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You can't stop an avalanche as it races down the hill
You can try to stop the seasons, girl, but you know you never will
And you can try to stop my dancin' feet, but I just cannot stand still!

'Cause the world keeps spinnin' round and round
And my heart's keepin' time to the speed of sound
I was lost 'til I heard the drums, and I found my way
'Cause you can't stop the beat

Ever since this whole world began
A woman found out if she shook it, she could shake up a man
And so I'm gonna shake and shimmy it the best that I can today
'Cause you can't stop the motion of the ocean or the sun in the sky
You can wonder if you wanna, but I'll never ask why
And if you try to hold me down, I'm gonna spit in your eye and say
That You Can't Stop the Beat!

You can't stop the river as it rushes to the sea
You can try to stop the hands of time, but you know it just can't be!
And if they try to stop us, Seaweed, I'll call the N double A C P

Cause the world keeps spinnin round and round
And my heart's keepin time to the speed of sound
I was lost 'til I heard the drums, then I found my way
Cause you can't stop the beat!

Ever since we first saw the light
A man and woman like to shake it on a Saturday night
So I'm gonna shake and shimmy it with all of my might today
Cause you can't stop the motion of the ocean, or the rain from above
You can try to stop the paradise were dreamin' of
But you cannot stop the rhythm of two hearts in love to stay
'Cause you can't stop the beat!

You can't stop my happiness, cause I like the way I am
And you just can't stop my knife and fork when I see a Christmas Ham!
And if you don't like the way I look, well, I just don't give a damn!

Cause the world keeps spinnin' round and round
And my hearts keepin time to the speed of sound
I was lost 'til I heard the drums, then I found my way

Cause you can't stop the beat...

Ever since this whole world began
A woman found out if she shook it she could shake up a man
So I'm gonna shake and shimmy it the best that I can today!
Cause you can't stop the motion of the ocean or the sun in the sky
You can wonder if you wanna but I'll never ask why
And if you try to hold me down, I'm gonna spit in your eye and say
That you can't stop the beat!

Oh, Oh, Oh
You can't stop today [No! ]
As it comes speeding 'round the track [oooh, child yes! ]
Yesterday is history [be gone! ]
And it's never comin' back! [Look ahead, cause...]
Tomorrow is a brand new day, and it don't know white from black [Yeah! ]

'Cause the world keeps spinnin' round and round
And my heart's keepin time to the speed of sound
I was lost 'til I heard the drums, then I found my way
'Cause you can't stop the beat!

Ever since we first saw the light,
A man and woman like to shake it on a Saturday night
So I'm gonna shake and shimmy it with all of my might today!
Cause you can't stop the motion of the ocean, or the rain from above
And you can try to stop the paradise we're dreamin' of
But you cannot stop the rhythm of two hearts in love to stay
'Cause you can't stop the beat!

Aah, aah, aah,
Ahh, ahh, ahh
Ahh, ahh, ahh ahh

Ever since we first saw the light
A man and woman like to shake it on a saturday night
But now we're gonna shake and shimmy it and have some fun today!
Cause you can't stop the Motion of the ocean or the rain from above
You can try to stop the paradise were dreamin of
But you cannot stop the rhythm of two hearts in love to stay!
Cause you can't stop the beat!
You can't stop the beat
You can't stop the beat
You can't stop the beat!



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    youcantstop_22beatJun 28, 2008 at 10:58 pm
    This song, to me, means something special. It means that say what I want, think want I want, and do what I want, and I should never let anyone stop me! The next time I wanna sing, or dance, or speak up for my rights, and someone tries to stop me, I'm not gonna let them get me down! I'm gonna get what I want, and no one can bring me down!
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    UnregisteredFeb 24, 2014 at 10:58 pm
    For me, since I have to do a report on a protest song, is about how the world is going to change, and you can't do anything to stop it. It was written to be in movie about the 60's when the civil rights movement was just starting out, and it protest segregation, saying that the world is going to keep on moving, evolving and bettering itself, righting the wrongs of past generations and running into some new ones along the way. This is what the song is to me.
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    UnregisteredAug 3, 2012 at 12:44 am
    You are who you are and nobody can stop you from being you, and no one is better at being you than you! Don't judge people for being themselves, be glad that people aren't scared to express themselves so instead of judging them, join them! :)
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    UnregisteredJul 7, 2012 at 4:47 am
    It means: you can’t stop the beat... Of your life... Or who you were meant to be... Dance with it instead of fighting it... Just dance.
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    UnregisteredMay 9, 2012 at 7:58 pm
    Just because i'm different dosn't mean i should let it get me down i should hold my own and speak up for what's right

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