"Good Dancers" as written by and Steele....
Don't always dream for what you want
But I love to watch good dancers talk
My heart is stronger than you all
But I love to watch good dancers talk

The war's good and I'm so tired

Don't always dream for what you want
But I love to watch good dancers talk
My heart is stronger than you all
But I love to watch good dancers talk

The wars good and I'm so tired x4

When you think with your mind you've got a place to go now
When you think with your mind you've got a place to go now

Don't always dream for what you want
But I love to watch good dancers talk
(When you think with your mind you've got a place to go now)
My heart is stronger than you all
(When you think with your mind you've got a place to go now)
But I love to watch good dancers talk
(When you think with your mind you've got a place to go now)


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"Good Dancers" as written by Luke Steele

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    General CommentI think he's talking about what differences there are from what you have in your head, to when you try and explain what you're thinking- it's always different.

    maybe the good dancers line, is about confidence..
    tigersroamfreeon September 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song- the music video is tripped out! When I read valo's comment, I was quite affronted. However, upon listening to the song again, I realised he's quite right. The violins, certainly, give that effect. So sue me- I like the sound of slaughtering kitten's on opium.

    These are perhaps the most confusing lyrics I have ever encountered. So short, and so weird. I think the only way to interpret is line by line, each with entirely seperate meanings.

    'Don't always dream for what you want'
    I like this line. It has an interesting truth about it- I think what it means is, what we want is not always what we need, or what we get in the end. It would be more logical, then, to not dream for what we want.

    'But I love to watch good dancers talk'
    I think their must be something significant about good dancers talking. Dancers use their bodies mainly in their proffession- entirely physical performers. And so, to watch good dancers talk, when we normally see them performing with their bodies, would be an interesting experience. Perhaps this line is about seeing people in a different light, a light that you never thought you could see them. Like good dancers talking when we never here their voices on stage. Similarly, watching geography teachers at a theme park or little kids on World Vision ads helping people would have the same effect.

    'My heart is stronger than you all'
    This line is weird, and slightly pretentious. Perhaps, though, it is the speaker being self-assuring. Maybe the line means, 'you can't break me, I'm too strong inside'. Kind of like when insects colour themselves to look poisonous. This line is a warning, saying that his heart is not just strong, but stronger than you all.

    'The war's good and I'm so tired'
    I may be reading far too much into this line, but I don't think it's about literal war. I think it's saying that a conflict is good- perhaps the conflict in a relationship? Or perhaps the conflict in his life is good? And then the 'I'm so tired' part means that though this conflict is good for him, it tires him out. I always feel it means this when I listen to the song. Something in his tone, maybe?

    'When you think with your mind you've got a place to go now.'
    I think this means, when you actually stop and think, no, you aren't trapped. You always have a place to go. I'm not sure how the person feels restricted or trapped, but I think this means that tif they just thought for a moment they'd realise there were no restrictions on them. Alternatively, this line means that their mind is the place that they can go to escape. Like, escaping into your imagination.

    So there's what I think the song means, even though it's only peices of the meaning. Perhaps the entire meaning is so deep down that only Lukey-boy himself understands its meaning.
    TheEngineDriveron June 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFantastic song, someone tell me what it means.
    dnarmstron June 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahaha... it's so true, what the hell is he talking about on this album?!
    podson October 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI like it... especially the line 'if you think with your mind, you've got a place to go "....

    good dancers talk? I would assume 'talking with their bodies' who knows....
    shockdelicaon December 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has a beautiful melody.
    campeseon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat the hell is with "the war is good and im so tired"
    love the song, its fun to play and sing, maybe not as high as the jackson do, but whatever floats ya boat
    productofthe80son December 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics really do confuse me. I love the line 'But I love to watch good dancers talk'. Makes me think of ballerinas telling a story but i dont know that thats the right interpretation when i look at the rest of the lyrics...
    ElenaBon December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFine attempt by the driver to fathom the inner workings of Luke's mind but none of us, I fear, will get close. BTW when the hell are the lyrics to Sunkids going to be up? I fucking love that song but can never, like singalong. Put me out of my misery goddamnit!
    Beekarryon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthave you ever wondered how others talk.. when they know no-one else is there to hear..
    the confidence dancers must have.. what do they talk about.. how do they talk.
    This song clearly written from a natural introspective point of view..
    thepriest23on September 25, 2007   Link

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