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Lyrics by: Jackie Avery
# Debut Chart
9 Mar '75 R&B
91 Apr '75 Hot 100

Lyrics

Baby, they're at it again I can't even go outside To hang up clothes (Everybody's talking 'bout me) Or go to the grocery store Unless I see some of them Out there pointing (Everybody's talking 'bout me) Yeah, there she is, that's her There's who


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I ain't bothering nobody (Everybody's talking 'bout me) I ain't done nothing I wish they'd mind their own business (Everybody's talking 'bout me) Yeah, I know you know But I wish they'd stop talking (Everybody's talking 'bout me) Yeah, I guess life is funny that way Yeah, I understand that People are people and all (Everybody's talking 'bout me) But I just wonder why people (Everybody's talking 'bout me) Don't understand that I'm me Mmm hmm, living together Perfectly happy, yeah My man and me Mmm hmm, people call me dirty If true love is dirty Then throw some water on me Guess it would be all right If we were married And we wasn't in love Like the girl who lives next door Feel sorry for her She got papers on her man That she hardly ever sees I ain't got no papers on no man But I got a man here with me I'm talking about Shackin' up, shackin' up We're in love with each other If we ever want our freedom We don't have to pay to be free What's wrong with Shackin' up, shackin' up We're perfectly happy I only wish that people Would just let us be Yeah, mmm hmm Why don't they leave us alone Guess it would be all right If we were married And we wasn't in love Like the girl who lives next door Feel sorry for her She got papers on her man That she hardly ever sees I ain't got no papers on no man But I got a man here with me Shackin' up, shackin' up We're in love with each other If we ever want our freedom We don't have to pay to be free What's wrong with Shackin' up, shackin' up It's better than being like My next door neighboor She's paying within What's wrong with Shackin' up, shackin' up It's been good to me I might not be married But I'm never lonely What's wrong with Shackin' up, shackin' up We're in love with each other It's getting better and better

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