"Don't Bother" as written by and James Dickson/sadler Crichton....
She's got the kind of look that defies gravity
She's the greatest cook
And she's fat free

She's been to private school
And she speaks perfect French
She's got the perfect friends
Oh isn't she cool?

She practices Tai Chi
She'd never lose her nerve
She's more than you deserve
She's just far better than me

Hey, hey

So don't bother
I won't die of deception
I promise you won't ever see me cry
Don't feel sorry

And don't bother
I'll be fine
But she's waiting
The ring you gave to her will lose its shine
So don't bother, be unkind

I'm sure she doesn't know
How to touch you like I would
I beat her at that one good
Don't you think so?

She's almost six feet tall
She must think I'm a flea
I'm really a cat, you see
And it's not my last life at all

Hey, hey

So don't bother
I won't die of deception
I promise you won't ever see me cry
Don't feel sorry

Don't bother
I'll be fine
But she's waiting
The ring you gave to her will lose its shine
So don't bother, be unkind

For you, I'd give up all I own
And move to a communist country
If you came with me, of course
And I'd file my nails so they don't hurt you
And lose those pounds, and learn about football
If it made you stay, but you won't, but you won't

So don't bother
I'll be fine, I'll be fine, I'll be fine, I'll be fine
I promise you won't ever see me cry

And after all I'm glad that I'm not your type
I promise you won't ever see me cry

Don't bother
I'll be fine, I'll be fine, I'll be fine, I'll be fine
I promise you won't ever see me cry

And after all I'm glad that I'm not your type
Not your type, not your type, not your type
I promise you won't ever see me cry


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"Don't Bother" as written by Graham Edwards Lauren Christy

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  • +2
    General Commentit obviously talks about his boyfriend that broke up with her telling her she was not her type. After some time he's in love with another girl that seems out to be perfect she's everything and more than any man can wish for. Anyway she is still in love with him and is very hurt because he broke his heart, but after all she knows she won't die...she will endure the situation and go on. Though she is up to do anything for her ex.
    lauris45on January 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's not an affair... Shakira doesn't sing about being a whore and stealing people's boyfriends... she writes about giving all of herself to someone and being hurt by that person... this song fits that mold exactly... she did all she could but could not compete with this perfect girl... in all honesty, this CAN'T possibly be about a real event in her life, because a girl like that can't get dumped... or at least I wouldn't break up with her... This other chick doesn't even sound that good... almost six feet tall... that's fucking humongous... I'm 5'3, so Shakira's little self is much more appealing than some giant... and who cares if she speaks perfect French? Shakira knows, what, like 5 languages... and Spanish sounds much sexier than the phlegm-y french...
    lizzieluvs2playon June 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUm, to B12..yeah..STFU. You did that because your sister had the song on repeat for the last two hours? Yeah, well the only thing gathered from your unoriginal mindless babble was the fact that you have no life.

    Sure, the lyrics aren't very sophisticated but who the fu_k are you to judge who does and does not have a good singing voice. And a slut? What part of this video or song could possibly imply she's a slut?

    Yeah, please go find another way to rant because your comment above was just a complete waste of time.
    Music_Wh0reon January 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti always thought it was about a guy that left shakira for someone else... and she's obviously describing her, and being likem "yeah, she's cool, but i don't even care anymore if you're going to be like that, cause you're stupid."

    just the feeling i get.
    xrobin1234on August 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me, this deals with infedelity and cheating. Its almost as if she was the girl that the guy cheated on his girlfriend with.... she seems prideful in the aspect that she wont cry. In the beginning she could be describing his "perfect" girlfriend...
    librababy431on December 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeh i agree
    freakyshe_freakymeon December 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, it sounds like she's 'the other woman' or the mistress, rather, in this song, and the guy who they're both with is about to get married to his girlfriend. Interesting song for her, when you take away the cookie-cutter "Kelly Clarkson" feel to it.
    TheVeedon December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit obviously talks about his boyfriend that broke up with her telling her she was not her type. After some time he's in love with another girl that seems out to be perfect she's everything and more than any man can wish for. Anyway she is still in love with him and is very hurt because he broke his heart, but after all she knows she won't die...she will endure the situation and go on. Though she is up to do anything for her ex.
    lauris45on January 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is soooo good... by far her best work ever!!
    Froggieson January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNooo sorry Lauris45 I agree more with the others in saying that its from the 'other womans' point of view.

    She clearly wants the guy to choose her over his girlfriend...who is now his finace: "The ring you gave to her will lose its shine"
    She's willing to do anything to make him stay...Even move to a communist country :/ lol
    But he won't stay....Because she's not his type..
    maybe she was just a bit of fun for him, and it'd never be more than just sex for him..
    or something along those lines

    anywho thats my perception and its probably wrong so dont shout at me lol
    sushi_rockson January 15, 2006   Link

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