soon
It wasn’t my writing

This song begins with a woman who has entered a home in which she doesn’t have permission to be in. She walks in and goes to what seems to be the room of an ex lover/boyfriend. She later undresses and puts on his robe, goes through his things, and even plays one of his CDs. The chorus consists of her asking this guy if he would forgive her if she danced in his shower, layed in his bed, and stayed all afternoon.  It’s obvious she is trying to obtain a life that once was.

All of these events lead to the lyrics I have chosen. The lyrics that highlight the song in my eyes. She appears to have made the decision to stay until her “love” returns to his house. She burned incense and ran a bath. At this moment she notices a letter on his desk. This letter had been written to the guy, from an unknown person. Possibly his new girlfriend. Now the woman is realizing she shouldn’t be there, and finally asks her “love” to forgive her for crying in his shower and in his bed.

I love these lyrics because this woman apparently hasn’t let go of a love that used to be. She is in such disbelief, that she made herself comfortable in this guy’s home. She has probably gone this far in hopes of a second chance at a relationship with this guy. The letter on his desk confirms there is another “love” in her ex’s life.

This a cappella song, paired with the strong vocals of Alanis Morissette, mixed with a story of a woman who is in denial of a breakup, is compelling. You follow this song as the story quickly moves to the painful ending. It’s easy to feel the curiosity, rebelliousness, and strong desire this woman has.

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K. A. Smith


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. viewsplash
    Apr 06, 2014 @ 00:18:27

    I love her voice! A great song! 😀

    Liked by 1 person


  2. lefraise2002
    Mar 22, 2015 @ 07:26:10

    I thought I was the only one who liked this song. None of my friends even know this song.



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