"Twistin' the Night Away" as written by and Sam Cooke....
Let me tell you 'bout a place
Somewhere up a New York way
Where the people are so gay
Twistin' the night away

Here they have a lot of fun
Puttin' trouble on the run
Man, you find the old and young
Twistin' the night away

They're twistin', twistin'
Everybody's feelin' great
They're twistin', twistin'
They're twistin' the night away

Here's a man in evenin' clothes
How he got here, I don't know, but
Man, you oughta see him go
Twistin' the night away

He's dancin' with the chick in slacks
She's a movin' up and back
Oh man, there ain't nothin' like
Twistin' the night away

They're twistin', twistin'
Everybody's feelin' great
They're twistin', twistin'
They're twistin' the night
Let's twist a while

Lean up, lean back
Lean up, lean back
Watusi, now fly, now twist
They're twistin' the night away

Here's a fella in blue jeans
Dancin' with a older queen
Who's dolled up in a diamond rings and
Twistin' the night away

Man, you oughta see her go
Twistin' to the rock and roll
Here you find the young and old
Twistin' the night away

They're twistin', twistin'
Man, everybody's feelin' great
They're twistin', twistin'
They're twistin' the night

One more time

Lean up, lean back
Lean up, lean back
Watusi, now fly, now twist


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"Twistin the Night Away" as written by Sam Cooke

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    General CommentSam Cooke was one of a kind with his voice. This song could be about how dancing could take away everyone's cares, young or old. And everyone has a good time.
    Orange Morendoon June 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about a gay bar! Men & women, of all ages, all socio-economic levels (evening clothes, blue jeans, diamond rings), accepting each other, cutting loose, living life to the fullest, and having fun.
    augustwest2020on May 07, 2014   Link
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    General CommentWow,

    Augustwest2020...That is NOT the interpretation. In that day and time "GAY" did not mean what it does these days. "GAY" meant happy or joyful. Therefore this is Not about Men and Women at a Gay bar! I know this was posted three years ago but I hope you come back for a follow up look and educate yourself on the older context of "GAY"
    troy114551on June 16, 2017   Link

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