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UNDERNEATH YOUR CLOTHES Love and sexual fantasies are often openly expressed in music Occasionally artists will conceal secret messages in their love songs Underneath your Clothes by Shakira is a beautiful example of a love song with tainted intensions Shakira uses many innocent phrases to hide her true intensions of sex because she wants to eventually use sex to achieve control over men The lyrics of Underneath your Clothes show how Shakira repeatedly uses innocent phrases to mask her intensions of sex Shakira begins her song saying that the man she is seeking is written by the hands of God line2-3 She uses the holy term God to set a pure tone to her song suggesting that her secret yet sinful intensions are harmless A person with untainted objectives could and would have found another way of saying that a man was good looking without mentioning God Later in her song Shakira hints her purity by implying that she is like a lady to her good manners line 39 By using this specific simile Shakira suggests that she is a good girl that was taught superior manners If Shakiras conscience was clear she would have no reason to make such a suggestion unfortunately Shakira has other things on her mind Shakiras included such innocent lyrics to keep her wicked sexual intensions secret so she can later use sex to gain control over men The title Underneath your Clothes and other lyrics point to Shakiras obvious goal sex Shakira ends her first verse looking for her sexual thoughtsline8 that are allegedly right under a mans clothes line10 A person without sexual intensions would not even think about another person naked especially a person of the opposite sex But Shakira has sexual intensions that lead her to fantasize about a man without his clothes Shakira continues her quest for sex by telling her subject that they still belong to each other line29-30 If this
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