"Two Dancers (I)" as written by and Jorge Abner Drexler....
O, do you want my heart between your teeth?
Your hands are curling up like floating leaves
You who shall deserve
You who shall deserve

O, unpluckable flower of the moon!
O, untetherable bird of the blue!
You who shall deserve
You who shall deserve

Deserters!
Deserters!
Deserters!
Deserters!
The neighbours cup their ears to the walls
Two hearts
No more


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"Two Dancers" as written by Jorge Abner Drexler Prada Jorge Abner Drexler

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's significantly funnier if you imagine a dancing rooster.
    Oggranakon July 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPersonally I think it's about prostitution, from the prostitues perspective; or more precisely, a prostitute being raped.

    "Our son was dying and we could hardly eat" - A reason to start

    The second verse then describes how her 'customers' treat her. Her children "Turn away" because they are ashamed of her.

    The third verse is similar to the second.


    It's late, i'm feeling cynical. Make of it what you will.
    Rooseyon March 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe prostitution angle seems to ring true - the second verse is especially telling.
    russelrusselon March 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.

    'our son was dying and we could hardly eat'
    i think it's about a man telling the story of why they empathize with the other person.

    'I've seen my children turn away from me'
    they have both done things by any means to survive.
    mindsawakeon December 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis one is pretty hard to fathom.
    zinmaruon January 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRoosey, I agree that this is a song about prostitution, but why do you assume it's from the point of view of a woman?
    Goldaon June 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Roosey about the prostitution bit. The Dancers (stripper/prostitute) entertaining, getting deeper and deeper in that business to make money for ends meat. But as far as him saying 'I feel as if I've been where you have been' personally I think it's a statement from the singer himself. If you look at the song All The Kings Men, it has the same overall theme, sex addiction. Maybe the singer has been fornicating with every girl that strolls along and he's starting to feel a little ashamed.
    VoltaMeltedMyFaceon March 26, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe you got it quite right - it's about rape, but not prostitution: unfortunately, among rape victims it's pretty often that they feel guilty about what happened, they blame themselves for not being rejective earlier (a quite large percentage of rape and sexual abuse happens between people who know each other - not necessary rather well, but have some relationship beforehand); unfortunately, due to this circumstances, there is an alarmingly high suicide rate among rape victims...
    thurstonon July 06, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI agree with Roosey about prostitution. I think the third verse is about suicide.
    "They pulled me half-alive out of the sea."
    He/she tried to drown him/herself but was saved before they died.

    "I feel as if I've been when you have been."
    I can imagine this being told to another person who is feeling suicidal, explaining that they are not alone.
    alexewellon March 27, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Comment"they dragged me by the ankles through the street (two hearts)
    they passed me round them like a piece of meat
    his hairy hands
    his falling fists
    his dancing cock
    down by his knees"

    Is it not pretty obviously about gang rape? Can't tell if it's from the perspective of a man or a woman - but I'm sure it doesn't matter. Pretty grim image; such a harrowing song!
    snoopytroopson January 07, 2011   Link

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