If I had a chance I'd ask the world to dance. . .
When was the last time you went dancing with yourself?
I think society teaches us that we need to have a partner or have a significant person and if we don't - we're weird. As someone who was formerly attached, I haven't felt the inclination to be connected with anyone in that way again - and it has been an enlightening realisation. Don't get me wrong, I fully support friends and family who are happy in their relationships. I just think it's fun to dance with yourself, rather than with a partner sometimes. Especially when you need to release all that pent up nervous energy that can have you making poor decisions, when you're not feeling 100 percent.
On the floors of Tokyo
A-down in London town's a go go
A-with the record selection
And the mirror's reflection
I'm a-dancin' with myself
I can recall lots of times that I have danced with myself.
I can actually recall each time quite vividly.
There are too many people that are self conscious when it comes to dancing with themselves. The thing about dancing with yourself is that it's about you and nobody else. The moves are not calculated, they are free and can have no basis in anything other than you interpreting how you are feeling in that given moment. If you haven't danced with yourself before - get some practise in. There is something to be said about dancing with complete abandon. it's like it's IDGAF dancing is what it is - critics need not comment. It's your feelings, your prerogative. It's like watching Lorde dance during her performances - she just DGAF about who's watching. she's moving involuntarily, responding to the music that she has created. Why shouldn't we respond to ourselves in this way?
A-when there's noone else in sight
A-in crowded lonely night
Well, I wait for so long for my love vibration
And I'm dancing with myself
There can be funny times when opportunities arise to dance with yourself.
You might see an opportunity but not seize it. Instead you are seized by fear at having entertained the thought. It can be scary doing things on your own, because you feel there is no safety net. I think if you have experienced crowded lonely nights - those are good life lessons and should be what you use to help steer you in the right direction. If a love vibration doesn't come through on an expected frequency, then it's safe to say that there is no love, nor vibration.
Oh oh dancing with myself
Oh oh dancing with myself
Well there's nothing to lose
And there's nothing to prove well
Dancing a-with myself
If you can start living a life that means you no longer need to prove anything - that means you've finally arrived at a point where there is nobody left to impress, there are no further significant avenues to pursue in that direction, and you have come to a decision point that means you finally start dancing after all. I think people just need to understand, you don't have to be a very good dancer, you just need to be honest and real with yourself, with your abilities - and accept yourself as a dancer - that you have as much right to dance as anyone else. Don't give up your right to dance because you always have in the past.
If I looked all over the world
And there's every type of girl
But your empty eyes seem to pass me by
And leave me dancin' with myself
Even if you had all the variety in the world, all the girls to choose from, would you?
I don't know if I would feel inclined to choose out of every type of guy. What is my motivation?
To be with someone for the same of being with someone?
There's nothing worse than looking into empty eyes.
Those vapid, vacant eyes that doesn't reveal anything worth exploring in a head that doesn't bother to do anything constructive with its time. Maybe those empty eyes are a blessing in disguise - doing you a favour when it comes to refamiliarising yourself with your ability to dance.
So let's sink another drink
It'll give me time to think
If I had the chance I'd ask the world to dance
And I'll be dancin' with myself
I hope that we don't overthink things.
I'd rather spend time asking the world to dance as well. And you wouldn't need to dance together either. You could just all dance your own little dances and sink some drinks if you need to, have the time to think if you need to. I think it's ok for everyone to be all in the one room, but just dance to the beat of their own drum. I mean that's what I think about when I'm dancing with myself. . .