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Come Dancing Lyrics - The Kinks


Soundtrack: Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

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Come Dancing Song Lyrics


They put a parking lot on a piece of land
When the supermarket used to stand.
Before that they put up a bowling alley
On the site that used to be the local palais.
That's where the big bands used to come and play.
My sister went there on a Saturday.

Come dancing,
All her boyfriends used to come and call.
Why not come dancing, it's only natural?

Another Saturday, another date.
She would be ready but she's always make him wait.
In the hallway, in anticipation,
He didn't know the night would end up in frustration.
He'd end up blowing all his wages for the week
All for a cuddle and a peck on the cheek.

Come dancing,
That's how they did it when I was just a kid,
And when they said come dancing,
My sister always did.

My sister should have come in at midnight,
And my mum would always sit up and wait.
It always ended up in a big row
When my sister used to get home late.

Out of my window I can see them in the moonlight,
Two silhouettes saying goodnight by the garden gate.

The day they knocked down the palais
My sister stood and cried.
The day they knocked down the palais
Part of my childhood died, just died.

Now I'm grown up and playing in a band,
And there's a car park where the palais used to stand.
My sister's married and she lives on an estate.
Her daughters go out, now it's her turn to wait.
She knows they get away with things she never could,
But if I asked her I wonder if she would,

Come dancing,
Come on sister, have yourself a ball.
Don't be afraid to come dancing,
It's only natural.

Come dancing,
Just like the palais on a Saturday.
And all her friends will come dancing
Where the big bands used to play.


October, 01st 2017
Bright and airy song by the rock & pop band The Kinks. In it, they say in a very light manner without accusations, seemingly, that their city is changing. There was a site on which a supermarket stood. They made a parking lot out of it. There was a palais on the other place, and they made a bowling site out of this. Then, they tell about someone’s sister that loves to dance and goes on dancing every Saturday. However, somehow she makes her date always wait for her arrival and that makes him worry. Then, after dancing, she returns home late, after midnight (allowed time) and always gets quarreled.

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