"Been Caught Stealing" as written by and Lou Reed....
I've been caught stealing
Once when I was 5
I enjoy stealing
It's just as simple as that
Well, it's just a simple fact
When I want something,
I don't want to pay for it
I walk right through the door
Walk right through the door
Hey all right!
If I get by, it's mine
Mine all mine!
My girl, she's one too
She'll go and get her a shirt
Stick it under her skirt
She grabbed a razor for me
And she did it just like that
When she wants something, she don't want to pay for it
She walk right through the door
Walk right through the door
Hey all right!
If I get by, it's mine
Mine all mine!
We sat around the pile
We sat and laughed
We sat and laughed and waved it into the air!
And we did it just like that
When we want something, we don't want to pay for it
We walk right through the door
Walk right through the door
Hey, all right!
If I get by, it's mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine. . .


Lyrics submitted by Forevergreen, edited by Jaymoon

"Been Caught Stealing" as written by Eric Adam Avery David Navarro

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  • +3
    General Commentanna118k, if you do not like this song, if it does not make you dance, if it does not make you smile and sing then you are a twat.
    Fred39on March 05, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love stealing shit.

    And Janes Addiction is awesome.

    It's nice to know that there's a pacific american 90s grunge band that's still strait up hardcore motherfuckin underground.

    Perry Farrel, you kick ass.

    I sing this song so....loud....
    T_D_Phoenixon March 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfirst heard this song on GTA. Great song. I love the vocals, it screams 90s
    ^(Jason)^on May 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis album is about a love and drug triangle, between two members of the band and a woman. So I always thought "stealing" had to do with romantic jealousy... it's exciting, but it's petty and unproductive. You cannot make a solid living taking razors and skirts, you can't make a solid love life just from cheating and open arrangements.

    Enjoy the thrill but admit it's a little hollow.
    interpretatoron August 06, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthank you jared
    Fred39on April 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it's so funny. If anyone else had recorded this song, they would have sounded like a bunch of toss artists, but with Jane's Addiction, this shit rules, that's why i love them...
    quiffpornon May 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnice bass line in this song
    catliketheifon June 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, damn amercian's need to learn some foreign insults.
    I personally love this song, but i can understand why anna118k wouldn't, it can get annoying. So give some of their other stuff a chance.

    P.S. Anyone who hates this song has to be a BIT of a twat. But i won't hold that against you.
    shadowwiththeeyeson June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song becauase i was recently caught stealing in a department store and now i can relate.
    thejesstheoryon November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is boss, ive heard "just because" by jane's addiction and i think that song is class as well but i wouldn't know what else to listen to by em'. Anyone suggest anything?.
    By the way i believe this song is about a thief
    The End
    mdeaveson January 05, 2005   Link

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