"Shake It Off" as written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin and Shellback....
I stay up too late, got nothing in my brain
That's what people say mmm, that's what people say mm
I go on too many dates, but I can't make 'em stay
At least that's what people say mmm, that's what people say mmm

But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop moving
It's like I got this music in my body and 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'll never miss a beat, I'm lightning on my feet
And that's what they don't see mmm, that's what they don't see 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, that's what they don't know mmm

But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop grooving
It's like I got this music in my body 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, 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 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

'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, 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


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"Shake It Off" as written by Max Martin Taylor Swift

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  • +3
    General Commentobvious and beautiful. she's just tired of all the rumors about herself and wants to tell everyone her personal life is hers not them. life goes on and everyone should mind their own business.
    I liked it sooo much!!! she absolutely is the best! she's being herself and it's GREAT!
    Anahitachickyon August 27, 2014   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI like taylor.
    this song says don't rely on people's opinion and don't devote yourself to satisfy everyone.........because it just won't happen!
    nowherearchiton August 30, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOn August 18th 2014, Taylor Swift announced three surprises via a worldwide online stream for ABC News and Yahoo.

    The first was the unveiling of “Shake it Up” a song which Taylor stated was supposed to address “being yourself” and reacting to rumors. In her mind, she stated, there is two ways you can react: negatively or by shaking it off.

    The second was that “Shake It Off” would serve as the first single from her next album, titled 1989. This title signifies her birth year, but the 1980’s also served as a musical muse for Taylor Swift.

    Lastly was the unveiling of the music video that accompanies this song. The inspiration was to gather a bunch of professional musicians and throw Taylor Swift into the fray and make a spontaneous video. The final frames also include 100 hand-selected fans of Taylor.
    amirbeon January 03, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIt's about criticism and how she just ignores it. Maybe if she actually showed that she's dancing on her own and making up the moves as she goes in a video, then we would see it.
    seeingon September 21, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a great song and I love it. Even though I agree that the music clip shouldn't have had all of those girls ass's shaking, the song is catchy and danceable (is that even a real word? I somehow don't think so but I'm still going to use it. Why? Cause I feel like it) Which is exactly what the song is about - not caring what other people may think of you and to live your life the way you want to. Cause you can only live it once and there's only one you so don't conform to the way society thinks you should be or the way other people want you to be. Live your live the way you want it to be lived.
    TheTrueRomanticon September 24, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's also emphasizing the phrase "I am rubber and you are glue. Everything you say bounces off of me and sticks to you!" we hear when we're children. Taylor is rubber and we are glue. Everything we say bounces off of her and sticks to us!
    seeingon December 07, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm very disappointed with Taylor! I never forget how she sang "Mine" and "Tim McGraw"! She is not that cute country girl I used to know anymore!
    I hope this would change!
    roohollah1on October 25, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionif this is the music that she does, then i would rather Katy Perry and Ke$a!
    people loved her musics because the love in her lyrics, but there is no such beauty in this music!
    RBLILon October 27, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionShe was hurt in relationship, again and again, and so she just shake it off, move on. Maybe there will be time when she learn that people change, as she is now, in the wrong direction? who cares. But who don't want to be a better person?
    bungwiraon December 11, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the song
    dolly3583on February 20, 2015   Link

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