Shake It Off

Album: 1989 (2014)
Charted: 2 1
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  • I stay out too late, got nothin' in my brain
    That's what people say, mmm hmm, that's what people say, mmm hmm
    I go on too many dates, but I can't make 'em stay
    At least that's what people say mmm mmm, that's what people say mmm mmm

    But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop moving
    It's like I got this music in my mind, sayin' gonna be alright

    '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

    I'll never miss a beat, I'm lightning on my feet
    And that's what they don't see mmm mmm, that's what they don't see mmm mmm
    I'm dancing on my own (dancing on my own), I'll make the moves up as I go (moves up as I go)
    And that's what they don't know mmm mmm, that's what they don't know mmm mmm

    But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop grooving
    It's like I got this music in my mind saying it's gonna be alright

    '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

    I shake it off, I shake it off
    I, I shake it off, I shake it off
    I, I shake it off, I shake it off
    I, I shake it off, I shake it off

    Hey, hey, hey
    Just think while you've been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats in the world
    You could have been getting down to this sick beat

    My ex-man brought 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, yeah oh

    'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
    And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate (haters gonna hate me)
    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 (the fakers baby)
    Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
    I shake it off, I shake it off

    I shake it off, I shake it off
    I, I shake it off, I shake it off
    I, I shake it off, I shake it off
    I, I shake it off, I shake it off
    I shake it off, I shake it off
    I, I shake it off, I shake it off
    I, I shake it off, I shake it off
    I, I shake it off, I shake it off Writer/s: Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Karl Johan Schuster
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Tratore
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Kieran from New ZealandThe phrase "shake it off" shows up 36 times in this song, mostly in the chorus. - This is incorrect, the phrase "shake it off" features 44 times in the song.
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