Little girl, watching her reflection As she parts her curls into four sections She says, I don't look like them, I don't look like her and I don't want what's on my head But baby girl don't be mislead Yeah, yeah Young woman reading magazines Thinking to herself, nobody looks like me Oh I've got all these curves, all this nerve Why can't I keep a man? But baby girl if you love yourself you can
Can't nobody love somebody that do not love themselves You are what you choose to be It's not up to no one else So be great, be kind Don't let them dim your light A woman like a sun should always stay bright
Little boy sitting in the bleachers (ha) Staring at, at his dirty sneakers Thinking my shoes don't shine Money is tight, I would never get a date But baby boy that's not what it takes (ooh) Young man, always at the center Finding ways to make his arms look bigger Saying, you see those guys? They get all the girls, I just want to be like them But baby boy, you're spreading yourself thin
'Cause can't nobody love somebody that do not love themselves You are what you choose to be It's not up to no one else So be great, be kind Don't let them dim your light 'Cause a man like a sun should always stay bright (ooh)
Yes you are like the sun so always stay bright
Writer/s: Geoffrey Patrick Earley, Kehlani Ashley Parrish
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Taylor Swift's “Shake It Off” was inspired by how she'd learned to deal with all the false rumors that circulated about her. "The only thing we can control is our reaction to that ,” said Swift. "You can either let it get to you … [or] you just shake it off."