Shake The Dirt Off

Shake the Dirt Off, Post and Photos by Ivy Clark

Lauren ‘Ivy’ Clark studied the hybridization of Castilleja levisecta and C. hispida in restoration sites for their Masters thesis at the University of Washington before becoming a restoration technician for the Center for Natural Lands Management.

Shake Dirt Off

A broom parody of the Taylor Swift “Shake it off” pop song

By Taproot Shift, produced by IV Clark

Note:  If you wish to try singing this, here’s a link to a karaoke version of the Taylor Swift song.

I stare at my plants! Got worry in my brain!

That’s what invasives do to me, mmm hmm, the weeds that I can see, mmm hmm

Gotta kill too many weeds! But can’t do enough to please!

At least that’s what you may think, mmm hmm, that’s what you may think, mm hmmm

So I keep pulling, can’t stop, must keep killing

It’s like they’ll take over every inch in the warm Washington sun

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Cause the broom’s gonna bloom bloom bloom bloom bloom

And the seed’s gonna spread spread spread spread spread

Baby I’m just gonna pull pull pull pull pull pull

Then shake it off, shake it off

If soil comes up with the root root root

It could still bloom bloom bloom bloom bloom bloom

Baby you just gotta shake shake shake shake shake

Shake dirt off, shake dirt off

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I never miss a weed! Can’t let em go to seed!

And it makes them all afraid of me, mmm mmm, yeah they all afraid of me, mmm mmm

I’m pulling on my own (pulling on my own), I’ll take some friends when they can go (friends come on lets go)

They can’t kill as much as me, mmm mmmm, can’t kill as much as me, mmm mmm

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So I keep pulling, can’t stop, must keep killing

It’s like they’ll take over every inch in the warm Washington sun

Cause the broom’s gonna bloom bloom bloom bloom bloom

And the seed’s gonna spread spread spread spread spread

Baby I’m just gonna pull pull pull pull pull pull

Then shake it off, shake it off

If soil comes up with that root root root

It could still bloom bloom bloom bloom bloom bloom

Baby you just gotta shake shake shake shake shake

Shake dirt off, shake dirt off

Shake dirt off, shake dirt off

I, I shake dirt off, shake dirt off

I, I shake dirt off, shake dirt off

I, I shake dirt off, shake dirt off

broom root with soil

Hey hey hey!

Just think when those invasive plants get the habitat down ,with their dirty dirty tricks

You could be making a difference, with these sweet tips

My weed wrench pulls more than just broom

Pulls hawthorn and holly, and even some blackberry

It kills them with such ease with some aim and then a squeeze

When you pull it on over, baby, then you shake shake shake, yeah oh

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Cause the broom’s gonna bloom bloom bloom bloom bloom

And the seed’s gonna spread spread spread spread spread

Baby I’m just gonna pull pull pull pull pull pull

Then shake it off, shake it off

If soil comes up with that root root root

It could still bloom bloom bloom bloom bloom bloom

Baby you just gotta shake shake shake shake shake

Shake dirt off, shake dirt off

Shake dirt off, shake dirt off

I, I shake dirt off, shake dirt off

I, I shake dirt off, shake dirt off

I, I shake dirt off, shake dirt off

Shake-it collage

 

Shake dirt off, shake dirt off

I, I shake dirt off, shake dirt off

I, I shake dirt off, shake dirt off

I, I shake dirt off, shake dirt off

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