Been Caught Stealing

Been Caught Stealing is a Jane’s Addiction song written by Eric Avery and Perry Farrell in 1989.  Been Caught Stealing ranked #1 on Billboard magazine’s Modern Rock chart the weeks of 10/27/90, 11/24/90, 12/1/90, and 12/8/90.

Lyrics:

Ritual de lo Habitual version:

I’ve been caught stealing; once when I was five…
I enjoy stealing. It’s just as simple as that
Well, it’s just a simple fact
When I want something man, I don’t want to pay for it
Now I walk right through the door
Now I walk right through the door
Hey all right! If I get by, it’s mine
Mine all mine!

Yeah my girl, she’s one too
She’ll go and get her a skirt
Stick it under her shirt
She grabbed a razor for me
And she, did it just like that
When she wants something man, she don’t want to pay for it
She walk right, through the door
Walk right through the door
Hey all right!
If I get by, it’s mine
Mine all mine!

We sat around the pile
We sat and laughed
Sat and laughed and waved it into the air!
And we did it just like that
When we want something man, we don’t want to pay for it!
We walk right through the door
Walk right through the door
Hey, all right!
If I get by…
it’s mine, mine, mine, mine,
mine, mine, all mine…

Its mine!!!!

Remix version:

lat da da-da dat dat dat

lat da da-da dat dat dat

I’ve been caught stealing; once when I was 5…
I enjoy stealing. It’s just as simple as that.
Well it’s, just a simple fact.
When I want something man, I don’t want to pay for it.
Now I walk right, through the door.
Now I walk right through the door.
Hey all right! If I get by, it’s mine.
Mine all mine!
Hey!

Yeah my girl, she’s one too.
She’ll go and get her a skirt.
Stick it under her shirt.
She grabbed a razor for me.
And she, did it, just like that.
When she wants something man, she don’t want to pay for it.
She walk right, (hua) through the door.
Walk right through the door.
Hey all right!
If I get by, it’s mine.
Mine all mine!
Let’s go!

lat da da-da dat dat dat, da lat dat da-da da
lat da da-da dat dat dat, da lat dat da-da da
ah, ah ah…..

Hey, alright
Hey, alright
Mine-a, mine-a, mine-a mine-a

We sat around the pile.
We sat and laughed.
Sat and laughed and waved it into the air!
And we, did it just like that.
When we want something man, we don’t want to pay for it!
We walk right through the door.
Walk right through the door.
Hey, all right!
If I get by…
it’s mine, mine, mine, mine,
mine, mine, mine, mine, all mine…

Its mine!!!!
Definitely!

Music Video

The Been Caught Stealing video, directed by Casey Niccoli, is arguably Jane’s Addiction’s most popular music video, in terms of airplay. It features the band at a grocery store, and a man in drag wearing a belly pouch to make him appear pregnant. During the video he shoplifts a number of objects by inserting them into his belly pouch. The grocery store that this video was filmed at has since been demolished.

This music video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video in 1991. This was the inaugural year for this award. Casey and Dave Navarro accepted the award. Both were drunk at the time, and during the acceptance speech, Dave kissed Casey.

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