"Dancefloors" as written by and Jim James....
Daybreak, nightfall
Long as I believe
There ain't nothing glowin'
Like this skin you're showin'
And the keys you gave to me

Nightjails, poolhalls
Some things are everywhere
So for the past
I'm diggin a grave so big,
It will swallow up the sea

Oh I know, that it's easy
There's no trouble waitin' for me

Dancefloors, headlights
In my blood there's gasoline
For an urban boy on a dirty tour
I never felt so clean

Loaded questions
In an automatic world
You just won't be seein'
The things you need
As if you thought you would

Oh I know, it's never easy
When there's trouble waitin' for me

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"Dancefloors" as written by Jim James


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    General Commentbeautiful music.
    weezerific:cutleryon April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love when my morning jacket plays in this style. The band is so stylistically versatile, and Z is a great mixed bag of treats. This song represents an almost classic country style... but the album goes from raggae to electronic to blues and on and on... just great stuff.
    chrome_aviatoron December 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about his life on the road. He looks out and notices that jails and poolhalls are everywhere he goes ("some things are everyehere").
    scottypon July 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy Morning Jacket does have a very versatile sound, this song is so '80s southern rock. I think Scotty has it right (life on the road), I just wonder about the last few lines, from 'loaded questions' on.

    On a side note...I've noticed similar things in my own limited travels where I live (WV), every town you visit you see nothing but churches, pawn shops and dive bars. I find it ammusing that they're all oriented towards alleviating people's troubles and that for most, they're visited in a cycle. You blow your money getting loaded, pawn your stuff for money and eventually hit rock bottom, then you end up in church. haha
    SadLoveon January 06, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about how someone is feeling perhaps beginning off a tour, 'as long as i believe (in love) like this skin you're showin'
    and the keys you gave to me' (to their tour car)
    (keys to aspects of life)

    I relate to this song beacuse I too am a gambler, and I know what it's like to look at the world and breathe in easy the gasoline into my blood and only feel comfort in the eyes of all night jails or casinos. "Nightjails...poolhalls
    Some things are everywhere
    So for the past
    I'm diggin a grave so big,
    It will swallow up the sea"
    Perhaps he wants to drown out the (not so gutsy) past in a new feeling, in a big grave.

    the last stanza about seeing things in life you thought you would, is about how the world is really quite hard and after a while of being a gambler you realize you can't live off of your good vibes and good luck. you need reality and common sense as well.

    "Oh I know...it's never easy
    When there's trouble waitin' for me"
    Someone's out to get him
    haileybananason May 13, 2013   Link

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