"Cosmic Dancer" as written by and M. Bolan....
I was dancing when I was twelve
I was dancing when I was aaah
I danced myself right out the womb
Is it strange to dance so soon
I danced myself right out the womb

I was dancing when I was eight
Is it strange to dance so late
I danced myself into the tomb
Is it strange to dance so soon
I danced myself into the tomb

Is it wrong to understand
The fear that dwells inside a man
What's it like to be a loon
I liken it to a balloon

I danced myself out of the womb
Is it strange to dance so soon
I danced myself into the tomb
But when again once more

I danced myself out of the womb
Is it strange to dance so soon
I danced myself out of the womb


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"Cosmic Dancer" as written by Marc Bolan

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    General CommentMarc Bolan said in a bonus track interview on Electric Warrior that Cosmic Dancer was about reincarnation.
    PainWhileUrinatingon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it's about being on a higher plane of existance, and bieng a single entity capable of thinking as one.
    widowmakeron August 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti first heard the song when watching billy elliot at the beginning. i loved it and the whole soundtrack. it's great.
    FriendBuddyon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can see the reincarnation theme...it's interesting that "womb" happens to rhyme with "tomb". The English language is fascinating at times. Great song...loved it in "Billy Elliot".
    ThoughtCriminal11on December 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits like when you are playing halo and somebody is shooting at you and you dance and dance and then you die or kill him. i dance my way to the tomb or dance my way to the womb, with the whole dying and reappearing.
    great song.
    andro666on April 17, 2007   Link
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    General Comment... my first thought was masturbation.
    Though "i touched myself out of my mother" really doesn't make any sense.
    I should rethink my theory.
    Mymsicalon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmy dad told me that this song was written because his wife and son were in a car accident and his son died. which it does have that melancholy tone. i don't know, i just love this song.
    ginadoll187on June 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI heard the some of T-rex songs while watching 'Billy Elliot' (parts of them u know), gosh love them all, especially this one.
    indigo_bluon August 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite T.Rex songs. It is definately not about the car accident thing. Marc died in a car accident while his wife was driving but she survived. I don't think his kid was in the car and Rolan Bolan is very much alive.

    The mood of the song is so strange and the idea of dancing from the womb to the tomb is perfect Bolan. That carefree perfect expression in dancing.

    The Cosmic Dancer is Shiva from the Hindu religion, representing the act of creation and destruction so I am guessing that this song is about Bolan as an artist or poet, a sort of song about destiny. I know he used to call himself the Bolan Child and thought he was destined to become something big.
    billboneson November 16, 2007   Link

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