"Dance, Dance (Demo)" as written by Andrew John Hurley, Peter Lewis Wentz, Patrick Martin Stump and Joseph Mark Trohman....
She says she's no good with words but I'm worse
Barely stuttered out a joke of a romantic stuck to my tongue
And weighed down with words too overdramatic
Tonight it's it can't get much worse
Versus no one should ever feel like

I'm two quarters and a heart down
And I don't want to forget how your voice sounds
These words are all I have so I write them
I need them just to get by

Dance, dance
We're falling apart to half time
Dance, dance
And these are the lives you love to lead
Dance, this is the way they'd love
If they knew how misery loved me

You always fold just before you're found out
Drink up it's last call last resort
But only the first mistake and I

I'm two quarters and a heart down
And I don't want to forget how your voice sounds
These words are all I have so I write them I need them just to get by

Why don't you show me a little bit of spine
You've been saving for his mattress, love

Dance, dance
We're falling apart to half time
Dance, dance
And these are the lives you love to lead
Dance, this is the way they'd love if they knew how misery loved me

Why don't you show me a little bit of spine
You've been saving for his mattress (mattress, mattress)
I only want sympathy in the form of you crawling into bed with me

Dance, dance
We're falling apart to half time
Dance, dance
And these are the lives you love to lead

Dance this is the way they'd love (way they'd love)
Dance this is the way they'd love (way they'd love)
Dance this is the way they'd love if they knew how misery loved me
Dance, dance
Dance, dance
Dance, dance
Dance, dance


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"Dance, Dance" as written by Patrick Stump Peter Wentz

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    General CommentI heard this version before the one that gets played on the radio, and I have to say, I like it a LOT more. It just sounds darker, more desperate, I probably wouldn't have paid much attention to the other, but this one just GRABS you.

    I have a different interpretation from any others I've seen. I don't think the speaker was ever in a relationship with this girl; it sounds like he wants her, but she's already in a relationship. She's given him some signs of wanting him back, but every time she's about to act on it, she loses her nerve. ("You always fold just before you're found out.") They interact with one another on a superficial basis, which I think because of lines like 'She says she's no good with words, but I'm worse-' they've never done anything but talk to one another, but neither is really confident with that, and they never say anything but cliche lines. The repetition of 'dance, dance' in the chorus seems to fit this as well- Just dance, imagine how you'd like your life to be if you were free to have it how you wanted.

    The line, "Why don't you show me the little bit of spine you've been saving for his mattress, love?" is one of my favorites- Just listen to the way he says 'love,' he's challanging her. Then there's "I only want sympathy in the form of you crawling into bed with me." It sounds like she's passive, she doesn't take action, and he's telling her, you need to decide what you're going to do. Act. Take what YOU want, for once, instead of letting yourself get pushed around. BUT he's miserable because of things outside of the situation, and maybe she's acting sympathetic, but because she's 'no good with words,' her sympathy doesn't carry much meaning, and nothing she does will, unless she finally takes action, and, well, crawls into bed with him.
    Anordon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree, this is much better than the radio version. patrick doesn't put on a voice in this one.
    becky665on March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy cousin showed up with this on her Zen Micro. I thought something was a bit fishy, and as soon as the "song stuck in your head" verse came in I knew it wasn't the "real" version of "Dance, Dance." But yes, I absolutely love the Demo. It hasn't been altered in a studio, it's all desperate, and there's a cool verse in it. I like both "Dance, Dance" versions just as much, but this one definately has cool points.

    I just took about twenty minutes to download the demo of "Dance, Dance." It was time well spent, believe me.
    caelaeon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentawsome song
    stacey_rox9on March 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti like this verson better buy alot!! i think it has a different feeling in it. the extra verse definatly adds something amazing to the song!!
    miss_kateon April 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyup.. it's better.
    Why did they cut out the extra verse..
    That's my favorite part! My friends and I scream it in the car driving down the road.. lol
    jamie_michelleon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree, this is the better version of the two. But i guess they cut it down for ease of performance? That verse owns the better part of the lyrics for the song so i'm kinda sad they didn't include it but happy 'cause it means only a few people know about it. *sneaky*
    our.lady.of.sorrowson April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs much as I love that extra verse, I can see why they cut it. It sort of jumps up on you and doesn't really fit. It's like they were talking about the relationship (whatever it may be), and then they jump from the one-on-one realtionship to the more broad relationship of musician/audience........
    elmochildon April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song (actually the other version) was SO overplayed onthe radio that I hated it without even listening to it.... It kinda just grows on ya though.. (I'm secretely so in love with it now.. lol) I love F.O.B more every time I listen to them. :)
    mykonstantineon April 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsorry to ask, but does anyone know where you can download this version?I really want to hear it.
    EveryClicheon May 24, 2006   Link

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