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Taylor Swift: Shake It Off Meaning

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Song Released: 2014


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[Verse 1]
I stay up too late, got nothing in my brain
That’s what people say, that’s what people say
I go on too many dates, but I can’t make them stay
At least that’s what people say, that’s what people say

[Pre-Chorus]
But I keep...

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    anonymous
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    Nov 12th, 11:54am report


    I feel like watching my dating life has become a bit of a national pastime, and I’m just not comfortable providing that kind of entertainment anymore. I don’t like seeing slide shows of guys I’ve apparently dated. I don’t like giving comedians the opportunity to make jokes about me at awards shows. I don’t like it when headlines read ‘Careful, Bro, She’ll Write a Song About You,’ because it trivializes my work. And most of all, I don’t like how all these factors add up to build the pressure so high in a new relationship that it gets snuffed out before it even has a chance to start. Life and who people are can be greatly reflected in how they dance. I really think that…and I don’t mean how good you are, I mean your willingness to dance.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 19th, 2017 9:43pm report


    It's about haters don't like you but you just gotta shake it off



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    anonymous
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    Apr 23rd, 2016 4:15pm report


    Thr hidden message itself will be the best meaning of this song "SHE DANCED TO FORGET HIM"



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    anonymous
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    Jul 15th, 2015 7:35am report


    The insults she gets just roll right off of her. Its like she's dancing and dosn't care who sees her or what they think.



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    anonymous
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    May 12th, 2015 5:42am report


    Taylpr is basically saying that you should ignore everyone that is bothering you. For her they are the haters. She is telling us/you that you just need to keep your mind of all the people that are criticizing you or just being mean to you and well "shake it off."



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    sweet4evermore
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    Feb 1st, 2015 2:45pm report


    Expiring to everyone who is being bulled! I should know we have lots in my school.
    It can be annoying after a while!



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    anonymous
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    Jan 18th, 2015 1:46pm report


    Its about how everyone shouldn't listen to the bullies and just ignore the haters. By shaking the hateful comments off their mind



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    anonymous
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    Jan 18th, 2015 1:39pm report


    She ran out of material and she wanted to write a song about someone, so she wrote a song about her haters. XD Lol jk…(Probably) THe song's about ignoring mean things that people say to you and "shake it off".

    Finally! A song that's not about her ex-boyfriends!

    Very inspirational (But annoying) :)

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Nov 11th, 2014 11:48pm report


    Anything people say or do about me, Taylor Swift lets it slip off her.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 28th, 2014 10:41am report


    This song inspire to believe what I want and do what I want and no let the rude people being my down because im strong than they think



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    anonymous
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    Oct 19th, 2014 10:01pm report


    What I like about this song is that when Taylor is saying she doesn't care what ppl think, she doesn't hide it in lyrics that could mean a dozen different things. She's literally being herself, not making you guess if that's what she means or not. Also, is it possible to not dance to this incredibly long song? Or at least head bop? The only song I don't mind being stuck in my head, because it's a truly good song!



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    anonymous
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    Sep 29th, 2014 9:00pm report


    She doesn't give a fuck



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    anonymous
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    Sep 12th, 2014 9:12pm report


    Shake off whatever the fuck is holding you down because chances are it never really mattered in the first place. Ariannastinkerama.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 11th, 2014 9:59pm report


    You don't have to be talented to do what you love; it's okay if you don't fit in, and if you're bullied or teased for that, just shake it off :)



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    anonymous
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    Sep 7th, 2014 9:53pm report


    Have more fun than the haters.



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