Shake This
Royce da 5'9" Lyrics

Bein enlightened, is no longer enough
You must apply
Bein willin is no longer acceptable
You must do, make it count

Na-na-now, now
I, I, I gotta shake this
Na-na-now, na-na-now, now
I gotta, I gotta
I gotta shake this jail shit off me
He ain't gon' never sell, he gon' fail shit off me
I, I, I gotta shake this weak shit off me
Keep shit off me, leave it in the streets like bitch GET OFF ME!

1977, July 5th
Conceived immaculately was me, my mom's gift
Unwrapped right there in the room like Christmas
My mind has been designed to do light distance
Run whole laps around y'all with my thoughts
You ain't hold back on yours, naw that's my fault
Now picture me fallin, all the way to the bottom
And I'm layin and callin, somebody come help me
Find my strength to stop drinkin this poison
'fore I drown my gift, and yeah it's probably unhealthy
Cause I went so hard and woke up sober
I lost my good friend and broke up soldiers
Loco, goin hard as a locomotive
Self-loathin like I ain't chosen
Chose to bless souls, get exposed
Just know that I ain't foldin, huh
I gotta shake this


September 18th, 2-oh-oh-6
I roll up in the court thinkin "This should go quick"
On some couple thousand dollar suit type shit
From behind thousand dollar Cartier scripts
I witness my world tumble down like bricks
Two words she slurred, and it sounded like this (this)
One year (one year) travel through the room like moonlight
Through the darkness, ooh it's heartless
How could, I beat two felonies then
Turn around and lose like (lose like) like this!
My lawyer sayin stay calm, people sayin pray for him
They lockin my black ass up, like Akon
My wife at the crib goin crazy
Pregnant, yellin "I ain't havin no more babies!"
People sayin Preem ain't fuckin with me no mo'
Niggaz in the pen' lookin homo, NO!
I gotta shake this


(Yes!) Fresh outta jail feelin like Christopher Walken
The king of my city, swingin my dick as I'm walkin
Up to the 7-50, I open the door
My 'cause and like several bitches make up the decor
I look in, he got a company porns
I tell him "Nah I'm good, I woulda chubbed her before"
I'm a new man but I could fuck with a whore
Nigga my dick's so hard it's probably touchin the floor
Ridin round in the back of a black luxury toy
Gettin sucked, like niggaz cannot FUCK with me boy!
When I look in the mirror, all I see is the real
You niggaz shouldn't be here, R.I.P. if you will
I'm the moment of truth (truth)
I'm the only significant thing roamin the scene soon as I go in the booth
I'ma do it this time, I'm feelin really defined
Unsigned to signed, nigga the city is mines


Bitch get off me!
Yeah, get off me!
Bitch get off me!
Now do that make me a liar?

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Comments from YouTube:

Eddie Somers

royce helped me get over my addiction and this song played a big part!!

Archangel Fallen Angel 79

Same here

Mike Mattia

💯💯💯 my man! Same here. Been clean 1 yr and this and royces whole catalogue were a big part of it

Hemmo Toivonen

Im trying too.. 7days down

jnc gemini

This song is inspiring especially for those of us that struggle with addiction. Didnt even know about this song and stumbled upon it and saw this comment. I'm glad I found, I relate to what he's saying in so many ways.


This song has so much pain in it. It inspired me to quit drugs & alcohol too.

Dubious Dub

this is one of my favourite hiphop songs. its the essence of hiphop

Nikola Catlak


Bobby Says Goodbye

his pen is only becoming more and more dangerous. book of ryan shows how strong he is still going. royce the truth

The Pea Melonz

True Hip Hop is not dead, it lives in the soul of Preem..indeed

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