(spoken)
Tiny dancer...
two words...
that strike a chord in the heart of every sensitive 32 year old man and...uh,
A song actually I don't think I'd ever heard until I saw... Almost Famous.
So every night before going to bed, I thank Cameron Crowe, for...
opening up a part of me that I don't think I ever knew... until now.
(sings)
Blue jean baby,
LA lady,
seamtress for the band.
Pretty eyed,
pirate smiled,
you'll marry a music man.
Ballerina,
you must have seen her,
dancing in the sand.
Now she's in me,
always with me,
Tiny dancer in my hand.
(spoken)
You know let's skip all the other crap and just get to the chorus, like on that bus scene.
What do you say?
(crowd cheers)
Now, keep going, keep going... keep going, keep going...
(crowd keeps cheering) There you go.
But you know what I really wanted to do, was I wanted to recreate that timeless scene in uh, Almost Famous. I wanted to do kind of like a performance art piece, where I'd have uh, a little kiddie pool and I'd jump in the kiddie pool, and then --on acid, and uh andthen, then someone come and drape a towel on me and then have uh, uh ya know, Craig come behind me and uh, sing along to the, to the song.
But I think what I'm gonna need everybody to do is sing the chorus along so we can really recreate that magic. Right?
(crowd cheers)
OK?
Now I'm gonna count, I'm gonna give you a four count.
(crowd keeps cheering)
HEY THIS IS MY SHOW!
Alright, here we go... One, Two, Three, Four
(singing)
Hold me closer tiny dancer,
count the headlights on the highway,
lay me down in sheets of linen,
you had a busy day today.
(spoken)
One more time, come on! SING IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT!
(singing)
Hold me closer tiny dancer,
count the headlights on the highway,
lay me down in sheets of linen,
you had a busy day today.
ONE MORE TIME!!
Hold me closer tiny dancer,
count the headlights on the highway,
lay me down in sheets of li....nen,
you had a busy day todaaaay.
Blue jean baby....
(spoken/laughing) This is so stupid
LA lady
seamstress for the band.
Pretty ey...ed,
Pirate smi...led (kind of laughing now)
You'll marry a music man.
(spoken)
Oh my God, it keeps going.
(singing)
Ballerina,
you must have seen her,
dancing in the sand.
Now she's in me,
always with me
Tiny dancer, in my hand.
(spoken)
Ok, the teleprompter stopped.
So we gotta do the chorus one more time!
Two, Three, Four
(singing)
Hold me closer tiny dancer,
count the headlights on the highway,
lay me down in sheets of linen,
you had a busy day today.
(spoken)
OH YEAH!!!
There you go.




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Tiny Dancer (Elton John cover) song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentI thought it was just Grohl acoustic... I don't think the entire band was on the show.

    He was just having fun, some people are so uptight.

    If Elton John went on Letterman and covered My Hero on piano and made references to Varsity Blues it would be equally hilarious.
    osubuckeye4on January 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok so i jus found out today that dave did a cover of this, nice, has a gret voice for the song, and for kate, and led zeppelin, y would u wanna come on a foo fighters post n complain about how much you dislike this cover, i understand you bein isulted kate, but y waste ur time arguing about how much u think this song sucks, if u love the original go post on its board, n im afraid dave grohl is someone special, a musc pioneer period!
    bpizzle74on August 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is fuckin awesome! one of the funniest covers i have heard in a long time. Recorded on the craig kilbourne radio show.
    Dareon January 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese guys did an excellent cover of Tiny Dancer... it sounds so vibrant and realistic.. It feels so... i dunno what it is.. but i like it :)
    smooth_annon January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh my god i can't put in words how much i looove this cover! it's perfect
    destrrr0yedon March 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe original is one of the best songs of its genre. This cover is so insulting and the guys come across as self obsessed ignorant fools who are a disgrace to their music generation, in terms of musical respect.
    "A song actually I don't think I'd ever heard until I saw... Almost Famous" COME ON! You don't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as Elton John - and I'm not a huge Elton fan.
    "You know let's skip all the other crap and just get to the chorus, like on that bus scene" - and there you go. How can you do a cover of a song that you don't understand, or appreciate, or hell a song you probably haven't listened to the rest of the lyrics of.
    _kate_on May 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow is it insulting? It was never meant to be a serious cover. Is karoke insulting? No. And thats all it is really. He was even using an autocue. Leave Mr Grohl alone
    Sweaty-Gothon June 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLook kate you should fuckn sit on a dick. Dave Grohl is one of the best musicians around, he came into Nirvana and help write one of the best albums out(Nevermind) not to mention he did the whole first foo fighters album by himself.give him a fuckn break this is an waesome cover and I think Elton would not mind a bit.
    MikePattonRuleson January 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdave grohl is no one special
    led_zeppelin_xxxon February 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh my God, I never knew FF covered this song.
    fightoff__yrdemonson August 18, 2007   Link

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