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Alanis Morissette - Perfect Lyrics

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ArtistAlanis Morissette
AlbumJagged Little Pill [1995], Track 3
Original Album Series [2012], Track 3
GenrePop, Rock
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Song lyrics
Sometimes is never quite enough
If you're flawless, then you'll win my love
Don't forget to win first place
Don't forget to keep that smile on your face...

Be a good boy
Try a little harder
You've got to measure up
And make me prouder
How long before you screw it up?
And how many times do I have to tell you to hurry up?
With everything I do for you
The least you can do is keep quiet

Be a good girl
You've gotta try a little harder
That simply wasn't good enough
To make us proud
I'll live through you
I'll make you what I never was
If you're the best, then maybe so am I
Compared to him, compared to her
I'm doing this for your own damn good
You'll make up for what I blew
What's the problem? Why are you crying?

Be a good boy
Push a little farther now
That wasn't fast enough
To make us happy
We'll love you
Just the way you are
If you're perfect
corrected by Dylan, Joeyy on January 15th, 2012
written by Morissette, Alanis Nadine / Ballard, Glen
copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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0 likes - like | 02-06-2012 14:05 purushothamn51 
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0 likes - like | 12-01-2008 09:35 kerryloh 
1 posts
it was about her eating disorder. and she got it all right.
0 likes - like | 04-11-2005 12:08 zealtastic 
141 posts
I love Alanis.

This song is sad but hits hard.

All Alanis songs seem like they are written for all of us.

Brilliant song, not one of the best, but very, very good.

0 likes - like | 04-11-2005 11:53 Jaz__Bentley 
6 posts
I love this so, it is so true, i love the under tones
0 likes - like | 14-01-2005 14:03 freakybandgeek 
2 posts
I absolutely love this song. My mom pressures me like that and I make her listen to it everytime she gets like that. I just go to my room and turn it up as loud as I can and make sure that she can hear it. I absolutely love Alanis, she is a god
0 likes - like | 02-12-2004 14:42 bnopwns 
37 posts
yeah my parents have good intentions but they do push me far too and i know this sounds really stupid but i think it was made for me too. like i listened to it over and over. Not to complain, i love my parents but they deff. have their moments and this song seems to catch those moments and more. very very moving song.
0 likes - like | 30-11-2004 17:03 dolcecamila 
112 posts
I feel very identified with this song.
It seems like all Alanis song were written for me.

0 likes - like | 27-10-2004 08:40 sporkmaster 
5 posts
I love this song, although my parents don't push me THAT much, I am still pushed far, and since I go to a selective school, most of my friends parents have very high expectations of them.
0 likes - like | 13-08-2004 10:26 babygirl_69 
5 posts
I LOVE all her songs!!! keep rokin!
0 likes - like | 23-07-2004 05:20 andeegirl 
9 posts
yeah it kinda sounds like the parents pushing theyre kids and living thru them.. alanis was a child so maybe her parents did that.. sad song...
0 likes - like | 23-07-2004 05:10 animal2 
12,779 posts
*TGCK shoots cheerleader smiley*
0 likes - like | 23-07-2004 05:08 theillfatedme 
7 posts
oh this is a really sad song.
0 likes - like | 23-07-2004 04:32 andeegirl 
9 posts
first to start! good song keep it up alanis!