"The Side You Never Get To See" as written by Glen Hansard, Colm Macconiomaire, Joseph Doyle, and Robert Bochnik....
If you come, come alone
Please don't take anyone else
'Cause we're never alone
And tonight I want you for myself
Take it back, take it back
Those words that you never can help

And the side you'll never get to see
Is the part I keep from everyone
And the side you'll never get to reach
Is alive, is alive

Will you dance monkey dance?
Don't have me repeating myself
'Cause you came here by chance
And I'll knock you right down again

And the side you'll never get to see
Is the part I keep from everyone
And the side you'll never get to reach
Is alive, is alive

And the side you'll never get to see
Is the part I keep from everyone
And the side you'll never get to reach
Is alive, comes alive




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"The Side You Never Get to See" as written by Glen Hansard Colm Macconiomaire

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    General CommentGlen wrote this song about the public's perception of him, about the people who heckle him when the band plays live, and about being "famous" in general. And the need to escape from all of the those things.

    The lines :

    Will you dance, monkey dance
    Don't have me repeating myself
    Because you came here by chance
    And I'll knock you right down again

    deal specifically with live performances and being a kind of "performing monkey" at times.

    Overall though the sentiment of the song is "Look, I write these songs with all that I am, and I perform with passion - but don't think you know me. And don't think that whatever you think or say about me, my life, my music and my art will kill or affect the "real" me.

    Glen explained that sometimes he's amused by people thinking he's some sort of lovely, perfect bloke when, in reality, the "real" Glen can be a liar, a cheat and a total bastard.
    niteflite01on November 07, 2007   Link

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