London Tales Songs with dance in my heart at the time of writing… in Bethnal Green London E2

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Alexandria Dance

ALEXANDRIA DANCE  Grimes & Hrybowicz

I lie, hearing sounds in the night.

I’m crying.

I heard a shot.

It was my heart breaking.

The white walls cracking surround me.

I feel the heat on my skin and body is aching for you.

Alexandria dance.

Alexandria dance for me. 

I see the stars hanging heavy in the sky

Far away, an animal breathing a child’s cry.

The night sky is silent above me.

I feel the heat on my skin and my body is aching for you.

Alexandria dance,

Alexandria dance for me.

Speak to me inside my head,

I open my eyes you are not here.

Are they voices I hear outside my Window?

I feel the heat on my skin and my body is aching for you.

Alexandria dance.

Alexandria dance for me.

Why don’t they Dance

Grimes/Hrybowicz 1988

Verse 1

Why Don’t they Dance ( like they used to cheek to cheek?)

Why don’t they dance like they used to cheek to cheek?

I’ll be gliding in Manhattan with my Hat on and a twinkle at my feet

If I’m square I don’t care Aint no Man like Fred Astaire anywhere for me

Under a blue moon in black satin

I’ll go Latin I’ll go Tango

I can go – if you Tap a toe  too

Bridge

I got a body full of bones that wants to move in sophisticated Rhythm –

I gotta go with them

Why don’t they dance like they used to cheek to cheek?

Verse 2

Why don’t they dance like they used to cheek to cheek?

Duke Ellington or Basie play sublime time – swing time for me

Are you forgetting how the music gets you stepping?

And I love a ballad sweet and low

holding tight and dancing slow- it’s fantastic how elastic we can be and I adore a melody

Bridge

I got a body full of bones that wants to move in sophisticated Rhythm –

I gotta go with them

Why don’t they dance like they used to cheek to cheek?

 epilogue

If I could have just one dance with Fred Astaire?

No, no they can’t take that away from me.

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The Dance

The Dance.  Grimes\ Ford

I imagine that we,

Had never agreed to go our separate ways.

I’m not drowning in water, my body’s not porous

As only the lonely can be

I am flying in heavenly moments,

Not counting the time or the cost.

Don’t wait for me, you will not see the one you assume is lost.

Dizzy wants to dance 

Strike up the Band

Under a round yellow sun.

Twisting and turning

She’s yearning for love

To the beat of her personal drum.

She gave her heart

To a red fiddler,

A blue violin tucked under his chin,

A ring in his nose

A dance in his toes

They dance till the notes run dry

Dizzy you see wanted to be

Gipsy tipsy with the dance.

Whirling and twirling

With a Cockerel as purple

As Damsons in autumn all ripe with the sun

The artist slips sunbeams, into smiles as he shows her.

A bouquet of flowers

Red yellow and blue

for this woman as green

As the leaves in the morning

After a shower of rain

Long is the night she spins deliriously

Blue notes on the wind let’s dance all three

The Cockerel, the fiddler, the artist & Dizzy

Dance till the notes run dry…

A Dance in the Clover

A dance in the Clover.

I would live in dreams if it means you are with me.

Please, will you explain why the dreams run away?

opening my eyes realising its over.

Wanting where I’ve been.

but it seems I am here.

For heart- for a soul- love is life./2

Is it very wise to ignore all the warnings?

Must not close my eyes, all my life is a dream.

My soul is paralysed when I wake in the mornings.

Just a fallen clown with a smile in the air.

For heart- for a soul- life is love.

Saw the fires of hell, knew it well

I had been there.

Is it all a crazy plan?

Do we know who we are?

Tell me I’m insane and I’ll dance in the clover

All my feelings die

If I loved living in vain.

For heart – for a soul- life is love.

Many many miles have our feet walked in lifetimes.

Messages of love. It is all here to see.

Listen to the cries

They are all too familiar.

We are wasting time if you’re lying to me.

For heart -for a soul- life is love./  4.

FOR HEART FOR SOUL LIFE IS LOVE.

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