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Shameless - Camila Cabello

The Experience: I just wanna give in and I don't care if I'm forgiven... When innocence seems so much harder than sin...
The Vibe: Desire. Lust. Tension.
The Topic: Temptation
The Value: Innocence.
The Tension: Right now I'm shameless (I'm done fighting my urgesVS. I don't care if I'm forgiven (Giving in might deny the need for forgiveness but can't erase it completely).

Music video: Camila Cabello in different moments of passion. She looks her guilt in the face but embraces it instead of confessing it: the confessional. She lets desire absorb her: the party where she's lusting for the boy across the room. The deed itself: the red-lit flashes of sex. The power of it: the red-garbed Camila and dancers. The "freedom" of it: the Camila alone in the flame-lit courtyard. The horror of it: the smoke-wreathed Camila dragged down to hell. And the reason she gives in: she sees her innocence as too weak to do anything but run and eventually die: the white-clad Camila running through the streets, walled in by passers-by, and finally dead on the ground.

The Meaning of Shameless: You want something you shouldn't have. Want to do something you shouldn't do. You've been fleeing it: been running from it for the longest time. Denying it: it's been a secret for the longest time. But the urge won't leave you in peace: my emotions are naked they're taking me out of my mind. In that moment of temptation innocence seems like a fight that's impossible to win. Giving in seems so much easier. So you give up on innocence and aim for shameless.  The consequences? You need to drag others with you: show me you're shameless write it on my neck why don't ya. And you need to constantly push the guilt back down: I don't care if I'm forgiven. Because surrender doesn't bring peace. The shame won't quite die...

Ask yourself: Will the bill eventually come due if you keep smothering your guilt?

Album: Romance - 2019

LYRICS:


Don't speak, no, don't try
It's been a secret for the longest time
Don't run, huh, no don't hide
Been running from it for the longest time

So many mornings I woke up confused
In my dreams, I do anything I want to you
My emotions are naked, they're taking me out of my mind

Right now I'm shameless
Screaming my lungs out for ya
Not afraid to face it
I need you more than I want to
Need you more than I want to
Show me you're shameless
Write it on my neck, why don't ya?
And I won't erase it
I need you more than I want to
Need you more than I want to

(Uh huh, uh huh, I wanna do this now)
(Uh huh, uh huh, I wanna do this now)
(Uh huh, uh huh, I wanna do this now)
(Uh huh, uh huh, I wanna do this now)

It's all there, now it's real
Now that you have me, do you want me still?
My kisses are history they go back a long time
Uh, and I'm tired of loving
somebody that's not mine

So many mornings I woke up confused
In my dreams, I do anything I want to you
My emotions are naked, they're taking me out of my mind

Right now I'm shameless
Screaming my lungs out for ya
Not afraid to face it
I need you more than I want to
Need you more than I want to
Show me you're shameless
Write it on my neck, why don't ya?
And I won't erase it
I need you more than I want to
Need you more than I want to

(Uh huh, uh huh, I wanna do this now)
(Uh huh, uh huh, I wanna do this now)
(Uh huh, uh huh, I wanna do this now)
(Uh huh, uh huh, I wanna do this now)

Distance, inches in between us
I want you to give in
I want you to give in
Weakness, tension in between us
I just wanna give in
And I don't care if I'm forgiven

Right now I'm shameless
Screaming my lungs out for ya
Not afraid to face it
I need you more than I want to
Need you more than I want to (scream)
Show me you're shameless
Write it on my neck, why don't ya?
And I won't erase it
I need you more than I want to
Need you more than I want to

(Uh huh, uh huh, I wanna do this now)
(Uh huh, uh huh, I wanna do this now)
(Uh huh, uh huh, I wanna do this now)
(Uh huh, uh huh, I wanna do this now)

review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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