Nickelback: Shakin Hands Meaning
Song Released: 2009
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Shakin Hands Lyrics
You grow up quick when you grow up poor
It's the only way to LA that she knows
The Hollywood pose: teeth, tits, and toes
It didn't take her long to leave the boulevard
So many Five Star...
anonymous Nov 12th, 2018 11:17am report
Man, this song is about Heidi Fliess or someone similar of her stature. Love it!
anonymous May 5th, 2018 5:44pm report
My interpretation is that a female political activist that caused an uproar in an ostentageous and infamous fashion in 2005 was referred to as "the wicked witch of the West" as she was living in the Southwestern US, and unceremoniously targeted certain hypocritical politians: senators, congresspeople et. who had claimed to be fighting for saving the wild horses of the Southwest, but were in fact doubletalking and conspired and accepted bribes to kill the horses and pocket profit by means of the Gov't rounding them up and sending them to slaughter. These politicians were publicly exposed leading to several loosing their careers and their reputations. Turns out she did just do it by shakin' their hands, making them think that they could 'trust' her by telling her things that she told other honorable politicians who exposed their dirty deeds and bad intentions. Turns out she really was a witch, of sorts, but not a practicing one. Chad Kroeger should really ditch the jaded apathy that he's wearing these (2018) days, it doesn't really suit him. Otherwise, most of Nickelback's songs are some of the best around. Signed, Wicked Witch Of The Midwest.
anonymous Apr 18th, 2016 4:33am report
Given the timeframe when this song came out, and the idea that politicians essentially build a career on handshakes, I have always thought it was at least referring in passing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin! It could, of course, refer to just about any female politician or celebrity, but Palin just came to prominence at EXACTLY the right time. Yeah...SHE didn't get there just by SHAKING HANDS, IMHO!
anonymous Oct 28th, 2014 10:57pm report
anonymous Oct 23rd, 2014 10:59am report
Its about a prostitute who is elite and sleeps with congress men, judges and other high up political personal.
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