Not as We

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"Not as We"
Alanis Morissette - Not as We.png
Single by Alanis Morissette
from the album Flavors of Entanglement
Released November 25, 2008 (2008-11-25)
Recorded 2007
Genre Piano rock
Length 4:45 (Album Version)
4:24 (Radio Edit)
Label Maverick
Songwriter(s) Alanis Morissette, Guy Sigsworth
Producer(s) Guy Sigsworth
Alanis Morissette singles chronology
"In Praise of the Vulnerable Man"
"Not as We"
Music video
"Not as We" on YouTube

"Not as We" is a song from Alanis Morissette's seventh studio album, Flavors of Entanglement.

It premiered on House MD when Dr.House contemplates after-life in Season 4 Episode 3 - 97 Seconds

"Not as We" was remixed and released as the second single from Flavors of Entanglement in North America, while "In Praise of the Vulnerable Man" was released as the second single in Europe.[1]

The single was released to radio on October 13, 2008.

On November 25, 2008 the Not as We (Remixes) EP was released in Canada. The EP includes the radio edit and six other remixes.

Track listing[edit]

  • CD Single
  1. "Not as We" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Not as We" (Album Version)
  • Digital Remixes
  1. "Not as We" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Not as We" (Jack Shaft Radio Edit)
  3. "Not as We" (Blow-Up Edit)
  4. "Not as We" (Dangerous Muse Edit)
  5. "Not as We" (Eddie Amador's multipressor Edit)
  6. "Not as We" (DJ Lynnwood's Reborn Edit)
  7. "Not as We" (Holosound Edit)

The Album Version is a piano-driven ballad while the shorter radio edit adds guitars, bass and background effects and starts with the first line of the song while the Album Version has an instrumental opening. The music video uses the radio edit.

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by James Whitaker and produced through RSA's promo division Black Dog Films, was shot in Los Angeles on September 10, 2008. It features imagery identifiable as being shot at Half Moon Bay.[2] It premiered on Yahoo! Music on the night of October 2, 2008[3] and features Morissette in various stages on the path to emotional recovery.


The song unexpectedly charted when the album was released due to downloads of the song, resulting in a position of 22 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. As of December 2008, the song had already sold 38,000 paid downloads, according to Billboard. The digital downloads also helped the song reach the lower parts of UK Singles Chart (#197) despite the single not being commercially released in the United Kingdom.

Chart (2008) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 197
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[5] 22