"Cosmic Dancer" as written by and M. Bolan....
I was dancing when I was twelve
I was dancing when I was twelve
I was dancing when I was out
I was dancing when I was out

I danced myself right out the womb
I danced myself right out the womb
Is it strange to dance so soon?
I danced myself right out the womb

I was dancing when I was eight
I was dancing when I was eight
Is it strange to dance so late?
Is it strange to dance so late?

I danced myself into the tomb
I danced myself into the tomb
Is it strange to dance so soon?
I danced myself into the tomb

Is it wrong to understand
The fear that dwells inside a man?
What's it like to be alone
I liken it to a balloon

I danced myself out of the womb
I danced myself out of the womb
Is it strange to dance so soon?
I danced myself into the tomb
But then again
Once more

I danced myself out of the womb
I danced myself out of the womb
Is it strange to dance so soon?
I danced myself out of the womb


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"Cosmic Dancer" as written by Marc Bolan

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  • +5
    General Commentone of the most beautiful songs ever written
    marcbolanon January 05, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentOn the Acoustic Warrior album, Marc says, "This is a song about reincarnation" before playing Cosmic Dancer.
    honeyinmyhipson January 31, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHow can no one comment on T Rex ? One of the greatest bands there ever was and no one says anything about them. Urgh. Sums up Britain. We'd rather listen to "Crazy Frog".
    Liektotallyon June 13, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFirst off, just12: Marc Bolan did not die from "an OD of the quintessential disco drug," he died as a passenger in a car his girlfriend accidentally drove into a tree. Yes, he was involved with drugs for a time, but was actually clean and coming back at the time of his death. (look at any Bolan fan site).

    Anyway, I love this song, even before I knew it was about reincarnation (according to Marc), but that makes me like it even more. To me, the song is about living your life fully, from birth to death, and then some--to recognize that death isn't the end of life, just a small part in the tapestry of a cosmic dance.
    orangelotuson July 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAhhh this song brings back memories of billy elliot movie. yeh it is about reincarnation, as far as i know. youre right
    lolamoneraon June 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me it's about enjoying something so much that you give it your all and refuse to let go.
    Moo Rah Rahon June 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmmm pretty, i don't know what it means, but it reminds me of jamie bell jumping on the bed in "billy elliot"
    maybe it's just someone who loves dancing, loves it so much they're just COSMIC aahhh!!
    l-moon September 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS SONG IS WONDERFUL
    pinkgloveon October 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome one who loves dancing and have been doin it al their lives.
    Duno but this song is ace!!!!!!!
    Luv it. But I luv all the songs that r in Billy elliot
    Final strawon March 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome one who loves dancing and have been doin it al their lives.
    Duno but this song is ace!!!!!!!
    Luv it. But I luv all the songs that r in Billy elliot
    Final strawon March 31, 2005   Link

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