Oh baby, you don't get turned on by the radio.
Oh baby, you got nothing to play on your stereo.
"Why don't the Beatles get back together?"
"Why don't nobody sing of romance?"-
Oh baby, all you wanna do is dance.

Oh baby, I think you are lost in the seventies.
Oh baby, "The music she ain't what she used to be."
You don't understand what they're saying,
You've given it every chance
Oh baby, all you wanna do is dance.

Well you wish you were back in the good old days,
When tomatoes were cheaper,
And you never heard the words of your favorite songs
Through a three inch speaker.
And you never messed around with dangerous drugs,
You were all getting sick on beer-
And you didn't get any (unless you went steady and made out for a year).

Well you can hide away honey, in your rock and roll dreams,
You can stand by your blue suede shoes-
But the party is over,
And I'm getting tired of waiting for you.

Oh baby, "Where are the oldies they used to play?"
Oh baby, you want to crawl back into yesterday,
You don't want to deal with the future,
You don't want to make any plans-
Oh baby, all you wanna do is dance.

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All You Wanna Do Is Dance Lyrics as written by Billy Joel

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is one of my personal favourites. It is filled with great lines, but my favourite line has to be "I think you are lost in the seventies". This is many years later, but I'm still stuck there... Despite the fact that I was born in '93!!

    A great song, a great artist. That sums Billy Joel and his music up.
    ChristoTraceyon September 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the ooo lalala after the 'Beatles line (a la 'Nowhere Man' or 'You Won't See Me'). I often thought this would be a good cover tune for a newer band but I guess some of the lyrics are somewhat dated. Aaahhh, to be back in the good old days, 'when tomatoes were cheaper'. just the right amount of cheese as always Bill.
    hankoon February 06, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAnd you didn't get any unless you went steady and made out for a year...


    Billy is fucking great. This song is great.
    Surfpicoon March 16, 2006   Link

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