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Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance lyrics

[Intro]
Oh don't you dare look back
Just keep your eyes on me
.
I said you're holding back,
She said shut up and dance with me
!
This woman is my destiny
She said oh oh oh
Shut up and dance with me


[Verse 1]
We were victims of the night,
The chemical, physical, kryptonite
Helpless to the bass and faded light

Oh we were born to get together,
Born to get together
.

[Chorus]
She took my arm,
I don't know how it happened.
We took the floor and she said


[Intro]
Oh don't you dare look back
Just keep your eyes on me
.
I said you're holding back,
She said shut up and dance with me!
This woman is my destiny
She said oh oh oh
Shut up and dance with me

[Verse 2]
A backless dress and some beat up sneaks,
My discotheque Juliet teenage dream.
I felt it in my chest as she looked at me.
I knew we were born to be together,
Born to be together

[Chorus]
She took my arm,
I don't know how it happened.
We took the floor and she said

[Intro]
Oh don't you dare look back
Just keep your eyes on me.
I said you're holding back,
She said shut up and dance with me
!
This woman is my destiny
She said oh oh oh
Shut up and dance with me

[Bridge]
Aw come on girl

[Outro]
Deep in her eyes,
I think I see the future.
I realize this is my last chance
.

[Chorus]
She took my arm,
I don't know how it happened.
We took the floor and she said

[Intro]
Oh don't you dare look back
Just keep your eyes on me.
I said you're holding back,
She said shut up and dance with me!
This woman is my destiny
She said oh oh oh
Shut up and dance!

Oh don't you dare look back
Just keep your eyes on me.
I said you're holding back,
She said shut up and dance with me!
This woman is my destiny
She said oh oh oh
Shut up and dance with me

Oh oh oh shut up dance with me
Oh oh oh shut up dance with me



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  • ifyoulovemeletmego
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    ifyoulovemeletmego
    The Wikipedia page for "Shut Up and Dance" explains its background. Singer Nicholas Petricca based the song off of an experience at a party in Los Angeles. "We were at the bar, and it was taking forever to get a drink. I was frustrated because there was great music playing and I wanted to be out there." Apparently his girlfriend suddenly pulled him out to dance, inspiring the chorus and title of the song. Later, Petricca remembered his high school days of being a "dork" to complete and round out the song.
    Petricca said that the theme of "Shut Up and Dance" is "Encouraging people to let go of whatever it is that’s bothering you and get into your body and out of your head." I think that this song is about being free and in the moment, and appreciating the people around you. It shows that when the speaker just "shut up and danced," he realized how important his "discotheque Juliet teenage dream" was to him. If she hadn't physically grabbed him and made him dance with her, focusing only on her, he wouldn't have had this realization and it would have just been another boring day.
    A link to the full description of the song: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shut_Up_and_Dance_(Walk_the_Moon_song)
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