Head to toe rayon, don’t light a match
We were good and we’re starting from scratch
Going to a place that never existed
And probably never will, yeah
Oh, a blue light basement on a throw-down autonomy zone
Where we dim the lights and we’re really not that lonesome
Leave your context at home and leave your irony at the door
Tonight we’ll even the score
Well, tonight we mean it
When we dance
Well, tonight we mean it
When we cry
Well, tonight we mean it
When we laugh
Well, tonight, tonight yeah, yeah
I know everybody here would love to get down
And to wipe the slate clean new
And do what they want and say what they mean
And eliminate the, uh, existential quandaries of modern, uh, postmodern reality, ya dig?
No issues! No motives! No problems! No questions!
Just sexy people and purity of intention
Sounds so good, I can barely bring myself to mention
It’s my sad, sad invention
Well, tonight we mean it
When we dance
Well, tonight we mean it
When we cry
Well, tonight we mean it
When we laugh
Tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight
I lost my invitation and I don’t know where I’m going
I might just drive around and try to listen for something weird
Yeah, you’re welcome to come along.
Well, tonight we mean it, yeah!
When we dance
Well, tonight we mean it, oh
When we laugh
Well, tonight we mean it
When we cry
Tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight


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    General CommentI did see them live in the 90s in a little dive of a bar with one brand of cheap beer on tap. It was a great show!

    I always interpreted these lyrics as talking about the ennui of the party scene as one gets older. You want to go out and hit the party, loose all your inhibitions, forget all the trouble of the work week, and have the perfect fun time. But the perfect party doesn't exist, and when you get there, there's the nagging feeling you should be having more fun then you are, and that you are just going through the motions.
    gravitonon September 16, 2008   Link

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