Shaken
Shiny Toy Guns Lyrics


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Running in circles
Chasing pain
Of yesterday
Shaken...fearful
Because I've come
Back for what is trouble
Still...
[Chorus]
I will wait it out
I will wait it out
I will wait it out
I will not be shaken


Strange calls to meet those
Who feel and know
How to give up
The stage lights
And heroes
Razor pain
Rubbed it all away, love
Still

[Bridge]
Didn't notice it right away
Didn't notice it until it was too late
I'm gonna change my desire
For your all consuming fire
Didn't wanna cry out at night
Didn't wanna stop at mid flight
I didn't plan for the fall
When I was running from it all...


Have I no evil
Citizen Cain




Slowed-- my desperate running
Still....

Overall Meaning

The song "Shaken" by Shiny Toy Guns is a perfect blend of rock and electronic music with lyrics that talk about facing one's past and coming to terms with it. The opening lines, "Running in circles, Chasing Pain of yesterday, Shaken... Fearful," display the singer's inner struggles, trying to find a way out of the agony of the past they had left behind. The lines imply that the singer has returned to the same place, which holds bad memories for them, causing fear and uncertainty. However, the chorus follows with a reassuring proclamation, "I will wait it out; I will not be shaken," indicating the singer's determination and will to face their fears and overcome them.


The following lines from the song, "Strange calls to meet those who feel and know how to give up the stage lights and heroes," indicate the singer's yearning for a deeper connection and intimacy away from the superficiality of fame and celebrity culture. The lines "Razor pain rubbed it all away love" signify the singer's emotional pain, which they tried to suppress by hurting themselves, and finally finding solace in love.


The bridge of the song, "Didn't notice it right away, I'm gonna change my desire for your all-consuming fire," highlights the realization of mistakes in hindsight and the decision to change course for a better life. The last lines, "Have I no evil, Citizen Cain slowed my desperate running, still..." refers to the biblical allusion of the story of Cain and Abel to convey the idea that the singer has buried their past demons and is ready to move forward.


Line by Line Meaning

Running in circles
Going around in the same cycle repeatedly


Chasing pain
Trying to find a solution to a problem that has already caused pain


Of yesterday
Of a past long gone


Shaken...fearful
Scared and anxious


Because I've come
Being afraid caused by coming back


Back for what is trouble
Returning to a situation that has caused harm before


Still...
Despite that


I will wait it out
I will remain patient


I will not be shaken
I will hold my ground and not let fear overcome me


Strange calls to meet those
Unexpected meetings with certain people


Who feel and know
Those who can relate to what I'm going through


How to give up
Knowing when to let go


The stage lights
The glamour of the spotlight


And heroes
People looked up to as role models


Razor pain
Sharp emotional pain


Rubbed it all away, love
Letting go of love and feeling numb


Didn't notice it right away
Not realizing something was wrong at first


Didn't notice it until it was too late
Not realizing something was wrong until it was too late to fix it


I'm gonna change my desire
I will change my wants and needs


For your all consuming fire
To distance myself from the passion that overwhelms me


Didn't wanna cry out at night
Not wanting to express feelings of vulnerability


Didn't wanna stop at mid flight
Not wanting to give up halfway through


I didn't plan for the fall
I didn't anticipate the consequences of my actions


When I was running from it all...
When I was trying to escape from everything causing me pain


Have I no evil
Am I not capable of wrongdoing?


Citizen Cain
Reference to the Bible character Cain, who murdered his brother out of jealousy


Slowed-- my desperate running
Stopped me from constantly running in fear


Still....
Nevertheless




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: JEREMY DAWSON, STEPHEN PETREE, CO-WRITER UNKNOWN, DAWSON/S. PETREE JEREMY, STEPHEN C PETREE

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@StrawberryBottomz

All their songs from We Are Pilots are amazing! Let's just be honest with ourselves here :)

@MalachiEastling

this song takes me back~ 16 months ago I was scared about becoming a father...its the best thing ever~

@kittymuffins6484

The buildup in this makes me move like crazy.

@RosemarieGothic

Love this song.

@CodfishJoe

Agreed. This and Starts with One.

@xveritableliesx

its "Still the sun came, slowed my desperate waiting.."

@lavaheart626

I shall not be shaken! I shall be stirred...

@nino3436

That made me lol.

@Grantzingerofjacob

Lol is that why your name is brokencreations? =P

@TLC4me333

Not my favorite song by them, but i LOVE the bridge :)

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