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Shut Up and Dance
Walk the Moon Lyrics


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"Oh, don't you dare look back
Just keep your eyes on me"
I said, "You're holding back"
She said, "Shut up and dance with me"
This woman is my destiny
She said, "Ooh-hoo
Shut up and dance with me"

We were victims of the night
The chemical, physical, kryptonite
Helpless to the bass and the fading light
Oh, we were bound to get together
Bound to get together

She took my arm
I don't know how it happened
We took the floor and she said

"Oh, don't you dare look back
Just keep your eyes on me"
I said, "You're holding back"
She said, "Shut up and dance with me"
This woman is my destiny
She said, "Ooh-hoo
Shut up and dance with me"

A backless dress and some beat up sneaks
My discotheque Juliet, teenage dream
I felt it in my chest as she looked at me
I knew we were bound to be together
Bound to be together

She took my arm
I don't know how it happened
We took the floor and she said

"Oh, don't you dare look back
Just keep your eyes on me"
I said, "You're holding back"
She said, "Shut up and dance with me"
This woman is my destiny
She said, "Ooh-hoo
Shut up and dance with me"

(Oh, come on girl)

Deep in her eyes
I think I see the future
I realize this is my last chance
She took my arm
I don't know how it happened
We took the floor and she said

"Oh, don't you dare look back
Just keep your eyes on me"
I said, "You're holding back"
She said, "Shut up and dance with me"
This woman is my destiny
She said, "Ooh-hoo
Shut up and dance"

"Don't you dare look back
Just keep your eyes on me"
I said, "You're holding back"
She said, "Shut up and dance with me"
This woman is my destiny
She said, "Ooh-hoo
Shut up and dance with me"

Ooh-hoo, shut up and dance with me
Ooh-hoo, shut up and dance with me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Shut Up and Dance" by the band Walk the Moon can seem simple but actually have a deeper meaning. The song tells the story of a guy who meets a girl and has an instant connection with her. He is hesitant at first, but she tells him to let go and enjoy the moment by dancing with her. The catchy chorus "shut up and dance with me" is a call to action, urging people to forget their inhibitions and dance like nobody's watching.


The first verse introduces the female character and her persistence in getting the male protagonist to dance with her. The second verse explains how they were both caught up in the atmosphere of the dance, the lights, and the music. The lyrics mention "chemical, physical, kryptonite," which could refer to the intoxicating effects of alcohol or drugs. However, it can also refer to the chemistry and energy between two people who are attracted to each other.


Overall, the song promotes living in the moment and taking action, even if it means going against the usual norms. It is a celebration of the freedom and joy that one experiences on the dance floor.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh don't you dare look back
Don't dwell on the past, focus on the present moment


Just keep your eyes on me
Stay focused on me, don't get distracted


I said you're holding back
I can tell you're hesitant or unsure


She said shut up and dance with me
Stop talking and let's enjoy the moment by dancing together


This woman is my destiny
I feel like I'm meant to be with this woman


She took my arm
She grabbed my arm and pulled me towards the dance floor


I don't know how it happened
I'm not sure how we ended up dancing together


We were victims of the night
We were caught up in the excitement and energy of the night


The chemical, physical, kryptonite
The powerful, irresistible attraction we have to each other


Helpless to the bass and the fading light
Overwhelmed by the music and the dimming lights


Oh we were bound to get together
It was inevitable that we would end up together


A backless dress and some beat up sneaks
Her outfit doesn't matter because I'm enchanted with her regardless


My discotheque Juliet teenage dream
She's like a character from a fantasy or romance story


I felt it in my chest as she looked at me
I felt a strong connection to her as she gazed at me


Deep in her eyes, I think I see the future
I can see a happy future with her in her eyes


I realize this is my last chance
I understand that this moment could be my only opportunity


Oh oh oh shut up and dance with me
Let's stop talking and start dancing together




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, Eli Maiman, Ryan McMahon, Ben Burger

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@xavierjohn2211

Cincinnati, Ohio served as the starting point for the incredible journey of the band Walk The Moon. Lead singer Nicholas Petricca, drummer Sean Waugaman, guitarist Eli Maiman, and bassist Kevin Ray formed the band in the vibrant city, alongside former members Adam Reifsnyder, Sam Cole, Ricky Human, Nick Lerangis, Chris Robinson, and Adrian Galvin.

Their unique sound and infectious energy quickly caught the attention of music lovers around the world, propelling Walk The Moon to stardom. As they embarked on a tour of England, they encountered a young woman named Rosie Boote, whose passion for music and life mirrored their own.

Rosie's story was like something out of a fairy tale, filled with political drama, mystical resilience, and a touch of fantasy. She had a dream of becoming a celebrated musician, despite facing prejudice and societal tension. But Rosie's love for music and her determination shone through, inspiring the members of Walk The Moon to help her achieve her dreams.

Together, they worked on a new age and easy listening version of Rosie's song "Rosie," infusing it with their own unique style and energy. The result was a magical collaboration that captured the hearts of audiences everywhere.

As Rosie's fame grew, so did the band's success. Their music brought courage and inspiration to listeners, reminding them that love, creativity, and resilience can overcome any obstacle. And at the heart of it all was Rosie Boote, the spirited young woman who had captured the hearts of Walk The Moon and the world.



All comments from YouTube:

@tru1ykariii

2014: shut up and dance with me

2020: shut up and get six feet away from me

@dianemcalpine65

Lol

@dianemcalpine65

Funny but true

@pixelminer1013

Loll....It's 7 feet now

@homowillis3405

2021: SHUT UP THE CORONA VIRUS CURE IS HERE

@mogtady

@HomoWill stop your making it cringy

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@ihavenoidea7786

When he said, "She took my arm, I don't know how it happened", Bucky felt that.

@Shibavana

I don't know what to think of that😂

@liliallen6439

Ahahaha this is too funny. I named my dog Bucky after him because he's a little white dog and "the winter soldier" so I totally though you were talking about my dog at first xD

@ihavenoidea7786

@@liliallen6439 that's really nice :)
No offense, but Does your Bucky have all the legs?

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