"We Dance Alone" as written by and Hansen....
Send a telegram
Tell me your thoughts
I want to live for a day
And the way that we lost
But a unfortunately the train
Got crissed not crossed
Left the keys in the car
So the legs have to walk
Desert terrain and the wayward plain
Waiting for rain
And the dank ain't afraid
Of what pain might be
To the pleasure we knew
Before we had to move on
I did my best for you

Doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo

Darker
We dance alone this way
It's getting darker
We dance alone this way

I waited for a fire
To collide with the planet
Tried to get back on the world
As it was turning around
There's millions of pieces
Crashed
Watching every minute
Of the wreckage go past passed
Cause motions wearing down
All my thoughts
'Til they're all smoothed out
Like rocks were tossed
Ducks and drakes
We descended on the reality
Down below

Darker
We dance alone this way
It's getting darker
We dance alone this way

I'm gonna grab a train
Gonna break the hope
I put the life beating out
Like a stray in a boat
Let the scenery pass
Like a blown-out TV
Thought I saw a ghost
But it might have been me
Might have been the world
That was moving too fast
Caught up in the future
That was coming to pass
Now looking for a place
Where the lights unravel
Last ditch road
Trespassers travel on

Darker
We dance alone this way
It's getting darker
We dance alone this way

We dance alone this way


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    General Commentlots of train references in this one. and traveling references in general (and moving. as would be dancing. is moving one's body). among other things.

    i.e. train stuff like:

    crissed not crossed (train tracks)
    let the scenery pass (looking out a window)
    getting darker (could be going into a tunnel)

    and other stuff that fits pretty good to but i won't push it.
    more importantly in me getting this vibe is how the music has a chugging along beat to it.

    also the part about trying to get back on as it was turning around, well sorta (with all the other things, ya know)
    other words used here that could in a vague way give this vibe as well:
    crashed, wreckage, gravel train, rocks, moving too fast, ditch road, over water.

    also theres a line here that's sorta similar to what's found in his song Volcano.

    "i waited for a fire"
    to come out of the ground
    i tried to get back on the world
    as it was turning around"
    m3110won June 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol doodoo
    hey_chickenon January 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDOES ANYBODY KNOW THE REST OF THE LYRICS???!?!?!?!!!!
    I posted what I found and heard myself but I cant believe theres no interaction amongst these lyrics, beck is a true lyricist..
    Dinkyon April 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is pure magic
    redeye2012on November 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentright lyrics:

    Send a telegram
    Tell me your thoughts
    I want to live for a day
    In the way that we lost
    But unfortunately the twain
    Got crissed not crossed
    Locked the keys in the car
    So the legs have to walk
    The desert terrain
    We been wayward and plain
    Waiting for rain
    In the decade afraid
    Of what pain might do
    To the pleasure we knew
    Before we had to move on
    I did my best for you

    Doo doo doo doo doo doo
    Doo doo doo doo doo doo
    Doo doo doo doo doo doo
    Doo doo doo doo doo doo

    Darker
    We dance alone this way
    It's getting darker
    We dance alone this way

    I waited for a fire
    To collide with the ground
    Tried to get back on the world
    As it was turning around
    Splinters and pieces
    From a life that crashed
    Watching every minute
    Of the wreckage go past
    'Cause motions wearing down
    All my thoughts
    'Til they're all smoothed out
    Like rocks were tossed
    Ducks and drakes
    Over water we go
    Where we see there's only memories
    Drowning below

    Darker
    We dance alone this way
    It's getting darker
    We dance alone this way

    On a gravel train
    We were waiting for hope
    I was a light fading out
    Like a stray on a rope
    Let the scenery pass
    Like a blown-out TV
    Thought I saw a ghost
    But it might have been me
    Might have been the world
    That was moving too fast
    Caught up in the future
    That was drunk on the past
    Now looking for a place
    Where the lights unravel
    Last ditch road
    Trespassers travel on

    Darker
    We dance alone this way
    It's getting darker
    We dance alone this way

    We dance alone this way
    deardecemberon December 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song gives me the feeling of like... a party that's at someone's (rather large) condo and there's a terrace where there are people just mingling around, drinking out of red dixie cups, and there you are with your girl/guy just dancing in the twilight. In the summer time. Alone.

    I'm not sure why, but that's what I always think of when I listen to this song.

    wilcofan_on March 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis song is about Agartha
    taekayoon June 15, 2016   Link

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