"I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" as written by Reginald Youngblood, Owen Holmes, Kevin Snow, Dawn Watley and Ali Youngblood....
You are the girl that I've been dreaming of ever since I was a little girl
You are the girl that I've been dreaming of ever since I was a little girl

One,
I'm biting my tongue
Two,
He's kissin' on you
Three,
Oh, why can't you see?
One! Two! Three! Four!

The word's on the streets and it's on the news
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance with you
He's got two left feet and he bites my moves
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance, dance, dance, dance
The second I do, I know we're gonna be through
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance with you
He don't suspect a thing. I wish he'd get a clue
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance, dance, dance, dance

One,
I'm biting my tongue
Two,
He's kissin' on you
Three,
Oh, why can't you see?
One! Two! Three! Four!

One,
I'm biting my tongue
Two,
He's kissin' on you
Three,
Oh, why can't you see?
One! Two! Three! Four!

The word's on the streets and it's on the news
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance with you
He's got two left feet and he bites my moves
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance, dance, dance, dance
The second I do, I know we're gonna be through
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance with you
He don't suspect a thing. I wish he'd get a clue
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance, dance, dance, dance

One,
I'm biting my tongue
Two,
He's kissin' on you
Three,
Oh, why can't you see?
One! Two! Three! Four!

The word's on the streets and it's on the news
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance with you
He's got two left feet and he bites my moves
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance, dance, dance, dance
The second I do, I know we're gonna be through
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance with you
He don't suspect a thing. I wish he'd get a clue
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance, dance, dance, dance


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"I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" as written by Dawn Watley Ali Youngblood

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  • +6
    Song MeaningThis song, although sung by a male, is written from a female perspective. It's about feelings of bi-curiosity in the teenage years. The lead singer's sister wrote this song, and she is a lesbian.

    "You are the girl that I've been dreaming of
    Ever since I was a little girl"

    - Ironic because perhaps a lot of little girls dream about their prince charming.


    "I'm biting my tongue
    He's kissing on you
    Oh, why can't you see?"


    - She's keeping her mouth shut - the interest of her affections has a boyfriend.

    "I'm not gonna teach him how to dance with you
    He don't suspect a thing, I wish he'd get a clue"

    The boyfriend has no idea of the relationship between the two girls. The speaker think's he's an idiot.
    ....

    "You're biting my tongue
    I'm kissing on you
    Is he better than me?"

    Now, her feeling are made apparent and the girls are kissing. Speaker snidely remarks: Is he better than me?
    RosaDreamson August 16, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationHonestly, I think this song is about a girl being in love with another girl. Maybe she's friends with the other girl and her boyfriend. I think the boyfriend kind of wants tips on how to please the girl (or really how to dance) and the narrator doesn't want to teach him "how to dance with her". You know, she dislikes that they're together enough, she secretly wants them to break up, so why would she help them?
    Possible there is/was a bit of a thing going on between the narrator and other girl and she just thinks if she helps him it'll all be over with the girl. Like maybe the narrator keeps thinking about how bad for her the guy is and how she wishes he would just "get a clue" and realize what's going on between them...
    I actually completely understand this feeling just more from a
    "You are the guy that I've been dreaming of ever since I was a little girl...
    "I'm not gonna teach her how to dance with you"
    perspective
    Buckbeak14on August 26, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrrrrr i do like this song

    its quite catchy i think
    bloc_party15on November 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have a doubt, the first verse is OK, but then he says something like "You are the girl that I've been dreaming
    of ever since I wasn't after ourselves"?

    Beautiful, happy and deep song.
    nevito77on November 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno to the person above. he definitely says "you are the girl i've been dreaming of ever since i was a little girl." it's supposed to be in the morrissey school of gender-ambiguous songwriting.

    but i agree totally about it being a beautiful, happy and deep song. it's like getting a slice of those feelings that you felt about other people in your late teens/early twenties. really, the 'kids' in this band's name has never been more fitting.
    paul_bankson November 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentace
    deltasunlighton December 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it. my friends said they sounded "hippy"... losers. :::rolls eyes:::

    he does refer to himself as a "girl" twice in four songs. i like it.
    RocknRollFunon January 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust beautiful, their vocals play off of each other so well. and they're amazing live. and i got to meet Dawn from the band, she was well cool. can't wait for their full album!
    citizenerased19on February 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMakes me proud to be from Jax. (:
    This song is so catchy. Black Kids are kind of hard to get into, but if anything, this song will do it.
    "You are the girl I've been dreaming of ever since I was a little girl."
    Brilliant.
    This song is so innocent. His intentions seem so pure, and then all this girl does is ask him how to teach her boyfriend how to dance with her. What a mean thing to ask of him.
    taylorsaurus rexon March 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfrom what I can see, he's singing from the perspective of a girl, a girl whom she's seeing behind the bf's back
    caxi19on April 04, 2008   Link

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