"Dance Macabre" as written by and Salem Al Fakir Vincent Pontare....
You'll soon be hearing the chime
Close to midnight
If I could turn back the time
I'd make all right

How could it end like this?
There's a sting in the way you kiss me
Something within your eyes
Said it could be the last time
'Fore it's over!

Just wanna be
Wanna bewitch you in the moonlight
Just wanna be
I wanna bewitch you all night

It keeps on giving me chills
But I know now
I feel the closer we get
To the last vow

I don't wanna end like this (Like this, yeah)
But the sting in the way you kiss me (I'm loving it)
Something within your eyes
Said it could be the last time
'Fore it's over!

Just wanna be
Wanna bewitch you in the moonlight
Just wanna be
I wanna bewitch you all night
Just wanna be
I wanna bewitch you one last time with me tonight
Just wanna be
I wanna bewitch you all night

Just wanna be
Wanna bewitch you in the moonlight
Just wanna be
Wanna bewitch you all right
Just wanna be
Wanna bewitch you in the moonlight
Just wanna be
I wanna bewitch you all night

All right!
Woh-woh-woh, wohh!


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"Dance Macabre" as written by Salem Al Fakir Vincent Pontare

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    Song MeaningThe bands lead singer Tobias Forge says of the song 'Europe was in this turmoil in the late 1340s. The plague is extremely fast. It starts off as the worst flu you've ever had and then it just goes worse and then you're dead after three days. So people were lying in the streets — corpses and all the surroundings were just falling apart. All the brothels and pubs were thriving because people started partying literally like there was no tomorrow because they were gonna die. They were just going for it. "Dance Macabre" is capturing that joyous nocturnal sort of life in a disco song'.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon November 14, 2018   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm not sure about the original purpose of this song, but anyway this is how I interpret it.
    The play with the words "be with you" and "bewitch you" are the key to understanding the meaning of the whole song.
    The first time I didn't check the lyrics and I understood "be with you", and I was like " What am I hearing? KISS?" but then it all became clear.

    I understand this song as a metaphor for allowing yourself to be led down a path of doom either by a person, an entity or group (Satan if you'd like to see it that way) or just by a bad choice in your life, a hobby that is pleasurable but ultimately bad for you.
    At least that's how I see it.
    ayebrobrololon June 28, 2018   Link
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    General CommentGosh, that wordplay: Bewitch you x Be with you!
    chuckofalltradeson August 07, 2018   Link

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