Courtship

This party, what a joke
Supposed to be the big night of the year
My classmates, all spiffed up
Pretending to be cooler than they are

There’s Rudy, what a rake
Big, brand-new gob of product in his hair
White collar, turned it up
He thinks that goofy dance makes him a star

Squished elbows, pushed aside
I’m back with pale wallflowers in a row
Stage central, who needs it
Look |at my watch, make like its time to go

Wait! What’s that… foreign bod(y)?
Moves like he’s off in a world of his own
Stares at me, pins my eye
He seems to know I’m at the dance alone

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He draws me in
The closer, the stronger

Its dangerous
The closer, the stronger

He draws me in
Can’t stand it much longer

I’ve got to shuttle off
Before I burn up

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Still staring, makes approach
The dancers dive and tumble out the way
So courtly, takes my hand
Floats me unconscious out into display

He pivots, turns around
Deer headlight moment: how can I react?
Plunge forward, face to face
Prepare for an embarrassing impact

Last moment, bob aside
Ape Rudy ‘till my wits return again
He’s laughing, breaks the spell
Can I such ridiculousness sustain?

I got this, play the game
Keep him off balance at a safe distance
Keep weaving, circle ‘round
His gravitation powers my defence

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Chorus

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Just keep it moving – spin it around
When he pulls in slingshot off and rebound

You’re nimble, – you can move as you please
If he’s too close swing off on your trapeze

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Instrumental

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Chorus