That I Would Be Good Lyrics - Alanis Morissette
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that i would be good even if i did nothing
that i would be good even if i got the thumbs down
that i would be good if i got and stayed sick
that i would be good even if i gained ten pounds
that i would be fine even if i went bankrupt
that i would be good if i lost my hair and my youth
that i would be great if i was no longer queen
that i would be grand if i was not all knowing
that i would be loved even when i numb myself
that i would be good even when i'm overwhelmed
that i would be loved even when i was fuming
that i would be good even if i was clingy
that i would be good even if i lost sanity
that i would be good whether with or without you
Writer: BALLARD, GLEN / MORISSETTE, ALANIS
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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Major Connection | Reviewer: SIlvia | 4/17/13
I can connect to this song so much becauseI have some big self-esteem problems (and middle school doesn't help much) Also, Phoebe, it's nice to know that Alanis had an eating disorder, because I'm anorexic, so this song gives me hope- I feel if Alanis did it, so can I! I love this song!
Major Connection | Reviewer: Silvia | 4/12/13
This song definitely hits home for me, because I really struggle with my self-esteem, and middle school doesn't help a lot. I'm also anorexic, so this song gives me hope. It's nice to know, Phoebe, that Alanis also had an ED, because, if she can get over it, maybe so can I. Alanis is so amazing- she's one of those artists who make you feel as if they wrote a song specifically for you, she connects so much to what I'm going through at different points in my life.
touching song | Reviewer: Reggie | 4/7/11
To me, this song is about how we all yearn for acceptance and love no matter what we are and what happens to us. We are still good no matter what...weight gain, bankruptcy, failures and when things are not good. A wonderful song Alanis!
people read lyrics too literally | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/31/10
this song is about everything mentioned, but not really. at least, from my point of view. i put it hand in hand with 'not as we' which is just as gorgeous. it's not about anything specific, but loving yourself enough to know that no matter what, YOU define you, and ONLY you can define you. not another person, not your hair or weight or status, just what YOU think. that you can be a happy, despite all the bullshit
the song is for everyone who tried the best but at last get all the blame.. | Reviewer: msnila | 7/17/10
I had this relationship gave me the comfort zone.. Its like 2 side of blade who makes u don't care about urself.. And when the relationship is over.. It hit u. U lost what goods on u.. even gain pounds of weight.. And this song is telling me to be okay even I hit the bottom.. Or I'll be okay without him.. Well I guess.. But this song make me keep moving forward...
Hm.. | Reviewer: butters | 4/30/10
Still got no idea what the song is about.. Did lover left her because she didnt take care of him and she thought she will be good, loved etc if she does nothing or numb herself? And now she's sad because she thought she deserved to be loved just for the fact that she exists? I think you have to try more to be good..
Ok, if she is sick and other stuff its different, its nobodys fault..but its not good when you do nothing..
But im just guessing here, dont know if song is about that..
A Gem of a Song | Reviewer: Cheryll | 1/3/10
This is one of those songs that stands the test of time and is as beautiful (if not MORE beautiful) years later.
I was in a singer/songwriter mood and stumbled upon this gem of a song. Gotta love it when that happens. Cheers, Alanis!
i think it refers to recovery | Reviewer: Phoebe | 5/28/09
I know alanis has stuggled with an eating disorder in the past, and having an ED myself i always interpreted it to talk about how she wouldnt lapse back into her ED even when things got tough. "that i would be good even if i gained ten pounds" suggesting that she has promised to accept whatever comes
i dont think there is a wrong way to interpret this song at all though, its too good! :)
I think this song is very beautiful | Reviewer: Alyssa | 12/16/08
I think 'That I Would Be Good' is a great love song about Alanis' feelings, love and all, I think Alanis is a great singer and she has such a beautiful voice, Her voice makes me smile, happy and touches, I just wanna be close to Alanis, but, she loves me a lot, Her heart gets close to mine, I wanna hold her close to my heart and she wants to hold me close to her heart, This is the love between me and Alanis, I wanna give Alanis a sweet kiss on her cheeks and lips and she wants to give me a sweet kiss on my cheek and lips, oh Alanis, I love you so much from our hearts.
Alanis, heart and soul<3 | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/19/08
This song is about someone who is sick, or metaphorically "falling apart at the seams". Someone who feels that because of this illness, this defect, they are worthless or cannot be loved. The things that I interpreted are depression; That I would be loved, even if I numbed myself & That I would be good, even if I lost sanity, so it really hits home for me. Love this song, it's an Alanis classic. I cry every time.
nice | Reviewer: sascha | 7/10/06
a great song.A song for people who have lost someone who they love
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