"Man Must Dance" as written by and John Engelbert....
We're the people, the lucky
With the fragile bones
The ones who sit and worry
About getting to old
We're the people, the happy
With the broken hearts
The ones who draw a picture
And proclaim that it's art

But you, and you, and you and you
You're just a animal developed into
You and you and you and you
A monkey needs to dance so do you

We're the people, the lucky
With the fragile bones
The ones who sit and worry
About catching a cold
We're the people, the happy
With the broken hearts
The ones who draw a picture
And proclaim that it's art

But you, and you, and you and you
You're just a animal developed into
You and you and you and you
A monkey needs to dance so do you

You like to do it as a child on your own
You're in the jungle and the monkeys
Take your mind from your home
How many times do they have to tell you
That it's perfectly fine for you to dance around
Naked when you're all by yourself

'Cause' you, and you, and you and you
You're just a animal developed into
You and you and you and you
A monkey needs to dance so do you

We're the people, the lucky
With the fragile bones
The ones who sit and worry
About getting to old
You're the monkey in the jungle
Trying to find your place
The one who let the sunset
Bring a silly kind of smile on your face

You, and you, and you and you
You're just a animal developed into
You and you and you and you
A monkey needs to dance so do you

You like to do it as a child on your own
You're in the jungle and the monkeys
Take your mind from your home
How many times do they have to tell you
That it's perfectly fine for you to dance around
Naked when you're all by yourself

'Cause you, and you, and you and you
You're just a animal developed into
You and you and you and you
A monkey needs to dance so do you


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"Man Must Dance" as written by John Engelbert

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    General Commentmy personal favourite of this summer...cheered me up again and again while in hospital
    mightyscoopaon November 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song
    Juliieon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so awesome. I keep having it on repeat these days as it just sort of addictive and keeps cheering me up ( a good summer song, that's true scoopa!)
    I love the catchy tune it has to it. Whenever I have this on my iPod playing I can't help but shake my head uncontrollably on the rough electric guitar chorous and bounce through the streets to the catchy verses. Right now probably my favourite off their CD. Can't wait to see them live in 2 weeks (Yay!)
    As to the meaning, I think it's simply 'bout havin' fun despite "worrying" and "broken hearts" as it lies in your nature just having to dance from time to time...just like the monkeys(hmm...I like monkeys)
    LessThanStakeon June 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe line "you´re just a animal developed into" says that you're not as different from the monkeys as you might want to think. i think the song means that everyone has to have fun from time to time and not just be the shy, prudish person always doing one's duties and so on...

    i also think that the "we" and "you" parts is about the same person/persons. the we-part is a confession, while the you-part is a request to start living before it's too late.

    btw, awesome song. johnossi's best.
    davitoon August 20, 2007   Link

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