Interpretations:If I Wasn't Shy

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the first part of the song "I'd burn all the uniforms, I'd burn all the time-clock cards" reminds me strongly of Milton, from 'Office Space'

In the second verse, the narrator tells us that he's sick of rap music. --Nehushtan 23:38, 6 Mar 2006 (CST)

It's a song about someone who is intensly unhappy with their work, and their life but lacks the will power to change it. I think it could be intended as a comment on the myriad of people who are like this, never bringing about the change they want because they're too "shy" - DefMon

REALLY shy[edit]

This is someone who is SO shy he sings two verses of complete nonsense before working up the courage to ask his girl for a kiss.

Agreed. Quite Jazzy. Flas sings in the same cautious way which although making sense for the emotion of the song is a mistake musically as so little is happening it needs something more dynamic. As it is we're bored even though it clocks under 2 minutes (mr Tuck)

Two verses of nonsense? Take the song literally. If the guy wasn't shy, he'd be more outgoing, rather than communicating through things that would require him to talk. And if he wasn't shy, he'd be willing to steal things. Then at the end, if he wasn't shy, he'd ask his girlfriend to kiss her. -- Jason DeLima - ! - 01:04, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
Or, perhaps, the narrator is so shy that he would sooner "burn all the uniforms" and "steal somebody's Cadillac" than ask the girl to kiss him. MarkingDaff (talk) 16:57, 25 October 2017 (EDT)

Comedic psychopathy[edit]

One could interpret this as a man who is rather psychopathic, but lacks the courage to act on any of his urges—a rather amusing conundrum. Of course, there's the question of how the last verse fits in to this. MarkingDaff (talk) 16:57, 25 October 2017 (EDT)