Shut Up

Album: 7 (1981)
Charted: 7
Play Video
  • I tell you I didn't do it
    'Cause I wasn't there
    Don't blame me, it just isn't fair
    You listen to their side
    Now listen to mine
    Can't think of a story
    Sure you'll find me sometime

    Now pass the blame and don't blame me
    Just close your eyes and count to three
    (One two three)
    Then I'll be gone and you'll forget
    The broken window, t.v. set

    It wasn't me either, I'm just his mate
    He told me to stand here and watch the gate
    I've got a wife and three kids you know
    They'll tell you I'm straight, at least I think so
    I'm as honest as the day is long,
    The longer the daylight, the less I do wrong

    Pass the blame and don't blame me
    Just close your eyes and count to three
    (One two three)
    Writer/s: Cathal Joseph Smyth, Christopher John Foreman, Daniel Mark Woodgate, Graham Mcpherson, Lee Jay Thompson, Mark William Bedford, Michael Barson
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandShut up was a song that was originally a lot longer than the version you hear today and it had "shut up" in the chorus.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Pam Tillis

Pam TillisSongwriter Interviews

The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.

Cheerleaders In Music Videos

Cheerleaders In Music VideosSong Writing

It started with a bouncy MTV classic. Nirvana and MCR made them scary, then Gwen, Avril and Madonna put on the pom poms.

Harry Wayne Casey of KC and The Sunshine Band

Harry Wayne Casey of KC and The Sunshine BandSongwriter Interviews

Harry Wayne Casey tells the stories behind KC and The Sunshine Band hits like "Get Down Tonight," "That's The Way (I Like It)," and "Give It Up."

"Private Eyes" - The Story Behind the Song

"Private Eyes" - The Story Behind the SongSong Writing

How a goofy detective movie, a disenchanted director and an unlikely songwriter led to one of the biggest hits in pop history.

Matt Sorum

Matt SorumSongwriter Interviews

When he joined Guns N' Roses in 1990, Matt helped them craft an orchestral sound; his mezzo fortes and pianissimos are all over "November Rain."

Julian Lennon

Julian LennonSongwriter Interviews

Julian tells the stories behind his hits "Valotte" and "Too Late for Goodbyes," and fills us in on his many non-musical pursuits. Also: what MTV meant to his career.