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Shake It Out
Shakeitout
Album: Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Three
Released: May 1, 2012
By: Florence + The Machine
Sung by: Mercedes Jones, Santana Lopez, and Tina Cohen-Chang
Place: The Choir Room
Episode: Choke

Shake It Out by Florence + The Machine is featured in Choke, the eighteenth episode of Season Three. It is sung by Mercedes, Santana, and Tina.

The girls perform this song for Shannon to apologize for the comments they made about her abusive relationship with Cooter. Before this Shannon says that she left him, but at the end of the song we find out that she gave him a second chance.

Lyrics

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Santana:
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

Tina:
Every demon wants his pound of flesh
But I like to keep some things to myself
I like to keep my issues drawn
It's always darkest before the dawn

Mercedes (with Tina):
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)
(Our love is pastured, such a mournful sound)
Tonight I'm gonna bury that horse in the ground

Santana:
So I like to keep my issues drawn
But it's always darkest before the dawn

Mercedes with Santana and Tina:
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh whoa

Tina with Mercedes:
And I am done with my graceless heart
So tonight I'm gonna cut it out and then restart

Santana with Mercedes:
'Cause I like to keep my issues drawn
It's always darkest before the (Mercedes: dawn) (Santana: Dawn!)

Mercedes with Tina:
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa

Mercedes with Santana and Tina:
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh whoa

Santana:
And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back

Mercedes:
And given half the chance, would I take any of it back?

Tina:
It's a fine romance but it's left me so undone

Mercedes, Santana, and Tina:
It's always darkest before the dawn
Ooooo...

Santana (with Tina):
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

Mercedes (with Santana):
(It's a shot in the dark aimed right at my throat, cause)
Looking for heaven,
(Found the devil in me)
(Looking for heaven,)
Found the devil in me
But what the hell

Mercedes with Santana and Tina:
I'm gonna let it happen to me, yeah

Santana and Tina (Mercedes):
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, (Ohhh) Oh whoa
(Oh) Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, (Shake it out) Oooh whoa
And it's hard to dance (When it's hard to dance) with a devil on your back

Mercedes with Santana and Tina:
So shake him off, Oh whoa

Santana and Tina (Mercedes):
(Shake it off)
Shake it out, shake it out, (Yeah) shake it out, shake it out, (Shake it out) ooh whoa
Shake it out, shake it out, (Shake it out) shake it out, shake it out, (Eyyy!) ooh whoa
And it's hard to dance (Hard to dance) with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh woah (Shake him off)
(Oh oh, whoa, oh oh)

Shake it out, shake it out, (Shake it out) shake it out, shake it out, (Shaaake) ooh whoa
(Eeh, yeah) Shake it out, shake it out, (Ehh) shake it out, shake it out, (Eh, eh eh) ooh whoa

Mercedes with Santana and Tina:
And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back

Santana and Tina (Mercedes):
So shake him off, oh whoa (Shake him off, oh woooah)

Trivia

  • This is the second time Tina and Mercedes have sung in a Florence + the Machine song, the first was Dog Days Are Over in Special Education.
  • Brittany and Sugar are included in the scene; however, they do not participate in the performance.
  • This is the second song that a part of New Directions sing to Beiste while she's in tears, being the first Stop! In the Name of Love/Free Your Mind. Curiously, that time were the New Directions boys who sang it, and this time are the girls. When Rachel and Blaine sing Tonight (Season Three), Beiste is also shown in tears. However, the song's not specifically directed towards her.
  • Tina was the only girl there that wasn't in The Troubletones.

Errors

  • Brittany and Sugar mouth many different parts of the song but are not actually heard singing at any point in the song.
  • At the end, when Mercedes is doing runs, her mouth is moving off time.

Gallery

Videos

Florence The Machine - Shake It Out04:42

Florence The Machine - Shake It Out

Glee - Shake It Out (Full Performance)02:55

Glee - Shake It Out (Full Performance)

Shake It Out - Glee HD Full Studio-004:11

Shake It Out - Glee HD Full Studio-0

Glee - Shake It Out - Acapella Version02:42

Glee - Shake It Out - Acapella Version

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