"We Dance" as written by and Savan/red One/dark Kotecha....
There is no castration fear
In a chair
We'll dance...
But no one will dance with us
In this zany town
Chim chim chim sing a song of praise
For your elders
They're in the back
Pick out some Brazilian nuts
For your engagement
Check that expiration date, man
It's later than you think
You can't enjoy yourself,
I can't enjoy myself
Move that swing
And watch it break straight like an arc
But I won't be there to leave you
'Cause I don't have a clue anymore
Maybe we can dance together?
First time you see
And then you'll be
Five times forever
And you never get lost


Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery, edited by alkokrolik

"We Dance" as written by Savan Kotecha Nadir Khayat

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    General Commenthere's what malkmus writes in the "selected song-by-song guide to wowee zowee" list appearing in Jovanovic's "Perfect Sound Forever":
    "Pompeii. The Peloponnesian War. Greek Gods. Perversion. We dance while the world falls down around us. Doric Columns, a belly full of OOZO!"

    Make of that what you can.
    imagineiton April 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI bet Malkmus read/watched "The Power of Myth."

    "We don't have ideology; we don't have theology; we dance." - Shinto monk to Joseph Campbell
    boywiththorninsideon February 11, 2012   Link
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    General Comment"Brazilian nuts for your engagement"--my favorite band in the world.
    Eli_Cashon September 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcat power (chan marshall) does a nice cover of this song.

    anyway, good song.
    king_midason December 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHi all.. since i'm not a english mothertongue could anyone give me his ideas about this song which is my one of favorites made by Pavement? Maybe there are some hidden meanings..? Thank you all - bye
    Checco74on September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt has something to do with incest. The line "There is no castration fear" refers to Freud's idea that boy repress their love for their mothers for fear of castration.
    ME!!!!on January 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis sounds like he's at a friend's bachelor party, getting a lap dance from a stripper. he feels guilty and "can't enjoy himself" anymore, and is also envious that his friend has found true love and is getting married while he is relegated to getting cheap thrills from a private dancer.
    evilflexon March 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, that makes sense, but I don't think it's right.
    ZEROpumpkinson May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe ine about the castration fear is such a provocative line. I've always taken it to mean that if a man's greatest deep-rooted fear is the castration fear, then Malkmus is so fond of someone that he has managed to sublimate this fear, hence it actually sounding quite romantic.
    Steven Dedaluson July 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentInteresting. It could be about a stripper etc as u say above. But it could also be a sort of tribute to his mother and that unique relationship - we dance, no-one will dance with us. It doesn't have to be about incest, just about a mother and a son feeling the same way about stuff? Hmmm either way SM is a genius
    ed_cefaluon May 18, 2008   Link

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