|song by The Power Station|
|Released||30 September 1996|
|Label||Chrysalis, Capitol, Guardian Records|
|Writer(s)||Palmer, Taylor, Taylor, Thompson|
|The Power Station|
About the songEdit
The song was written in the pre-recording stage of Living In Fear, with the same lineup as for their previous album in 1985 (Robert Palmer, Andy Taylor, John Taylor and Tony Thompson). However, John Taylor was going through a divorce at the time, as well as entering drug rehab, and pulled out before the song was recorded. Instead Bernard Edwards, the producer, played bass guitar and took over as the group's official fourth member.
"Shut Up" is an up-tempo jazz funk song, which showcases Robert Palmer's vocal ranges.
The Power Station are:
Get 'em off me, get 'em off me Get their hands and their legs from above me When you want it and you need it But you can't seem to quite understand it Get 'em off me, get 'em off me Take their legs and their elbows from around me Schizophrenia don't mean that you're living - In the world not a dream I said shut up, you're not incurably ill You got the motivation, you got the pill Don't mess it up, I go down on my knees Don't blow it big time babe, I'm begging you please I said shut up I said shut up What you complaining about? You got the tonic money, you got the truth Don't mess it up Let's stick together on this We got everything and more, so baby - Why should we quit? I said shut up