27 enero 2012

Come Dancing (The Kinks)


They put a parking lot on a piece of land 
Where the supermarket used to stand 
Before that they put up a bowling alley 
On the site that used to be the local Pally 
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'd always make them 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 mom 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 Pally 
My sister stood and cried 
The day they knocked down the Pally 
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 Pally on a Saturday 
And all her friends will come dancing where the big bands used to play

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