add artist photo
David Coverdale
Add Explanation
Add Meaning
David Coverdale

Shake My Tree lyrics

$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
David Coverdale – Shake My Tree lyrics

(coverdale/page)

Now I don't want to be your slave,
You're trying to drive me to an early grave
All I ever hear, is that you live an' breathe for me
But, all you ever do, babe, is shake my tree

Cause you keep on pushing, baby,
Like you never, ever been in love before.

I told you once an' I told you twice,
I ain't no schoolboy you can sacrifice
You want my love an' you want it now,
You try to love me, baby, but you don't know how

So you keep on pushing, baby,
Like you never, ever been in love before

I need love an' I need time,
An' a little bit of both, if you wanna be a friend of mine
I don't want no woman, drive me outta my head
An' you're the kind of girl, guaranteed to wreck my bed

Love is what you need,
But, you cut down to the bone an' make me bleed
I give you everything an' still you cry
Ooh, mama, the price of loving you is way too high

But, you keep on talking, baby, I've heard it all before
Now I don't want you hanging around, or kicking at my door

But, you keep on pushing, mama,
Like you never, ever been in love before

I know love an' I know shame
An' I ain't gonna get caught up in your game
It took a little time to make me see,
I ain't lookin' for a woman like you to shake my tree

So keep on talking, baby, keep on hangin' around
Everything you do to me, is sure to drag me down

An' you keep on pushing, mama,
Like you never, ever been in love before

Shake my tree

I don't want to be your slave,
You're trying to drive me to an early grave
You keep on talking, no matter what you say
I've had enough of your kind of love, to last me all my days

So keep on pushing baby, I've heard it all before
I don't want you hanging around, or kicking at my door

Now I don't want your loving, baby, I can't take it anymore,
I don't want you hanging around, kicking at my door
If I see your face again, I'll give you what's in store
But, you'll keep on pushing, baby,
Cause you've never, ever been in love before



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/d/david_coverdale/shake_my_tree.html

  • Email
  • Correct

songmeanings

  • u
    0
    Unregistered
    I think the song is pretty straight forward. The girl (Not acting like a woman, according to these lyrics) appears to be only attracted to the writer physically (or possibly for money) and does not really love him. So, she manipulates him just enough where he doesn't fight back, but he keeps it in mind. Whenever he seems to notice, she 'Wrecks his bed' to keep him with her. He still hurts, but manages to stay. This song is right after he's had enough. Now he's telling her about what she's doing to him. He wants someone that both loves him and 'shakes his tree' from time to time, but all she does is the latter, and is persumably manipulative/mean to him when she's not doing that. So, the fights increase, and the make-up 'shaking' is happening alot, it takes its toll on him emotionally from the hurt between the make-ups (And possibly physically from all that shaking, too) and now he sees that and tells her "All you ever do is shake my tree". Now he doesn't want her in his life anymore and she is trying to get back with him. "You never ever been in love before" meaning that she's new to her "game" (He's persumably the first she's done it to) and she doesn't know that the jig is up when he pieces it together. Also, this is a great (and terribly underrated) album!
    Add your reply

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements or creating lyrics explanation.

    Featuredlyrics

    Explain