All the girls in the bathroom talking
Who their gonna take to the Sadie Hawkins
My ears are hurting but I kept on walking
A smile on my face and air guitar rocking

The Sadie Hawkins dance
In my khaki pants
There's nothing better
Oh oh oh

The girls ask the guys
Its always a surprise
There's nothing better baby
Do you like my sweater

Sitting in the back of my next class nappin'
Gotta give a speech
Then bowed to the clappin'
Then told a funny joke
And the whole class laughing
Think I got a tan from the light in which I was baskin'

The Sadie Hawkins dance
In my khaki pants
There's nothing better
Oh oh oh

The girls ask the guys
Its always a surprise
There's nothing better baby
Do you like my sweater

Scan the cafeteria for some good seating
I found a good spot by the cheerleaders eating
The quarter back asked me if I'd like a beating
I said that's one thing I won't be needing
Since I'm rather smart and cunning
I took off down the next hall running
Only to be stopped by a girl so stunning
Only to be stopped by a girl so stunning

She said "your smooth and good with talking, will
You go with me to the Sadie Hawkins"

The Sadie Hawkins dance
In my khaki pants
There's nothing better
Oh oh oh

The girls ask the guys
Its always a surprise
There's nothing better baby
Do you like my sweater
Do you like my sweater


Lyrics submitted by JohnKo

Sadie Hawkins Dance Lyrics as written by Matt Thiessen

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol CMG Publishing

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    Cool song, one of my favorites of Relient K telling about the old days where the girls asked the guys for the dance.

    Protoon January 12, 2002   Link
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    i love this song! it always reminds me of cruisin in my friends car!! lol...it seriously makes me smile :D ok that's all!!

    shleigh03on May 01, 2002   Link
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    This is an awesome song!! Relient K rocks!!

    SUM_Punk_Rawker41on May 08, 2002   Link
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    ever seen matthew thiessen's expression when he sings "oh oh oh"? haha :D its great.

    blanketrockon May 23, 2002   Link
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    This is one of my favorite Relient K songs. I can totally picture one of my friends as the guy trying to get a girl to ask him out. I love Sadie Hawkins dances (or turnabout) because the guys finally get to know how we feel, stressing about if we will get asked or not.
    how do you get the smilies?

    guitarchikon May 23, 2002   Link
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    this song is awesome live!!!

    moeon May 24, 2002   Link
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    this song is tight!

    AKChickon May 24, 2002   Link
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    Don't sa girls don't ask guys to dances, now we don't have Sadie Hawkins Dances, but we have GPA dances, Girls Pay All!!! Close enough, stop crying boys!

    mary12425on May 26, 2002   Link
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    This song is so awesome one of my new favorite songs right now.

    Fallsemesteron May 27, 2002   Link
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    wow these guys were super shibby live! and i'm gonna be starring in the "video" for this over the summer for a film project. :) fun stuff! alright well relient k rules me because my best friend worships them.

    pinkbombshellon May 31, 2002   Link

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