Shameless Theme Song Lyrics

Are you looking for music from shameless? Below, you can find the lyrics for the luck you got (by the high-strung), which is used as the intro song for the American version of the TV show shameless (2010).

This is primarily for the new US television series on Showtime and partially for the British series—for which the American series is based upon. The Luck You Got is the theme song for the American version of Shameless. I quite like this TV show, and I would recommend you all watch it.

Anyway, William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, nice.

What luck you got having found this webpage on shameless theme song lyrics.

The opening theme song for Shameless is entitled “The Luck You Got”. It is by the Detroit, Michigan-based band The High Strung. The High Strung has been around (I guess) since the 90s, but what struck me is their discography—they released 12 albums from 2000 to 2010. Talk about hard-working.

“The Luck You Got” is originally from their 2006-release Moxie Bravo. It is a shameless TV show song, but if you are a big fan, you must already know.

Below is the full version of “The Luck You Got”.

The High Stung – The Luck You Got

The High Strung’s “The Luck You Got” is a brilliant gem from their second album, “Moxie Bravo”. You’ll soon recognize this track as the theme song to Showtime’s original series “Shameless”, starring William H. Macy. Debuting Jan 9th, 2011.

Then enjoy a live version of the shameless soundtrack.

Live Version of Shameless Soundtrack

Shameless Lyrics

Below are the complete lyrics to the Shameless TV show song.

Think of all the luck you got

Know that it’s not for naught

You were beaming once before

But it’s not like that anymore

Count all the moods you’ve known

Know they’re not stuck in stone

You were patient once before

But it’s not like that anymore

What is this down side

That you speak of

What is this feeling

You’re so sure of

Round up the friends you got

Know that they’re not for naught

You were willing once before

But it’s not like that anymore

The time that you would never trade

Is equal to the effort made

You were simple once before

But it’s not like that anymore

What is this down side

That you speak of

What is this feeling

You’re so sure of

What is this down side

That you speak of

What is this feeling

You’re so sure of.

Of course, we won’t leave the Easterners behind. Shameless (the original, British, Channel 4) has a narration-style opening, so the theme song is not definitive. It’s simply background music and was composed by Englishman Murray Gold.

Below is an opening that is taken from a series (yes, that’s the Brit way) two. (The show is currently on series 8.) — Main title sequence is from Showtime’s original series, Shameless.

Main Title + Intro

Furthermore, we have found shameless intro song videos with lyrics if you want to watch and sing simultaneously.

Season 4 ending scene

Season 6, Episode 5 (Ending Soundtrack)

Shameless Intro (Without Music)

Season 8 soundtrack


Opening monologue

Trailer for Series 11

“The F Word”, Season 6

Shameless “The F Word” Breakup Song – official lyric video written by Chris Stills, performed by Steve Kazee. Starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum.

Camila Cabello – Shameless (Apple Music Live)

Season 1 Trailer

Season 9 Trailer

Season 10 Trailer

Season 10 “Baby” Promo

Season 8 Trailer


Season 10 Official Trailer (William H. Macy SHOWTIME Series)

Frank’s exploits lead him to an old friend, Debbie (Emma Kenney) rules over the Gallagher household with an iron fist; Lip (Jeremy Allen White) navigates his relationship with Tami (Kate Miner); Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) faces life after military school.

Liam (Christian Isaiah) is tutored by V (Shanola Hampton) about black history and culture, and Kev (Steve Howey) has an identity crisis. Plus, Gallavich returns as Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey (Noel Fisher) rekindle their relationship in prison as both cellmates and lovers. Starring William H. Macy.

The Cast of Shameless: Season 1

  • Cameron Monaghan as Ian Gallagher,
  • Emma Kenney as Debbie Gallagher,
  • Emmy Rossum as Fiona Gallagher,
  • Christian Isaiah as Liam Gallagher,
  • Jeremy Allen White as Lip Gallagher,
  • Ethan Cutkosky as Carl Gallagher,
  • Steve Howey as Kevin Ball and Shanola Hampton as Veronica Fisher,
  • William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher (Season 9)The Cast of Shameless Season 1

Season 1 Trailer

William H. Macy stars in this racy and edgy adaptation of the long-running British family drama as Frank Gallagher, the alcoholic patriarch of a large, unconventional, blue-collar family. In the US version, the sprawling Gallagher family was transplanted to working-class Chicago during the challenging times of today’s recession.

Making ends meet is always tricky, especially with an AWOL mother and a father who usually gets passed out on the living room floor. Emmy Rossum stars as oldest daughter Fiona, who is left with the often impossible task of keeping her five younger brothers and sisters on track.

Emma Kenney takes you on a tour around the set of Shameless.

Shameless Set Tour with Emma Kenney

“Pull the trigger, my life couldn’t get any fucking worse” Carl Gallagher | Shameless 9×13

“You Better Nut Up” Shameless Season 10, Episode 12

The Gallaghers and Milkovich brainstorm possible wedding venues after Terry (Dennis Cockrum) burns down, but Debbie (Emma Kenney) won’t let Terry ruin the day. Starring William H. Macy. 

Shameless Will Return for a Final Season!

Shameless will return for an 11th and final season on SHOWTIME! Starring William H. Macy.

She Didn’t Love You

“Fiona takes care of everyone, but no one takes care of Fiona”.

“Debbie and I Are…” Episode 11, Season 10

Debbie (Emma Kenney) gets caught by Claudia (Constance Zimmer) for double booking her birthday dinner with Julia’s homecoming dance. Julia (Alison Jaye) reveals she and Debbie have been in a relationship the entire time. Starring William H. Macy.

The tenth season picks up six months after last season’s finale.

Frank (Macy) uses his leg injury to collect as many prescription drugs as possible, and his exploits led him to an old friend. Emboldened by the $50,000 left to her by Fiona, Debbie (Emma Kenney) has stepped in as the family’s new matriarch, ruling over the Gallagher household with an iron fist. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) navigates his relationship with a newly affectionate Tami (Kate Miner).

As he finishes military school and heads back to the South Side, Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) has to decide what to do with his life. Liam (Christian Isaiah) is committed to learning more about black history and culture under the tutelage of V (Shanola Hampton), as Kev (Steve Howey) faces an identity crisis. Gallavich returns as Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey (Noel Fisher) rekindle their romance in prison as both cellmates and lovers.

Created by Paul Abbott, SHAMELESS is produced by Bonanza Productions in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Developed for American television by John Wells, the series is executive produced by Wells, Nancy M. Pimental, and Joe Lawson.

Do you prefer a Shameless US TV show or a British Shameless? Tell us in the comments. So, now you know the answer, “who sings the shameless theme song”. Moreover, what do you think the best episode of Shameless is?

I would post the opening narration (like I usually do), but I have the most challenging time understanding the thick accent.

The high-strung the luck you got or this downside you speak of – it is all about this song. Enjoy!