"Ballroom Blitz" as written by Michael Donald Chapman and Nicholas Barry Chinn....
Are you ready Steve? Uh-huh
Andy? Yeah
Mick? Okay
Alright fellas, let's go!

Oh it's been getting so hard
Living with the things you do to me
My dreams are getting so strange
I'd like to tell you everything I see

Oh, I see a man at the back as a matter of fact
His eyes are as red as the sun
And the girl in the corner let no one ignore her
Cause she thinks she's the passionate one

Oh yeah! It was like lightning
Everybody was fighting
And the music was soothing
And they all started grooving

Yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah
And the man in the back said everyone attack
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said boy I want to warn you
It'll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz

Oh reaching out for something
Touching nothing's all I ever do
Oh I softly call you over
When you appear there's nothing left of you

And the man in the back is ready to crack
As he raises his hands to the sky
And the girl in the corner is everyone's woman
She could kill you with a wink of her eye

Oh yeah! It was electric
So perfectly hectic
And the band started leaving
'Cause they all stopped breathing

Yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah
And the man in the back said everyone attack
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said boy I want to warn you
It'll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz

Oh yeah! It was like lightning
Everybody was fighting
And the music was soothing
And they all started grooving

Yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah
And the man in the back said everyone attack
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said boy I want to warn you
It'll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz

It's it's a ballroom blitz
It's it's a ballroom blitz
It's it's a ballroom blitz
Yeah, it's a ballroom blitz


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"The Ballroom Blitz" as written by Nicholas Barry Chinn Michael Donald Chapman

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    General Commentsorry to rain on the metaphorical parade, but I would like to actually discuss the meaning of this song. I heard that this song is actually about a gig in which the band was forced off stage because of a barage of projectiles (bottles, trash, ect.) hence the name: ballroom (where they performed) blitz (the attack on the band) could be wrong, as this only explained the chorusessseses, not the soft-spoken parts: Oh it's been getting so hard
    Living with the things you do to me
    My dreams are getting so strange
    I'd like to tell you everything I see
    that's my take, at least.
    someguy13on November 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amaazing!
    that whole vinyl is amazing, actually.

    dont get mad at me for putting a drug twist on these lyrics, but it does kind of remind me of acid.

    acid and a concert.

    "Oh it's been getting so hard
    Living with the things you do to me"

    cause acid fucks you up after a while, eh?

    "My dreams are getting so strange"

    i bet

    "I'd like to tell you everything I see"

    yeah people just go on and on about their hallucinations when theyre fried.

    just an opinion!
    t.v.trashon August 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy local classic rock radio station not only doesn't play this track, they don't play anything by Sweet, and that's frustrating for me. This is one of those songs that BEGS to be played on the highway when traveling in excess of 50 MPH. In fact, only one song can trigger a sense of road rage and invincibility inside me that beats Ballroom Blitz, and that's Deep Purple's aptly-named Highway Star. From Connolly's (RIP) opening "let's GOOOOOOOOOOOOO" to the guitar work laid down by Priest and Scott (who was born 50 years to the day before myself!), this tune is an ass-kicker through and through.

    In my opinion this song's about the effects of the rock and roll lifestyle. The song is essentially one big dream (and a crazy one at that); in it we have a man who's eyes are as 'red as the sun' (drunk or high), we have a girl in the corner (a prostitute or groupie perhaps? - it would make sense as she's "everyone's woman") and plenty of fighting and, at one point, members of the band were passing out.

    When you have a dream or a series of dreams like the one Connolly describes, you know you're living and breathing rock and roll.
    Yankeesfan630on April 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI spent my $3 piano money to purchase this 45 !!
    BeatleAnton June 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probably my favorite song
    Mabbleflabon June 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthella cool, i love sweet, they are one of the originators of punk rock!
    P!NkPuNkBuNn!Eon June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing. makes me dance everytime.
    beforeromancedieson June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha, i love this song. It also makes me dance...spontaneously especially. It's just, a really wicked party song. Hands down. Excellent.
    xShoshannaxon June 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant song.
    quiffpornon November 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCan't say I've ever contemplated the lyrics... and I'm not about to now... just such a fun song the lyrics kinda breeze by. This song just simply kicks ass.
    SimpleKindOfBoyon November 11, 2004   Link

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