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TBT : It Wasn't me de Shaggy

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15.06.2017

La chanson It Wasn’t Me est le premier single extrait de l’album Hot Shot du Jamaïcain Shaggy, sorti fin 2000. Cette chanson quasi humoristique est l’un des plus gros carton de l’artiste qui s’est imposé dans les charts de nombreux pays.

Carton plein pour Shaggy avec It Wasn’t Me

Le single It Wasn’t Me est sorti le 11 septembre 2001 et a rapidement conquis la planète. La chanson permet à Shaggy de sortir de la case reggae dancehall pour faire une entrée remarquée dans le monde de la pop. C’est le premier n°1 de Shaggy aux Etats-Unis et la chanson est restée plusieurs semaines dans le top 3. Au printemps 2001, It Wasn’t Me est n°1 au Royaume-Uni et en Australie. Ce titre est aussi le 11e single le plus vendu du 21e siècle au Royaume-Uni à la date de juin 2015, avec 1, 37 million de copies écoulées. Il échappe de peu à la 10e position en se faisant doubler par le Get Lucky de Pharrell Williams et Daft Punk.

La défense Shaggy

La chanson It Wasn’t Me, en duo avec Rikrok, un artiste jamaïcain qui figure d’ailleurs dans le clip, raconte l’histoire d’un mec qui se fait prendre la main dans le sac en train de tromper sa copine. Alors qu’il y a des preuves accablantes contre lui (en train de faire l’amour dans la salle de bain, en train de s’embrasser dans le canapé), Shaggy conseille à son ami de tout nier en bloc en prétextant « It wasn’t me », à savoir « ce n’était pas moi ».
Cette attitude puérile et cette manière de se défendre a inspiré Josh Levin, journaliste pour le magazine Slate. Quand il a relaté les démêlés du chanteur R. Kelly, accusé de pédopornographie , il a parlé de Shaggy Defense, pour illustrer l’attitude du chanteur r’n’b qui niait en bloc être la personne que l’on pouvait voir en pleine action dans une sextape. Ironie du sort, R. Kelly a été lavé de tout soupçon.

Paroles de It Wasn’t Me de Shaggy

(Yo’, man) Yo’
(Open up, man) 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, you know) Man
(I don’t know what to do) Say it wasn’t you
(Alright)Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
Creeping with the girl next door
[Album version:] Picture this, we were both butt-naked, banging on the bathroom floor
[Clean version:] Picture this, we were both caught making love on the bathroom floorHow could I forget that I had
Given her an extra key
All this time she was standing there
She never took her eyes off meHow you can give your woman access to your villa?
Trespass and a-witness while you cling to your pillow
You better watch your back before she turn into a killer
Let’s review the situation that you caught up in a
To be a true player you have to know how to play
If she say a night, convince her say a day
Never admit to a word when she say
And if she claim, ah, you tell her, « Baby, no way. »
But she caught me on the counter (It wasn’t me)
[Album version:] Saw me bangin’ on the sofa (It wasn’t me)
[Clean version:] Saw me kissin’ 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 scream get louder (It wasn’t me)
She stayed until it was over
Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
Creeping with the girl next door
[Album version:] Picture this, we were both butt-naked, banging on the bathroom floor
[Clean version:] Picture this, we were both caught making love 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 sure she knows it’s not you and lead her on no right to vex
Whenever you should see her make the gigolo flex
Somebody else as it be by you, it not that complex
Seeing is believing so you better change your specs
You know she are gon’ bring ’bout things up from the past
All the little evidence you better know to mask
Quick upon your answer: go over there
But if she pack a gun you know you better run fast
But she caught me on the counter (It wasn’t me)
[Album version:] Saw me bangin’ on the sofa (It wasn’t me)
[Clean version:] Saw me kissin’ 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 scream get louder (It wasn’t me)
She stayed until it was over
Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
Creeping with the girl next door
[Album version:] Picture this, we were both butt-naked, banging on the bathroom floor
[Clean version:] Picture this, we were both caught making love 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
Gonna tell her that I’m sorry
For the pain that I’ve caused
I’ve been listening to your reason
It makes no sense at all
We should 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
Creeping with the girl next door
[Album version:] Picture this, we were both butt-naked, banging on the bathroom floor
[Clean version:] Picture this, we were both caught making love 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

 

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