Words That Do Not Belong In Country Songs, Part IV

Makin’ it shake, as in "Boot Scootin’ Boogie":

I see outlaws, inlaws crooks & straights all out makin’ it shake
Doin’ the boot scootin’ boogie

Ronnie, it’s okay to adopt a musical persona that’s from KC, but it is not appropriate to channel KC and the Sunshine Band. Boogie’s bad enough, but the graphic depiction of what happens during a boogie is too much.

Exception to the Rule: It’s okay to make it shake so long as you’re performing some act of violence upon it, such as grabbing a grizzly by the throat and throttling it vigorously.

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