Side To Side
The Cat Empire Lyrics


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We got soul
Soul soul soul tonight
We got soul
Shake and we provide
1.2.3.4
So step from side to side to side now
Honey move your hips from left to right now
Fellas got to get loose to keep it tight now
Well alright well alright

We got soul
Soul soul soul tonight now
We got soul
Shake and we provide
1.2.3.4
So step from side to side now
Honey's move your hips from left to right now
Fellas got to get loose to keep it tight now
Oh alright now

We got soul
Soul soul soul tonight
We got soul
Shake and we provide

So step from side to side now
Honey's move your hips from left to right




Fellas got to get loose to keep it tight
Well alright well alright well alright

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Side to Side" by The Cat Empire express the band's desire to create a high-energy, soulful atmosphere that makes their audience want to dance. The repeated refrain of "We got soul" emphasizes the band's passion for music and the special connection they feel with their fans. The lyrics encourage listeners to let loose and move their bodies, calling out specific instructions like "step from side to side now" and "move your hips from left to right." The song suggests that dancing together in this way can create a sense of unity and common purpose.


Overall, "Side to Side" celebrates the power of music to bring people together and create an atmosphere of joy and excitement. The lyrics are simple and repetitive, emphasizing the band's desire to create a fun, high-energy experience for their audience. Through the power of their music, The Cat Empire hopes to foster a sense of connection between themselves and their listeners, as well as between different members of the audience.


Line by Line Meaning

We got soul
We possess the essence of music and rhythm within us


Soul soul soul tonight
Our soulful vibe is present tonight, and is palpable to everyone around us


Shake and we provide
Through our music, we offer a way to release one's emotions and dance freely


1.2.3.4
A typical count to begin a music performance or dance routine


So step from side to side to side now
Move your body from left to right repeatedly, gradually increasing your enthusiasm


Honey move your hips from left to right now
Addressing the audience with a term of endearment, encourage them to sway their hips to the music


Fellas got to get loose to keep it tight now
Encouraging the men to loosen up and feel the rhythm in order to maintain the group's cohesiveness and keep the energy high


Well alright well alright
An exclamation of satisfaction with the performance and with the audience's participation




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