"Shake It Out" as written by Kianna Alarid, Neely Jenkins, Jamie L Williams, Derek Pressnall and Nicholas White....
The sun has passed from overhead
Let the night come in, let the night walk through your door
For every sleep spent in our beds
We will push our feet so hard the room will tear

In a carnival of smiles our faces glow
Oh the dark can make us feel so bold
There's no cold can make us want to stay at home
Every doubt in turn explodes

We all could pass right through
We all have nothing left to lose
It's not the fire, nor the warm drink that heats my hearts
And lifts my heavy legs

Your strong hand has kept me here
No I will not go, no I will not say goodnight
I was told this town's so small it would not grow
I was told that here I would feel alone

There's no cold no snow can make us lose our souls
The light we shine at once we follow
We all could pass right through
We all have nothing left to lose

You know that this night's true, oh no there's nothing left to lose
We're all alive as we tumble over hours
You pull my hand in closer our faces blur
There's nothing we have left we cannot share

So come on baby let's dance
Get your body in motion
I don't want this to end
I don't want to climb those stairs and go to bed

Oh won't you please just try to dance with me tonight
Slide your left foot in, kick your right foot out
Swing your hip to the left, swing it all the way around
Bob your head back and forth, side to side, left then right
Shake it out

Lyrics submitted by soapboxracer

"Shake It Out" as written by Jamie L Williams Derek Pressnall

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  • +1
    General Commentyea, yea it is...
    i love the line 'Oh the dark can make us feel so bold' because its sooo true yet i could never think of it.
    tilly_fan74on January 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song.
    vintagetapshoeson January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentperiod.
    mulmoon January 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmmm so sekshual.
    hard core superstaron May 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone else think that voice in the background is Conor Oberst?
    ___closingalerton March 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentclosingalert: yeah, it sounds like him, but so does the boy singer in tilly...just more nasally or something, i think. however, tilly&thewall have close ties with bright eyes and the omaha scene and have toured with bright eyes, etc. so you're not crazy!

    love this, but i was kinda sad to see that the lyric is actually "we all could pass right through/ we all have nothing left to lose"
    cuz i always heard "we all could pass right through/ we all have loved enough to lose"
    oh well

    so lovely, happy..."so c'mon baby let's dance"
    ikez83on March 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentprobably my favourite tilly song. definitely my favourite tilly album but surely it's everyones favourite tilly album.
    i hope their next album loses the drummer and the synths
    kthxbion July 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGood Lord, this song is something special.

    "I don't want this to end
    I don't want to climb those stairs and go to bed"
    mister care-too-muchon January 21, 2012   Link

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