If you want
We can dance
But I ain’t gonna sit and hold hands
If you want
We can dance
But I don’t know a thing of romance
If you want
We can sing
Baby, fear is a terrible thing
If you want
We can sing
Sing it loud like a telephone ring

And I said
Oh my baby
I am what you made me

So all the kids down in hell'll party
All the saints up in heaven drink tea
While the dreamers and lovers romance
All the fools on the planet (all the fools on the planet)
All the fools on the planet – like me – on the planet
Just dance

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

If you want
We can laugh
How I wish I could open my heart
So I sing
Take a chance
Take my first step to freedom and dance

And I said
Oh my baby
I am what you make me

So all the kids down in hell'll party
And all the saints up in heaven drink tea
And the hopefuls in Purgatory
Singing, “How could this happen to me?”
While the dreamers and lovers romance
All the fools on the planet (all the fools on the planet)
All the fools on the planet – like me – on the planet
Just dance

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Just dance, just dance, just dance…


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    General CommentI love this song. Anyone who loves music should love this song. It's just about being free to move to the music of life and not concern oneself with religion, romantic ideas, and so on. Life is the dance and the dance is life. (Like in W.B. Yeats' great line: "how can you tell the dancer from the dance"). Love it!!
    annetteabmaon October 18, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI always picture Dan in a white suit in a fancy ballroom when I hear this song. And Ciaran in the corner playing the piano... Huh.
    Good song!
    getupanddanceon February 03, 2014   Link

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