Sound of My Day: Shake It Off

If there is anything I have learned in this crazy life of mine it is that it is a whole lot easier to be miserable when you listen to the creeps and haters, to the whiners and the victims, and to anything that feeds your soul negativity. My life, by all accounts, is one punchline of shit-filled news and absolute tomfoolery after another.

I’m a modern day Job…

At least that’s what people say…

I’ve got so many conditions that could kill me today that I don’t ever count on tomorrow. Yet, most of the time I’ve got a smile on my face and a smart response for anything slung my way. I sass-off with a wink and a grin to the degree that when I’m not smiling even casual acquaintances know something is seriously wrong. And then when my spirit and smile falter, I can always count on those that matter coming alongside to lend me some faith, hope, and strength and I know I can always find some new anthem to bring back the sass.

There are three requirements to becoming an anthem:

1. It makes me want to dance.

2. It makes me want to sing along.

3. It is impossible for me to have anything but a smile on my face when I listen to it.

This weekend I spent some quality time with myself getting my head around some things and reminding myself of a few other things. With all the thinking and feeling I was doing, this was the song that kept coming back to me until it soaked so deeply into my aching soul that I couldn’t help but smiling again. The refrain says it all:

But I keep cruising, cant stop, wont stop moving
It’s like I got this music in my mind, sayin’ it’s gonna be alright

Just know that this will probably be the first song I dance to whenever I do have a leg to stand on.

“Shake It Off”

Taylor Swift, 1989, 2014
Songwriters: Taylor Swift, Max Martin, & Karl Johan Schuster
I stay out too late, got nothin’ in my brain
That’s what people say, mmm hmm,
That’s what people say, mmm hmm
I go on too many dates, but I can’t make ’em stay
At least that’s what people say mmm mmm,
That’s what people say mmm mmm
But I keep cruising, can’t stop, won’t stop moving
It’s like I got this music in my mind, sayin’ gonna be alright
‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
I’ll never miss a beat, I’m lightning on my feet
And that’s what they don’t see mmm mmm,
That’s what they don’t see mmm mmm
I’m dancing on my own (dancing on my own),
I’ll make the moves up as I go (moves up as I go)
And that’s what they don’t know mmm mmm,
That’s what they don’t know mmm mmm
But I keep cruising, can’t stop, won’t stop grooving
It’s like I got this music in my mind saying it’s gonna be alright
‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
Hey, hey, hey
Just think while you’ve been getting down and out
About the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats in the world
You could have been getting down to this sick beat
My ex-man brought his new girlfriend
She’s like “oh my God”, but I’m just gonna shake it
And to the fella over there with the hella good hair
Won’t you come on over, baby, we can shake, shake, shake, yeah oh
‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate (haters gonna hate me)
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake (the fakers baby)
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off

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