(Go Ahead and) Dance

 

Text ©2003 Roger E. Moore (roger70129@aol.com)

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Synopsis: The lyrics to one of Trent Laneís better-known songs, written after Mystik Spiralís move to Boston (shortly after Trentís sister Jane began college there).

 

Authorís Notes: This song was inspired by comments made by Trent Lane on ďDariaĒ episode #211, ďSee Jane Run.Ē The following dialog is taken from Outpost Dariaís transcript of this episode (http://www.outpost-daria.com/ts_ep211.html). Daria Morgendorffer and Trent are watching Janeís performance in a running competition.

 

Trent: What she's doing takes guts. All that practicing, day in, day out.

Daria: Yeah.

Trent: And what for? So a crowd of drunks can make your art the backdrop to their pathetic mating dance? They don't care about your dream. They just want something loud going on so they don't have to talk.

Daria: Um, we're not discussing Jane anymore, are we?

 

Acknowledgments: This song was contributed to a song-fic contest started by PPMB denizen Wouter, in September 2002. No music exists for it, just the lyrics. Enjoy.

 

 

(Go Ahead And) Dance

 

Lyrics by Trent Lane

From the Mystic Spiral album, Was I Supposed to Do Something About It?

 

 

Iím a twenty-something nothing living out in the Ďburbs,

I waste my time writing music that ainít nobody heard,

Youíre just dancing to the rhythm and not listening to words,

And Iím screaming Ďstead of singing Ďcause I get so disturbed!

 

††††††††††† Ainít nothing getting through to you, youíre deaf as a stone,

††††††††††† You donít care just where youíre going, long as you get there alone,

††††††††††† You know youíre dancing on a ship that you knowís gonna sink,

††††††††††† But youíre dancing to my music so you donít have to think!

††††††††††† Go ahead and dance, people, go ahead and dance!

 

Youíre only sleeping though youíre moving, you just dream youíre alive,

Youíve got a life without a future and a wreck you can drive,

You forgot your destination, but youíre sure youíll arrive,

And Iím screaming Ďstead of singing, hoping someone survives!

 

††††††††††† Ainít nothing getting through to you, youíre deaf as a stone,

††††††††††† You donít care just where youíre going, just so you get there alone,

††††††††††† You know youíre dancing on a ship thatís going down in the drink,

††††††††††† But youíre dancing to my music so you donít have to think!

††††††††††† Go ahead and dance, people, go ahead and dance!

 

Got a hot war on the TV and got death in the skies,

Got those bills stuck in your mailbox, but you just got downsized,

Got a letter from your baby giving you the goodbye,

But you can dance until you puke, and I wonít even ask why!

 

††††††††††† Ainít nothing getting through to you, youíre deaf as a stone,

††††††††††† You donít care just what youíre doing, you donít plan to atone,

††††††††††† And now youíre dancing underwater, youíll be gone in a blink,

††††††††††† But youíre dancing to my music, so you donít have to think!

††††††††††† Go ahead and dance, people, go ahead and dance!

††††††††††† Go ahead and dance, people, go ahead and dance!

††††††††††† Dance dance dance dance, go ahead and dance!

 

 

Original: 9/23/02

Revised: 1/29/03

Song lyrics

 

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