Cassie take me dancing
It's been a lonely week
We'll take the 109 past the coke sign
To where the black crew and the big city reefs
Well I'll be David Johansen
and you can be my brand new lead
We'll swing all night, 'neath the big strobe light
'til there's blisters on my feet

And then love will call a time
When the charms of the world are all mine
Where we just sweetly grin, and we woke up singing alone, singing alone
Way back before all the signs turned faded and hazy
Before I became so jaded and lazy
The one sad day you awoke to discover, you were wasting your time with a fool for a lover
A fool for a lover (x2)
Who's trading your love for the dreams of another

Don't take the first train home on me
make a run before the morning sun
Oh so stiff and sore from the hard dance floor
We're reminded, that we're not 21 anymore
Like the girl waiting back at home, with the cut key to our front door
Passed out on a chair with a streak in her hair
Her home run, spread out across the floor

Dreaming of life in the light
Where everything works out right
Oh its a life where a dance can save a romance overnight, overnight
The issue in ten years of running the same conversation
Leaves your soul aching alone
Would she wake up shocked and ashamed to discover that the years rolled by losing love after lover?

Will she wake up shocked and ashamed to discover?
All the time, putting up walls in between one another
Across the white grey land and the sky up above her
All over the world people crying to each other, and we're wasting my life, with a fool for a lover

A fool for a lover
Just a fool for a lover
That's right
You traded your love for the dreams of another

Dont sit, don't you let it show, don't tell your babysitter it's best she doesn't know

Don't cry, don't let her discover, that the years roll by losing love after lover

Uh don't cry, dont let you show, don't tell the babysitter man it's best she doesn't know

Don't cry, don't let her discover, that we all wake up ashamed to discover, that we're wasting our time with fools for lovers, for lovers.




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Babysitters of the World Unite! song meanings
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    General CommentIt's about how you often think you're in love with someone but you're really not, how you're just a fool 'cause u liked the other person at the start. And how hard it is to find someone you love.
    javsavon August 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOr maybe how you're with someone you love, but they don't actually love you, they are just a fool for a lover.
    javsavon August 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI saw Dan Kelly and the Alpha Males on Saturday night (awesome concert by the way) and before they played this song, Dan Kelly said it was "just a song about breaking-up".
    sha_shaon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti read an interview where he said the song tracks a couple going out for one last night to try save their marriage, and the babysitter reference is used as a metaphor for innocence
    hararch24on October 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"To where the black crew and the big city reefs"

    Who in their right mind would think that they are the actual lyrics?

    So much of it is wrong. How can I update it?

    hararch24 hit it spot on I think. Except I'll expand on the babysitter reference a bit:

    It is a metaphor for innocence and the original feeling of love between two people. They get home and can either choose to wake the metaphorical babysitter from her dream of the first fruits of their love, or they can let the dream continue.
    jpfennigon June 17, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"To where the black crew and the big city reefs"

    Who in their right mind would think that they are the actual lyrics?

    So much of it is wrong. How can I update it?

    hararch24 hit it spot on I think. Except I'll expand on the babysitter reference a bit:

    It is a metaphor for innocence and the original feeling of love between two people. They get home and can either choose to wake the metaphorical babysitter from her dream of the first fruits of their love, or they can let the dream continue.
    jpfennigon June 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyou can update it easily. read about it in the site FAQ. and it was very hard to try and decipher most of these lyrics so please dont be so rude when ur saying some of them are wrong. i knew that some lines were wrong but it is harder than you think to hear the actual lyrics. the ones that i did get correct may seem obvious to you because i have written them out. this was just a start. i didn't see you uploading the lyrics. finally, suck my dick.
    javsavon October 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanyway, moving on...
    i thought the title was a reference to the smith's 'shoplifters of the world unite'... anyone?
    samfancypantson August 08, 2008   Link

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