In this park they play
They let the pigeons stay
They give them names and feed them bread
They live in Philadelphia

You have no chance, old man
Your queen is cornered, I'd say
Shoot a bird off the board
Don't need your cane for this job

Click y our heels, dance dance
Grab a girl, dance dance
And don't remind me
Why I'm here, dance dance

Clap your hands, dance dance
Feed the birds, dance dance
And don't remind me
Why I'm here, dance dance

You're out of breath, I see
You need a rest, maybe?
A little afternoon nap?
Let's tear the lid off this thing

One more step to go
One last dip and that's it
I've got more people to see
My friends, it breaks my heart

Click y our heels, dance dance
Grab a girl, dance dance
And don't remind me
Why I'm here, dance dance

Clap your hands, dance dance
Feed the birds, dance dance
And don't remind me
Why I'm here, dance dance

Move through the grass
On your hands and your knees
These things change, my old friends
Times change, don't they?

Float through the air
Let your heart carry you up up and up
Let's lay you down

Click y our heels, dance dance
Grab a girl, dance dance
And don't remind me
Why I'm here, dance dance

Clap your hands, dance dance
Feed the birds, dance dance
And don't remind me
Why I'm here, dance dance


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    General CommentI absolutely adore this song. I wished more people knew about it and this band. But anyway, that's not alluding to the meaning of the song.

    I think this is about people who try to forget their worries and problems ("And don't remind me why I'm here") in small but absorbing tasks like dancing, feeding pigeons and "grabbing a girl".

    The lines that have always gotten me are:
    "You're out of breath, I see
    You need a rest, maybe?
    A little afternoon nap?
    Let's tear the lid off this thing

    One more step to go
    One last dip and that's it
    I've got more people to see
    My friends, it breaks my heart"

    I think it's about how we get wrapped up in menial tasks we forget the real world is out there, i.e., we have to face our problems. We can escape them for a little while ("A little afternoon nap?") but in the end you have to face whatever's worrying you ("my friends it breaks my heart.")

    Just my opinion. Fabulous song, I love it.
    taylorsaurus rexon October 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"They live in Philadelphia!!!"
    starlight41on February 15, 2011   Link

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