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Come Dancing

This song is by The Kinks and appears…

This song has been covered by Good Riddance under the title "Come Dancing".
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Come Dancing
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, there used to be the local palais
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 him wait
In the hallway, in anticipation
He didn't know the night would end up in frustration
He'd end up blowing all these 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 wreck
When my sister used to get her late

Out of my window I could see them in the moonlight
Two silhouettes saying good night by the garden gate

What are you doing out there?
Come on! Are you gonna be out there all night?

The day they knocked down the palais
My sister stood and cried
But then they knocked down the palais
Part of my childhood died, just like...

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
And like 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 palais on a Saturday
And all her friends would come dancing
While the big bands used to play


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