Don’t Forget To Dance

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music Ltd.

You look out of your window,
Into the night.
Could be rain, could be snow,
But it can’t feel as cold as you’re feeling inside.

And all of you friends are either married, vanished,
Or just left alone.
But that’s no reason to just stop living.
That’s no excuse to just give in to a sad and lonely heart.

Don’t forget to dance, no, no, no,
Don’t forget to smile.
Don’t forget to dance, no, no, no,
Forget it for a while.

‘Cause darling, darling,
I bet you danced a good one in your time.
And if this were a party
I’d really make sure the next one would be mine.
Yes, you with the broken heart.

Don’t forget to dance, no, no, no,
Don’t forget to smile.
Don’t forget to dance, no, no, no,
Forget it for a while.

Don’t forget to dance, no, no, no,
Forget it for a while.

You walk down the street
And all the young punks whistle at you.
A nice bit of old,
Just goes to show what you can achieve
with the right attitude.
As you pass them by
They whisper their remarks one to another,
And you give them the eye
Even that you know that you could be their mother.
You do the thing you love the most.
What separates you from the rest,
And what you love to do the most?
And when they ask me how you dance,
I say that you dance real close.

Don’t forget to dance, no, no, no,
Don’t forget to dance.

3 Comments on Thanks for the Memory: The Kinks

  1. I love the Kinks!

    Came over from Native American to check out your blog. I live in Canada and am Metis (aka halfbreed aka pale face aka Snow Indian – someone once called me same)

    The Kinks are amazing… one all too forgotton great groups.

    Liam

    • B.E.M. says:

      Re: I love the Kinks!

      🙂

      “Come Dancin’! It’s only Natural”

      An LJ friend of mine works at a thaeter in Austin and Ray Davies is playing there this weekend. His blog about it brought back tons of memories.

      re: N.A. “Snow Indian” eh? Hmm..is that a general term somone made up for Indians who look white? I am multi-ethinic: Irish, African American, Powhatan…so I look like whatever the “viewer” wants to see.

      • Re: I love the Kinks!

        Wow, it would be great to see Ray Davies in concert. ‘Snow Indian’ was a comment from someone who had no idea of my mixed heritage. Just a creative response from a fellow writer who got this image in her brain. As you can tell I’m pretty pale…

        Liam

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