Sunday, September 30, 2007

Song of the Day - I Don't Feel Like Dancing

Even before Addison danced naked to this on the series premiere of Private Practice, this Scissor Sisters tune was in heavy rotation on my iPod. This catchy, toe-tapping number sounds like the love child of Leo Sayer and Elton John. Not surprisingly, since Captain Fantastic himself is credited as a co-composer on the tune. I like to refer to this "disco hoe-down" but whatever you call it, it's the most dance-able song about NOT wanting to dance probably ever sung...

(Lyrics courtesy of a fan forum on the official Scissor Sisters website. I believe these came from a scan of the CDs liner notes, so I expect they are accurate...)

I Don't Feel Like Dancing

Wake up in the morning
with a head like “what you done?”
This used to be the life
but I don’t need another one…

You like cutting up and carrying on
You wear them gowns
So how come I feel so lonely
when you’re up getting down?

So I’ll play along when I hear that special song
I’m gonna be the one who gets it right
You better move when you’re swinging ‘round the room
Looks like that magic’s only ours tonight.


But I don’t feel like dancing when the old Joanna plays
My heart could take a chance, but my two feet can’t find a way
You’d think that I could muster up a little soft shoe gentle sway
But I don’t feel like dancing, no sir, no dancing today

I don’t feel like dancing, dancing
Even if I find nothing better to do
Don’t feel like dancing, dancing
Why’d you pick a tune if I’m not in the mood?
Don’t feel like dancing, dancing
I’d rather be home with the one in the bed ‘til dawn with you


Cities come and cities go
just like the old empires
When all you do is change your clothes
and call that versatile

You got so many colors
it’d make a blind man so confused
So why can’t I keep up
when you’re the only thing I lose?

I’ll just pretend
that I know which way to bend
I’m gonna tell the whole world that you’re mine
Please understand
when I see you clap your hands
If you stick around I’m sure that I’ll be fine


You can’t make me dance around
but your two-step makes my chest pound
Just lay me down
as you float into the shimmer lights…


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