"Don't Watch Me Dancing" as written by Rodrigo Amarante De Castro Neves, Fabrizio Moretti and Binki Shapiro....
Margarita has a strange appeal
sways between suitors on a broke heel
Of course her desires they always mistook
Shed rather be scarred than be scarred with love

In conversation shed often contend
Customs builds customs that evolve dead-ends
If she found her courage in a change of scene
The sunday social would be short it's queen
All her best years spent distracted
By this tired re-enactments
With the right step
she would try her chances
Somewhere else

There he is a step outside her view
Reciting the words he hope she might pursue
Night upon night of faithful eye at shore
If only hed convince his legs across the floor

"Please don't watch me dancing
oh no don't watch me dancing"

Something changes when she glances
Enough to teach you what romance is
With the right step
they would try their chances
Somewhere else

Please don't watch me dancing
don't watch me dancing
Please don't watch me dancing
don't watch me dancing


Lyrics submitted by life_aint_chess, edited by salamandoor

"Don't Watch Me Dancing" as written by Jordana Shapiro Fabrizio Moretti

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING

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  • +4
    My InterpretationCorrect lyrics:

    Margarita has a strange appeal
    Sways between suitors on a broken heel
    Of course her desires they always mistook
    She'd rather've been scarred than be scarred with love

    In conversation she'd often contend
    Costumes builds customs that involve dead-ends
    If she found her courage in a change of scene
    This Sunday social would be short it's queen
    All her best years spent distracted
    By these tired re-enactments
    With the right step she would try her chances
    Somewhere else

    There he is a step outside her view
    Reciting the words he hoped she might pursue
    Night upon night, a faithful light at shore
    If he'd only convince his legs across the floor

    "Please, don't watch me dancing
    Oh no, don't watch me dancing..."

    Something changes when she glances
    Enough to teach you what romance is
    With the right step they try their chances
    Somewhere else

    (Repeat)
    "Please, don't watch me dancing
    Don't watch me dancing..."



    Anyways, I love this song, it's so sweet.
    What I get is that it's about a girl (who's a dancer) who doesn't believe in love. She flirts with guys who all end up wanting her, but she never pays any attention. And then this guy comes along, who falls in love with her, and is shy to approach her (he's scared about dancing in front of her, practices talking to her before-hand because he's nervous). But then one day she notices him (perhaps catches him dancing) and starts to fall for him too, teaching her "what romance is"- ie. that love is real, and they end up together :)
    demonkitty0on July 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentdude's in love with a babe that dances real good but he's all self conscious and doesn't know how to approach her
    badonkadonkeyon December 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionMargarita has a strange appeal
    sways between suitors on a broken heel
    Of course her desires they always mistook
    Shed rather have been scarred than be scarred with looks

    In conversation she'd often contend
    Customs build customs that evolve dead-ends
    If she found her courage in a change of scene
    This sunday social would be short it's queen
    All her best years spent distracted
    By these tired re-enactments
    With the right step
    she would try her chances
    Somewhere else

    There he is a step outside her view
    Reciting the words he hopes she might pursue
    Night upon night a faithful eye at shore
    If he'd only convince his legs across the floor

    "Please don't watch me dancing
    oh no don't watch me dancing"

    Something changes when she glances
    Enough to teach you what romance is
    With the right step
    they would try their chances
    Somewhere else

    Please don't watch me dancing
    don't watch me dancing
    Please don't watch me dancing
    don't watch me dancing

    These are the correct lyrics straight out of the cd book
    THESHADOWPOETon July 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks for the lyrics
    gummy_bon December 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMargarita has a strange appeal
    sways between suthers on a broke heel
    Of course her desires they always misunderstood
    She rather been scarred than be scarred with love

    In conversation she often contend
    Costumes builds customs that have all dead-ends
    She found her courage in a change of scene
    This sunday social would be short its queen
    All her best years spent distracted
    By these tired re-enacments
    With the right stuff
    she would try her chances
    Somewhere else

    There he is a step outside her view
    Presiding the words he hope she might pursue
    Night upon night of faithful lie shore*
    He only convinces legs across the floor

    Please don't watch me dancing
    oh no don't watch me dancing

    Something changes when she glances
    I'll have to teach you what romance is
    With the right stuff
    they tried their chances
    Somewhere else

    Please don't watch me dancing
    don't watch me dancing
    Please don't watch me dancing
    don't watch me dancing
    ...
    gummy_bon December 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationMargarita has a strange appeal
    sways between suitors on a broken heel
    of course her desires, they always mis-stood
    she'd rather been scarred than be scarred with love

    In conversation she often contend
    Costumes build customs that have all dead ends
    She found her courage in a change of scene
    This Sunday-social will be short its queen

    All her best years spent distracted
    By these tired reactants
    With the right steps
    She will try her chances
    Somewhere else

    There he is a step out her view
    Reciting the words he hoped she might pursue
    Night upon night of faith will lie ashore
    He only convinces legs across the floor

    Please don't watch me dancing
    Oh no
    Don't watch me dancing

    Something changes when she glances
    I'd love to teach you what romance is
    With the right steps they could try their chances
    Somewhere else


    Please don't watch me dancing
    Don't watch me dancing
    Please don't watch me dancing
    Don't watch me dancing
    ....
    BienPeempininNICEon February 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so sweet and pretty. To me it's about a girl who was beautiful but had to leave home and brave a different world before she found true love
    Specialperson123on March 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a beautiful love song..
    gnomecreatureon April 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIT'S ALL WRONG!!!!! AFF!!

    Margarida has a strange appeal
    Sways between suitors on a broken heel
    Of course her desires they always mistook
    She'd rather've been scarred than be scarred with loathe

    In conversation she often contends
    Costumes build customs that involve dead ends
    She found her courage in a change of scene
    This Sunday's social would be short its queen

    All her best years spent distracted
    By these tired reenactments
    With the right step she'll try her chances
    Somewhere else

    There he is a step outside her view
    Reciting the words he hoped she might pursue
    Night upon night a faithful light at shore
    If he'd only convince his legs across the floor

    Please, don't watch me dancing
    Oh no, don't watch me dancing

    Something changes when she glances
    Enough to teach you what romance is
    With the right step they try their chances
    Somewhere else

    (Repeat)
    Please, don't watch me dancing
    Don't watch me dancing
    quelmton May 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta beautiful girl who doesn't know what she wants and doesn't want to fall in love even though everyone is in 'love' with her mysterious appeal (which maybe stems from her avoidance of commitment). she's wasting her best years avoiding real relationships and is dating a guy who has been waiting for her to love him for a while now.

    best guess from my first listen.
    eating_for_youon April 22, 2010   Link

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