"Dance Hall" as written by Isaac Brock, Eric Judy and Dann Gallucci....
I'm gonna dance all Dace Hall everyday.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
Well I'm giving myself another one, I have too much to say.

Dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna angle for telepathy 'cause I don't know the words to say.

Well I'm gonna act up but not in your fuckin' play.
I'll let you win the argument if things still go my way.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day!

I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.

I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.

Well I haven't had enough and I said I had my fill.
The past does not exist and I'm told it never will.
I guess that I'm stuck here like a plant on a windowsill.

I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna tell you what you want to hear anyways.

I'm gonna give myself a shot, I could get myself a shot,
I'm gonna go and try to buy a little more time to kill.
I need a can opener, 'cause I got some beans to spill.

I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.

Well somehow or another I fell for every scam.
But I was dancin' on the tin roof, cat be damned.
Committing crimes running down the alley.
I am the captain and you are in the galley!

I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna dance all Dance Hall every day.
I'm gonna Dance Hall dance all night long right now!


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"Dance Hall" as written by Eric Judy Dann Gallucci

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  • +5
    General Commenti like what they said about this song in rolling stone "for six months all we did was get drunk and play dance hall" sounds like a good way to waste half of the year.
    JimDillonon December 05, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWell, while avoiding my date with Plato for tonight, I might as well waste some time and see what I think this song means, seeing as so far there's been some very tentative attempts, some of the usual 'wow this guy is so good i worship him', and even some 'i am so drunk/stoned' (probably written by a sober, pimply 13 yr old).

    "Well I'm giving myself another one,
    I have too much to say."

    Having too much to say would probably suggest having too much on one's mind; therefore, he might be taking another one (i.e. another drink) to forget about all that. This is actually a theme running throughout the song. Read on!

    "I'm gonna angle or telepathy cuz
    I don't have the words to say."

    When you're drunk, and everything makes sense, but only in your head. When talking to people, it's just noise.

    "Well I'm gonna act up, but not in your fuckin' play.
    I'll let you win the argument if things still go my way."

    Not really caring what other people think at this point, just quite content regardless. Stopped really noticing what the conversation is about; rather, it's just the state he's in that he's content with, cos it's allowing him to vent his anger/frustration/whatever.

    "Well I haven't had enough and I said I had my fill.
    The past does not exist and I'm told it never will."

    He's now been hitting the bottle for a while, but still hasn't had enough. However, at this point, he's forgot about whatever was worrying him ('the past does not exist'). Furthermore, at this point, he says 'I'm told it never will' suggesting that he's quite pleased with the effect of the alcohol, and basically thinks that he will never worry about his worries anymore. Makes sense... when you're drunk, all your worries seem so far away (except, of course, when you're a type of drinker that gets depressed and starts telling everyone sob stories).

    "I guess that I'm stuck here like a plant on a windowsill."

    Prospects for the (immediate) future: more drinking.

    "I could give myself a shot,
    I could give myself a pill."

    His options. Alcohol, pills, there's plenty on offer for people wanting to escape it all temporarily.

    "I'm gonna go and try to buy a little more time to kill."

    Personally, this is my favorite line of the song. Basically describes what all this alcohol and drugs is all about. You're spending money to waste time, basically. It's like he's saying that little productive really happens while drunk/stoned, in which he's got a point. When you go out and get wasted, you're basically paying to waste your time. On the other hand, it seems to be a good outlet for one's frustrations, though - he definately likes it (not sure how he'll like it come the following morning though).

    "I need a can opener,
    cuz I got some beans to spill."

    When you get all philosophical when drunk/stoned. Hopefully he's talking to someone else who's in a similar state, or else things might be a bit awkward when he meets up with whoever he's talking to at some later point, when he's sober again.

    "Well somehow or another I fell for every scam.
    But I was dancin' on the tin roof, cat be damned.
    Committing crimes running down the alley.
    I am the captain and you are in the galley!"

    Interspersed seem to be actual lamentations (falling for scams, committing crimes), while he also is obviously a bit out of it (dancing on tin roof? cat be damned? im the captain, youre in the galley?). This is the philosophical stage I was just talking about.

    "I'm gonna Dance Hall dance all night long right now!"

    In a live performance, this would be where he's chug down a beer or something! ;)
    Oh, and the repeated part about going dancing, in this (my) interpretation obviously means going out and getting wasted.

    Anyway, that's my $0.02. Please tell me what you guys think, I haven't done any literary analysis since finals 3 years ago!
    wortelon February 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHaha by the way, 'enter', you need to be drunk to have the guts to say f**k online on a message board? What would your parents do if they found out?

    He was drunk, made an account (Jan 3rd 2005), typed that, and was never seen again on Songmeanings.net
    wortelon February 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's cocaine...this guy did hella coke. The past doesn't exist because you never regret what's done when you're doing coke. He is definitely not talking about booze and weed. Sorry young 'uns there's a wide world out there and you can either choose to experience all of the highs and lows or else choose to live a healthy normal life. Pills and shots would possibly make him sleep, and kill the time until he could fall asleep. Without those he would just do more coke. The only way to really understand this song is to do coke. You can't understand drugs without binging. It's a fact. "a little repetitive"? Yes, just like the lifestyle. It's circular and it never goes anywhere. But it's damn fun while youre doing it.
    puckon August 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot so sure what this one is trying to say, but i think it is how he has so much to say but can really say them, and how he just wants so waste some time, get fucked up, and get out of his body. Let it all go. Have other ideas, but only off of single lines, so please someone give us a good meaning.
    dhelmon April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI see it as a major release for whatever unwnated emotions are running around in your head, or at least that is what it is for me. But oh well. This is one of the songs that you just listen too and enjoy.

    Notice the screename :-D
    Dance Hallon May 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh my gawd ive never wanted to just PLAY a song so much!!! everytime i hear it i can just imagine the satisfaction in thrashing out like that. such a badass song...and in my opinion and REALLY GOOD cd
    CrimsonanCloveron May 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoh my gawd ive never wanted to just PLAY a song so much!!! everytime i hear it i can just imagine the satisfaction in thrashing out like that. such a badass song...and in my opinion and REALLY GOOD cd
    CrimsonanCloveron May 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, it sounds like Brock is referring to X or speed withdrawal and the depression that follows.
    theloniousmonkon June 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah he'd know
    man on tvon June 27, 2004   Link

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