Because of Shaun Ryder's accent, he was unable to pronounce "there." The song's actual name would've been "It's There" instead of "Dare"....
It's coming up, it's coming up, it's coming up
It's coming up, it's coming up, it's coming up
It's dare

It's dare

You've got to press it on you
You've just been thinking
That's what you do, baby
Hold it down, dare

Jump with them all and move it
Jump back and forth
It feels like you were there yourself, work it out

Never did no harm
Never did no harm
It's dare
It's coming up, it's coming up, it's coming up
It's coming up, it's coming up
It's dare

It's dare

You've got to press it on you
You've just been thinking
That's what you do, baby
Hold it down, dare

Jump with the moon and move it
Jump back and forth
It feels like you were there yourself work it out

Never did no harm
Never did no harm
It's dare
It's coming up, it's coming up, it's coming up
It's coming up, it's coming up
It's dare
Never did no harm
Never did no harm
It's dare
It's coming up, it's coming up, it's coming up
It's coming up, it's coming up
It's dare

You've got to press it on you
You've just been thinking
That's what you do, baby
Hold it down, dare

Jump with the moon and move it
Jump back and forth
It feels like you were there yourself work it out

You've got to press it on you
You've just been thinking
That's what you do, baby
Hold it down, dare

Jump with the moon and move it
Jump back and forth
It feels like you were there yourself work it out


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"DARE" as written by Damon Albarn Jamie Hewlett

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    General CommentWhen Blur first started they released an album entitled Leisure. It followed a long line of madchester-styled bands of the time but showed glimpses of
    pure brilliance, pour example Sing, any Albarn newcomers, get a listen its truly beautiful... Inspiration of Lost? by Coldplay.

    Now, one of the leading bands at the time who were described under the same madchester bracket were The Happy Mondays, fronted by Shaun Ryder who sings vocals on this track.

    Ryder was, and still is so I've heard, a huge influence to Albarn and his work. Albarn according to legend loved the way that Ryder pronounces "there"; ever heard someone say something in an accent and thought "wow that sounds great with his/her voice?

    Well reportedly it was Albarn just admiring his hero and "exploiting" if you like the strengths of a vocalist: in this case, his accent...

    Oh and you lot that think this is about drugs? Ryder may have seen more weed than Alan Titchmarsh but just because a writer does drugs, doesnt mean they write about it? Pete Townshend? David Bowie? Occaisonal defences but nothing concrete... Check out Albarn's past lyrics; Charmless Man, Parklife... Some of the stuff from 13 alludes to his fiancée's addiction but he doesnt seem the type to me.
    talariaon July 21, 2008   Link

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