Shake It Out

Album: Ceremonials (2011)
Charted: 12 72
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  • Regrets collect like old friends
    Here to relive your darkest moments
    I can see no way, I can see no way
    And all of the ghouls come out to play

    And every demon wants his pound of flesh
    But I like to keep some things to myself
    I like to keep my issues drawn
    It's always darkest before the dawn

    And I've been a fool and I've been blind (I've been blind)
    I can never leave the past behind
    I can see no way, I can see no way
    I'm always dragging that horse around

    All of his questions, such a mournful sound
    Tonight I'm gonna bury that horse in the ground
    'Cause I like to keep my issues drawn
    But it's always darkest before the dawn

    Shake it out, shake it out
    Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
    Shake it out, shake it out
    Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
    And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
    So shake him off, oh whoa

    And I am done with my graceless heart
    So tonight I'm gonna cut it out and then restart
    'Cause I like to keep my issues drawn
    It's always darkest before the dawn

    Shake it out, shake it out
    Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
    Shake it out, shake it out
    Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
    And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
    So shake him off, oh whoa

    And it's hard to dance with the devil on your back (shake him off)
    And given half the chance would I take any of it back? (shake him off)
    It's a fine romance, but it's left me so undone (shake him off)
    It's always darkest before the dawn (shake him off)
    (Oh whoa, oh whoa)

    And I'm damned if I do and I'm damned if I don't
    So here's to drinks in the dark at the end of my road
    And I'm ready to suffer and I'm ready to hope
    It's a shot in the dark aimed right at my throat
    'Cause looking for heaven, found the devil in me (oh whoa)
    Looking for heaven, for the devil in me (oh whoa)
    But what the hell, I'm gonna let it happen to me, yeah

    Shake it out, shake it out
    Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
    Shake it out, shake it out
    Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
    And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
    So shake him off, oh whoa

    Shake it out, shake it out
    Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
    Shake it out, shake it out
    Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
    And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
    So shake him off, oh whoa

    Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh (what the hell)
    Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
    Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh

    Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
    Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
    Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh (what the hell)

    Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
    Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh Writer/s: Florence Welch, Paul Epworth, Tom Hull
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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