My newest anthem

Shake It Out
Regrets collect like old friends
Here to relive your darkest moments
I can see no way, I can see no way
And all of the ghouls come out to play
And every demon wants his pound of flesh
But I like to keep some things to myself
I like to keep my issues strong
It’s always darkest before the dawn
And I’ve been a fool and I’ve been blind
I can never leave the past behind
I can see no way, I can see no way
I’m always dragging that horse around
Our love is pastured such a mournful sound
Tonight I’m gonna bury that horse in the ground
So I like to keep my issues strong
But it’s always darkest before the dawn
Shake it out, shake it out,
Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
Shake it out, shake it out,
Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh whoa
‘Cause I am done with my graceless heart
So tonight I’m gonna cut it out and then restart
‘Cause I like to keep my issues strong
It’s always darkest before the dawn
Shake it out, shake it out
Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
Shake it out, shake it out
Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh whoa
I tried to dance with the devil on your back
And given half the chance would I take any of it back
It’s a final mess but it’s left me so empty
It’s always darkest before the dawn
(Oh whoa, oh whoa)
And I’m damned if I do and I’m damned if I don’t
So here’s to drinks in the dark at the end of my road
And I’m ready to suffer and I’m ready to hope
It’s a shot in the dark and right at my throat
‘Cause looking for heaven, found the devil in me
Looking for heaven, for the devil in me
Well what the hell I’m gonna let it happen to me
Shake it out, shake it out,
Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
Shake it out, shake it out,
Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh whoa
I just heard this song for the first time tonight on an episode of 911 and I shazaamed it (one of the greatest apps). I liked it because of the sound of the music, I couldn’t really hear many of the lyrics as it was mainly background music other than the chorus which isn’t the lyrically potent section. Once I got the name of the song, I googled the lyrics and really related to the lyrics and they are extremely relatable to my life right now. It is exactly what I need as my “I am woman, hear me roar” anthem and the “I will prevail, I will overcome” anthem. And I love the video as well. Oftentimes, I love songs and then am disappointed by the videos. The videos are often not in any way how I would have envisioned them, were I the one to create a video for those specific songs. This particular video was beautifully put together and I think captures some of the meaning of the lyrics quite succinctly.
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Author: Alice Funk Farie

Ecclectic Eccentric, Adoptee, Mom of a child with Aspergers Autism, Complex-PTSD from childhood trauma, Daughter of parents with Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Dependant Personality Disorder, Anxiety and Depression Warrior, Empath, Indigo Child, Musician, Educator, Wife of a Sociopathic Addict, Stepmom, Martial Artist, Artist, Philosophizer, Quote Collector, Survivor

2 thoughts on “My newest anthem”

  1. Great song – I have to admit I also never knew all the lyrics. Even better now! Very empowering. I like the video as well and can agree that there are some videos that totally disappoint. One of my biggest offenders in that way is The Obvious Child by Paul Simon – I love the lyrics and beat in that song and then when I see the video it doesn’t fit the lyrics – it was more of where Simon was in his music making.

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    1. I am not familiar with that song. I will have to check that out. I have to admit though I am a huge fan of Simon and Garfunkel (Sound of Silence=one of the best songs ever written-and I love Disturbed’s new remake of it as well), I honestly only know “You can call me All” of Paul Simon’s solo career. Which is funny that particular song comes up right now because that song played a role in the show ”This is Us” which I just got done binge watching the first two seasons of, which mirrors my life in many ways that I blogged about 1-2 weeks ago. Lol….Will definitely check that song out. Thanks for mentioning it!!!!

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