Shaken
Rachael Lampa Lyrics


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Take a ride back in history
Let's review the facts of eternity
To the children of Israel
And the burning sands and the desert heat

Bitter hearts in the wilderness
God saw that they would not confess
With a velvet touch and an iron hand
He dragged them to the promise land

And everything that can be will be
Everything that can be will be

[Chorus 1]
Shaken, shaken, shaken, shaken
Shaken, shaken, shaken, shaken
Shaken, shaken, shaken, shaken
God is going to shake the whole thing down

Raise your hands children
Life them high
Let's join our hearts
Walk in the light
There's a desert there's a wilderness
separating us from a better life

See, together we can walk through fire
We can face the flame
We can reach the higher
Ground that waits ub the promise land
'Cause only faith and love would stand
And everything that can be will be
Everything that can be will be

[Chorus 2]
Shaken, shaken, shaken, shaken
Some things last forever
Shaken, shaken, shaken, shaken
Some things fade away
Shaken, shaken, shaken, shaken
God is going to shake the whole thing down

Everything that can be will be [Repeat: x 4]





[Chorus 2]

Overall Meaning

In "Shaken," Rachael Lampa uses the story of the Israelites' journey through the wilderness to illustrate the idea that God shakes things up in order to bring people to a better place. She begins by referencing the "facts of eternity," emphasizing that the ancient story she's about to tell is still relevant today. She notes that the Israelites had "bitter hearts" in the wilderness, but refused to confess their wrongdoing. God intervened and forced them to move forward, ultimately "drag[ging] them to the promise land."


The chorus reinforces the idea of God's power to shake things up: "God is going to shake the whole thing down." Lampa calls on her listeners to "raise [their] hands" and join together in order to reach the "better life" waiting for them in the "promise land." She acknowledges that the journey may not be easy ("there's a desert there's a wilderness"), but asserts that "faith and love would stand" in the face of adversity.


Overall, Lampa's message seems to be one of hope and encouragement. She recognizes that life is hard and there will be challenges along the way, but believes that God has the power to help people overcome them and reach their goals.


Line by Line Meaning

Take a ride back in history
Let's look back at what has happened in the past


Let's review the facts of eternity
Let's examine what has happened over the course of time


To the children of Israel
Specifically, to the people of Israel


And the burning sands and the desert heat
During a time where the climate was harsh and difficult to endure


Bitter hearts in the wilderness
The people had unpleasant attitudes while living in a harsh environment


God saw that they would not confess
God saw that they would not be truthful about their feelings and beliefs


With a velvet touch and an iron hand
God was gentle yet firm in guiding the people


He dragged them to the promise land
God led them to a place where they would be safe and happy


And everything that can be will be
Everything that is possible will come to pass


Shaken, shaken, shaken, shaken
Things will be shaken up


God is going to shake the whole thing down
God will cause a significant change


Raise your hands children
Lift your hands up


Life them high
Lift them up as high as possible


Let's join our hearts
Let's come together in unity


Walk in the light
Follow a path of righteousness and positivity


There's a desert there's a wilderness
There are difficult situations we must go through


Separating us from a better life
Holding us back from a more fulfilling existence


See, together we can walk through fire
With the help of others, we can overcome obstacles


We can face the flame
We can confront our problems


We can reach the higher
We can strive for something greater


Ground that waits ub the promise land
A place of safety and fulfillment is waiting for us


'Cause only faith and love would stand
The only things that will hold steady are belief and love


Some things last forever
Certain things will always be around


Some things fade away
Other things will eventually disappear


Everything that can be will be [Repeat: x 4]
All possibilities will become reality


Shaken, shaken, shaken, shaken
Changes will occur


God is going to shake the whole thing down
God will bring about significant change




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: CINDY MORGAN, CINDY LAVONNE MORGAN, DA'DRA CRAWFORD-GREATHOUSE, DAVID MULLEN, DAVID A. MULLEN

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