My name is Mary and I'm from Greenville, Mississippi
But this is where I live here in this old folk's dormitory
Every Sunday night Sarah comes to see us
And she plays that old upright
But Sarah always seems to leave us
When she plays something comes over me
Goes from my head all the way to my feet
And I want to dance
I want to snap my fingers all night long and dance
I want to move around the room just like a woman in a trance
All night, I want to dance
I want to wrap my arms around your neck and dance
I want to listen to the music that's been ringing in my ears
And one day I'm gonna dance my way right outta here
I had two girls and a boy but now one's gone up to Heaven
She's with her papa now 'cause he left for lack of penicillin
The older that I get I figure everyone is dying
They're all dying for a change
I know I'm dying for some action
But days like these Sunday seems so far away
So until then I'm gonna sit right here and here Ill stay
I'd marry you, if you could dance, that's what I said
'Cause where I'm going they'll be dancing everyday

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Dance Lyrics as written by Evelio Samboni Richard Webb

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    General CommentThis This song makes me feel like I could conquer the world... When we dance..we are our happiest,despite the bad things that have happened to us.. this song is amazing and meaninful and beautiful and wonderful..and everything i wish i could feel all the time!!
    princesssarahon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbleah
    dead_kennedyson June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbleah yourself.. why don't you like it? give some insight, not a noise.
    princesssarahon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I hope I will dance all my life like the woman in the song. The sounds and the message blend so well here; it takes me to another place...
    smalltownsaraon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe woman in the song is derek webb's grandmother and after visiting with her he was inspired to write this song...he said he tried to keep it in her words as much as possible. i think he talks about it on his album "the house show" but i may be mistaken.
    Hephzibahon June 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's cute that 2 of the people who replied to this song are named Sarah. :*)

    "Every Sunday night, you know that Sarah comes to see us..."
    cattieloveson July 10, 2007   Link

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