"Dancing Shoes" as written by and Alex Turner....
Get on your dancing shoes
There's one thing on your mind
Hoping they're looking for you
Sure you'll be rummaging through

And the shit, shock, horror
You've seen your future bride
Oh, but it's oh so absurd
For you to say the first word
So you're waiting and waiting

The only reason that you came
So what you scared for
Don't you always do the same
It's what you there for, don't you know

The lights are flashing
Down in here tonight
And some might exchange a glance
But keep pretending to dance

Don't act like it's not happening
As if it's impolite
To go and mention your name
Instead you'll just do the same
As they all do, and hope for the best ...

The only reason that you came
So what you scared for
Well don't you always do the same
It's what you're there for but no

Get on your dancing shoes
You sexy little swine
Hoping they're looking for you
Sure you'll be rummaging through

Oh and the shit, shock, horror
You've seen your future bride
Oh, but it's oh so absurd
For you to say the first word
So you're waiting and waiting


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"Dancing Shoes" as written by Alex Turner

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  • +2
    General Commentno commets yet? damn. This is a great song.
    I think it's about trying to pick up girls at dance clubs and finding it hard to make the first move.
    By the way the "oooo yaaa" part actually says "but nooo!" even though it's there it's hard to make out on the first version but it's clear on the new album version. and the waaaaaaaaohhh is waitin' also.
    aponte99on January 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsorry fallen angels: "The only reason that you came
    So what ya scared for? " is ALL about how you went out clubbing to pick up and take home... but this guy's not got the balls to approach and make the first move...
    lifesarollercoasteron May 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentluv the song. luv the band. i think its just talking about how this guy has gone out to meet girls but is too scared to go and talk to anyone. hence the line "the only reason that you came so what you scared for?" i luv it so much.
    its all about musicon July 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song

    some guys out on the pull and he's seen a girl he likes but he's too scared to make a move cause he feels stupidto "say the first word" so he just pretends like he hasn't noticed and carries on dancing and "hopes for the best"
    Jen-on September 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentphantasmalkitty 's right, the word swine isn't really a word you would tell to the person you love (your future bride).Swine is more like bastard , son of a bitch, cocksucker and not a love word...

    "You sexy little swine
    Hoping they’re looking for you
    Sure you'll be rummaging through"
    -->well I don't think that's positive...It's maybe about peolpe who just want to get laid end bag some nice girls

    im sorry it's quite incomplete i'll think about this song (an awsome song really ), try to undersantd and write if i find some intresting results
    foxsofon April 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, this song is great, and the one on the cd isn't even the best one.. 'the unofficial'- downloadable one sounds better, that's what i think!
    And yeah it's, i think, aboiut you like a girl and really love her but you can't ask her, cause you're too freightened and don't know what to say.
    'you seen your future bride', well that explains the most of the song I guess.
    nielsholgerson3000on January 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the 'Get on your dancing shoes, u sexy little swine!' A fave line of me and the flatmates! This band rock my sox!!!
    sercute4eon February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA few of the lyrics are wrong up top. Proper ones are on arcticmonkeys.com/….
    cloudgazeron February 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPossibly the best song on the album. Album is better than i expected. But they are over-hyped. Can't see how they can progress without a new direction.

    And why ain't "Bigger Boys..." on the album? It's better than half of the songs on it.
    Kelly Joneson March 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti hav 2 listen 2 this b4 i go out, it just describes exactly wot happens on the average nite out, especially wen ur on the pull!!!
    lozza_chon May 15, 2006   Link

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