SHAKE YOU

Words and Music by Anne M Carley © 1986 – 2002

A subway song about colossal failures to communicate.

Is this the way it ends?
One morning
What did people see?
That morning on the F train
The two of us
barely speaking
somehow close
not looking at each other

Looks like it was the end
that morning
What did people see
That morning on the F train
The two of us
“we’ll speak soon”
one quick kiss
“sure was good to see you”

But I wanted to
shake you till it all fell into place
shake you till the walls came down
Shake you deep down with a look or a word
Like you can shake me

So that is how it ends
one morning
May have been our last time
that morning on the F train
The two of us
reached our limit
so we said goodbye
I guess it’s for the best

I wanted to shake you
till it all fell into place
shake you till the walls came down
Shake you deep down with a look or a word
Like you can shake me