Shout - Song Lyrics

  • Written and performed by The Isley Brothers (O'Kelly, Ronald, and Rudolph Isley) in 1959, but did not chart
  • Remade in 1962 by Joey Dee & The Starlighters and reached #6 on the Top 40 charts
  • Also re-released in 1962 by the Isley Brothers, but once again it did not break into the Top 40
  • Made famous with version by Otis Day & The Knights in the movie "Animal House" from 1978
  • One of the great party songs of all time

Note that the lyrics posted here are as performed by The Oracle Band, and are slightly different from the original in terms of the number of times a phrase is repeated, as well as the omission of the slow middle section ("Now wait a minute")

You know you make me want to (SHOUT)
Kick my heals up and (SHOUT)
Throw my hands up and (SHOUT)
Throw my head back and (SHOUT)
Come on now (SHOUT)
Don't forget to say you will (SHOUT)
Don't forget to say-ay-ay-ay-ay-yeah (SHOUT)

(SAY YOU WILL�Hey, hey, hey) Say it right now baby
(SAY YOU WILL�Hey, hey, hey) Come On�Come On
(SAY YOU WILL�Hey, hey, hey) Say it right heeeere
(SAY YOU WILL�Hey, hey) Come on now

(SAY) Say that you love me (SAY) Say that you need me
(SAY) Say that you want me (SAY) You wanna please me
(SAY) Come on now [x3] (SAY)

I still remember�when you used to be 9 years old�yeah, yeah (SHOOBY DO WOP BOP BOP BOP)
I was a fool for you�from the bottom�of my soul�yeah
Now that you've grown up�I want�to let you know�yeah, yeah
A-you wanna leave me�you wanna�let me go- (SHOOBY DO WOP BOP)

I want you to know�I said, I want you to now right now�Hey
You've been good to me baby�Better than I've been to myself�hey, hey
And if you ever leave me�I don't want�nobody else�hey, hey
I said I want you to know�Hey�I said I want you to know right now�hey, hey

You know you make me want to (SHOUT) (ooo)
Yeah, yeah (SHOUT) (ooo)�Yeah, yeah, yeah (SHOUT) (ooo)
All-All right (SHOUT) (ooo)�All-All right (SHOUT) (ooo)
Come on now (SHOUT)�Come on now (SHOUT)
Yeah, Yeah (SHOUT)
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (SHOUT) [x3]
All-All right (SHOUT) [x4]

Lift my feet up and (SHOUT) (ooo)
Throw my head back and (SHOUT) (ooo)
Kick my heels up and (SHOUT) (ooo)
Come on now (SHOUT) (ooo)
Take it easy (SHOUT) (ooo)�Take it easy (SHOUT) (ooo)�Take it easy (SHOUT) (ooo)

A little bit softer now (SHOUT) [x12]

A little bit louder now (SHOUT) [x8]

Hey�(Hey) [x4]

Shout now�
Jump up and shout now [x5]
Everybody shout now [x2]
Everybody shout-shout�shout-shout-shout�shout

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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