"Dancing with Mr. D" as written by and Mick/richards Jagger....
Yeah, down in the graveyard where we have our tryst
The air smells sweet, the air smells sick
He never smiles, his mouth merely twists
The breath in my lungs feels clinging and thick

But I know his name, he's called Mr. D
And one of these days he's gonna set you free
A human skulls is hangin' right 'round his neck
The palms of my hands is clammy and wet

Lord, I was dancin', dancin', dancin' so free
Dancin', dancin', dancin' so free
Dancin'
(Lord, keep your hand off me)
Dancin' with Mr. D, with Mr. D, with Mr. D

Will it be poison, I put in my glass
Will it be slow or will it be fast?
The bite of a snake, the sting of a spider
A drink of Belladonna on a Toussaint night
Hiding in a corner in New York City
Lookin' down a forty-four in West Virginia

I was dancin', dancin', dancin' so free
Dancin', dancin', dancin' so free
Dancin'
(Lord, keep your hand off me)
Dancin' with Mr. D, with Mr. D, with Mr. D, with Mr. D

Dancin', dancin', dancin', dancin'
Dancin', dancin', dancin', dancin'

Lord, I was dancin', dancin', dancin' so free
Dancin', dancin', dancin' so free
Dancin'
(Lord, keep your hand off me)
Dancin' with Mr. D, with Mr. D, with Mr. D

One night I was dancin' with a lady in black
Wearin' black silk gloves and a black silk hat
She looked at me longin' with black velvet eyes
She gazed at me strange, all cunning and wise

Then I saw the flesh just fall off her bones
The eyes in her skull was burnin'' like coals
Lord, have mercy, fire and brimstone
I was dancin' with Mrs. D

Lord, I was dancin', dancin', dancin' so free
I was dancin', dancin' , dancin' so free
Dancin', dancin', dancin' so free
Dancin', dancin'
I was dancin', dancin'
(Lord, keep your hand off me)

Dancin', dancin
Dancin', dancin
Dancin', dancin


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"Dancing with Mr D" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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  • +1
    General CommentYes. Mr. D is death, in this context.
    TheUniversalon April 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMr. D.....David Bowie

    Mistress D.....Angela Bowie
    jbalanon August 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentObviously death, I don't understand where you get the drugs or Davids och dicks from?
    DullDayon March 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis seems like a song about masturbation, Mr. D?
    Billie_Joeon June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha--good one. Knowing Jagger it certainly could be about masturbation. More likely it's him still trying to make people wonder if he's a demon.
    JumpyJackon November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about the Devil (Mr. D) and death. Possibly inspired by the Stones involvement in voodoo and black magic. Once the character in the song dies he feels he'll be with Mr/Mistress D. and dancing free.
    MrLongroveon March 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSupposed t be a sequel to S.F.T.D, but taken less seriously.
    JosephWolfon January 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentneat thought JBALAN , but wouldn't it be Mistress B not Mr. d or Mistress d?

    another stab at the occult. . . . After sympathy it all comes up lame, but actually a whale of a sound.

    the production of G Soup is poor. If they took the tapes and redid the album it would shine with all the great stones work of the era
    pton November 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDancing with the devil in the pale moonlight
    captlafl69on December 29, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti think its about drugs.

    "Mister D" sounds like a street name for a drug...like dopamine or Depakote.

    but most likely just about the Devil.
    THe_Atomic_Punkon January 21, 2008   Link

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