"Private Dancer" as written by and Mark Knopfler....
All the men come in these places
And the men are all the same
You don't look at their faces
And you don't ask their names
You don't think of them as human
You don't think of them at all
You keep your mind on the money
Keeping your eyes on the wall

I'm your private dancer, a dancer for money
I'll do what you want me to do
I'm your private dancer, a dancer for money
And any old music will do

I want to make a million dollars
I want to live out by the sea
Have a husband and some children
Yeah, I guess I want a family
All the men come in these places
And the men are all the same
You don't look at their faces
And you don't ask their names

I'm your private dancer, a dancer for money
I'll do what you want me to do
I'm your private dancer, a dancer for money
And any old music will do

I'm your private dancer, a dancer for money
I'll do what you want me to do
Just a private dancer, a dancer for money
And any old music will do

Deutch marks or dollars
American Express will do nicely, thank you
Let me loosen up your collar
Tell me, do you want to see me do the shimmy again?

I'm your private dancer, a dancer for money
I'll do what you want me to do
I'm your private dancer, a dancer for money
And any old music will do

I'm your private dancer, a dancer for money
I'll do what you want me to do
I'm your private dancer, a dancer for money
And any old music will do

I'm your private dancer, a dancer for money
I'm your private dancer, a dancer for money


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"Private Dancer" as written by Mark Knopfler

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    General CommentThis song's kinda cool, a bit old, but not too bad.
    sire_of_black_eyesson January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWritten by Mark Knopfler, and yes, it's the Dire Straits backing her.
    It's about a prostitute of course, but after it became a big hit, Tina got mail from people who were disgusted "Why are you singing this - it's about a HOOKER! Have you been a hooker, Tina?"
    Not wishing to make the obvious point to these jerks, Tina pretended she hadn't understood that the character in the song was a "little lady", she'd thought it was about dancers invited to parties and doing nothing but nice - show dancing. :-)
    tinderboxon June 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCan't believe there are so little Tina songs! I absolutely love this one, Tina's voice is amazing (Y)
    laulauon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about more than prostitution - I think it's about any woman that gives up her dream of real love for the comfortable life....
    EveryMomenton March 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe this is a song about the prostitution of every woman's life. and how women settle for things like security, money, permanent housing, children etc.
    enslavedtobookson May 17, 2011   Link

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