"Let's Dance" as written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman....
Ah, ah, ah, ah
Let's dance
Let's dance
Let's dance

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues
Let's dance
To the song they're playing on the radio
Let's sway
While color lights up your face
Let's sway
Sway through the crowd to an empty space

If you say run, I'll run with you
If you say hide, we'll hide
Because my love for you
would break my heart in two
If you should fall into my arms
And tremble like a flower

Let's dance
Let's dance
Let's dance

For fear your grace should fall
Let's dance
For fear tonight is all

Let's sway you could look into my eyes
Let's sway
Under the moonlight this serious moonlight

And if you say run, I'll run with you
And if you say hide, we'll hide
Because my love for you
would break my heart in two
If you should fall into my arms
And tremble like a flower

Let's dance
Let's dance
Let's dance
Put on your red shoes and dance the blues
Let's dance
To the song they're playin'

Let's sway
Let's sway
Under the moonlight, this serious moonlight

Let's dance
Let's
Let's
Let's
Let's dance
Let's dance

Let's dance, let's dance, let's dance, let's dance, let's dance
Let's dance
Let's dance
Let's dance
Let's dance, let's dance, let's dance, let's dance, let's dance
Let's dance
Let's dance
Let's dance


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"Let's Dance" as written by David Bowie

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is about a romantic caballero at a party with his sweetheart who only wants to do two things with the lady (a) hand her The Crystal and (b) slip her The Pistol.

    the part about the running and the hiding is about leaving that stupid party so they can be alone together

    the serious moonlight -- he is going to propose to his sweetheart by the light of the moon, making their relationship more serious and significant.

    fall into my arms and tremble like a flower -- To celebrate their engagement, he is going to make love to her in such a way as to bring her to an intensely pleasurable sexual crescendo that leaves her quivering and feeling very delicate and tender, like a rose petal.
    CuteSparkinaon July 05, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThere is a cover of this song by M. Ward, which is fantastic. It accentuates the sadness of it. I love the original, but the cover is definately something worth listening to.
    louderthanbombson January 15, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Under the moonlight, the serious moonlight"

    Love it
    Carla_Gon January 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenta good one
    oh,and_theblues.on January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome guitar solo
    Jonsion March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentput on your red shoes and dance the blues!
    dasquien!on May 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard it was about sophistication and trying to be someone you're not.

    The video reflects this - a girl has red dance shoes on, but kicks them off at the end, deciding she prefers living without them.

    Then again, it could just be about dancing.
    niftyrainbowon June 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere should be more comments
    kmk_natashaon December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song. i think the first time i heard it was in some show on vh1 and im glad i found it.
    wackydeli3on December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlouderthanbombs is right.... the m. ward version is really almost a whole different song. its on an album called 'transfguration of vincent". you need to hear it, so good!

    the bowie original is great as well, but more a celebration feel.

    "if you should fall into my arms and tremble like a flower"
    beautiful poetry.
    it's a lovesong...
    j.enslowon March 31, 2006   Link

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