a single shot rang out in the street
and my heart grew still with fear
will this cold wind never cease?
will i make it through this year?
my father, he once told me:
boy, you're gonna learn some day
and something changed in me that evening
no brute force could ever sway

and my eyes are open wide
i've seen some things that might surprise
and all the ghosts i've chased across this land
won't leave my troubled mind

but there's a war playing out on tv
based on lies from those above
oh it should come as no surprise
i need your love

so if this wave breaks clean, shall we dance?
i will stomp and spin and scream
for every fumbled fuck-up plea i've made
oh the bitterness of youth
girl i fell out of this tree
and hit the ground, i skinned my knees
and somehow woke up in your apple cart
and it's where i want to stay

so if you're walking home, if you have to go
if you're wide awake, tossing to and fro
if this time you've gone for certain
and you're stranded in the blue
then i will tread in deepest oceans
pray this current takes me too

and my eyes are open wide
i've seen some things that might surprise
and all the ghosts i've chased across this land
won't leave my troubled mind

and there's a war on our front doorsteps
based on lies from those above
oh it should come as no surprise
i need your love
oh it should come as no surprise
oh it should come as no surprise
i need your love


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Shall We Dance song meanings
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