"The Shake" as written by and Owen Matthew/mccormick Thomas....
The scratching of paper and pen,
Reminds me of song I wrote two years back.
I remember each and every line,
Like a photo glued to the lids of my eyes.

The shiver of my wheezing chest, Reminds me of the way I felt two years back.
And as we lose all track of time,
I feel her breath like ice on the tip of my spine.

The shake before I sleep,
The shake before I sleep,
The shake before I sleep,
Oh-oh-oh.

The shake before I sleep,
The shake before I sleep,
The shake before I sleep.

I wait for the bed to get warm,
As my eyes adjust to the darkest light form.
And as I start to drift away,
You're the shake that pulls me back to this state.

The shake before I sleep,
The shake before I sleep,
The shake before I sleep,
Oh-oh-oh.

The shake before I sleep,
The shake before I sleep,
The shake before I sleep.

You're the shake
You're the shake
You're the shake
You're the shake
You're the shake

You're the shake
You're the shake
You're the shake
You're the shake
You're the shake


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"The Shake" as written by Jim Mccormick Owen Matthew Thomas

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    General Commenthaha. I thought it was more innocent than that.
    Doesn't anyone do that weird shake thing when you jump into bed? It's like a mix of adrenaline and fear and happiness but for really no reason. I think he's comparing that random feeling to how he feels about that certain girl.
    Does anyone do that thing where you're just about to sleep and you half dream that you trip and fall and then wake up really quickly. I think it might be a bit like that, too.
    dropAhearton February 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentok, im gonna sound like a complete nerd to say this, but there's an actual name for what daz is talkin about.... i learned it cos i'm doing psychology this year.. k well it's called a hypnogognic jerk and yeah it's when you're about to fall asleep and all your muscles try to disengage at the same time which causes them to twitch and wake you up.

    call me what you will, that's what it is :P
    ashmashon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think of my ex boyfriend.. to me it means thinking of him just before you go to bed, it gives you shivers to think of all the memories you have of when you were together. This is my favourite song at the moment.
    Nyreeon July 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI LUV DIS SONG! gives me shivers (in a good way) lol
    yaay first 2 comment! other ppl betta comment now! United Paper ppl is the BEST album!!!luv it to pieces!
    always_4eva_nowon October 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhen I seen Kisschasy at JBHIFI I actually filmed this song and Darren says that it's about that shake you get before you sleep *real original darren :P * and then he did this weird head twist thing - anyway.
    I see it just as like a feeling you get that kind of stops you from sleeping and makes you think about a certain time.

    xherheartbreakingxon October 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti swear its about masterbating thinking bout someone before u sleep
    nomey_41on January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha. good one.
    Bryan82on January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol yeah. masturbation totally.
    womackon February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't think its about masturbating...but its a sweet song, and a sweet acoustic
    J0K3Ron March 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSeriously, masterbation?! Some how I doubt that. That jerk, twitch thing that brings you back to reality more.
    Lomiothielon April 23, 2006   Link

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