"Heads We're Dancing" as written by and Kate Bush....
You talked me into the game of chance
It was thirty-nine before the music started
When you walked up to me and you said
Hey, heads we dance
Well I didn't know who were
Until I saw the morning paper

There was a picture of you
A picture of you 'cross the front page
It looked just like you, just like you in every way
But it couldn't be true
It couldn't be true
You stepped out of a stranger

They say that the Devil is a charming man
And just like you I bet he can dance
And he is coming up behind in his long
Tailed black coat dance
All tails in the air
But the penny landed with its head dancing

A picture of you, a picture of you in uniform
Standing with your head held high
Hot down to the floor
But it couldn't be you
It couldn't be you
It's a picture of Hitler

He go do-do-do-do-do
He go do-do-do-do-do
He go do-do-do-do-do
Do you want to dance?
Well, I couldn't see what was to be
So I just stood there laughing

A picture of you, a picture of you in uniform
Standing with your head held high
Hot down to the floor
But it couldn't be you
It couldn't be you
It's a picture of Hitler

Do-do-do-do-do
He go do-do-do-do-do
He go do-do-do-do-do
Heads we're dancing

Do-do-do-do-do
Do-do-do-do-do
Do-do-do-do-do
Do you wanna dance?

Mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh
Mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh
Mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh
Heads we're dancing

Do-do-do-do-do
He go do-do-do-do-do
He go do-do-do-do-do
Do you wanna dance?

Mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh
Mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh
Mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh
Heads we're dancing

Do-do-do-do-do
Do you wanna dance?

Mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh
Heads we're dancing

Do-do-do-do-do
Do you wanna dance?


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"Heads We're Dancing" as written by Kate Bush

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    General Commentdinner with hitler
    sparklegirl895on June 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOr maybe also the side of people you don't always see?
    lizawithazon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentKate Bush on HEADS WE'RE DANCING

    KB: "It's the darkest track on the album and not the sort of song I'd write now [Defensive Pessimism?]. The devil's task is to tempt and temptation has to be attractive. Hitler is the closest personification of evil and I mention him not to glorify but to point out he was a man who fooled a tremendous amount of intelligent people and there's no way you could blame anyone for being fooled by that man..."
    "Love, Trust and Hitler" (1989)
    gaffa.org/reaching/…
    ...Nuremberg found a way! ...

    The Trial of the Major War Criminals sentenced twelve defendants to death by hanging.
    The Doctors' Trial sentenced seven defendants to death by hanging.


    THE ULTIMATE ONE: Kate Bush or The Devil?

    "That's a very dark song, not funny at all! ... I wrote the song two years ago, and in lots of ways I wouldn't write a song like it now. I'd really hate it if people were offended by this...But it was all started by a family friend, years ago, who'd been to dinner and sat next to this guy who was really fascinating, so charming. They sat all night chatting and joking. And next day he found out it was Oppenheimer. And this friend was horrified because he really despised what the guy stood for.
    "I understood the reaction, but I felt a bit sorry for Oppenheimer. He tried to live with what he'd done, and actually, I think, committed suicide.*
    "But I was so intrigued by this idea of my friend being so taken by this person until they knew who they were, and then it completely changing their attitude.
    "So I was thinking, what if you met the Devil? The Ultimate One: charming, elegant, well spoken.
    "Then it turned into this whole idea of a girl being at a dance and this guy coming up, cocky and charming, and she dances with him. Then a couple of days later she sees in the paper that it was Hitler. Complete horror: she was that close, perhaps could've changed history.
    "Hitler was very attractive to women because he was such a powerful figure, yet such an evil guy. I'd hate to feel I was glorifying the situation, but I do know that whereas in a piece of film it would be quite acceptable, in a song it's a little bit sensitive."
    "In the Realm of the Senses" (1989)
    gaffa.org/reaching/…

    * Oppenheimer, "the father of the atomic bomb", died from throat cancer in 1967, at age 62. His daughter, Toni, committed suicide on the island of St John in the US Virgin Islands in 1977, at age 33. Despite Oppenheimer's remorseful, or at least conflicted, attitudes, Oppenheimer was a vocal supporter of using the first atomic weapons on "built-up areas" in the days before the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (wiki).
    Theresa_Gionoffrioon June 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMaybe one of the Mitford sisters coming to the realization she is really courting (or dancing with) a monster.
    exexpat93on October 20, 2011   Link

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