[We'd like to describe a bleak winter night in Boston
And the college scene in Boston
Now, the college guy is outside the dorm
And the girl, he knows, is inside wasting her time.
He thinks he could bring her out of it.
Yeah, she's listening to Santana records
and generally wasting her time.

So our hero thinks, now, if I could convince her to
dance with me in her dorm, then she'd see how
beautiful she really was, and she wouldn't waste her
time any more.

So, the Modern Lovers would like to submit Dance With Me, and

It starts as follows:

(Now it's a cold winter night in Boston)]

Well, Hi Dear
I'm just here from outside
I've been out all alone
In the cold night

And in the shopping center
At midnight
I've been out all alone
In the moonlight

So I'm cold
But I can dance

And I say
Dance with me

Well, hi now
I'm just back from Europe
I learned a lot
I used to dance
In the big dances in the cities

Well you're all alone
In the dorm here
I'm excited
And you're safe and warm

You're warm
I'm cold
And I say dance with me

And if you dance with me
Look at me and smile
If you look at me
Well then I hope you'll smile

Because your face is pure sex
When you smile
It's written in huge surban letters
Which say
Tenderness
Which say
Sex

I say dance with me

When I came over here
I just shaved my face
with a shaver

And I just did it
To try and make myself handsome
You're life must be dull
In the dorm here

I'm excited and you're safe and warm

So You're warm
I'm cold
I say dance with me

[Alright, time for the middle part now]

Well now dear, don't you love the city?
Don't you love the idea of city romance?
You're my modern suburban pretty
I say dance with me

Alright, well I'm outsie the college dorm
Just here from outside
I've been out all alone in the cold night
And in the shopping center at midnight
I've been out all alone in the cold of the moonlight

So here I am, cold.
But I can dance!
And I say:
Dance with me.


Lyrics submitted by NateBalditch

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