"Shakedown" as written by Harold Faltermeyer, Bob Seger and Keith Forsey....
No matter what you think you pull you'll find it's not enough
No matter who you think you know you won't get through
It's a given L.A. law
Someone's faster on the draw
No matter where you hide I'm comin' after you yeah

No matter how the race is run it always ends the same
Another room without a view awaits downtown
You can shake me for a while
Live it up in style
No matter what you do I'm gonna take you down

Shakedown
Breakdown
Takedown
Everybody wants into the crowded line
Breakdown
Takedown
You're busted
Let down
Your guard
Honey, just about the time you're thinkin' it's alright
Breakdown
Takedown
You're busted

This is a town where everyone is reachin' for the top
This is a place where second best will never do
It's okay to want to shine
But once you step across that line
No matter where you hide I'm comin' after you

Shakedown
Breakdown
Takedown
Everybody wants into the crowded line
Breakdown
Takedown
You're busted
Shakedown
Breakdown
Honey, just about the time you're thinkin' it's alright
Breakdown
Takedown
You're busted

Ah, busted
Aw aw
Shakedown
Breakdown
Takedown
Everybody wants into the crowded line
Breakdown
Takedown
You're busted
Shakedown
Breakdown
Honey, just about the time you're thinkin' it's alright
Breakdown
Takedown
You're busted

Shakedown
Breakdown
Takedown
Everybody wants into the crowded line
Breakdown
Takedown
You're busted
Let down
Your guard
Honey, just about the time you're thinkin' it's alright
Breakdown
Takedown
Ah, you're busted

Shakedown
Breakdown
Takedown
Everybody wants into the crowded line
Breakdown
Takedown
You're busted
Let down
Your guard
Honey, just about the time you're thinkin' it's alright


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"Shakedown" as written by Bob Seger

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    General CommentGood grief! No comments about this Number One single? This is a fantastic, fast-paced rocker from the movie Beverly Hills Cop 2. It's got a hard bright edge to it. Bob barks, Bob growls, Bob grunts, sirens wail, and baby, you're BUSTED!

    By the way, I think the first line is "No matter what you think you've done" and in the chorus, I think the lyric is "Everybody wants into the crowded LIGHT."
    tigger2006on October 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI didn't like Beverly Hills Cop 2 as much as the other two, but the soundtrack was pretty good.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon June 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a bamf song.

    no1unoon February 16, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationGreat song from a great movie.

    The song is about crime and the glamour that comes with it, Bob is singing from the point of view of a relentless cop who's basically saying that "You may be flying high, but I'll get you sooner or later"

    Shakedown=The cop coming after the criminal
    Breakdown=The Criminal's glamorous lifestyle coming to an end
    Takedown=The cop makes his move, catching the criminal in the act
    You're busted=Speaks for itself.
    m4n0w4ron December 08, 2015   Link

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