My song of the moment: Florence and the Machine Shake It Out


I wanted to post the video for this song so you can hear it, but it’s more about the lyrics than anything. I’m putting the lyrics here and I think when you read them you’ll see why this song is my head. The video is at the end in case you want to listen to the words.

I’ll write about therapy later.

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 drawn
It’s always darkest before the dawn

And I’ve been 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
All of his questions, such a mournful sound
Tonight I’m gonna bury that horse in the ground
‘Cause I like to keep my issues drawn
It’s always darkest before the dawn

Shake it out, shake it out
Shake it out, shake it out, oh whoa
Shake it out, shake it out
Shake it out, shake it out, oh whoa
And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh whoa

And 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 drawn
It’s always darkest before the dawn

Shake it out, shake it out

Shake it out, shake it out, oh whoa
Shake it out, shake it out
Shake it out, shake it out, oh whoa
And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him out, oh whoa

And it’s hard to dance with the devil on your back
And given half the chance, would I take any of it back
It’s a fine romance but it’s left me so undone
It’s always darkest before the dawn

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 rope
And I’m ready to suffer and I’m ready to hope
It’s a shot in the dark aimed right at my throat
‘Cause looking for heaven, for the devil in me
Looking for heaven, for the devil in me
But what the hell, I’m gonna let it happen to me, yeah

Shake it out, shake it out
Shake it out, shake it out, oh whoa
Shake it out, shake it out
Shake it out, shake it out, oh whoa
And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh whoa

Shake it out, shake it out
Shake it out, shake it out, oh whoa
Shake it out, shake it out
Shake it out, shake it out, oh whoa
And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh whoa

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About CimmarianInk

Abuse Survivor Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) also known as Multiple Personalities
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5 Responses to My song of the moment: Florence and the Machine Shake It Out

  1. meredith says:

    yeah, baby… shake. it. out. Fabulous.

  2. Wow! Great song! I REALLY like it alot! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m always saying I’ve got to dance stuff out like they do on Greys Anatomy. This is a great song for that! Do you mind if I share it on my blog? I really love it!
    Thanks
    IP

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