It's a shame you have a mind of your own now.

Shame on you, completely setting the tone now.

I've caught you bleeding under my skin now.

I fought you, but you're beginning to win now.



Well I don't care, I swear it's my turn now.

Shimmer, shimmer like a girl should, yeah.

Shimmer, shimmer like a girl should, yeah.

Shimmer, shimmer like a girl should,

You gotta get it glimmer, shimmer, sparkle while you can.



Shame crashing, falling off of the tracks now.

Get cracking at the small of my back now.

I failed you and they're beginning to talk now.

I nailed you until you're walking the walk now.



Well I don't care, I swear it's my turn now.

Shimmer, shimmer like a girl should, yeah.

Shimmer, shimmer like a girl should, yeah.

Shimmer, shimmer like a girl should,

You gotta get it glimmer, shimmer, sparkle while you can.





Yeaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.



(do-doot-do)

Shimmer, shimmer like a girl should, yeah.

Shimmer, shimmer like a girl should, yeah.

Shimmer, shimmer like a girl should, yeah.

Shimmer, shimmer like a girl should, yeah.



Yeah, shimmer, shimmer like a girl should, yeah.

Shimmer, shimmer like a girl should, yeah.

Shimmer, shimmer like a girl should, yeah.

Shimmer, shimmer like a girl should, yeah.



Shimmer, yeah, shimmer, yeah

Shimmer like a good girl.

(do-doot-do, yeah.)



(Not part of the song, but part of the track)

Hi, I'm Louise.

I'm Nina.

I'm Jim.

And I'm Steve.

We're Veruca Salt.

And you're listening to Blow It Out Your Ass


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    General CommentThe song is just full of sarcasm - it's my fave VS track. We're supposed to "shimmer" like girls should - I think it's about defying stereotypes and standing up for yourself as a female. It's got a very riot-grrrl feel to it.
    Lougolason May 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Lougolas. It seems kind of like a hit at the female stereotypes, like she's sick of trying to 'shimmer' like a good girl's s'posed to.
    Veruca Salt kick ass, even without Nina they still rock.
    EmotionSickness13on December 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song! Sounds to me like she's bitter towards some guy.
    StephNJon June 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyes it's definietely about a girl wanting to just be wild and herself and not think of what other people think of her - like society taught us.
    To be "dirty" and full of energy, just to live.
    But maybe "shimmer" also is a symbol for having power. maybe it is meant to ironically have 2 contrary meanings.

    I think "Blow it out your ass it's Veruca Salt" is the best part of their musical history. Also American Thighs and the Seether Single ("She's a brain"!)...
    I love them a lot, but I don't like their pop-songs/bits so much...
    AnnaMGon June 12, 2016   Link

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