"Just Dance" as written by Nadir Khayat, Aliaune Thiam and Stefani Germanotta....
Red One, Konvict, Gaga (oh, yeah)

I've had a little bit too much, much oh oh woah!
All of the people start to rush, start to rush by.
How does she twist the dance
Can't find my drink, or man.
Where are my keys, I lost my phone.
What's going on out on the floor?
I love this record baby, but I can't see straight anymore.
Keep it cool, what's the name of this club?
I can't remember but it's alright, alright.

Just dance, gonna be okay.
Da da doo doo just dance spin that record babe.
Da-da-doo-doo just dance, gonna be okay.
Duh-duh-duh dance, dance, dance, just dance.

Wish I could shut my playboy mouth.
How'd I turn my shirt inside out? Inside out right.
Control your poison babe
Roses have thorns they say.
And we're all gettin' hosed tonight.
What's going on on the floor?
I love this record baby, but I can't see straight anymore.
Keep it cool, what's the name of this club?
I can't remember but it's alright, alright.

Just dance, gonna be okay.
Da da doo doo just dance spin that record babe.
Da-da-doo-doo just dance, gonna be okay.
Duh-duh-duh dance, dance, dance, just dance.

When I come through on the dance floor checkin' out that catalog.
Can't believe my eyes so many women without a flaw.
And I ain't gonna give it up, steady tryin' to pick it up like the car
I'm a hit it, I'm a hit it and flex until the 'till done until tomorrow yeah.

Shawty I can see that you got so much energy,
The way you twirling up them hips round and round
There's no reason, I know why you can't leave here with me
In the meantime stand, let me watch you break it down and dance

Gonna be okayay da-da-doo-doo
Just dance, spin that record babe.
Da-da-doo-doo Just dance, gonna be okay.
Da-da-doo-doo just dance, spin that record babe.
Da-da-doo-doo just dance, gonna be okay.
Duh-duh-duh dance, dance, dance, just dance

Half psychotic sick-hypnotic
Got my blueprint it's symphonic
Half psychotic sick-hypnotic
Got my blueprint electronic
Half psychotic sick-hypnotic
Got my blueprint it's symphonic
Half psychotic sick-hypnotic
Got my blueprint electronic

Go, use your muscle carve it out work it, hustle
(I got it, just stay close enough to get it)
Don't slow, drive it, clean it Lysol, bleed it
Spend the last dough (I got it) on your pocko (I got it)

Just dance, gonna be okayay.
Da-da-doo-doo just dance, spin that record babe.
Da-da-doo-doo just dance, gonna be okay.
Da-da-doo-doo just dance, spin that record babe.
Da-da-doo-doo just dance, gonna be okay.
Duh-duh-duh dance, dance, dance, just dance.


Lyrics submitted by jen2

"Just Dance" as written by Nadir Khayat Aliaune Thiam

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song seems to me that they have a troubled life and so they go to a dance club and drink to much to try and escape from the problems in their life ...they tell them selves " just dance,it'l be ok" refering to the problems in their life and that they can just have 1 night without their problems or stress in their life...
    filangelyon August 09, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWhere to begin? The logical start would be the first stanza, so let's take a look, shall we?

    I've had a little bit too much, much
    All of the people start to rush, start to rush by
    A dizzy twisted dance, can't find my drink, oh man
    Where are my keys? I lost my phone, phone

    Clearly the speaker is inebriated beyond belief. They've had a "bit too much, much", in their own words. Repeating the word "much" shows a clear lack of cerebral concentration, due to what can only be assumed as the consumption of way too "much" alcohol. The rest of the stanza just reinforces the above argument. Lady GaGa sets a terrible example for the preteens that probably find this music enjoyable.


    Moving forward!

    What's going on on the floor?
    I love this record baby but I can't see straight anymore
    Keep it cool, what's the name of this club?
    I can't remember but it's alright, a-alright

    Still unable to absorb their surroundings, the speaker can hear the music, but has lost all recollection of time and space. They say, "I can't remember but it's alright, a-alright". No, Lady GaGa, it's not alright. Clearly this person has lost numerous brain cells and is in a vulnerable position. Someone needs to get them off the dance floor.

    The chorus reveals everything:

    Just dance, gonna be okay, da da doo-doo-mmm
    Just dance, spin that record babe, da da doo-doo-mmm
    Just dance, gonna be okay, d-d-d-dance
    Dance, dance, just, j-j-just dance

    These few lines are almost sad to read. They show the speaker has a severe mental problem that needs addressing; they comfort themselves with dance, while ignoring real problems. They know they have problems, i.e drinking, and probably many others, but instead of seeking help, choose to "just dance". The dancing is a pseudo-security blanket, allowing the speaker to get lost, for a period of time, on the dance floor. If they continue to hide behind dancing, a very rough epiphany lies ahead.

    Next stanza:

    Wish I could shut my playboy mouth, oh oh oh-oh
    How'd I turn my shirt inside out? Inside outright
    Control your poison babe, roses have thorns they say
    And we're all getting hosed tonight, oh oh oh-oh

    Still sauced.


    The next couple stanzas show a change in speaker.

    When I come through on the dance floor checkin' out that catalog
    Can't believe my eyes, so many women without a flaw
    And I ain't gon' give it up, steady tryin' to pick it up like a car
    I'ma hit it, I'ma hit it and flex and do it until tomorr' yeah

    Shawty I can see that you got so much energy
    The way you're twirlin' up them hips 'round and 'round
    And now there's no reason at all why you can't leave here with me
    In the meantime stay and let me watch you break it down

    Some lecherous man has entered the club. He is "on the prowl", so to speak. Like a lioness in the wild he looks for the weak to hunt. Our poor speaker from before, still vulnerable from her inebriation, is his target. His grammar is also atrocious, which shows he is either uneducated, or just doesn't care. At this point the reader can only hope for the best.

    Our hope was in vain.

    Go! Use your muscle, carve it out, work it, hustle
    I got it, just stay close enough to get it
    Don't slow! Drive it, clean it, Lysol, bleed it
    Spend the last dough
    (I got it)
    In your pocko
    (I got it)

    Excuse me? T-M-I. Enough said.

    Plot summary:

    Lady GaGa clearly intended this song to be a tragedy. The story of a woman with problems she chooses to drown out with alcohol and dancing, taken advantage of in her wilted state by a an "opportunistic" scavenger.

    It is a shame that Lady GaGa introduces all these mature themes to the 11-15 year-olds that listen to this song. But if they don't learn from the mistakes of the speaker in Just Dance, who else could teach them? Perhaps it is best children learn these harsh life lessons from a song with synthesized music, instead of finding out the hard way.

    Throwing an arbitrary rating on this song, I give Just Dance, one thumb up, the other down.
    Doodlebear12on March 29, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSounds like she says "gotta doodoo."
    lolcomotiveon August 18, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationOkay so my interpretation of this song is that there is basically some girl at a club getting really drunk and is losing everything she owns because she can't keep track of anything. Then there is some guy who likes hitting on girls (Colby O Donis) that is trying to hook up with her. But i have NO idea what the bridge means, I think it's her going crazy because shes drinking to much.
    AllYouNeedIsRenton December 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyay im the first 2 comment anyway i really like this song n basically it means uve gotten drunk on the dancefloor but your gonna dance anyway! also on Colby O'Donis' part on the line he says "Show me I can see that you got so much in the jeans" i think its "Show me I can see that you got so much energy"
    MuzicVide0on June 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment=] You're right. I changed it. Thanks!
    jen2on June 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song reminds me too much of myself .. haha
    paigeraquelon July 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is RedOne.

    and the break part is

    "Half psychotic sick hypnotic got my blueprint it's symphonic, half psychotic sick hypnotic got my blueprint electronic" X2

    I just bought her album and it has all the lyrics in the little packet that comes with cd's.


    The song is about getting trashed at a club and dancing through despite everything, get lost in music.
    yuh know.
    ericmynon September 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfav part is: Half psychotic sick hypnotic got my blueprint it's symphonic, half psychotic sick hypnotic got my blueprint electronic (X2)

    Go! Your your muscle carve it out, work it, hustle! Don't slow! Drive it, clean it lysol, bleed it. Spend the last dough in your pocko!


    can anyone explain what they think the "get your muscle carve it out" means!????!!!
    soab00on September 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My Opinioni always thought it said
    just dance, gonna be okay
    nothing to do but
    just dance, spin that record babe
    cryostrichon December 06, 2008   Link

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