"Mainstream U.S.A." as written by and John S./flansburgh Linnell....
Can I have this last dance, my darling?
Can I have this last dance with you?
I want to dance the whole night tonight
And can I have this last dance, my darling?
Can I have this last dance with you?
These are the words that he told to the fellow next door

Mainstream, U.S.A.
I flipped that guy the bird
Mainstream, U.S.A.
Is all I want to say
Mainstream, U.S.A.
I flipped that guy the bird
Mainstream, U.S.A.
Is all I want to say

We are the world (back off, fool)
We are (I'm talking to you)
We are the world (back off, fool)

Mainstream, U.S.A.
I flipped that guy the bird
Mainstream, U.S.A.
Is all I want to say
Mainstream, U.S.A.
I flipped that guy the bird
Mainstream, U.S.A.
Is all I want to say


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    My InterpretationThere are two possible interpretations to this.
    The singer is a New York Guido (Not surprising, considering the band is from Brooklyn.) In the first verse, he's trying to get someone to dance with him. The other male is saying no, but Guido hears "You need to convince me some more."
    The other is that the singer is stinking drunk and in the drunk tank; he's so drunk he's hitting on the guy next to him, thinking the man is a woman.
    quampon March 02, 2014   Link

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