All Shook Up
Elvis Presley Lyrics


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A-well a-bless my soul
What's a-wrong with me?
I'm itchin' like a man on a fuzzy tree
My friends say I'm actin' wild as a bug
I'm in love
I'm all shook up
Mm-mm, ooh, yeah-yeah-yeah
Well, my hands are shaky and my knees are weak
I can't seem to stand on my own two feet
Who do you think of when you have such luck?
I'm in love
I'm all shook up
Mm-mm, ooh, yeah-yeah-yeah

Well, please don't ask me what's on my mind
I'm a little mixed up, but I feel fine
When I'm near that girl that I love best
My heart beats so, it scares me to death

When she touched my hand, what a chill I got
Her lips are like a volcano when it's hot
I'm proud to say that she's my buttercup
I'm in love
I'm all shook up
Mm-mm, ooh, yeah-yeah-yeah

My tongue gets tied when I try to speak
My insides shake like a leaf on a tree
There's only one cure for this body of mine
That's to have that girl that I love, so fine

She touched my hand, what a chill I got
Her lips are like a volcano that's hot
I'm proud to say that she's my buttercup
I'm in love
I'm all shook up
Mm-mm, ooh, yeah-yeah-yeah




Mm-mm, ooh, yeah-yeah
I'm all shook up

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Elvis Presley's song "All Shook Up" describe how the singer is feeling after falling in love. The first verse indicates that he is feeling restless and losing control, comparing himself to a man itching on a fuzzy tree, while his friends think he is acting wild. The second verse states that his body is physically reacting to being in love, his hands are shaky, he is weak-legged, and his mind is preoccupied. The singer reveals that he is "mixed-up" but also feels fine, and when he is near his love interest, his heart beats so fast that it scares him.


The chorus repeats the phrase "I'm all shook up" several times and describes how the singer feels like he is losing control of his body and emotions. The final verse reveals that the girl he is in love with has touched his hand and kissed him, causing him to feel a chill and overwhelmed with emotion. He proclaims that she is his "buttercup" and that he is in love.


The lyrics to "All Shook Up" are straightforward in their representation of love, but they also convey the helplessness and disorientation that often accompanies it. The song's melody and upbeat rhythm also add to the sense of excitement and restlessness, making it a popular hit.


Line by Line Meaning

A-well a-bless my soul
Well, I'll be darned


What's a-wrong with me?
What's going on with me?


I'm itchin' like a man on a fuzzy tree
I'm feeling agitated and restless


My friends say I'm actin' wild as a bug
My friends think I'm behaving erratically


I'm in love
I've fallen in love


I'm all shook up
I'm feeling very emotional and disoriented


Mm-mm, ooh, yeah-yeah-yeah
Makes sounds of excitement


Well, my hands are shaky and my knees are weak
I'm feeling physically weak and nervous


I can't seem to stand on my own two feet
I feel unsteady and unstable


Who do you think of when you have such luck?
Who do you think about when you feel lucky?


Well, please don't ask me what's on my mind
I don't want to talk about what's bothering me


I'm a little mixed up, but I feel fine
I'm feeling confused, but overall I'm happy


When I'm near that girl that I love best
When I'm with the girl I love the most


My heart beats so, it scares me to death
My heart beats fast and it's scary


When she touched my hand, what a chill I got
I felt a shiver when she touched my hand


Her lips are like a volcano when it's hot
Her lips are passionate and fiery


I'm proud to say that she's my buttercup
I'm happy to say she's my girlfriend


My tongue gets tied when I try to speak
I get tongue-tied around her


My insides shake like a leaf on a tree
I'm really nervous around her


There's only one cure for this body of mine
The only cure for my emotions is her


Mm-mm, ooh, yeah-yeah-yeah
Makes sounds of excitement


Mm-mm, ooh, yeah-yeah
Makes sounds of excitement


I'm all shook up
I'm feeling very emotional and disoriented




Lyrics © BUDDE MUSIC FRANCE, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Elvis Presley, Otis Blackwell

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Tanith Jackson

Sounds as good today as it did in 1957. That's one definition of great music; it stands the test of time.

Michael Craig

Why would it not sound good? Time means nothing

Roblox King

I love this dont u?

kelly white

@Roblox King o

richard cook

NOT that old but my grandson loves Elvis and Oasis tacking after his grandad

真紅の散文

I've never heard any other musician that has a voice like his though. Even after all these years, his voice is absolutely unique.

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Andreia Ramos

¿Quién mas disfrutando la música de Elvis en 2023?

Delvin Pantaleón

¡¡Muy hermosa canción del gran Elvis Presley!! ❤❤

Jeremy J E Conner

25 years ago in high school I sang this one in front of the whole school improv to a young lady I adored I thought I made a fool out of myself but we just celebrated our 25th anniversary and still going strong thank you elvis

Kemmi Crosby

Ask your wife how it feels to live my dream😁

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