Shake It Out


Just a quick post to let you all know I’m still here, fighting against my demons. I’m mostly winning, but as the name of my blog suggests, I’m doing so imperfectly. I’m working on some longer posts that I will publish soon. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with the video and the lyrics to Florence + The Machine’s Shake It Out.” The lyrics feel both apropos, at the moment, as I try to shake a devil off my back; and inspirational, as I try to remember that “it’s always darkest before the dawn.”

Note: The actual Florence and The Machine video won’t imbed so I am replacing it with a beautiful choral cover by the Capital Children’s Choir.

“Shake it Out” by Florence + The Machine

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 woaaaah

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 empty
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 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 a devil in me
Looking for heaven, found a 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

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

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3 comments on “Shake It Out

  1. I know what it’s like to fight demons, sometimes we win sometimes we lose and sometimes we just fight; as long as we keep fighting. Perfect lyrics! I don’t recall hearing them before but I can’t listen on my BB maybe if I heard them they’d sound familiar. I know you don’t know me but if you need an ear or shoulder you can contact me at ladywithatruck2011@gmail.com.

    I hope you are doing well and look forward to seeing you back, I miss your posts. 🙂
    Hang in there¤
    Carrie

  2. I listen to that song and “Leave My Body” all the time. They speak to my soul! These demons need to be served eviction papers quick, fast, and in a hurry!

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