Shaken
Hawk Nelson Lyrics


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I've stood alone a million times
That's not the same as being alone
I've felt ignored, and left behind before
But that's not the same as being disowned
Open my eyes, and help me see that there's a world outside of me
I'm no different, I want to make a difference tonight

The words don't always come out right
And I don't normally cry
But you didn't see the look in her eyes
I've been shaken

From my head, on down to my toes
Lord use me, take me where you want me to go
I can't help it, my heart has been replaced with a face
I'm ready, these hands are dedicated to change
I've hurt before, but held inside
I've seen their tears, 'cause pain is something they can't hide




What makes us different?
We have a chance to listen tonight

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Hawk Nelson's "Shaken" express the theme of feeling alone and helpless, but also realizing the importance of making a difference in the world. The first stanza highlights the difference between feeling alone and being alone. The singer acknowledges that they have stood alone many times, but that's not the same as being alone. They understand the pain of being ignored and left behind, but being disowned is even worse. The singer then pleads with someone to open their eyes and show them that there is a world outside of themselves. They recognize that they are no different from anyone else and want to make a difference in the world.


The second stanza talks about being shaken to the core by something. The singer feels a sense of urgency to help people in need. They ask the Lord to use them and take them wherever they are needed. The singer's heart has been replaced by a face, which could mean that they are now more empathetic and compassionate towards others. They are ready to take action and dedicated to bringing about change. The singer admits that they have hurt before and held it inside. They have seen other people's tears because pain is something that is difficult to hide. However, the singer and everyone else have a chance to listen tonight and make a difference.


Line by Line Meaning

I've stood alone a million times
I have experienced loneliness multiple times in my life, but I was not left alone willingly. It was not a choice.


That's not the same as being alone
There is a huge difference between choosing to be alone and being left alone unwillingly.


I've felt ignored, and left behind before
In the past, there have been moments when I felt ignored and abandoned by others.


But that's not the same as being disowned
However, being disowned is a more severe form of being left behind. It signifies that someone completely rejects and disowns you which is far worse when compared to feeling ignored.


Open my eyes, and help me see that there's a world outside of me
Please show me the world beyond myself and help me see the problems faced by others. I want to expand my vision of the world.


I'm no different, I want to make a difference tonight
I'm no different from anyone else. I want to make a positive change in someone's life tonight.


The words don't always come out right
There are times when I struggle to express myself adequately.


And I don't normally cry
I'm not somebody who frequently expresses their emotions through tears.


But you didn't see the look in her eyes
Although I'm not a person who cries often, the sorrowful look in her eyes has left me shaken.


I've been shaken
I am deeply moved and affected by what I've witnessed.


From my head, on down to my toes
I am shaken so deeply that it is felt throughout my entire body.


Lord use me, take me where you want me to go
I'm requesting the Lord to use me in any way he desires and take me wherever he needs me to go.


I can't help it, my heart has been replaced with a face
I can't help but feel deeply for this person. My heartache has been replaced with their face in my mind.


I'm ready, these hands are dedicated to change
I am ready to dedicate my hands to make a change in this person's life.


I've hurt before, but held inside
There have been times in the past where I have experienced pain. However, I've kept it inside and never showed it to others.


I've seen their tears, 'cause pain is something they can't hide
I've seen people crying because pain is something that cannot be hidden, and it's heartbreaking to watch.


What makes us different?
What distinguishes us from one another as human beings.


We have a chance to listen tonight
We have an opportunity to listen to somebody who needs to be heard and understood.




Lyrics © CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP, Capitol CMG Publishing
Written by: DANIEL BIRO, JASON MICHAEL DUNN, TREVOR MCNEVAN

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Comments from YouTube:

[ Jamesthehuman ]

I miss and prefer this hawk nelson. His voice is part of what made the band unique and since it has lost its pop punk flare.

Lauren Stratton

Hawk Nelson is my number one favorite band. "I've been shaken From my head, on down to my toes Lord use me, take me where you want me to go I can't help it, my heart has been replaced with a face I'm ready, these hands are dedicated to change" is my prayer every night, thank you Hawk Nelson.

Cortes Huerta Damaris Elizabeth

I love the new Hawk Nelson, but miss the old one at the same time :,) Keep it up, I will Always be a Fan OF THE ONE YOU FOLLOW.

Kash The YouTube guy

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TH3HOLYJ3BUS

+Damaris Cortes what the fuck is wrong with you? do you have ears? do you have a brain? do you have independent thought? ...

Devon Foley

Me and my best friend got back stage passes to one of their concerts a few years back. They're the coolest guys in the world. We talked about how we would non stop listen to them and how they were an awesome influence in our lives. They lived being able to hang out with fans and get to see how their music effects them.

Taylor bri

Absolutely love this song!! Touchs my heart in so many ways❤️

Sarah Wigston

this is a really great song! i love this song. whenever i listen to it i always picture myself singing this song at my church

Josh Rissen

i love this song.............it touches me everytime i hear it :)

Ervin Chan

This song really helped me through my motions.... Thanks Hawk Nelson. Please continue to serve our Lord in a pleasing way. Boy.... i understand what those kids are going through.....

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