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under rug swept

"what part of our history's reinvented and under rug swept?" - hands clean

context: "we'll fast forward to a few years later..." - the brilliant "hands clean" hides the story of alanis's illicit affair with an older man under a bright and cheerful pop melody. in the song, alanis asks what part of their past was reinvented, apparently by the older man trying to hide his "supposed crime". she reveals that their relationship, and a part of her life as well, has been swept under the rug. "under rug swept" refers to all of the things that seem to disappear with time.

  1. 21 things i want in a lover

  2. narcissus

  3. hands clean

  4. flinch

  5. so unsexy

  6. precious illusions

  7. that particular time

  8. a man

  9. you owe me nothing in return

  10. surrendering

  11. utopia

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