The beats yeah, they were coming out the speakers
And were winding up straight in your sneakers
And I'm dancing like every song he spins is Bis
Or like all my dance heroes would if they existed

And yeah it's sad that you think that we're all just scenesters
And even if we were its not the scene you're thinking of
Just taking props from nineties boy band fashions
All crop tops and testosterone passion

If there's one thing I could never confess
It's that I can't dance a single step

It's you, it's me
And there's dancing
It's you, it's me
And there's dancing

Not sure if you mind if I dance with you
But I don't think right now you care about anything at all
And if only there were clothes on the floor
I'd feel for certain I was bedroom dancing

And it's all flailing limbs at the front line
Every single one of us is twisted by design
And dispatches from the back of my mind
Says so long as we're here everything is alright

If there's one thing I could never confess
It's that I can't dance a single step

It's you, it's me
And there's dancing
It's you, it's me
And there's dancing

If there's one thing I could never confess
It's that I can't dance a single step

One thing I could never confess
Is that I can't dance a single step

It's you, it's me
And there's dancing
It's you, it's me
And there's dancing

And I always get confused
Because in supermarkets they turn the lights off when they want you to leave
But in discos they turn them on
And it's always sad to go, but it's never that sad
Because there's only so many places
You're guaranteed of getting a hug when you leave
And then on the way home
It always seems like a good idea to go paddling in the fountain
And that's because it is a good idea
And were just like, how Rousseau depicts man in the state of nature
We're undeveloped, we're ignorant, we're stupid, but we're happy


Lyrics submitted by theTyrant, edited by friendlymancub

You! Me! Dancing! Lyrics as written by Aleksandra Berditchevskaia, Ellen Waddell, Gareth Paisey, Harriet Coleman, Neil Ashley Turner, Oliver Briggs, Tom Bromley

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    The song is about "Twisted by Design", a club night in Cardiff, Wales, UK, where the band is from. Hence "we're all twisted by design" and a the, uhm, dancing.

    eponymoushipsteron March 23, 2008   Link
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    Best Los Campesinos! song ever? I think so.

    One of the best songs in existence? Quite possibly.

    One of the best songs of AWESOMENESS? Most definetely.

    Like most of the people on this page, I think this song is just about letting loose having fun, and not paying any attention to all the labels or images that others like to brand("scenesters"). It's happier then many of their other songs, which are known for being lyrically pessimistic in tone. Not that I don't like Gareth acting as the bitter, existential peanut gallery to every musican, doomed relationship, or sucky personal moment that he references. It's one of LC!'s defining features, as well as a trademark of most indie bands.

    In fact, this song is still pretty sarcastic, as it talks about the stereotypes of "scenesters" and "taking props from like these boy band fashions. All crop tops and testosterone passion."

    But the point that this song makes is that it JUST DOESN'T MATTER. The biggest concern of the singer, and also the line that makes me smile almost every time I hear it, is simply stated as follows:

    "If there's one thing that I could never confess, It's that I can't dance a single step."

    Yes, they can go out clubbin' and swing around like the bees knees, but he, feels slightly awkward about the moment. He can't. I couldn't dance to save my life.

    So in a way, he connects with the audience through this statement.

    However, this is soon followed by the happy-go-lucky, kid-like mantra: "It's YOU! It's ME! And it's DANCING!"

    Among one of the most refreshing and enjoyable surprises of the new age, that oddly makes me feel like a kid again. It's triumphant and cheerful without it ever caring to be. And while others might not like it because of it's shouty lyrics, "annoying" male lead's voice, loud and jumbly sound (how I love the guitar and drums in this song), or just plain "I don't like indie/ I don't like rock."....

    I don't care; I, myself, am not involved in the "twee/indie" scene, despite liking several indie musicians/bands. I just don't care; why? Because it's you, it's me, and it's dancing!

    naturaloneon July 04, 2009   Link
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    you've got so many of the lines wrong. it should be "it's you, it's me, and it's dancing" and "if there's one thing, that i could never confess, it's that i can't dance a single step." "it's sad that you think that we're all just scenesters, and even if we were it's not the scene you're thinking of."

    but the bit at the end: "and i always get confused because in supermarkets they turn the lights off when they want you to leave, but in discos they turn them on, and it's always sad to go, but it's never that sad, because there's only certain places you're guaranteed of getting a hug when you go. and on the way home, it seems like a good idea to go paddle in the fountain, and that's because it IS a good idea and it's like we're all (...?...) man, and the state of nature we're undeveloped, we're ignorant, we're stupid, but we're happy."

    i don't think the song is about sex at all. it is surely just a simple tale of young people, going out, and the things that concern them on these nights out - other people, dancing, etc... 'twisted by design' is a club night in cardiff that the band used to go to.

    this song is so good it makes my head melt.

    cherryadeon June 13, 2007   Link
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    Great, great song. The beginning is amazing and that guitar riff... I can't get it out of my head.

    Thanks for the real lyrics!

    musicforlife!on August 27, 2007   Link
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    these are still incorrect lyrics. the correct words are "I'm dancing like every song he spins is bis, or like..." also: "we're all just scenesters" and "just taking props from nineties boy band fashions".

    bobbymaloneon August 27, 2007   Link
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    ok, so definitive lyrics for the spoken bit at the end:

    "and I always get confused, because in supermarkets they turn the lights off when they want you to leave, but in discos they turn them on. and it's always sad to go, but it's never that sad, because there's only so many places you're guaranteed of getting a hug when you leave. and then on the way home, it always seems like a good idea to go paddling in the fountain, and that's because it IS a good idea. and were just like, how rousseau depicts man in the state of nature: we're undeveloped, we're ignorant, we're stupid, but we're happy."

    also, i love this song slash the whole ep. i could listen to just sticking fingers into sockets for a week straight [actually, i did that last week...]; i dont care if its only sixteen minutes, it is ridiculously amazing.

    hybrid_rainbowon April 03, 2008   Link
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    I think the "bedroom dancing" may be a reference to the Le Tigre song Eau d'Bedroom Dancing. Gareth is often seen wearing Bikini Kill t-shirts, so it's not a stretch to assume he likes Le Tigre too.

    iwishiwasthemoonon July 06, 2009   Link
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    I love the long intro of this song, it just makes the whole thing so energetic

    Mirtazapineon May 26, 2007   Link
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    What is being said in the last minute while he goes on the little rant? He talks about being confused because at night grocery stores turn off their lights. But that's about all I can make out.

    Jeremy1026on June 08, 2007   Link
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    Oh yeah! and it says something about paddling in the fountain, and that they weren't ignorant, they were happy. Aw I love this song.

    I think it's about two lovers (duh) who are kinda new to it all, and a bit nervous around each other. And how they aren't really sure about it. Dancing being Sex ofcourse "one thing, I could never confess, is that I can't dance a single step", referring to him not being sure if he can "do it" right. It's a cute song. Love it x

    Izeon June 13, 2007   Link

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