shake it out.

it’s monday morning and i woke feeling something. something good. almost, dare i say, close to excited. i felt like dancing! just turning on some music, spinning, twirling, & jumping about. think ally mcbeal-style. i have no idea where the feeling came from or why i woke up this way, but i did. so, i’m gonna go with it!

and i have the perfect song for today! it’s about shaking off the bad, moving on, leaving the past behind, starting over, shaking it all off. AND it includes one of my favorite lines (that i used in my post yesterday)… “it’s always darkest before the dawn.”

turn it up & dance with me!

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

And 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 woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah

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

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 woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah

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

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
Oh woah, oh woah…

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 and right at my throat
Cause looking for heaven, found the devil in me
Looking for heaven, found 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 woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah

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

dance all day long! dance, even if you don’t feel it. do it anyway. channel your inner ally. happy monday!

gotta go & dance now… peace.

3 comments

  1. Ok, not to take away from your good feeling & post to that effect, Liz~

    But was Ally McBeal not the funniest, freakishly funny show ever?? Seriously! :)

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