Oh whoa-oh, well the pony was funky
The watusi was kinda smooth
Oh whoa-oh, well the problem with all
Those little dance steps was you had to move
Oh whoa-oh, well they found a brand-new step
And it doesn’t take anything to get this groove, uh-huh!
And I don’t want no standing still…
And I don’t want no standing still…
And they’re doing the standing still…
And I don’t want no standing still…hey!
Oh whoa-oh, well it’s a sensation…
Across the entire nation.
Oh whoa-oh, a hundred million kids
All dancing in suspended animation, hmm…
Oh whoa-oh, and the feeling’s all right
We’ll be standing still until the morning light, yeah!
And I don’t want no standing still…
And I don’t want no standing still…
And they’re doing the standing still…
And I don’t want no standing still…hey!
I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed
Oh, my aching head.
Uh-huh!
Oh whoa-oh, in Fargo, six or seven kids
Watched the Plan in a strip-mall
I thought they were bored out of their skulls
But it turns out they were having a ball, uh-huh
Oh whoa-oh, well I finally knew
They were doing a brand-new step everybody isn’t moving to
And I don’t want no standing still…
And I don’t want no standing still…
And they’re doing the standing still…
And I don’t want no standing still…yeah!


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    General CommentWeird song.. but the tongue-in-cheek humor is noted.
    sillymofo15on May 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWeird, it seems that everytime I go to a show everyones doing 'the standing still' ¬.¬
    tsucolon May 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentcommentary on indie rock fans' tendency to stand still and bob their heads rather than dance.
    soul never ignoranton June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOr on just the general laziness of the human race.
    bizarreon July 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNevermind, you're right. In an interview, he said that was the one thing he didn't like about indie fans.
    bizarreon July 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThat just makes it all the more exciting when the crowds DO go nuts...Make it to a New Years' Plan show in DC and you'll see what I mean.
    Weasealon October 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I know exactly what he means. I recently got accosted after a Grass Roots concert for "Dancing around too much". What!? At a concert!? That's crap. People need to let go of their pretensions, especially at a place where you're supposed to be having fun. I don't want no standing still either...
    Bustakapon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought it was, "Yeah, they're doing the standing still," not "And I don't want no standing still."
    new years eveon May 25, 2006   Link

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