You can try to stop the seasons, but you know you never will,
And you can try to stop my dancing feet, but I just cannot stand still!
‘Cause the world keeps spinnin’ round and round
And my heart’s keepin’ time to the speed of the sound,
I was lost ’til I heard the drums, then I found my way...
‘Cause you can’t stop the beat, ever since this whole world began
A woman found out if she shook it, she could shake up a man
And so I’m gonna shake and shimmy it the best that I can today
‘Cause you can’t stop the motion of the ocean or the sun in the sky,
You can wonder, if you wanna, but I’ll never ask why
And if you try and hold me down,
I’m gonna spit in your eye and say
That you can’t stop the beat!