"Shake That Bush Again" as written by and Sammy James Jr. Sam Buonaugurio....
Lookin' for some shelter
Lookin' for some peace
The fire in the furnace
Been burnin' like the beast
My pants have all been pressed
All my collars neatly creased
My ride bummin' thumb is up
Cause now the hounds have been released

Cloud around my head
Leaves beneath my feet
Fever in my fingertips
And grease between my teeth
Shakin' when I wake up
Keep a heavin' just to breathe
Chubby cherub up above me
Heathen fiend asleep beneath

I don't know where I'm goin'
Only where I been
Shake that bush again

Leavin' in the evenin'
Good girl don't you grieve
But babe while I'm away
You keep ya secrets safe for me
Oh do you need the proof
Or mama do you just believe?
Or do you shake the hand of
Man With Evil Up His Sleeve?

Can ya understand
Stand behind your man
Might not always do right
But he do just what he can
Can't tell where he'll wind up
When he come around the bend
But you bet when he get there
Gonna shake that bush again

Shake it baby

Man is just a man
He can leave it he can take it
But baby shake that tail just like a rattlesnake can shake it
Ignominious decision but somebody got to make it
Lord I know I made a promise but I'm gonna have to break it

Lookin' for some shelter
Lookin' for some peace
The fire in the furnace
Is burnin' like the beast
Yes I'm headed West when the weary leave the East
There's a new broom near my tombstone
Sweep it clean for the deceased


Lyrics submitted by Croove55

"Shake That Bush Again" as written by Sam Buonaugurio Graham Tyler

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    General CommentBest song on alive and amplified, period.
    I think that the song might be a summation of the movie "Cool Hand Luke", mainly because the chorus could be an allusion to a famous scene in the movie in which he escapes by telling the prison guards to let him use the restroom behind a bush. They tell him he has to keep shaking the bush so that they know he hasn't run off, but he ties a rope around the bush and... yeah, too much delving into the movie, and I don't even know if it's the correct interpretation. Please, someone comment, it's a damn good song, and I want to see other interpretations of the lyrics, as I really have trouble thinking of a good meaning for this song.
    Croove55on June 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dunno.. Kindda gives the feel of A guy on the run.

    I have no idea how to elaborate on that. And If I do.. It'll probably turn into a VERY LOONG story that doesn't make much sense.
    Markisa_xXon May 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy traveling around and having sex with women. At the end theres a lyric that isn't posted here (probly because you can barely hear it or it's not in all versions of the song) "Shake that pussy down now". And if you really look at the lyrics it fits in with that.
    Brentp913on September 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is saying to live life on the edge. As Croove55 pointed out, it refers to escaping. . literally shaking a bush like in that movie. But like everyone else said, it's also about sleeping around. The thesis, from what I've seen, is "I don't know where I go, only where I've been"
    coolioman12123on December 13, 2010   Link

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