Saturday, November 26, 2005

I Like To Lead When I Dance

I Like To Lead When I Dance
music by Jimmy Van Heusen (left)
lyric by Sammy Cahn (right)

A little voice keeps talking to me from way down deep inside,
What does this voice keep saying to me?
It says, "Pass this affair and pass it wide."
You may be a puzzle, but I like the way the parts fit.
Still, that little voice says, "Go get your track shoes---put them on and get!"

We could go the distance and find us romance.
I like your persistence, your style and your stance.
There's only one problem--the tiniest problem:
I like to lead when I dance!

Your eyes do the speaking, they talk with each glance.
My will power's creaking; I might take a chance,
And though you're the charmer--who could bend my armor;
I like to lead when I dance!

I like to steer the car whenever I drive and hold the door ajar when we arrive.

So if it's decided that this is romance, I'll repeat in advance:
I like to lead when I dance!

When Adam bit the fruit, as fashions were then,
He got that fig leaf suit, for which, amen!
So if it's decided I'm wearing the pants, then Eve, I'd say we've got romance:
I like to lead--I set the speed--I like to lead when I dance!


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