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[Verse 1]
I stay out too late, got nothing in my brain
That's what people say, um-um, that's what people say, um-um
I go on too many dates, but I can't make them stay

At least that's what people say, um-um, that's what people say, um-um

[Pre-Chorus]
But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop moving
It's like I got this music in my mind sayin' it's gonna be alright


[Chorus]
Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off


[Verse 2]
I'll never miss a beat, I'm lightning on my feet
And that's what they don't see, umm-umm, that's what they don't see, um-um

I'm dancing on my own, I'll make the moves up as I go
And that's what they don't know, um-um, that's what they don't know, um-um


[Pre-Chorus]
But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop grooving
It's like I got this music in my body and it's gonna be alright


[Chorus]
Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, Ishake it off
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off


[Refrain] (x4)
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off


[Interlude]
Hey, hey, hey, just think while you've been getting down
And out about the liars and dirty, dirty cheats in the world you could have been getting down to this sick sick beat


[Bridge]
My ex-man bought his new girlfriend
She's like “oh my God”, but I'm just gonna shake it
And to the fella over there with the hella good hair
Won't you come on over, baby, we can shake, shake, shake


[Chorus]
Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, Ishake it off
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off


[Refrain] (x4)
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off



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    UnregisteredSep 28, 2014 at 6:32 pm
    It's about being judged and having things said about you by people that don't know you. People comment on the public persona thinking that it's all there is to her life. Like people commenting that she's still good friends with Ed - how the hell do you know? Do you hang out with her and listen to calls? You have no idea of the details of her life so can't possibly know very much about her other than the public persona and the details filled in by your troubled mind. Get real - not one person other than Taylor, her family, and close friends know anything about her - so any comment made doesn't effect her in the least - so she just shakes it off.
  • U
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    UnregisteredSep 25, 2014 at 2:39 pm
    I'm going to do a cover for this song. (Just to say) Here is my meaning of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". It's all based on my opinion so judge as much as you want. In my opinion, I feel Taylor Swift written this song to say she's shaking off the past and the hate, and just being herself. Saying that being herself, nobody can be the same. She's shaking off the fakers, players, and the heart-breakers and she's going to shake it off everything that tried to kill her emotionally. This is what I think Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" means. Don't you think, too? And I must say this is my jam! Taylor swift I love you.
  • U
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    UnregisteredOct 1, 2014 at 3:33 pm
    The meaning to the song is about Taylor telling her fans to not take what people take seriously because if you do it can really hurt your feelings and Nobody wants that to them. I also think that the song is about you guys should be nicer to each other and try not to steal anybody girl or boy because that would be mean and somebody can do that to you.
  • U
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    UnregisteredSep 28, 2014 at 6:23 pm
    This song is pretty self explanatory. There are no hidden messages or clues that you need to decipher, it's simply about doing your own thing and not letting others bring you down which is an excellent message. A far better one than that of other current popular songs. And these last few words are just so it will let me post my opinion.

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