Lo Borges – Ela Lyrics

Quando chego afim de falar
Ela dorme em frente à TV
E se esquece das pragas que ela me jurou
E depois de se benzer
Me diz até amanhã
E nem percebe mais a solidão…

N'outro dia acorda de bem
Tem os olhos molhados do céu
Acredita no sonho que o sol brilhou

E na força do avião
E nunca vê o mal
Monotonia desse ideal…

Mas prepara um belo jantar
Tira a blusa , me faz um sinal
O vestido azul do noivado está
Enterrado no baú
E o vento da paixão
Já vem soprar um novo coração…

Volbeat – For Evigt Lyrics

[Verse 1: Michael Poulsen]
Memory, your lamp light is burning holes
Recover the damage, bring it all home
Follow the bliss just like a summer song
Please stay there forever, I'll try to remember
Come home

[Verse 2: Michael Poulsen]
Memory, you gave me another note
A voice that is endless, bring it all home
Oh, what it is, feels like a summer song
I'll stay here forever, her face I remember

[Chorus: Johan Olsen]
For evigt, måske for evigt
Ska' vi sammen, samme vej
Og når i morgen får øjne, og natten hviler sig
Ska' vi for evigt måske samme vej

[Verse 3: Michael Poulsen]
Happiness, I'm sorry you've been on hold
The doors will be open, bring it all home
'Cause what it is, feels like a summer song
I'll stay here forever, now that I remember

[Chorus: Johan Olsen]
For evigt, måske for evigt
Ska' vi sammen, samme vej
Og når i morgen får øjne, og natten hviler sig
Ska' vi for evigt måske samme vej
[Bridge: Michael Poulsen]
For all these symbols don't open our eyes
We'll close them instead, leave the messenger behind
But one day we will know

[Chorus: Johan Olsen]
For evigt, måske for evigt
Ska' vi sammen, samme vej
Og når i morgen får øjne, og natten hviler sig
Ska' vi for evigt, måske for evigt
For evigt, måske for evigt
Ska' vi sammen, samme vej
Og når i morgen får øjne, og natten hviler sig
Ska' vi for evigt måske samme vej

[Outro: Johan Olsen]
Ska' vi for evigt måske samme vej
Ska' vi for evigt måske samme vej

King Creosote – Walter De La Nightmare Lyrics

[Verse]
Of all the hearts broken
I left behind
At least thirteen of them are mine
I'm becoming more desperate
With each new moon
I am the lunatic I am an instamatic
Heading for the last chance to live

[Chorus]
Can you picture me there
Is this the place you want me off
In the grip of despair
And can you picture me there

[Pre-Chorus]
It’s a bang on landscape
With a burnt out tree
Where the lightning struck not once not twice
More like repeatedly

[Chorus]
And can you picture me there
I am the Walter de la Nightmare
From Little Heart on Sampler #3
Can you picture me there

I am the lunatic I am a node lymphatic
An eventuality
And can you picture me there
[Pre-Chorus]
It’s a bang on landscape
With a burnt out tree
Where the lightning struck not once not twice
More like repeatedly

[Chorus]
And can you picture me there
I am the Walter de la Nightmare
From Little Heart on Sampler #3
And can you picture me there

I am a lunatic I am a node lymphatic
An eventuality

And can you picture me there
Is this the place you want me off
In the grip of despair
And can you picture me there

Am I allowed [?] to speak to me

Cravity – Believer Lyrics

[CRAVITY “Believer” 가사]

[Verse 1]
순간에 스친 묘한 느낌
도대체 뭘까 이런 기분
날 보는 눈빛 낯설지 않아 익숙해
Somebody like you, somebody like you
소나기처럼 불현듯 나를 찾아와
어느 샌가 너로 서서히 스며가
처음 느끼는 이 느낌
‘Cause somebody like you, somebody like you

[Refrain]
네 손을 잡아 난 어떤 망설임 없이 (Yeah)
한 번도 이렇게 확신했던 적 없지 (Yeah)
시간을 rewind 다신 없어 in my life
너로 채워 가득히

[Pre-Chorus]
All I know is you
난 너의 believer, 너의 빛을 따라
선명한 신기루, 넌 나의 best ever
영원히 기억될 이 순간
기적 같은 찰나 열려진 또 다른 세상
그 모든 걸 넘어 너에게 달려가

[Chorus]
And I believe in you (You, whoa)
And I believe in you

[Verse 2]
(Yeah, yeah)
Already knew that-that
Err’day 같은 공기에 take
편안한 채 go flow 계속 또 glow
너와 같은 공간 속에 like that
눈 가린 채로도 전진
너를 위해 내 온몸을 전부 헌신
살아가는 purpose 너는 나의 compass
Tryna get through this darkness, uh

[Refrain]
네 손을 잡아 난 어떤 망설임 없이
한 번도 이렇게 확신했던 적 없지
시간을 rewind 다신 없어 in my life
너로 채워 가득히

[Pre-Chorus]
All I know is you
난 너의 believer, 너의 빛을 따라
선명한 신기루, 넌 나의 best ever (Yеah, you are)
영원히 기억될 이 순간

기적 같은 찰나 열려진 또 다른 세상
그 모든 걸 넘어 너에게 달려가

[Chorus]
And I believe in you (Oh)
And I believe in you (Oh, yeah, yeah)

[Bridge]
숨을 내쉬고 너의 곁으로 갈 거야
이제 모든 게 완벽해
준비 됐어 time to shine
Tonight, yeah, I just wanna tell you, I

[Chorus]
And I believe in you
And I believe in you
And I believe in you
You make me a believer
You make me a believer

Al2 El Aldeano – Fumando La Vida Lyrics

Stop la droga paró otro corazón
Le dio fin a otra civilización
Pues la tierra otro cuerpo se tragó Y la nación sigue pariendo al babilón

(Ahora), el polvo piensa más que la cabeza
(Ahora), da vida y elimina nuestra descendencia
Luz a la prensa, apoyo a la nación
La era está perdiendo un corazón

Sólo piensas en eso y pienso que en exceso te hace daño
Que pronto sientes, esquivas, y odias los auto regaños
Te encierras en el baño pues tu otro yo supone
Que inhalar esa mierda sólo daña tus pulmones
Que reflexiones a horas brother comprende
Que el sol de tus dedos alumbra sólo el jardín de la muerte
Sientes que nadie comprende tu situación
Fumas y fumas y así solo se esfuma la comprensión
La exhumación eterna del saber llorar a diario
Practicas colocando en tus labios lo innecesario
Dejarlo es como ya no ser tu mismo
Es más fácil que un presidente no use el cargo y renuncie el mismo
Aquí cantabas noches corta vida
Ojos abiertos
Alma dormida
Si deseas recuperar tu familia ven con nosotros, inhálate estas líneas
Stop la droga paró otro corazón le dio fin a otra civilización

Pues la tierra otro cuerpo se tragó
Y la nación sigue pariendo al babilón
(Ahora), el polvo piensa más que la cabeza
(Ahora), da vida y elimina nuestra descendencia
Luz a la prensa, apoyo a la nación
La era está perdiendo un corazón

Tú debes valorar que es anormal drogarte para lograr volar
Y luego bajar y encontrar peor tu realidad
Ve mas allá, intenta escapar, la vida se te va
Pues en tus venas ya no cabe un agujero más
Piensa un poco más en ti y no compres más dolor
Todo esta en usar la dosis exacta (y no compres mas dolor)
Piensa un poco más en ti y no compres más dolor

No te fumes la vida que la vida que la vida te hace falta
Ya ya ya ya (la vida te hace falta)

Stop la droga paró otro corazón le dio fin a otra civilización
Pues la tierra otro cuerpo se tragó
Y la nación sigue pariendo al babilón
(Ahora), el polvo piensa más que la cabeza
(Ahora), da vida y elimina nuestra descendencia
Luz a la prensa, apoyo a la nación
La era está perdiendo un corazón

Shamir – Diet Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Something in my eyes when I cry
Gonna take some getting used to
Just hope that when he dies, it's outside with a lot of breathing room
Do you wanna see something neat?
It's all I have to give
Seizuring through streets will possibly buy time for him to live

[Chorus]
And I just wanna see his insides
And the colors they could be
And maybe taste his blood because I always wanted to try it
But I won't let it become 'part of my diet

[Verse 2]
Doesn't see the crime in my mind
He thinks that I'm unique
Ohio was the prime of my life
Gеtting lost within the trees
Didn't wanna lose a good thing becausе of higher learning

Wonder how the smokes lingering will affect the flesh that's burning

[Chorus]
And I just wanna see his insides
And the colors they could be
And maybe taste his blood because I always wanted to try it
But I won't let it become 'part of my diet
[Outro]
But I won't let it become 'part of my
I won't let it become 'part of my
I won't let it become 'part of my diet
Oh no, I won't let it become 'part of my
I won't let it become 'part of my
I won't let it become 'part of my diet

Aviators – The Path Home Lyrics

Spent my days
Watching and waiting
Killed my faith
Participating
In this crusade
Still masquerading
As the lie
That we’re creating
Blinding lights
Leave me in silence
Hopes and dreams
Taken with violence
Right and wrong
Have made alliance
Now I will
Turn in defiance

Passing thoughts leave me alone

And I’m on the path home

No, I won’t stand down
I won’t give out
I’m taking a chance despite my doubt
I’m not gonna lose
With so much to prove
I’m coming home to you

Passing thoughts leave me alone
And I’m on the path home

Passing thoughts leave me alone
And I’m on the path home

Tymek – Tabletki Lyrics (feat. Frosti Rege)

[Refren: Tymek]
Nigdy więcej łez, nigdy więcej pojebanych słów (ej)
Nigdy więcej nie mów do mnie tak czule drażnisz mnie
Tabletki na sen nie działają już na mnie jak lek
Już nie przeraża mnie bycie sam na sam ze swoim dnem

Nigdy więcej łez, nigdy więcej pojebanych słów (ej)
Nigdy więcej nie mów do mnie tak czule drażnisz mnie
Tabletki na sen nie działają już na mnie jak lek
Już nie przeraża mnie bycie sam na sam ze swoim dnem

[Zwrotka 1: Tymek]
Mineła już piąta godzina i tabletki na sen nie mają w czym pływać
Chyba zapominam już czyja to wina ide kupić wina troche by popływać
Odpływam jak statek co zatonie gdzieś nie znam położenia ale wiesz
To nieistotne bo nie mamy serc, chyba że poleci tu znowu król lew
Jestem naiwny byłem zawsze będę po drodze suki złamały mi serce
Dzisiaj mam trwale zmienione podejście, ale chuj z żalem zakładam ten pierścień
Idę na balet zapłonie jak wejdę scena w Twoim mieście za każdym podejściem
Czekają na mnie zapłacili za wejście, Czekają na mnie zapłacili za wejście (wooow)

[Refren: Tymek]
Nigdy więcej łez, nigdy więcej pojebanych słów (ej)
Nigdy więcej nie mów do mnie tak czule drażnisz mnie
Tabletki na sen nie działają już na mnie jak lek
Już nie przeraża mnie bycie sam na sam na dnie

[Bridge: Tymek]
Odebrałem go, mówił do mnie coś jakiś dziwny ktoś
Niewiedziałem co, była ciemna noc poczułem ukucie w klatce
Łyknąłem tabletki na sen, Łyknąłem tabletki na sen

[Refren: Tymek]
Nigdy więcej łez, nigdy więcej pojebanych słów (ej)
Nigdy więcej nie mów do mnie tak czule drażnisz mnie
Tabletki na sen nie działają już na mnie jak lek
Już nie przeraża mnie bycie sam na sam ze swoim dnem

Nigdy więcej łez, nigdy więcej pojebanych słów (ej)
Nigdy więcej nie mów do mnie tak czule drażnisz mnie

Tabletki na sen nie działają już na mnie jak lek
Już nie przeraża mnie bycie sam na sam ze swoim dnem

[Zwrotka 2: Frosti Rege]
Nie wpierdalam leków dwa razy zarzuciłem xana na sen
Mimio że czasem chce zapomnieć historię to po co się przeżywa się
Skrzywdziło mnie tyle osób, to byłem dla nich dobry
A jak ktoś mi już dobro okazał to z przyzwyczajenia okazałem zło
Bo zacząłem się słuchac diabła, dupy puste jak kokos
W nocy zajawa rano po co bezsensownych wyrazów potok
Się zawijam bo gonie za flotą
Cały rok wariacie śnieg pada mimo że to nie jest Grenladia (GreenLandia)
Dupa nie pęka jak piniata, za brata dam 9 żyć mała
Dał w dłoniach nie było nic w garach
Nie chce słuchać juz tych pizd na melanżach
Na sali daje już bist i wypierdalam
Nie mogę spać bo ona mi wraca znów w głowę
Chyba zjem jednak połowę, pierdole wszystko i tak nie zapomne
Aczkolwiek przysięgam na wszystko moredeczko, że…

[Refren: Tymek]
Nigdy więcej łez, nigdy więcej pojebanych słów (ej)
Nigdy więcej nie mów do mnie tak czule drażnisz mnie
Tabletki na sen nie działają już na mnie jak lek
Już nie przeraża mnie bycie sam na sam ze swoim dnem

Nigdy więcej łez, nigdy więcej pojebanych słów (ej)
Nigdy więcej nie mów do mnie tak czule drażnisz mnie
Tabletki na sen nie działają już na mnie jak lek
Już nie przeraża mnie bycie sam na sam ze swoim dnem

Nigdy więcej łez, nigdy więcej pojebanych słów (ej)
Nigdy więcej nie mów do mnie tak czule drażnisz mnie
Tabletki na sen nie działają już na mnie jak lek
Już nie przeraża mnie bycie sam na sam ze swoim dnem

Lowlives – Gravity Lyrics

This force you have
Bearing down upon us
I'm the man you’re holding
The weight of your love on me

By love we're bound
You're what holds me down
I’m the man you're holding
The weight of your love on me

I feel your gravity
And you've got a hold on me
When I push, you pull
When my heart stops I'll fall

My blood and tears
Fueling all my fears
Synapses sparking

Without you I am nothing

This globe we rule
Forgot all about you
Synapses sparking
Without you we are nothing

I feel your gravity
And you've got a hold on me
When I push, you pull
When my heart stops I'll fall
I'm a ship, and you're the sеa
Your waves are crashing down on me
Yеah I’m the dirt and you’re the breeze
And your winds are blowing through me

Graham Bonney – Schneewittchen Lyrics

Wunderbar
Schwarzes Haar
Wie Schneewittchen
Hat mein Mädchen!
Und wenn mich einer fragt
Wo ich sie gefunden
Hab’ ich nur gesagt:

Hinter sieben Bergen, sieben Bergen
Hab’ ich sie gefunden
Bei den sieben Zwergen, sieben Zwergen
War sie lang’ verschwunden!
Und nach sieben Küssen, sieben Küssen
Durfte ich sie fragen:
“Willst du sieben Jahre und für ummer
Meinen Namen tragen?”

Schneewittchen
Schneewittchen
Mein Mädchen!
Schneewittchen
Schneewittchen
Mein Mädchen!

Wunderbar

Schwarzes Haar
Wie Schneewittchen
Hat mein Mädchen!
Und sie ist wie ein Traum
Aus dem Märchenland
So schön, man glaubt es kaum!

Hinter sieben Bergen, sieben Bergen
Hab’ ich sie gefunden
Bei den sieben Zwergen, sieben Zwergen
War sie lang’ verschwunden!
Und nach sieben Tagen, sieben Tagen
Ließ sie mich dann wissen
Ich darf sieben Jahre und für immer
Ihre Lippen küssen!

Schneewittchen
Schneewittchen
Mein Mädchen!
Schneewittchen
Schneewittchen
Mein Mädchen!

Kate Bush – Under Ice Lyrics

It’s wonderful
Everything, so white.
The river has frozen over
Not a soul on the ice,
Only me, skating fast.
I’m speeding past trees leaving
Little lines in the ice,
Cutting out little lines,
In the ice, splitting, splitting sound,

Silver heels spitting, spitting snow
There’s something moving under
Under the ice,
Moving under ice – through water
Trying to get out of the cold water
“It’s me”
Something, someone – help them
“It’s me”.

Hippos – So Lonely Lyrics

Well someone told me yesterday
That when you throw your love away
You act as if you don’t care
You look as if you’re going somewhere
Well I can just convince myself
I couldn’t live with no one else
And I can only play that part
And sit and nurse my broken heart
So lonely (12x)

Well no one’s knocked upon my door
For a thousand years or more
All made up and nowhere to go
Welcome to this one night show
Just take a seat they’re always free
No surprise no mystery
In this theatre that I call my soul
I always play the starring role
So lonely (19x)

Locksmith – Trump Vs Biden Lyrics

Charlemagne Tha God:
Welcome welcome everybody. It’s ya boy, Charlemagne Tha God
Right here Live in New York City, Harlem USA
We’re here for tonight’s first ever Presidential debate addressing the Black community
We have both Presidential candidates
Senator Joe Biden and President Donald Trump
First on the floor is Senator Biden
Senator, you now have the floor

Biden [Verse 1]:
First of all, Donald Trump is a liar and a Racist
A money-hungry tyrant who only thinks of his clients
Who can’t control his bark, a political oval shark
That was put in this position by Soviet Oligarchs
He stole the last election and he’s trying to steal the present
He thinks all people of color are just working-class peasants
If we elect him, we inherit his lies
And his neglect of the virus cost American lives
And what’s worse, he knew the threat of Corona in January
His response in late March was completely ancillary
He wants to reopen, the price overall steep
Sacrifice human life for his buddies on Wall Street
Say goodbye to Pro-Choice, Free Press and March Rallies
Get ready for Civil War and abortions in dark alleys
More Police shooting and lootings of unrest
And it’s all on his watch, just watch as we digress
Let me fence with Mike Pence, converse and bear with me
It’s 2020, he still supports Conversion Therapy
He didn’t believe in Science, Condoms improve Climate Change
He says smoking doesn’t kill, these are actual claims
They embolden White Power and sexual assault
Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake, George Floyd, it’s their fault
Charlamagne Tha God:
So you support reparations?

Biden:
Agh, well I don’t know about that
But if you don’t vote for Joe, homie you ain't Black

Charlemagne:
Okay okay, Senator Biden, you you going a little too far
We f*ck witchu, but we doing f*ck witchu like that
Alright next up, Donald Trump, President
You now have the floor
Uh let us know how you feel about that

Trump [Verse 2]
Listen, I love Black people and they love me
They make songs about me, you can ask YG
Snoops Dogg and Russel Simmons, we used to be bros

Then they turned their backs on me, this is your fault Joe
Didja get the money I sent ya?
He clearly has dementia
Makes me sick and nauseous, clearly unfit to run for Office
This is insanity; his ‘94 Crime Bill singlehandedly destroyed Black families
Now they calling me Bigot when they’re actually Racist
Him and Obama bombed at least 3 African nations
26,000 Airstrikes, it was lethal
That’s 70 bombs a day, all Black and Brown people
Tell Kamala to holla, she could use some street love
For God’s sake, I have more Black friends than she does
Went on The Breakfast Club to appeal to the inner city
Lied about smoking weed and about bumping 2Pac & Biggie
I get it, you wanna see hip, but quit when you’re losin’
Democrats wanna complain, but never offer any real solutions
The same for Climate Change, it’s a shame how you handled it
The California Wildfires are from poor Forest management
Lying about the virus despite if we lose cake
Most of the riots, rallies and lootings are mostly in Blue States
You state you wanna save America, I continue
I don’t do much for Blacks, but at least I don’t pretend to

Charlemagne:
Woo, yeah he ain’t lyin’
But uh, y’all y’all let me know what y’all think, man
You’ve heard from both Candidates, so it’s up to you guys
So in November y’all make sure you go to the polls and vote
Or don’t
Shit, I don’t give a f*ck
But hold up, hold up
We have another Presidential Candidate
Wait, is this Candidate Kanye West???
Kanye?!?

Kanye West [Verse 3]
Uh Charlamagne, I’ma let you finish, but uh, I’m gonna be the greatest President of all time
Um because Harriet Tubman did not free the slaves
She just freed her cousins, her auntie, her sisters and people like that, her family but
Vote for me if you wanna get free Healthcare, no mo’ taxes and free shoes for everybody, okay?
All day nigga, yaknawmsayin?
And Joe Biden, you just a uh, fake Denzel like that All State nigga, yaknawmtalkinbout?
And Donald Trump, we used to be homies but we ain’t no mo’, yaknawmsayin?
All day y’all, vote for me
Yeeah

Lowlives – Hate, Greed, Liars, Thieves Lyrics

The ink is laced with poison
But these are things we’ll never know
And the greed, it seems to drive them on and on

Nobody wants a war
The peace is kept by all their bombs
They’re gonna end us all
With their greed and lies
It’s all that’s on their minds

It’s in the lies they feed them

The words they think are all so true
A truth so bright it burns their eyes
Their eyes

Nobody wants a war
The peace is kept by all their bombs
They’re gonna end us all
With their greed and lies
It’s all that’s on their minds

It’s on their minds
Hate and greed, liars and thieves

Michael Guy Bowman – Ithaca Lyrics

I spent the best years of my life waiting for this moment
A time to call my own, a place to call my homeland

It’s come here far too soon
I sit around my room
Hatching my plans and schemes I mostly leave forgotten

I spent my longest nights awake wondering through the outside
Amused but still deranged, divided on the inside

Returning to the core
The place I can’t ignore
The wonder behind the fear I just can’t seem to shake off

Oo-ee-oo
To dream or do
To do or die
To sink or fly

Oo-ee-oo
To get a clue
To run and hide
To laugh and cry

I turned my back on battles won and sailed to new adventure
The journey made by all, a lonely mortal tenure

To Ithaca I sailed
And though I have not failed
My home is a fleeting camp, the journey’s just beginning

Oo-ee-oo
To dream or do
To do or die
To sink or fly

Oo-ee-oo
To get a clue
To run and hide
To laugh and cry

I spent the morning hours awake writing down the lyrics
Resolved to get it right – to capture the true spirit

Although I sing along
That moment now has gone
My heart still a restless sea where Ithaca is calling

Graham Bonney – Traumgirl Lyrics

Sie hat langes weiches Haar
Und Augen, die so wunderbar
Und ihre zarten Küsse, die vergess ich nie!
Ich will sie auf Händen tragen
Und ihr alles Liebe sagen –
Doch sie lebt ja nur in meiner Phantasie!

Sie ist mein Traumgirl, Traumgirl –
Sie ist so schön!
Sie ist mein Traumgirl, Traumgirl –
Wann wird sie endlich vor mir steh’n?

Sie ist mein Traumgirl, Traumgirl –
Wo find’ ich sie?
Sie ist mein Traumgirl, Traumgirl –
Das Girl in meiner Phantasie!

Wenn sie lacht, da muss ich lachen

Und mit ihr nur Unsinn machen –
Wenn sie weint, dann muss ich mit ihr traurig sein!
Ja, ich kann ihr alles sagen
Und sie darf mich alles fragen –
Doch wenn ich mich umschau’ bin ich so allein!

Sie ist mein Traumgirl, Traumgirl –
Sie ist so schön
Sie ist mein Traumgirl, Traumgirl –
Wann wird sie endlich vor mir steh’n?

Sie ist mein Traumgirl, Traumgirl –
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Chris Brown’s Ex Karrueche Tran Broke Up With Victor Cruz After 3 Years

Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran is back on the market after breaking up with her boyfriend of 3 years, Victor Cruz.

The couple who has been together for three years has called it quits. According to E! News, the Super Bowl champion and the actress/model have split, but there are no hard feelings as they both focus on growing their careers. “There are no hard feelings. This is just a case of two people moving forward in life separately.”

The couple started dating in 2017, but it seems that the effect of the pandemic has gotten to their relationship. Cruz lived in New Jersey with his 9-year old daughter, while Karrueche Tran lives on the west coast. Their relationship became long-distance due to COVID-19, news reports say.

In May, the couple had seemed good and stable as Victor Cruz said the pandemic has forced them to spend time talking and getting to know each other in a way they have not been able to in the past, mainly due to their busy respective careers.

“Every day I’m like ‘well tell me something you’ve probably never told me before’. Now we’re forced every day to have these conversations and some are deeper than others. I’m happy about this time in that regard,” he had said.

Meanwhile, there are speculations that the two have broken up months ago prior to the current announcement. Fans speculate that the two had broken up because their social media was dry when it comes to posting each other. Tran last posted Cruz in November for his birthday, and he posted Tran in May for her birthday. In an interview later in 2020 about the impact of the pandemic, Cruz had spoken about having a bit of a breakdown but being happy that he had his close friends and family being there for him. He did not mention Tran leading fans to speculate that all was not well with the couple.

Shaggy Shares “It Wasn’t Me” Dancehall Classic Almost Never Got Recorded

It is hard to imagine what summer 2000 would’ve been like without Shaggy and RikRok’s monster hit single “It Wasn’t Me.” The song broke generational barriers to gain a stronghold in the minds and lips of both old and young, who could all utter the phrase “Wasn’t Me” by the end of the year. Fast forward 20 years later, and the song is still considered cool and relatable. How else could it have been drafted by snack giants Cheetos for a Super Bowl ad involving Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, and Shaggy himself?

Yet, it turns out that like all great things, “It Wasn’t Me” also has a very checkered past. In 2020 VICE released a documentary to which outlined that the song and the entire Hot Shot album almost didn’t make it off the label’s cutting floor. Shaggy, who had already proved his worth through his 1996 Grammy-winning album Boombastic, was signed to MCA Records at the time. Following the label’s thrashing, Shaggy proceeded to pass on what would later become the platinum-selling single “It Wasn’t Me” to other dancehall acts.

He was speaking to The Inside Edition when he recounted, “There’s a group called Tanto Metro and Devonte. I gave it to them when my manager didn’t want me to do it. And they recorded it.”

Aside from the “Everyone Falls In Love” duo, then legendary crooner Wayne Wonder and Notch from the Born Jamericans were also tapped to voice their versions of the song. All three of the proposed individuals were already major players on the dancehall circuit, yet it’s hard to imagine the track reaching the level that it did without Shaggy’s signature baritone vocals.

Shaggy’s breakthrough with his management team and label didn’t come until Hans Haedelt, a former MCA record senior director, heard the demo track by accident and predicted it would be a hit.

“I believed in it that much, that I was trying to give it to somebody. It ended up coming right back to me when [director of the record label A&R] Hans [Haedelt] [heard it] and said, ‘Hey, I think this is a hit.’ And I’m like, ‘Man, this is what we’ve been trying to tell him,” he remarked.

The addition of the track proved monumental to the success of the album, which also included other tracks such as “Luv Me, Luv Me,” “Dance & Shout,” “Hope,” “Angel” featuring Rayvon, “among others. A special UK release, as well as an Ultramix, followed the initial August 2000 release. The spread of the track went viral on radio, with Pablo Sato of Hawaii being one of the first deejay’s to establish the track as a must-play. Not long after, the album started to see sales of 500,000 weekly units, ultimately topping charts all over the world.

The track was accompanied by an equally hilarious, equally cutting edge music video directed by Stephen Scott. It featured some pretty cool gadgets of the day, such as pagers and a video door alarm system that predated Ring!” The storyline sees RikRok being caught cheating by his girlfriend. He approached Shaggy for consultation, who instructs him to deny every bit of it. The scenes from the clip have been remade by fans on numerous occasions over the last two decades.

Hot Shot has made Shaggy one of the biggest crossover acts in the last two decades. The philanthropic deejay celebrated the 20th anniversary in 2020 with the release of Hot Shot 2020. The latter sported a couple of retrofitted versions of the classics, as well as a few new releases. Shaggy still manages to remain relevant to this day, securing numerous performances on the international circuit. Peep his 2019 Grammy-winning album with Sting or his performances on numerous American morning shows for reference. He also recently dropped a pretty penny on a lush Florida dream house, effectively anchoring himself in the land of opportunity.

As for “It Wasn’t Me,” it should be interesting to hear Wayne Wonder’s and Tanto Metro and Devonte’s take on the song.