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And we danced, and we cried
and we laughed and had a really really really good time
Take my hand, let's have a blast
And remember this moment for the rest of our lives
Our lives, our lives, our lives, our lives
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight
'Cause tonight's the night
Am I right?

Dance!

Feels like night for a party
My nature so naughty
There's a knock on the door, it's the neighbors
Quick cock blocking
We're having a ho-down, you hoe's down?
Don't let me pull my hose out
'Cause it's big, long, pink, strong
And known to dance like all night long
Grab my hand, play this song
DJ save my life, come on
Leave your fear, back off the wall
Free of beat and pussy pop
If you don't have a pussy
Pop a cock into a booty
To a booty

And we danced, and we cried
And we laughed and had a really really really good time
Take my hand, let's have a blast
And remember this moment for the rest of our lives

I am not, I am not going to stand on the wall
I will dance, I will dance, I will break that ass off
And I see you in the corner, corner looking so small
Doing the robot like if I die tonight at least I went hard
I will not, I will not give a damn who watches me
I will live, I will live liberate the fox in me
I will be the discoball, freak and give my all
To whatever girl's booty I'm freaking on
I'm not skeeting nah, it's just freaking hot
Alright I skeeted
I will not be a mannequin
The ego banish it
The roof's on fire
Let's burn down the Vatican
I will moon walk to Pluto in honor of Michael Jackson
In heaven he'll be saying that man is tight at dancing
RIP to the king, Michael Jackson, we learned it all from you
Dedicate this to the dance floor
Party up the sorrow 'til tomorrow morning happens
We pledge allegiance to the DJ put your hands up

And we danced, and we cried
And we laughed and had a really, really, really good time
Take my hand, let's have a blast
And remember this moment for the rest of our lives

You see me looking at you from that bar right over there
But your friends are huddled up and they are hating on a player
I just want to dance with you, get on the back of you
Tip tap the boots, extract the truth
Da-Dance with you, get on the back of you
Da-Dance dance dance
Awesome

Oh-ee, oh-ee, oh
Oh-ee, oh-ee, oh

Hey-oh, hey-oh
Hey-oh, hey-oh

Uh-ah-ba-bo
Uh-ah-ba-bo

Zib-oh-da-we-bab-ba-dap-bop-bop
Zib-oh-da-we-bab-ba-dap-bop-bop

And we danced, and we cried
and we laughed and had a really really really good time
Take my hand, let's have a blast
And remember this moment for the rest of our lives
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Sep 04, 2010
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From my understanding, Macklemore is making a rather poignant mockery of pop culture for placing so much value on partying. He does this by mostly by making fun of the dramatic styles some artists often try using to convey the importance on those nights of partying.

The seemingly epic sound of the repeated piano chords is revealed to be quite insincere when overlaid with silly lyrics such as "..and had a really really really good time" and the melodramatic "DJ save my life, come on, leave your fear, back off the wall"

Furthermore, the satirical disrespect towards his neighbors goes hand in hand with the line, "quit cock blocking", a common saying in our generation that can reflect on our misplaced values of getting laid and having meaningless sex.

The next lines delve even further into pop-music's social issues gender when Macklmore refers to a girl as a 'pussy' when stating, "If you don't have a pussy, pop a cock into a booty". Clearly, Macklemore makes another critique of the misogynistic emphasis pop music sometimes puts on the importance of sex and the treatment of gender.

There are more notable lines throughout the song, but these were the ones that I immediately noticed on my first listen.

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I Agree.

And I want too add that ts important to note that in the video the person singing is not Macklemore, he's playing a character.

Macklemore himself only shows up as the neighbor to complain.

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I dont think he is making fun of the pop culture (or party culture)... In fact, his music is considered as hip hop which is part of pop culture.

I belief he is mocking those who criticize pop culture just because. Those who prefer to criticize instead of take a break and enjoy life how it is and not how society tell us. If you think about it, pop culture may be popular because it express how people really feel and what they really like.

"I am not, I am not going to stand on the wall I will dance, I will dance, I will break that ass off ANS I SEE YOU IN THE CORNER, CORNER LOOKING SO SMALL Doing the robot like if I die tonight at least I went hard (""Because the robot is SOO FUN"") I will not, I will not give a damn who watches me"

Pop culture is the biggest promotor of homosexual and liberal ideologies, and as we see in his "same love" song, that is something he fights for.

If you see the video they are dressed as from the 70's, and 80's (Disco Era). So if in any case, if he is mocking someone, is to the people of that generation... The 70's and 80's appeared to be fun and easy going. This generation was characterized by their drug abuse and promiscuity (Just as the actual generation).

Who is he making fun of then? Human nature? I don't think so.

At the beginning of the video, he talks about the roots of most of american. England. Exhaled from the boring, old fashion and conservative Grate Britain to the fun and liberal US.

In my opinion, he is from America and he has received a lot of support from it. I don't think he is going to attack the partying image US is trying to sell to the rest of the world. I mean, the party culture is a whole market.

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in my opinion he is really just making fun of all of the top 40 songs about getting wasted at a club but that's just me i could be wrong

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At first listen this song sounds really silly and just fun but I agree with agravels and ECON1728 that there is a deeper meaning. He seems to be making fun of all the 'let's go out to the club and it'll be an EPIC night' songs... It's genius...

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I think he isn't making fun of the party culture itself, only its music... Literally just being satirical. Mocking songs such as "Last Friday Night", "Party Rock Anthem", "Tonight" and a whole bunch of others which are similar.

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Also, his voice in this song... He is clearly being satirical.

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Hey,

sometimes people just mean what they are saying.

He sings about the past not about a current situation, is dressed in a weird 70s/80s like outfit and uses a accent that also reminds of 70s or 80s.

This does not indicate irony but revival of a specific time and with that he invokes the lifestyle of that time. This lifestyle is heavily connected with disco and dancing.

So what could be the deeper meaning in all of that? Well he clearly states it in the song (and yes it is criticism of current culture but maybe in a different way than mentioned before). After painting the picture of a good party he continues to describe that he will have fun and just does not give a fuck (basically the whole second half of the song).

So what is the criticism? The following line makes it quite clear:

I will not be a mannequin

especially in contrast to the 2 lines before where he makes fun of himself. His criticism dots at current youth culture in general that is heavily focused on reputation and showing off. Going to parties does not mean to let loose and just dont give a fuck (altough it is often described like that in songs etc.) but it is heavily based on be seen and be perfect or perfectly imperfect (depending on the subculture). Even dancing at parties is becoming competitive nowadays instead of just blowing off steem, jumping around and enjoying the music. This is unfortunately not restricted to pop culture as also in Hip Hop/Rock/Metal... for example it became more and more about presenting and style. As no specific subculture of today could be used to do the criticism because most are influenced by this development Macklemore decides to use a different era.

Regards, Mookie

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LOL I love his song. It's really up-beat and a lot of fun. The music video had me laughing out loud. A humerous reminder to live to the fullest and not to take any moment for granted.

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I FEEL that this song is a sort of release. Like maybe he was a shy person growing up, and something happened to make him get over it. Now he doesn't care who's watching and he's going to live in the moment, no matter what people think of him. And when I say "live in the moment" I don't JUST mean that he'll do whatever he wants. I mean that he will enjoy his time having fun, and savor all the good moments... even if he won't remember what happens in the morning.

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