your congratulations lyrics – alanis morissette

i wouldn’t have compromised as much
so much of myself for fear of
having you hating me
and i would’ve sung so loudly
it would’ve cracked myself

and i became self conscious
of anything exuberant
i wouldn’t have sold myself short
i wouldn’t have kept my eyes
glued to the ground

if i had’ve known my invisibility
would not make a difference
i would’ve run around screamin’ proudly
at the top of my voice
ohh aaah
ohh aaah aaah

i wouldn’t have said it was in fact luck
i’m talking idealism here
i would not have been so self depricating
and i wouldn’t have cowered
for fear of having my eyes scratched out

i woundn’t have cut my comfort off
i wouldn’t have feigned needlessness
and i would not have discredited
everyone of their compliments
it was your approval i wanted
your congratulations
ohhh aaah ohh

/ alanis morissette lyrics