"Push It" as written by Shirley Ann Manson, Bryan David Vig, Douglas Elwin Erickson and Steve W Marker....
I was angry when I met you
I think I'm angry still
We can try and talk it over
If you say you'll help me out

Don't worry baby
No need to fight
Don't worry baby
We'll be alright

This is the noise that keeps me awake
My head explodes and my body aches
Push it, make the beats go harder
Push it, make the beats go harder

Sorry that I hurt you
Please don't ask me why
I want to see you happy
I want to see you shine

Don't worry baby
Don't be uptight
Don't worry baby
We'll stay up all night

This is the noise that keeps me awake
My head explodes and my body aches
Push it, make the beats go harder
Push it, make the beats go harder

Come on push it, you can do it
Come on prove it, nothing to it
Come on use it, lets get through it
Come on push it, you can do it

Don't worry baby
Don't be uptight
Don't worry baby
We'll stay up all night

This is the noise that keeps me awake
My head explodes and my body aches
Push it, make the beats go harder
Push it, make the beats go harder
(This is the noise that keeps me awake)
Push it, make the beats go harder
(My head explodes and my body aches)
Push it, make the beats go harder
(This is the noise that keeps me awake
My head explodes and my body aches)

Don't worry baby
We'll be alright
Don't worry baby
We'll be alright

Push it [Repeat: x4]


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"Push It" as written by Shirley Ann Manson Douglas Elwin Erickson

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song doesn't register to me so much as make-up sex, but just a relationship where there is a lot of stress and not much free time. The narrator is trying to salvage the relationship from her irritability which may come from being over-worked, in addition to perhaps some mental or emotional instability. Staying up all night is trying to find time for each other to work through their problems, instead of just immediately separating. It might be a final plea kind of thing.
    amberyeahon March 11, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHoly Shit!!!! This song is awesome!!! Where the hell was I when they played this song 3 years ago? Wow! This group rocks! Cant wait till their new CD
    WhiteMagicon July 05, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPersonally I think this song is about having a fight with someone and getting angry, and loving it.

    When she sings the stuff like "Sorry that I hurt you.. etc" she is being sarcastic and patronizing, like you would in a heated argument with someone. And when she sings the chorus "this is the noise that keeps me awake..." she is singing about how much she loves the part when both people crack and go crazy and angry.

    "Push it, make the beats go harder" - Basically, keep pushing me. Make my heart beat faster/harder, I like it. Make me angry. Piss me off.

    Soooo like.. She is singing about how everyone is programmed to be excited by a little action. It's human nature I guess.. So whether you like it or not, everyone likes arguing. Everyone likes being pissed off and pissing others off.

    Maybe that's just from a teenagers point of view..

    Oh well

    Good song.
    Haemoglobineron March 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really liked this song even though I'm not really into this sort of style. This was pretty much a rocker type song that you just listen to and don't try to comprehend, but if you really listen to the lyrics they easily make sense. If you ever said something you really don't mean and felt bad for it, you might relate to the lyrics of this song. other than there is alot going on in and out of the lyrics (probably in reference to sex).
    emokid13on January 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLesbian sex fucking rules btw, all you straight guys must agree
    hunter_benedicton December 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAhhh, Push It... One of my fav G songs. It rocks hardcore! Could be about make-up sex, I assume.

    Also, I agree with you, binni. The video is totally CRAZY, which is why I love it so goddamn much. (The nuns in the supermarket, the man with a lightbulb as a head, all the psychedelic creatures...) YAYNESS!!

    As for hunter_benedict, you're completely wrong. Shirl is not a lesbian, and that's about it. Period.
    Gwirleybeeon May 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really don't think that it is about sex. In my opinion, "Push It" is about a relationship which is filled with conflict. She feels really sorry about her aggressiveness, but when the chorus approaches, it comes back and a voice inside tells her to fight. She feels dead without the conflict.

    "This is the noise that keeps me awake
    My head explodes and my body aches
    Push it (make the beats go harder)
    Push it (make the beats go harder)"

    Either she cannot take it anymore (head explodes, body aches) when she represses the urge to conflict or it describes the kick to fight.
    yaelwentoyaleon October 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, I agree with vael. Especially if you look at the video...she keeps hurting him again and again and she's the one who leads herself to do it. (when she goes out in the cemetery away from her kids b/c she sees the guy with the mask and the person with the mask ends up being her)
    It's an amazing video and it's still taking me forever to really understand it.
    Rindy Rosson October 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis can be about having a discussion with somebody and how exciting it's, how the confrontation of ideologies makes your heart beat faster! And I like thinking this way!

    For me the music video also gives some clues about it as there are references to commonly discussed themes such as religion and extraterrestrial life form. Maybe it's an alternative idea of the song behind the original meaning.
    rafaelluikon May 14, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnice bite from the Beach Boys...

    this song is about make-up sex!
    roger wilcoon May 14, 2002   Link

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