“Well what the hell I’m gonna let it happen to me, yeah.” (Florence and the Machine, Shake it out)
Let’s let Flo explain this one:
“I wanted to just shake something out,
shake out these regrets,
shake out these things that haunt you….
“And I was thinking of regrets, like,
you know when you feel like you’re stuck in yourself,
you keep repeating certain patterns of behavior,
and you kind of want to cut out that part of you and restart yourself….
“So this song was kind of like,
‘Shake yourself out of it, things will be OK…
But then, the end refrain of ‘What the hell’ is really important as well,
because you’ll dance with the devil again at some point,
and maybe it will be fun…” (songfacts.com)