Shake It Off

Album: The Emancipation of Mimi (2005)
Charted: 9 2
Play Video
  • I gotta shake you off
    'Cause the loving ain't the same
    And you keep on playing games
    Like you know I'm here to stay
    I gotta shake it off
    Just like the Calgon commercial
    I really gotta get up outta here
    And go somewhere
    I gotta shake it off
    Gotta make that move
    Find somebody who
    Appreciates all the love I give
    Boy I gotta shake it off
    Gotta do what's best for me
    Baby and that means I gotta
    Shake you off

    By the time you get this message
    It's gonna be too late
    So don't bother paging me
    'Cause I'll be on my way
    See I grabbed all my diamonds and clothes
    Just ask your momma she knows
    You're gonna miss me baby
    Hate to say "I told you so"
    Well at first I didn't know
    But now it's clear to me
    You would cheat with all your freaks
    And lie compulsively
    So I packed up my Louis Vuitton
    Jumped in your ride and took off
    You'll never ever find a girl
    Who loves you more than me

    I gotta shake you off
    'Cause the loving ain't the same
    And you keep on playing games
    Like you know I'm here to stay
    I gotta shake it off
    Just like the Calgon commercial
    I really gotta get up outta here
    And go somewhere
    I gotta shake it off
    Gotta make that move
    Find somebody who
    Appreciates all the love I give
    Boy I gotta shake it off
    Gotta do what's best for me
    Baby and that means I gotta
    Shake you off

    I gotta, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake it
    Off, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake it
    (Gotta shake it off) off, shake, shake, shake, shake,
    Shake it off, shake, shake, shake, shake,shake it off

    I found out about a gang
    Of your dirty little deeds
    With this one and that one
    By the pool, on the beach, in the streets
    Heard y'all was
    Hold up my phone's breakin' up
    I'ma hang up and call the machine right back
    I gotta get this off of my mind
    You wasn't worth my time
    so I'm leaving you behind
    'Cause I need a real love in my life
    Save this recording because
    I'm never coming back home
    Baby I'm gone
    Don't cha know

    I gotta shake you off
    'Cause the loving ain't the same
    And you keep on playing games
    Like you know I'm here to stay
    I gotta shake it off
    Just like the Calgon commercial
    I really gotta get up outta here
    And go somewhere
    I gotta shake it off
    Gotta make that move
    Find somebody who
    Appreciates all the love I give
    Boy I gotta shake it off
    Gotta do what's best for me
    Baby and that means I gotta
    Shake you off

    I gotta, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake it
    Off, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake it
    (Gotta shake it off) off, shake, shake, shake, shake,
    Shake it off, shake, shake, shake, shake,shake it off

    I gotta shake you off
    'Cause the loving ain't the same
    And you keep on playing games
    Like you know I'm here to stay
    I gotta shake it off
    Just like the Calgon commercial
    I really gotta get up outta here
    And go somewhere
    I gotta shake it off
    Gotta make that move
    Find somebody who
    Appreciates all the love I give
    Boy I gotta shake it off
    Gotta do what's best for me
    Baby and that means I gotta
    Shake you off Writer/s: Bryan Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, Johnta Austin, Mariah Carey
    Publisher: Songtrust Ave, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Mandie from Port Royal, Pai believe that this song shows u dont need to deal with the issues of the guy when u can move on
  • X1babigrl from Jaxson, Nji think this is an excellent song when you and your boyfriend do break up it has alot of emotion involved.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Vince Clarke

Vince ClarkeSongwriter Interviews

An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.

Dave Mason

Dave MasonSongwriter Interviews

Dave reveals the inspiration for "Feelin' Alright" and explains how the first song he ever wrote became the biggest hit for his band Traffic.

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater RevivalFact or Fiction

Is "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" about Vietnam? Was John Fogerty really born on a Bayou? It's the CCR edition of Fact or Fiction.

Soul Train Stories with Stephen McMillian

Soul Train Stories with Stephen McMillianSong Writing

A Soul Train dancer takes us through a day on the show, and explains what you had to do to get camera time.

Which Songs are About Drugs?

Which Songs are About Drugs?Fact or Fiction

"25 or 6 to 4" to "Semi-Charmed Life" - see if you can spot the songs that are really about drugs.

Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers

Bill Medley of The Righteous BrothersSongwriter Interviews

Medley looks back on "Unchained Melody" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" - his huge hits from the '60s that were later revived in movies.