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We took the dance floor when we met
Our bodies close, our feet in step
As the band began to play its set
I believe we danced the tango

We moved in time to every note
Assisted (maybe kept afloat)
By vodka smuggled in my coat
Laced with passion fruit and mango

You whispered softly in my ear
Do you think we’re gonna make it to the end?
Our bodies tired, the tempo dropped
The rhythm died, the music stopped
Oh Maestro, take it from the top
We need to dance again

I guessed (though I was never told)
You were falling from another’s hold
Your body warm, your eyes were cold
But you welcomed my advances

For strangers true we danced so well
And quickly to my arms you fell
I didn’t ask, you didn’t tell
Of other men and other dances

You whispered softly in my ear
Do you think we’re gonna make it to the end?
Our bodies tired, the tempo dropped
The rhythm died, the music stopped
Well you collapsed, I fell on top
We cannot dance again

You asked if I might take you home
You didn’t wish to walk alone
My hand was cold, your body warm beside me

You grabbed my buckle with a grin
Unlocked the door and pulled me in
I’m guessing you were hoping
We might just dance again

We kissed before the sun had set
My lips were dry, your mouth was wet
The smoke curled from my cigarette
When our bodies were untangled

Your eyes were fixed the other way
As you asked politely if I’d stay
You knew that I would walk away
From the way my feet were angled

You whispered softly in my ear
Do you think we’re gonna make it to the end?
Our bodies tired, the tempo dropped
The rhythm died, the music stopped
I tied my lace, you fixed your top
We’ll never dance again

You whispered softly in my ear
I don’t think we’re gonna make it to the end
Our bodies tired, the tempo dropped
The rhythm died, the music stopped
I didn’t turn, you didn’t watch
We’ll never dance again

credits

from Songs of Love and Lust, released June 15, 2015
MG - vocals, guitar, organ
Tekla - vocals
EAW - cajon, percussion
CWP - double bass
EMB - melodeon
AF - harp

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Mathew - guitar/vocals
Eddie - percussion
Chris - double bass
Ele - melodeon
Alice - harp

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