"Dancing On Glass" as written by and Mick/sixx Mars....
Can't find my doctor
My bones can't take the ache
If ya dance with the devil
Your day will come to pay

Fuel injected dreams
Are bursting at the seams
Am I in Persia
Or am I just insane?

Downtown downtown
One foot in the grave
Such a foolish child
For a date with death
Sight the dotted line

I've been through hell
And I've never goin' back

To dancing on glass
Going way too fast
Gonna burn and crash
Valentine's in London
Found me in the trash

Need one more rush
Then I know, I know I'll stop
One extra push
Last trip to the top

Downtown, downtown
Silver spoon and needle
Witchy tombstone smile
I'm no puppet
I engrave my veins with style

I've been through hell
And I'm never goin' back
To dancing one glass

Dancin' dancin'
Sweet Chiva, you were my Jesus

Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

"Dancing on Glass" as written by Mick Mars Nikki Sixx

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    General CommentIt's about Nikki Sixx's herion addiction.

    "Valentine's Day in London found me in the trash."

    Nikki went to a drug dealer in London and hadn't had a fix in a few days and he finally got his fix and he went into convulsions and his drug dealer started beating him with a baseball bat, hoping that was send his body into shock making him calm down.

    It just made it worse, and the dealer put him in a dumpster for death.
    RhiaRhiaRhiaon July 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe line "valentines in london found me in the trash" is reference to nikki's first near fatal overdose which was on valentines in london! i love this song though great song!
    RockAngel58on March 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is excellent. The woman singing at the end makes me go all tingly, she has the most fucking amazing voice. almost as good as Vinces ;D
    sweet addictionon January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about heroin, plain and simple
    Wyldechyldeon January 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe "woman singing at the end" is actually vince
    harmonisedon April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe woman at the end is most definitely NOT Vince Neil. I believe it's one of the backup singers from the Girls x3 and Feelgood tours. Emi or Donna, but I'm not sure whic. Emi went on to marry Mick and screw him over big-time. All about the Benjamins!
    Wopboyon July 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is an awesome live video of this featuring the 2 chicks singing at the end.
    Check it out (It's way better than the studio version even though the studio version is still kickass!):

    ozzmonkeyon May 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's a great story. His book has some crazy stories, some real good dirt. This song is awesome though. The female at the end is awesome, it's so powerful. I love when Vince sings the first "downtown." So good.
    _tornon September 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt IS about his heroin overdose, but if you read Heroin Diaries, it goes into detail WHY he wrote it & WHAT its about. Its' about his Heroin overdose, the shit he & the band went through to get to that point in time & how he wouldn't go through that routine again(like he said,"it's just like dancing on glass")
    GaaraFanon January 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlthough it IS about Nikki's heroin addiction and in general his life in 1986-1987, the music is(intentionally or not) a rip-off of Sisters of Mercy's Dance On Glas(1985. I dont't care how much of a crue fan you are, being myself a huge fan, but it is too much coincidence to have the same riff in a song with almost the same name.
    AnithaBathon September 08, 2011   Link

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