Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon




The Experience: Shut Up and Dance is a catchy dance tune about love at first sight which reminds each listener about the moment when they first met the love of their life.


Music video: An awkward guy (Nicholas Petriccia) heads out on the dance floor at a party hoping to find a dance partner and after a couple of rejections meets a lonely young lady who is also looking for a partner. The spark of love ignites all kind of psychedelic dreams of a life together which from there on are interspersed with scenes of them dancing until a better (masked) dance partner shows up and takes Nicholas' place on the floor. In the end it turns out that this masked man is really Nicholas' alter ego who has lost all of his inhibitions and is ready to give her everything. This does make for some awkward moments at the video's end, but ultimately they get through them.


The Meaning: Tells the story of one of those love at first sight moments where Nicholas Petriccia and a nameless girl meet at a party, begin to dance, and fall for each other all in less than the length of one song. A backless dress and some beat up sneaks... she might not be wealthy or popular don't you dare look back.
Just keep your eyes on me... but they both fall for one another fast ...I felt it in my chest as she looked at me.

Ask yourself: Do I remember the moment that I first met the love of my life?


LYRICS:

"Oh don't you dare look back.
Just keep your eyes on me."
I said, "You're holding back,"
She said, "Shut up and dance with me!"
This woman is my destiny
She said, "Oh, oh, oh,
Shut up and dance with me."

We were victims of the night,
The chemical, physical, kryptonite
Helpless to the bass and the fading light
Oh, we were bound to get together,
Bound to get together.

She took my arm,
I don't know how it happened.
We took the floor and she said,

"Oh, don't you dare look back.
Just keep your eyes on me."
I said, "You're holding back,"
She said, "Shut up and dance with me!"
This woman is my destiny
She said, "Oh, oh, oh,
Shut up and dance with me."

A backless dress and some beat up sneaks,
My discothèque, Juliet teenage dream.
I felt it in my chest as she looked at me.
I knew we were bound to be together,
Bound to be together

She took my arm,
I don't know how it happened.
We took the floor and she said,

"Oh, don't you dare look back.
Just keep your eyes on me."
I said, "You're holding back,"
She said, "Shut up and dance with me!"
This woman is my destiny
She said, "Oh, oh, oh,
Shut up and dance with me."

Oh, come on girl!

Deep in her eyes,
I think I see the future.
I realize this is my last chance.

She took my arm,
I don't know how it happened.
We took the floor and she said,

"Oh, don't you dare look back.
Just keep your eyes on me."
I said, "You're holding back,"
She said, "Shut up and dance with me!"
This woman is my destiny
She said, "Oh, oh, oh,
Shut up and dance!"

"Oh, don't you dare look back.
Just keep your eyes on me."
I said, "You're holding back,"
She said, "Shut up and dance with me!"
This woman is my destiny
She said, "Oh, oh, oh,
Shut up and dance with me."

Oh, oh, oh, shut up and dance with me
Oh, oh, oh, shut up and dance with me

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