"Dancing With Tears In My Eyes" as written by Kesha Sebert, Lukasz Gottwald, Benjamin Levin and Claude Kelly....
Here we go
Welcome to my funeral
Without you I don't even have a pulse
All alone it's dark and cold
With every move I die

Here I go
This is my confessional
A lost cause nobody can save my soul
I am so delusional
With every move I die

I have destroyed our love,
It's gone
Payback is sick
It's all my fault

I'm dancing with tears in my eyes
Just fighting to get through the night
I'm losing it
With every move I die
I'm faded
I'm broken inside
I've wasted the love of my life
I'm losing it
With every move I die

When did I become such a hypocrite
Double life, lies that you caught me in
Trust me I'm paying for it with every move I die

On the floor I'm just a zombie
Who I am is not who I wanna be
I'm such a tragedy
With every move I die

I have destroyed our love,
It's gone
Payback is sick
It's all my fault

I'm dancing with tears in my eyes
Just fighting to get through the night
I'm losing it
With every move I die
I'm faded
I'm broken inside
I've wasted the love of my life
I'm losing it
With every move I die

This is it and now you're really gone this time (oh)
Never once thought I'd be in pieces left behind

I'm dancing with tears in my eyes
Just fighting to get through the night
I'm losing it
With every move I die
I'm faded
I'm broken inside
I've wasted the love of my life
I'm losing it
With every move I die


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"Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" as written by Lukasz Gottwald Claude Kelly

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  • +2
    My InterpretationIt's pretty obvious what Ke$ha's singing about.
    She's somehow messed up a relationship with a guy who meant a lot to her, and she's trying to deal.

    "I'm dancing with tears in my eyes
    Just fighting to get through the night
    I'm losin' it
    With every move I die"
    She tries to escape the problem somehow, by ignoring it.

    "I'm faded Im broken inside
    I've wasted the love of my life
    I'm losin it
    With every move I die

    This is it and now youre really gone this time
    Never once thought I'd be in pieces left behind"
    I see this as the part where she realizes it's really over, and she has to move on.

    But just MY opinion, folks.
    This song is so good~
    MetallicAlligatoron February 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningMost of Ke$ha's music is about getting drunk, hitting on boys, getting hit on my old men, and sex. Except this song. This song is about a girl who's lost her boyfriend that night and she's just trying to get through, The only song not extremely vulgar from her.
    misterchristeron February 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about someone who screwed things up with her boyfriend (probably cheating based on the line "double life, lies that you caught me in") but she feels really awful about it and regrets all of the bad decisions she made in the relationship. she feels this guy was the one ("ive wasted the love of my life") and is very upset that she fucked up.
    fhockeygirl77on July 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI can speak from exact experience of what this song means (imo); i know what its like to suddenly find yourself doing things you never thought you would do ("Who I am is not who I want to be", "When did I become such a hypocrite") cheated on my bf right after we agreed we were exclusive. he wasn't the love of my life though, that's the only "flaw" in the song for me... i don't think i would have cheated or continued to cheat and have feelings for someone else if i loved him as I should have. however it does make one see how great a thing they had with the person that they regretfully hurt, and you can never truly get that innocence in the relationship back after someone cheats, even if you try to stay together. this song I can relate to because many nights while we were out dancing, or even when i was just with friends dancing, i wanted to have fun and enjoy the moment, but there were tears in my eyes that i had to hold back and fight the reality of what was going on inside of me as i knew everything was falling apart around me, but no one else could see it but me, and at one point i knew it could be the last time we ever danced. this song to me is about screwing up, but trying to go on as if you're still okay, trying to pretend like everything is as it was, and really you just gotta hold back the tears and keep to yourself the regret you feel. and that's why i'm confessing this here, where no one will likely ever know it was me. this song is a lonely song - in the midst of everyone i dance and no one understands what's going on beneath the surface, it's powerful lyrical imagery.
    janisxoon January 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've always hated Kesha. I like songs with real meaning so I usually listen to al types of rock (except hardcore stuff) and slow sensitive songs. But this is a song by kesha I actually like. It has real meaning. It's about a girl that did something bad and it ruined a relationship with her boyfriend. This is a song that actually makes me hope that the whole pop genre isn't just going to spoil peoples minds. I mean, really kasha, take it off??
    xxImmortalHeartxxon January 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI personally think this is less about physical love and more about self love, with "You" being the listeners. Ke$ha rehearses her own glitter act and because of this she's lost herself in the road to stardom. Her fame has killed her and this song is about how she feel so hurt because she has sacrificed herself in order to get money. She plays this talentless wasteland of a human but this song shows that she hates all she stands for.
    jerretsmannequinon May 31, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song was written from her feelings at the time this incident had occurred. Yes, she feels guilt and admits her mistakes openly. But the part that gets me is when these lyrics play: "I'm losing it
    With every move I die, I'm faded, I'm broken inside, (I've wasted the love of my life), I'm losing it, With every move I die" maybe she feels like she is lost without her other half, and needs that person to fix her broken heart. But then when her lyrics say this: "This is it and now you're really gone this time (oh), Never once thought I'd be in pieces left behind.", I can't help but to think she has lost her soulmate or true love life. She never got to make any kind of peace, or apologize for the wrong she has done. Typically, Kesha will write all the foul things about the guys in her songs, which is probably embarrassing an causes the guy her other songs are about to feel super ridiculed. Which when she sings a song written for anyone, she sings to them and about them as if she knows they are going to hear whichever song. In this song she is not singing to an individual who is no longer living, she feels so broken, lost, confused, and says every move she dies, sounds like when she lost him, he had her broken pieces that only her one true love can fix. If you don't agree, it's cool. But, I just love the song and wanted to put my perception of the songs.
    rixmixnmon March 28, 2015   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI know this song could be portrayed as a song for girls that had a break-up with their boyfriends, but there is a MAJOR MESSAGE that Ke$ha is saying in her song. She's telling HER story about how she sold her soul to the devil.

    "When did I become such a Hypocrite?"

    This verse is telling you that she is a hypocrite (meaning she shows off too much and sort of like a stripper or hooker on stage)

    "I'm dancing with tears in my eyes"

    This verse is showing that she's dancing on the stage, but she's doesn't want to dance in such a way on stage. She doesn't like the way she acts on stage and how much of her she is exposing to millions of people.

    "Double life, lies that you caught me in"

    "Double life" meaning she has a double life. When she's on stage, or making a music video, or taking photos of herself, the demon possesses her since she sold her soul to the devil.

    "Trust me I'm paying for it with every move I die"

    "On the floor I'm just a zombie
    Who I am is not who I wanna be
    I'm such a tragedy
    With every move I die"

    This shows when she dances on stage, she's like a "zombie". She is probably not moving her body, but it's the demon that possessed her that is making ke$ha do all the bad things (hypocritical moves) she does on stage.

    This song shows that she clearly regrets selling her soul to the devil to get trillions of dollars and become as famous as she is now. She's sorry she sold her soul to the devil now that she knows she's done for and it's too late. Ke$ha doesn't want to be who she is. She probably just wants to be a normal singer like Demi Lovato or Selena Gomez and not be a "hypocrite" on stage.

    The last verse in the song I want to tell you guys about is:

    "I have destroyed our love,
    It's gone
    Payback is sick
    It's all my fault "

    Here is the verse before the final ending verse in the song.
    She clearly states that she has destroyed her love with God, and that it's gone, it's over and that payback really is sick. She shows how sorry she is but it's already over for her. It's all her fault. She won't have eternal life, unless a miracle happens.

    CONCLUSION:

    Ke$ha is sorry that she sold her soul to the devil for trillions of dollars. She's not who she wants to be, and the demon possessing her is scary to handle on stage. Ke$ha knows that she broke her love with God and that she won't have eternal life. She knows it's all her fault. But like katy perry said in her song "Dark Horse" "Once you start there's no going back". -Which is scary. Poor Ke$ha, I feel so sorry for her. :(

    Ke$ha is clearly depressed about what she has become and it's all ber fault.


    That's basically Ke$ha's sad life story as a celebrity. :(
    Broken-Hearted_Girlon September 11, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKe$ha is singing about a girl being depressed since she messed up a relationship with a guy she really cared for (perhaps too much partying?). She knows it's all her fault. Now she's dancing it out in the club to make herself feel better, but it actually makes her feel worse with every move she makes.

    purelove80son March 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with fhockeygirl77
    she really knows that it's her fault that she screwed up the relationship and lost the boy.
    she is expresing her deep regret and feeling of helplessness
    as for the fact that she's dancing, i think she is trying to be tough, and act like normal, dispite the fact that she is "loosing it"
    limegreenlove363on July 25, 2010   Link

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