It Wasn't Me
Shaggy Lyrics


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Yo, man
(Yo)
Open up, man
(Yeah, what do you want, man?)
My girl just caught me
(You let her catch you?)
I don't know how I let this happen
(With who?)
The girl next door, ya know?
Man, I don't know what to do
(Say it wasn't you)
Alright

Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
Creepin' with the girl next door
Picture this, we were both butt naked
Bangin' on the bathroom floor
How could I forget that I had
Given her an extra key
All this time she was standing there
She never took her eyes off me

How yuh fi give the woman access to your villa?
Trespasser and a witness all the hacklin' a yuh pillow
You better watch your back before she turn into a killer
Let's review the situation that you're caught up inna
To be a true player, yuh haffi know how fi play
If she say, "A night," convince her say, "A day"
Never admit to a word when she say
And if she claims ah yuh, tell her, "Baby, no way"

But she caught me on the counter (it wasn't me)
Saw me bangin' on the sofa (it wasn't me)
I even had her in the shower (it wasn't me)
She even caught me on camera (it wasn't me)
She saw the marks on my shoulder (it wasn't me)
Heard the words that I told her (it wasn't me)
Heard the screams get louder (it wasn't me)
She stayed until it was over

Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
Creepin' with the girl next door
Picture this, we were both butt naked
Bangin' on the bathroom floor
I had tried to keep her from what
She was about to see
Why should she believe me
When I told her it wasn't me?

Make she know say that she really no have right fi vex
A never you she see yah make the gigolo flex
A smaddy else a favor you inna di complex
Seein' is believin', so you better change your specs
You know she a go bring a whole heap a things up from the past
All the likkle evidence, yuh better know fi mask
Quick pon yuh answer, know how fi talk
But if she pack a gun, you know you better run fast

But she caught me on the counter (it wasn't me)
Saw me bangin' on the sofa (it wasn't me)
I even had her in the shower (it wasn't me)
She even caught me on camera (it wasn't me)
She saw the marks on my shoulder (it wasn't me)
Heard the words that I told her (it wasn't me)
Heard the screams get louder (it wasn't me)
She stayed until it was over

Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
Creepin' with the girl next door
Picture this, we were both butt naked
Bangin' on the bathroom floor
How could I forget that I had
Given her an extra key
All this time she was standing there
She never took her eyes off me

Wanna tell her that I'm sorry
For the pain that I've caused
I've been listenin' to your reasonin'
It makes no sense at all
Need to tell her that I'm sorry
For the pain that I've caused
You may think that you're a player
But you're completely lost
That's why I sing

Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
Creepin' with the girl next door
Picture this, we were both butt naked
Bangin' on the bathroom floor
How could I forget that I had
Given her an extra key




All this time she was standing there
She never took her eyes off me

Overall Meaning

The song It Wasn't Me by Shaggy is a comical take on cheating and the art of getting away with it. In the first verse, Shaggy admits to his friend that his girlfriend caught him with another woman, and he doesn't know what to do. His friend advises him to deny the allegations by saying, "It wasn't me" repeatedly. The rest of the song follows with Shaggy detailing his cheating escapades and how he continues to deny everything.


The chorus of the song features the catchy phrase "It wasn't me," which serves as the crux of the song's meaning. Shaggy sings about getting caught in a number of compromising positions, including being caught butt naked on the bathroom floor and in the shower with another woman. Shaggy uses humor to convey the idea that men will do anything to get away with cheating, even if it means blatantly lying to their partner.


In the third verse, Shaggy sings about how his girlfriend will likely bring up evidence from the past, but he advises that if she pulls a gun on him, he should run fast. He continues to deny the allegations, despite his girlfriend catching him red-handed with the other woman. The song ends with Shaggy singing about apologizing for the pain he has caused and how his friend was right about cheating being a bad idea.


Overall, It Wasn't Me is a humorous take on infidelity and how men often try to deny their actions to get away with cheating. The catchy chorus and comedic lyrics have made it a popular song for years.


Line by Line Meaning

Yo, man
Addressing someone, probably a friend or an acquaintance.


(Yo)
Reiterating the addressing of someone.


Open up, man
Asking to talk to the person addressed, probably in a private space.


(Yeah, what do you want, man?)
Responding to the request to talk.


My girl just caught me
Admitting to being caught by his girlfriend in a compromising position with another person.


(You let her catch you?)
Asking if he intentionally got caught by his girlfriend.


I don't know how I let this happen
Expressing confusion about how the situation occurred.


(With who?)
Asking who he was caught with.


The girl next door, ya know?
Naming the person he was caught with.


Man, I don't know what to do
Expressing helplessness and uncertainty about what to do next.


(Say it wasn't you)
Suggesting to deny the accusations made by his girlfriend.


Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
Describing the moment he got caught in the act.


Creepin' with the girl next door
Clarifying who he was with when he was caught.


Picture this, we were both butt naked
Describing the situation in detail.


Bangin' on the bathroom floor
Describing the location of the act.


How could I forget that I had
Expressing regret for forgetting something important.


Given her an extra key
Explaining how the girl got into his place.


All this time she was standing there
Implying that his girlfriend was present for a while but didn't interrupt.


She never took her eyes off me
Implying that his girlfriend was watching the whole time.


How yuh fi give the woman access to your villa?
Asking how he could give the girl access to his place without considering the consequences.


Trespasser and a witness all the hacklin' a yuh pillow
Suggesting that the girl who caught him could be a danger to him.


You better watch your back before she turn into a killer
Warning him to be cautious because the situation could escalate and become dangerous.


Let's review the situation that you're caught up inna
Suggesting to review the situation before making any decisions.


To be a true player, yuh haffi know how fi play
Insinuating that to be considered a player, one must know how to handle tricky situations.


If she say, "A night," convince her say, "A day"
Advising him to flip the script to convince his girlfriend otherwise.


Never admit to a word when she say
Suggesting that he shouldn't admit guilt even if his girlfriend accuses him.


And if she claims ah yuh, tell her, "Baby, no way"
Encouraging him to deny his girlfriend's accusations.


Wanna tell her that I'm sorry
Expressing the desire to apologize to his girlfriend.


For the pain that I've caused
Admitting that his actions caused pain to his girlfriend.


I've been listenin' to your reasonin'
Admitting that he has been hearing his girlfriend's side of the story.


It makes no sense at all
Implying that his girlfriend's reasoning doesn't make sense to him.


Need to tell her that I'm sorry
Reiterating that he needs to apologize to his girlfriend.


You may think that you're a player
Suggesting that he may think he is a player, but he is not.


But you're completely lost
Expressing that he is confused and doesn't know how to handle the situation.


That's why I sing
Implying that singing about the issue helps him cope with his confusion and feelings of guilt.


Heard the screams get louder (it wasn't me)
Describing the moment he got caught again but denying it was him.


She stayed until it was over
Implying that his girlfriend stayed to watch the whole thing.


Make she know say that she really no have right fi vex
Suggesting that his girlfriend doesn't have the right to be angry.


A never you she see yah make the gigolo flex
Insinuating that his girlfriend should question why he felt the need to be with another woman.


A smaddy else a favor you inna di complex
Suggesting that there were other people in the complex who could have helped him do what he did.


Seein' is believin', so you better change your specs
Implying that his girlfriend should believe what she saw and not second-guess herself.


You know she a go bring a whole heap a things up from the past
Warning him that his girlfriend may bring up past mistakes in their relationship.


All the likkle evidence, yuh better know fi mask
Advising him to hide any possible evidence to deny his girlfriend's accusations.


Quick pon yuh answer, know how fi talk
Encouraging him to respond quickly and convincingly to deny guilt.


But if she pack a gun, you know you better run fast
Jokingly warning him to be wary if his girlfriend becomes violent.


Heard the words that I told her (it wasn't me)
Describing the moment he got caught but denying it was him.


She even caught me on camera (it wasn't me)
Describing another moment he got caught but denying it was him.


She saw the marks on my shoulder (it wasn't me)
Describing yet another moment he got caught but denying it was him.


But she caught me on the counter (it wasn't me)
Describing yet again the moment he got caught but denying it was him.


Saw me bangin' on the sofa (it wasn't me)
Describing the final moment he got caught but denying it was him.


Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
Reiterating the moment he got caught in the act.


Creepin' with the girl next door
Reiterating who he was caught with.


Picture this, we were both butt naked
Reiterating the situation in detail.


Bangin' on the bathroom floor
Reiterating the location of the act.


How could I forget that I had
Reiterating his regret for forgetting something important.


Given her an extra key
Reiterating how the girl got into his place.


All this time she was standing there
Reiterating that his girlfriend was present for a while but didn't interrupt.


She never took her eyes off me
Reiterating that his girlfriend was watching the whole time.




Lyrics © FRENCH FRIED MUSIC, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Royalty Network, Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Orville Burrell, Richard Ducent, Shaun Pizzonia, Sylvester Allen, Harold Brown, Morris Dewayne Dickerson, LeRoy L. Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott, Brian M. Michael Thompson

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