Every morning I've got a new chance
I want to land the part of Eddie in The Stranger Dance
'Cause he gets to sword fight the duke
He kidnaps the queen
And you think the score's set but you can't truly see
Til you know the two sides of Monsieur Valentine
Til you know the two sides of Monsieur Valentine

Every morning I pull on them pants
Mmm but I don't get out so much since I acquired St. Vitus dance
I turn the news on a while
I practice my scene
You think things are straight but they're not what they seem
Til you know the two sides of Monsieur Valentine
In his coat and his boots and his blackheart machine
No, no one knows the two sides of Monsieur Valentine

Every morning I've got a new chance
I want to play the part of Eddie in The Stranger Dance
He makes love to the duke
He sword fights the queen
He steals the whole show in his last dying scene
No one sees the two sides of Monsieur Valentine
No, no one sees the two sides of Monsieur Valentine
No one sees the two sides of Monsieur Valentine
Mmm hmmm mmm hmm hmm hmm



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"The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine" as written by Britt Daniel

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    General Comment:So really no one thinks this is about star wars? Monsieur Valentine = Darth Vader? In his coat and his boats and his black heart machine???
    onemidsummersdayon January 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Can anybody explain what "The Stranger Dance" is?

    I love this song. It's been in my head for days.
    attractivecousinon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:i'm not sure about 'the stranger dance' but i do know that St Vitus' Dance is a term from germany in the middle ages given to 'mania for continuous dancing'.

    britt's just staying in. dancing continuously. waita go.
    gyroscopeon September 15, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:First of all, "The Stranger Dance" does not actually exist.

    This song is basically summarized by the line, "You think mthe score's set, but you can't truly see". The lyrics don't need to make total sense, because the point is that everything has two sides, and nothing is what you think it is. I love how surreal the words are, especially "He makes Love to the Duke/ He swordfights the Queen/ He steals the whole show with his last dying scene"
    whatslifelikeon December 12, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:great song. one of my all time favourites
    cluelesstraveleron April 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:St. Vitrus Dance is a medical condition that Andy Warhol suffered from where your body goes into spasms that can be quite painful...in fact, Warhol was kept in the house with his mother for most of his childhood because of this condition--so maybe britt daniels is making an allusion to warhol? (fits with the surrealism and the evocation of gay love)
    absolutelyamazingon May 29, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:anyone seen the video? cross dressing for sure. this song is metaphorical, but it can certainly mean the double life of a cross dresser.
    terri kayeon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:In the first and third verses, it seems pretty clear that he's talking about wanting to play a role in a play or a movie (I wanna land/play the part...). The character is named Eddie, the show is "The Stranger Dance" and the things he describes subsequently are the things about Eddie that make the narrator of the song want to play this part. The second verse is possibly a little less literal.
    mlouon September 24, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:This song definitely has a cross dressing theme/undertone to it. What a lot of people don't realize is what a great stoner band spoon is. Definitely one of the best bands to listen to when you're on drugs. Try it
    Lithiumking420on March 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:St.Vitus is the patron saint of diseases.
    raovon May 09, 2007   Link

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