"Underneath Your Clothes" as written by Lester A Mendez and Shakira Mebarak....
You're a song written by the hands of God
Don't get me wrong 'cause this might sound to you a bit odd
But you own the place where all my thoughts go hiding
Right under your clothes, is where I find them

Underneath your clothes
There's an endless story
There's the man I chose
There's my territory
And all the things I deserve
For being such a good girl honey

'Cause of you, I forgot the smart ways to lie
Because of you, I'm running out of reasons to cry
When the friends are gone, when the party's over
We will still belong to each other

Underneath your clothes
There's an endless story
There's the man I chose
There's my territory
And all the things I deserve
For being such a good girl honey

Underneath your clothes
There's an endless story
There's the man I chose
There's my territory
And all the things I deserve
For being such a good girl
For being such a, hey

I love you more than all that's on the planet
Movin', talkin', walkin', breathin'
You know it's true
Oh baby it's so funny almost don't believe it

As every voice is hangin' from the silence
Lamps are hangin' from the ceilin'
Like a lady tied to her manners
I'm tied up to this feeling

Underneath your clothes
There's an endless story
There's the man I chose
There's my territory
And all the things I deserve
For being such a good girl honey

Underneath your clothes
Whoa
There's the man I chose
There's my territory
And all the things I deserve
For being such a good girl
For being such a good girl


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"Underneath Your Clothes" as written by Lester A Mendez Lester Mendez

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  • +3
    General Commentanyway, it's a love song. "underneath your clothes" is both literal and deeper. it's about sex, but it's also just about closeness between two people.
    ofthedeepgreenseaon February 15, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song plain and simple describes how much she loves this guy...... and how she is so glad that she is with him. Its a beautiful love song, there aren't very many out there recently that are about true love - most are lust filled. I am impressed with this!
    dork_the_fishon January 21, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentmy favorite line is
    "And of all the things
    I deserve
    For being such
    A good girl honey"
    Itskenziebabeon August 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYa. Probably a lot of it is cuz Shakira wrote it herself. She doesn't fit in the typical Britney-Christinia-teeny bopper-genre. This is an honest song, and she has a great voice.
    pixiedust133on February 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere in Colombia, we thought Shakira betrayed us because she got all comercial and she forgot about her roots, but now I see that she is trying to be true to herself and not take any more &%$% from people.
    I started loving her again after hearing this great song
    isapiedraon March 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with all that say this is a beautifully written love song, but there certainly is an air of sex to it. Sex really connects people in a relationship, and it isn't strange to feel affectionate towards everything your lover is.

    And, to whomever said that Shakira needs to stop dying her hair blond... how many Colombians do you know? While Shakira may dye her hair frequently, I know a handful of Colombians with simply dark roots.
    EmyMCon January 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti wish she still sang this live often :(

    this is probably my favorite shakira song

    i completely respect her as an artist, but i miss this era of her music.
    ofthedeepgreenseaon February 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentjust a personal opinion, and some of what i'm saying has already been mentioned, but i would agree with tinamarie in that she is not literally talking about what is underneath his clothes, but more using clothes as a metaphor for the act people put on when around strangers, which everyone does; and that she is talking about the man underneath the act the rest of the world knows.

    "Because of you
    I forgot the
    Smart ways to lie"

    The song can be taken at face value, just to mean that she loves him; but i think it can also be interpreted as telling us to look beneath the 'clothes'(acts) people wear, and to know the person behind them, and basically coming back to the time honoured fable of 'don't judge a book by it's cover'

    please give me your opinions on my interpretation of this amazingly evocative song

    love you pippa xxxxxxxxxxxx <3
    OfThoseUntoldon May 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is my favourite song of hers. Love the lyrics "You own the place where all my thoughts go hiding / Right under your clothes, is where I find them". It's partly about sex but the connection between them is implied on a deeper level. In "'Cause of you I forgot the smart ways to lie" it's obvious that she trusts him enough to let her guard down and she is extremely proud of who he is, calling him her territory. It's very clearly a love song, she seems overwhelmed with the way she feels for him.
    Natalinon April 04, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this song!! Actually, I have fallen in love with all of Shakira's music. All of her songs sort of bring me back to my latin love...but this song especially stuck out in my head when i bought the cd and listened to it...its really a slow song, and even though I am normally listen to hard rock, I really love this song!!!
    brandyesandeezon January 16, 2002   Link

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