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Taylor Swift – Shake It Off lyrics
[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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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    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 heck 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, and you can shake it off your self so I sing this song when I feel bad and I dance and we all just do we want so we all shake it off so what I'm Thinking this is an awesome song how can I live without it? So we can all shake it off! Also I think 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.
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    It's about when somebody takes you down you get right back up and shake it off. She is not taking people's words seriously she is just acting as if they don't exist. This is what people should be listening to When they get bullied, get dumped, or just sad. I love this song it's just a way of making you feel free.
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    I think the song shake it off is a good meaning because she is reflecting on her past as not being good and how she always got bullied at school. Then when she became a singer everyone sent random rumours around telling her that she was bad at singing and that she was ugly but that was not true. She is a very beautiful women and should be greatly admired a lot!
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    Taylor does have a meaning she is going to do what she wants to do and doesn't care about what people think or say and I do the same thing Taylor so yeah Taylor you totally rock Taylor you make awesome songs right everyone! Taylor is really good for her feelings so in this song she really stands her feelings out of he cause if people don't like her she's a singer so you know she telling everyone that no one is going to hurt her feelings for her songs or anything. The people who don't like her songs she just wants you to know that you'll never hurt her feelings. Taylor Swift is like the best singer in like history I'm proud of you Taylor! Really proud hope you read this message people and Taylor and understand it.
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    I feel like it has a really big message that if someone is trying to be mean to you don't let them be. If say your being bullied tell someone you shouldn't be worrying about it. Things like this can make people do horrible things such as suicide but if you think straight and think about what you are doing the situation will get better in no time. Also if you are having a bad time with someone say your friend there is always someone else you can talk to such as other friends, teacher and parents or carers at home. People going through hard times should not be teased about it. If they are it shows a great deal of bullying. This song is special to people that have or are in bad times. It is saying to just forget about it because the thing or person that is bringing you down will just forget about it if they see it isn't affecting you anymore. You will always have someone to turn to and ask for advice. I like this song too because of it's very catchy chorus which also makes you think about it more and think about it's meaning.
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    If you are a celebrity and you date men like they're going out of style then you're going to be judged. If you don't like it then don't put yourself in the limelight. People don't say you go on too many dates for nothing. But you sure can't make them stay because you write songs about them.
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    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.
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    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.
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    It's about being judged about how you are. And how you should not be bothered. And be your self because it's your chose to be how you what. And you should never let it get to you should never care. So what else is going to be the meaning there can't be a lot because if that's not the meaning that you think is right then you really don't get the song.
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    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 heck 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, and you can shake it off your self so I sing this song when I feel bad and I dance and we all just do we want so we all shake it off so what I'm Thinking this is an awesome song how can I live without it? So we can all shake it off! Also I think 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.
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    She's blonde, but she's not dumb although she does reveal a speech impediment. In the song she says she dances so she's okay, but this shows her own insecurities about life, and it also shows that she gets a catharsis with dancing, meaning that she is insecure, but dancing makes it better. But, it shows she does not have another method of coping. She must lead a sad, sad life. By ignoring others and just dancing, she ignores any emotional trauma that she may have received, so she is also relaying her immense emotional trauma. This song is calling out to us listeners to save her from her evil, tyrannical, corporate abusers.
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    It means don't take mouth be yourself and have fun. Do what you want and just feel free so I think what she is trying to say is just be yourself it's a pretty good song and I just really love this song my sis sings it and we all shake it off so what I think you should do is shake it off! I didn't get to finish on the other one.
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    I don't know why everybody seems to think Taylor is some kind of hypocrite or something. She admits in the first verse that people say she is stupid, or that she sleeps around but doesn't make commitments. She's not afraid of what people say about her. Then, here, she confirms that some people actually are players, but that that is just what they choose. She that some people are just going to hate on her, but she doesn't care. She says that some people are going to be heartbreakers. Oh well, she says. She says that some people are going to be liars, faking their lives and making things up. Well, to all of these truths, she rebounds that she just shakes it all off, and does what she wants. She's not going to be bothered by the cruel crowd, because she doesn't care what mean thoughts they think. This is actually a good thing on her part. Taylor is a strong independent woman who is willing to be different, and deal with criticism (after all, we all get it sometimes). Finally, I might add that Taylor is also great because there is NO cursing in this song! Taylor manages to express her point without lapsing into dirty language or sexual references or claims. Wow! I wonder why the rest of the world can't do that. Shout-out: Great job Taylor! You definitely have a winner here!

    From: KeeperOfTheTruth221B
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    It's about being judged for who you are, the things that you do, and the way you go about living your life. It's about people saying and doing nasty things to you, simply from a rash judgement. It's about learning to love yourself for who you are, and not letting what others say get to you. It's basically another way of saying: "Okay, they're being nasty to me and saying all these things, but I'm just going to deal with it, because I know I am beautiful no matter what they say". Great song, really inspiring.
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    Men are Heroes if they sleep with multiple partners? Hello!?!? But Not all men. Both genders are "players" but there are those who remain loyal and faithful to one partner. We don't have the right to judge them or condemn them. It's their preference and I suppose they know what they are doing. Yeah, in the old times and up to now, Women are still advised to wait for Mr. Right. Men are advised to wait for the Right Girl. Or what they say Right One. This singer is just being herself. She Shakes It Off. ( Opposite Gender Author)

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    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.
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    Hommeldraak
    This song is all about people not knowing you, and not even bothering, and judging you, and you just getting over it, and ignoring it. It's saying Yo people, I don't give a fudge about what you say about me, 'cuz it isn't even ter-ue, and imma gonna live my life to the uttermost fullest, and have a fan - freaking - tastic time doing it. It's saying how while people say things about you, there's always a way to fun. And while the people who have been judging you have been going on and on about what's wrong, they could have been doing a YOLO and having the best time of their life, 'cuz everytime should be the best. It's a song about being just who you are, and forgetting about all the other things in life that aren't important. It's not about the dark clouds, but about the Rainbow. It's all about letting people live THEIR LIFE, becuz it's THEIRS and living YOUR LIFE becuz it's YOURS.
    Yo. This song is a grand ol' song, and should be a number one in a positive list.
    I mean, nobody can feel sad with this one playing, becuz it's all about being happy, and that's what life (should be) about.
    Over & out,
    GO LIVE YOUR LIFE!
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  • Hommeldraak
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    Hommeldraak
    Before I say anything about this song, this explanation is my own interpretation of the song and is in no way an actual reflection of what Taylor's actual choice behind the song. It's based on lots of rumours, the music, the video, and of course, the lyrics themselves.
    Taylor was going through a hard time, with loads of people cyber bullying her, for being an empty headed singer that wrote songs either about nothing, or about things she didn't know anything about.
    Of course, nobody likes to hear things like that, so she decided to write a song that says "You're waisting your time". The songs says, and shows, shake it off.
    It's about being yourself, and letting people have their opinions without necessarily listening to them. It's saying everyone is entitled to think what they want to, but you have a right to be who you are, what you are, do what you want and do what you ENJOY THE MOST.

    Personally, i think this song has a very good morale, that everyone should listen too, though remember: not everyone who's criticizing you means it in a horrid way, some are actually trying to help you be the best you can be. And that's what you should do. Now go, and shake!
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