Break Me Shake Me
Savage Garden Lyrics


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I never thought I'd change my
Opinion again
But you moved me in a way that I've
Never known
You moved me in a way that I've
Never known

But straight away you just moved
Into position again
You abused me in a way that I've
Never known
You abused me in a way that I've
Never known

So break me shake me hate me
Take me over
When the madness stops then you
Will be alone
Just break me shake me hate me
Take me over
When the madness stops then you
Will be alone

So you're the kind that deals with the
Games in the mind
Well you confuse me in a way that
I've never known
You confuse me in a way that I've
Never known

So break me shake me hate me
Take me over
When the madness stops then you
Will be alone
So won't you break me shake me hate me
Take me over
When the madness stops then you
Will be alone

She says, " I can help you, but what
Do you say?"
Cause it's not free baby, you'll have
To pay
You just keep me contemplating, that
Your soul is slowly fading

God, don't you know that I live with a ton
Of regret?
Cause I used to move you in a way
That you've never known
But then I accused you in a way that
You've never known
But you've hurt me in a way that I've
Never known

Break me shake me hate me
Take me over
When the madness stops then you
Will be alone
So won't you break me shake me
Hate me take me over
When the madness stops then you
Will be alone

Listen, baby
You'll be, you'll be alone

Break me shake me hate me take
Me make me
Fake me break me shake me hate




Me take me
Break me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Savage Garden's song "Break Me Shake Me" depict a tumultuous relationship filled with emotional highs and lows. The singer confesses that he never thought he would change his opinion again, but the other person in the relationship has moved him in a way he has never known before. However, this positive feeling is short-lived as the other person immediately moves into a position of power and begins to abuse the singer emotionally in a way that he has never known before. Despite this, the singer pleads for the other person to continue breaking, shaking, and hating him because he cannot resist their power over him.


The chorus repeatedly begs to be broken, shaken, and hated, showcasing the singer's desperation and longing for the other person's attention and control. The song also touches on the idea that the other person is playing games with the singer's mind and confusing him in a way he has never known. The lyrics also suggest that the other person is offering to "help" the singer, but it comes at a cost, leading the singer to contemplate the fading of his soul.


Overall, "Break Me Shake Me" is a powerful and emotional song that explores the complex dynamics of a toxic relationship. It highlights the pain of being unable to resist someone who continually abuses and confuses you.


Line by Line Meaning

I never thought I'd change my opinion again
I never thought I would have a different view but you surprised me


But you moved me in a way that I've never known
But you touched me in a special way that I've never experienced


But straight away you just moved into position again
But right away, you put yourself in control again


You abused me in a way that I've never known
You mistreated me in a way that I've never experienced before


So break me shake me hate me take me over
Make me feel so broken, move and overpower me with your anger


When the madness stops then you will be alone
When your anger subsides, you'll be left alone


Just break me shake me hate me take me over
Go ahead and break me, move me, overpower me with your anger


So you're the kind that deals with the games in the mind
You're someone who likes to play mind games


Well you confuse me in a way that I've never known
You make me feel so perplexed in a way I've never experienced before


She says, 'I can help you, but what do you say?'
She says she can assist me, but what is my response?


Cause it's not free baby, you'll have to pay
Because it's not free, my dear. There's a price to pay


You just keep me contemplating, that your soul is slowly fading
You keep making me ponder if your spirit is gradually dwindling


God, don't you know that I live with a ton of regret?
Dear God, don't you know I carry a heavy load of remorse?


Cause I used to move you in a way that you've never known
Because I used to touch you deeply in a way that you've never felt before


But then I accused you in a way that you've never known
But then, I blamed you in a way that you've never experienced


But you've hurt me in a way that I've never known
But you caused me pain and suffering that I've never experienced


Listen, baby. You'll be, you'll be alone
Listen, baby. You'll end up all alone


Break me shake me hate me take me make me fake me break me shake me hate me take me break me
Go ahead and break me, move and overpower me with your anger, make me feel fake, and continue breaking and overpowering me with your anger




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: DANIEL JONES, DARREN HAYES

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@stepbystepyoga1161

Break Me Shake Me"

I never thought I'd change my 
opinion again 
But you moved me in a way that I've 
never known 
You moved me in a way that I've 
never known 
But straight away you just moved 
into position again 
You abused me in a way that I've 
never known 
You abused me in a way that I've 
never known 

[chorus:] 
So break me shake me hate me 
take me over 
When the madness stops then you 
will be alone 
Just break me shake me hate me 
take me over 
When the madness stops then you 
will be alone 

So you're the kind who deals with the 
games in the mind 
Well you confuse me in a way that 
I've never known 
You confuse me in a way that I've 
never known 

[chorus]

She says, "I can help you, but what 
do you say?" 
But it's not free baby, you'll have 
to pay 
You just keep me contemplating, that 
your soul is slowly fading 

God don't you know that I live with a ton 
of regret? 
'Cause I used to move you in a way that 
you've never known 
But then I accused you in a way that 
you've never known 
But you hurt me in a way that I've 
never known... 

Break me shake me hate me take 
me over 
When the madness stops then you 
will be alone 
So won't you break me shake me 
hate me take me over 
When the madness stops then you 
will be alone 

Listen, baby 
You'll be, you'll be alone 

Break me shake me hate me take 
me make me 
Fake me break me shake me hate 
me take me 
Break me



All comments from YouTube:

@Kianmur

I was 10 yrs old when this album came out and 34 yrs old now. Where does the time go...?? I swear i can still sing the album word for word. Such an amazing record

@ziggystardust5185

Same

@Mygirls3373

Same!!! My kids were looking at me like I was crazy cus I would get excited every time a song started and I knew every song lol seems like a lifetime ago!

@levisguy53

"Santa Monica" could/should have been omitted. it's not a bad song. it took me a bit to get used to it, but it doesn't fit the feel of the album.

@bunnymcface320

was about to comment to the same effect.

@Gabibono88

Yes! Me too! So much nostalgia :/

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@ziggystardust5185

Personally I think this is one of their best songs.

@annieoops6243

I do as well

@Tenshi252

YES

@christopheraikens597

I think it is their best song

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