Tongue in cheek till a hole burns out her mouth,
And fingers crossed like the promise of cub scouts,
And we know that the picture in her heart shaped locket,
Is far from an inanimate object.
She's as dark as the blood pulsing under her skin,
Still afraid of the boogey man under her bed,
And we know that the ashes in the urn was a person,
And we never should have burned him.

Shake it, shake it like you bouts to get paid,
Boom-swagger-boom, like you gots a peg leg.

I'm game, you're game; you're the main attraction,
And the way you fit your jeans it makes me ready for action.
Break it down to a fraction,
I'm doing decimal subtraction to find a reaction.

This is for the C-O, 3-0-3, my people
We've got the music that you can't stand still to,
And even if you don't dance,
I've gotta get you out and take this chance,

I caught her cornering the pictures in her purse,
A white reflection of the window of his hearse,
And she knows not to be another wife in waiting,
So she's just a widow that I'm dating.
Rolled up sleeves with a carton in it's fold,
A rusted chain with a cross that once was gold,
And I look from a distance as the coffin closes,
And disappears below the roses.

Shake it, shake it like you bouts to get paid,
Boom-swagger-boom, like you gots a peg leg.

This is for the C-O, 3-0-3, my people
We've got the music that you can't stand still to,
And even if you don't dance,
I've gotta get you out and take this chance,


Lyrics submitted by Street Spirit

Don't Dance song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentIt's stomp-(shake your shoulders)-stomp.

    It's kinda hard to explain. See them live and you'll know what I mean.

    I think they do it in the Electroshock video.
    Jaedricon October 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'Shake it, shake it like you bouts to get paid,
    Boom-swagger-boom, like you gots a peg leg.'

    I'm sure it's:

    'Shake it, shake it like you bouts to get paid,
    Boom-swagger-boom like you gottsta get laid'

    But maybe that's just me?
    I just think it fits in better with the whole song, you know?
    jasmineloveon June 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy has no one said anything ?
    jeennnon April 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*edits

    Shake it, shake it like you bouts to get paid,
    Boom swagger boom, like you gots a peg leg.

    This is for the CO (colorado) 303 (area code for boulder, CO), my people,
    We’ve got the music that you can’t stand still to,
    hollerk8on June 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh man, this is a great song.
    i saw them at warped tour, and when they did this, quite literally everybody was dancing.

    not just jumping up and down, they were dancing.
    way to go on their behalf.
    annieisgeniuson July 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment3OH!3 are amazing i've been following them since last year and I'm happy that my predication of them being the next big thing is coming through, now everybody sings along with me when i play them in my car instead of me being singled out aha
    Sistersonmymouthon August 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"...with a carton and it's full..."

    And a few other glitches, but no big deal (like how you can say both "them jeans" and "your jeans" because Nate and Sean say slightly different things).
    LordofDoom202on August 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLordofDoom202, they have it right. "carton in it's fold" is correct.
    vyon August 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment3OH!3 is full of win.
    Jaedricon September 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does boom swagger boom even mean?

    like i get shake it shake it like you bouts ta get paid.

    but boom swagger boom like you gots a peg leg?
    does that simply mean walk like a pirate with a peg leg?
    taylor3OH3on October 01, 2008   Link

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