"Shameless" as written by and Billy Joel....
I cannot name this
I cannot explain this
And I really don't want to
Just call me shameless
I can't even slow this down
Let alone stop this
And I keep looking around
But I cannot top this

If I had any sense
I guess I'd fear this
I guess I'd keep it down
So no one would hear this
I guess I'd shut my mouth
And rethink a minute
But I can't shut it now
'cause there's something in it

We're in a room without a door
And I am sure without a doubt
They're gonna want to know
How we got in here
And they're gonna want to know
How we plan to get out
We better have a good explanation
For all the fun that we had
'cause they are coming for us, babe
And they are going to be mad
Yeah they're going to be mad at us

This is my skeleton
This is the skin it's in
That is according to light
And gravity
I'll take off my disguise
The mask you met me in
'cause I got something
For you to see
Just gimme your skeleton
Give me the skin it's in
Yeah baby, this is you
According to me
I never avert my eyes
I never compromise
So never never mind
The poetry

I gotta cover my butt 'cause I covet
Another man's wife
I gotta divide my emotions
Into wrong and right
Then I get to see how close I can get to it
Without giving in
Then I get to rub up against it
Till I break the skin
Rub up against it
Till I break the skin

They're gonna be mad at us
Thy're gonna be mad at me and you
Thy're gonna be mad at us
And all the things
We want to do

Just please don't name this
Please don't explain this
Just blame it all on me
Say I was shameless
Say I couldn't slow it down
Let alone stop it
And say you just hung around
'cause you couldn't top it


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"Shameless" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General Commentdefinitely my favorite ani song :)
    purrbiscuiton April 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti just started listneing to ani and yes this is a song that ijsut can not stop listening to.
    rapunzel245on April 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentUltimate power song. Has gotten me through a lot of shit in my life...
    Woodnymphon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentani is the ultimate woman. i love her. when i get in my angry lesbian moods, miss DiFranco is cranked on my stereo

    pump up the jams
    shedidalotofacid829on July 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti saw her live back in 2004 i have gotta say i was nearly hvibg an orgasm when this song came on
    Riot Grrrlon January 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentso i am doing a dance to this song for dance.. and i dont know what it means my dance teacher says its all about cockiness but im not sure..
    tonimaeon March 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm going through a sort of thing like this with a girl i'm recently invovled with-
    her brother and I were once good friends and have drifted, he does not want her around me, you see.
    He's a bit over-protective, even when she dates a man.
    This is her and I's song, especially the lines
    "they're gonna wanna know
    how we got in here
    and they're gonna wanna know
    how we plan to get out
    we better have a good explanation
    for all the fun that we had
    'cause they are coming for us, babe
    and they are going to be mad
    yeah they're going to be mad at us"

    This song is about a complicated relationship-
    it seems as if she is invovled with a woman who is married- Thanks to the lines of
    "i gotta cover my butt 'cuz i covet
    another man's wife"
    Which is not going to be best if found out by the woman's husband.
    I love it.
    me1968on February 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the rest of the comments. I think it's about a woman involved with another woman who's married. I love the lines:

    "we're in a room without a door
    and i am sure without a doubt
    they're gonna wanna know
    how we got in here
    and they're gonna wanna know
    how we plan to get out
    we better have a good explanation
    for all the fun that we had
    'cause they are coming for us, babe
    and they are going to be mad"

    Awesome song.
    OAMMon May 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love the snarling at the beginning of this
    satirecafeon August 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentany comments on the lines
    "i guess i'd shut my mouth
    and rethink a minute
    but i can't shut it now
    'cause there's something in it"
    jess-kaon December 09, 2007   Link

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