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Shake Away ( Lyrics

from Shake Away

"Shake Away (" is track #10 on the album Shake Away. It was written by Lila Downs;paul Cohen.
"Shake Away (" is track #10 on the album Shake Away. It was written by Lila Downs;paul Cohen.

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You know mama told me now
You're a child on your way
Don't you bother looking back
At the steps you took today

I feel swallowed by the road
Like a man without a name
'Cause the poison in my skin
Has the color of your game

Shake away, shake away
All the many sorrows
Slide away, slide away
Like a rattlesnake

Shake away, shake away
All the dry and loose skin
All the anger and the hate
Like a rattlesnake

Take me away
To the wind of November
You are my thunder
My path and my voice

Take me away
To the place in your story
'Cause I can taste
Bitterness in your tongue

Can you hear me, mama?
Can you hear me, sister?
Can you hear me, child?

Can you hear me, mama?
Can you hear me, sister?
Can you hear me, child?

Shake away, shake away
All the many sorrows
Slide away, slide away
Like a rattlesnake

Shake away, shake away
All the dry and loose skin
All the anger and the hate
Like a rattlesnake

Take me away
To the wind of November
You are my thunder
My path and my voice

Take me away
To the place in your story
'Cause I can taste
Bitterness in your tongue

Can you hear me, mama?
Can you hear me, sister?
Can you hear me, child, child?

Can you hear me, mama?
Can you hear me, sister?
Can you, can you hear me, child?

Songwriters
Lila Downs;Paul Cohen

Published by
CLOUD PEOPLE MUSIC LLC;NARA MUSIC, INC.

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