Shaken
The 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 lyrics to The Shiny Toy Gun's song "Shaken" talk about a person who is chasing after the pain and hurt of their past. They are fearful because they keep returning to the trouble that caused them pain before. The chorus of the song repeats that the person will wait it out and not be shaken, meaning that they will overcome their struggles and not be defeated by them. The second verse talks about meeting people who understand how to give up and let go, and how the person in the song still feels the pain despite attempting to rub it away. The bridge of the song discusses how the person didn't notice the problems until it was too late, and how they want to change their desire for the consuming fire that has caused them pain. They didn't want to cry out or stop, but they couldn't plan for the fall when everything felt like it was all too much.


Overall, the song talks about the struggle of overcoming past pain and trying to push through despite feeling overwhelmed by difficult experiences. The repetition of the chorus emphasizes the determination to not be shaken by these struggles and overcome them.


Line by Line Meaning

Running in circles
Feeling trapped and not making any progress


Chasing pain
Being drawn towards things that have hurt in the past


Of yesterday
Things that have happened in the past that continue to affect the present


Shaken...fearful
Feeling scared and uncertain


Because I've come
Feeling like you have to face something you've been trying to avoid


Back for what is trouble
Returning to something that you know is going to be difficult or painful


Still...
Despite all of this, continuing forward


I will wait it out
Being patient and letting things resolve on their own


I will not be shaken
Refusing to let fear control your actions


Strange calls to meet those
Being drawn to people who understand you and have been through similar experiences


Who feel and know
People who have emotional intelligence and empathy


How to give up
Knowing when to let go of something that's not healthy or productive


The stage lights
The attention and validation that comes with success


And heroes
People who are viewed as role models and inspirational figures


Razor pain
Intense emotional pain that feels sharp and cutting


Rubbed it all away, love
Trying to cope with pain by distracting yourself with other things (like love)


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


Didn't notice it until it was too late
Realizing something was wrong only when it had already caused damage


I'm gonna change my desire
Deciding to change what you're interested in or what motivates you


For your all consuming fire
Giving up something that has taken over your thoughts and emotions


Didn't wanna cry out at night
Not wanting to show vulnerability or ask for help


Didn't wanna stop at mid flight
Not wanting to give up on something, even if it's not working out


I didn't plan for the fall
Not anticipating negative consequences or outcomes


When I was running from it all...
Trying to escape problems or difficult situations without dealing with them directly


Have I no evil
Questioning if you're responsible for the bad things that have happened to you


Citizen Cain
Referencing the biblical story of Cain and Abel, where Cain murders his brother out of jealousy


Slowed-- my desperate running
Realizing that avoiding problems won't make them go away and being forced to deal with them


Still...
Staying resilient and determined




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JEREMY DAWSON, STEPHEN PETREE

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Comments from YouTube:

@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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