In the background, there's a noise
All the feet marking time in a straight line
And you can't turn back 'cause you're better off
You gotta maintain your stance.

In the background, there's a voice
singing softly, but surely to break you down
That no matter what they say,
what you're wearing still matters.

An unmotivated crowd
Blood, sweat and tears poured into staying safe
Like tenth-grade apprehension -
Oh! And my navy blue isn't black enough
so I'll keep my head down
Is it innovation or formula?

You dance the same dance as everyone

In the background, there's a noise
All the feet marking time in a straight line
And you can't turn back 'cause you're better off
You gotta maintain your stance.

In the background, there's a voice
singing softly, but surely to break you down
That no matter what they say
what you're wearing still matters.

Smash your equipment in a rage;
it's all the rage
and a guaranteed way to Heaven
Hallelujah! We're all saved!

And though Heather said
I should write it down,
well, I will be forgotten
But the eternal race for prom queen is here to stay.

You dance the same dance as everyone

Gesticulate.
Try to make a move and break free.
And you thought conformity was so passé.
But no matter they tell you,
everything is high school.
And it's ob-la-di-bla-da and you walk away.

You can try to make a change
More like try to shift in a straight jacket.

No matter what they say
You walk away
'cause you dance the same dance.
Just walk away.

(Everybody's part of the dance craze
You'll never, ever get away
Ob-la-di-bla-da, just walk away.)


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