“Shake ’Em Up” Lyrics

Sittin’ in a blue light diner
Wishin’ life could be much finer
There’s nothin’ here but beer and a bunch of old men
And I’m so down, I can’t be choosy
Here comes old Side Order Susie
So shake ’em up and let ’em roll
Let ’em roll again

Well, parkin’ in a drive-in movie
Wishin’ life could be more groovy
I’d love to share my back seat with a friend
Headlights flashin’ in my mirror
Lordy, hate that Review Vera
Shake ’em up and let ’em roll
Let ’em roll again

Shake ’em up
Let ’em roll
You’ve got a woman with a lotta soul
Shake ’em up and let ’em roll
Let ’em roll again

Hangin’ in the bowlin’ alley
Wanderin’ in to dilly dally
I bought a new comb and a package of sin-sins
I’m combin’ my hair in the plate glass window
I’m gonna get lucky with a Lucky Linda
Shake ’em up and let ’em roll
Let ’em roll again

[break]
“Mister Henry Diltz on clarinet!”

Shake ’em up
Let ’em roll again
I’ve got a woman with a lotta soul
I said-a shake ’em up and let ’em roll
Let ’em roll again

Missing Links Volume 3 album cover

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Sources

  1. Missing Links Volume 3 (1996) (CD).
  2. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 298.