Song

Dance

Astrid Williamson · 2011

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the river rose above my bedroom window
soaked into the carpets and on the walls
left patterns of exquisite unimagined beauty
and in the twisting stains i trace the features
a face inside a frame whispers and beseeches
a river in my vein coursing through me
echoing my name calls to me
it goes do you wanna dance
do you wanna dance
do you wanna dance with me
but the river is a shame as it pulls you down
yeah it keeps you in the game for the fear you’ll drown
but you know you’re not to blame
’cause it is in your instinct to be happy
your DNA and blue print you’re every impulse
euphorically captive to an impulse
it goes do you wanna dance
do you wanna dance
do you wanna dance with me
and Sheba’s in the pool and the screen is torn
there’s a shadow on the wing come from David’s thorn
but you’re a clever king
and Solomon’s songs are full of mystery
you open my window every time you kiss me
you go do you wanna dance
do you wanna dance
do you wanna dance with me
do you wanna dance?
but the river is a shiver of fallen blooms
blossoms shed like tears on a mirrored moon
haven’t felt like this for years
but when I was a child I would love to sing to
anything wild I could capture the sting to
so I guess I never really did stand a chance
‘cause i never much liked to walk
i like to dance