"I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" as written by Elton John, Scott David Hoffman and Jason Sellards....
Wake up in the morning with a head like 'What ya done?'
This used to be the life but I don't need another one
Good luck cuttin' nothin', carryin' on, you wear them gowns
So how come I feel so lonely when you're up gettin' down?

So I play along when I hear that favorite song
I'm gonna be the one who gets it right
You better know when you're swingin' 'round the room
Looks like magic's solely yours tonight

But I don't feel like dancin' when the old Joanna plays
My heart could take a chance but my two feet can't find a way
You think that I could muster up a little soft shoe gentle sway
But I don't feel like dancin', no sir, no dancin' today

Don't feel like dancin', dancin'
Even if I find nothin' better to do
Don't feel like dancin', dancin'
Why'd you break it down when I'm not in the mood?
Don't feel like dancin', dancin'
Rather be home with the one in bed till dawn with you, you, you

Cities come and cities go just like the old empires
When all you do is change your clothes and call that versatile
You got so many colors make a blind man so confused
Then why can't I keep up when you're the only thing I lose?

So I'll just pretend that I know which way to bend
And I'm gonna tell the whole world that you're mine
Just please understand when I see you clapped your hands
If you stick around I'm sure that you'll be fine

But I don't feel like dancin' when the old Joanna plays
My heart could take a chance but my two feet can't find a way
You think that I could muster up a little soft shoe gentle sway
But I don't feel like dancin', no sir, no dancin' today

Don't feel like dancin', dancin'
Even if I find nothin' better to do
Don't feel like dancin', dancin'
Why'd you break it down when I'm not in the mood?
Don't feel like dancin', dancin'
Rather be home with no one if I can't get down with you, you, you

You can't make me dance around
But your two-step makes my chest pound
Just lay me down
As you float away into the shimmer light

But I don't feel like dancin' when the old Joanna plays
My heart could take a chance but my two feet can't find a way
You think that I could muster up a little soft shoe gentle sway
But I don't feel like dancin', no sir, no dancin' today

Don't feel like dancin', dancin'
Even if I find nothin' better to do
Don't feel like dancin', dancin'
Why'd you break it down when I'm not in the mood?
Don't feel like dancin', dancin'
Rather be home with no one if I can't get down with you, you, you


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"I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" as written by Scott David Hoffman Elton John

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  • +3
    General Comment'The Ol' Joanna' is Cockney ryhming slang for piano... And in this case the ol' Joanna is played by Sir Elton John.
    johnliverpoolon August 11, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI Think That This Song Is Awesome In The Way It Completely Contradicts Itself... It's About Not Wanting To Dance But The Beat Makes You Want To... Absolute Genius...
    glory_is_nothingon October 15, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentbobcat12, if you don't like this song, then don't comment on it at all. Simple as that.

    Btw, in the chorus where it goes "why'd you pick a tune" sounds a lot like "why'd you break it down" too.
    Wengisteinon January 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is possibly the gayest song i have ever heard and personally i think it is fantastic, he may not feel like dancin but whenever i hear this i come over all a quiver and dance my little heart out in the campest way possible much better than richard the sexual terrorist 'voguing' in big brother 7.
    GoGs_RaMmS+eInon August 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is truly the campest song ever and I love it. Not usualy my style (Rock and Metal) but occasionaly like to indulge :P.
    MaverickXon August 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of four of my best friends in the entire world....It's one of the ones we play on road trips.....It's great driving music, but yeah..its a great song and yeah,...it makes me want to dance as well:P
    Froggieson October 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song
    avarchielon October 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningApparently Jake said that he wrote the song when he was suffering from depression, and it is about how he had to put on a front of always being happy, and always being up for everything (the upbeat music), but he just really didn't want to do anything (the lyrics). So I'm told anyway : )
    Jcramson July 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFull of rhytm and funny - it does just the opposite of what they sing about: MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING!
    srkikidon August 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe old Joanna? What's that about? It's a fantastic song. I love the funky backbeat... psychadelic 60's rock... I love it ;-D
    brain_dead_musicon August 08, 2006   Link

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