The All-American Rejects: Dance Inside Meaning
Dance Inside Lyrics
You don't have to speak
Lips for biting
You're staring down
A glance makes me weak
Eyes for striking
Now I'm twisted up when I'm twisted with you
Brush so lightly
And time trickles down and I'm breathing for...
Glambert4688 Nov 3rd 2010, 12:04 report
I think this song is about the loving, romantic side of sex. To me, it seems it's about two friends who've known each other for a long time or are very close, perhaps even so close as to be like a sibling. However, one lives far away, is leaving or is moving and it's sort of like their last-minute realization before they don't see each other again for a while. "Lips for biting" = he's biting his lip at the realization that he feels the same way; "I'll be fine / You'll be fine" = Reassuring each other that their friendship will survive, and indeed be stronger, after they sleep together (or possibly just kiss; "move down to me, slip into you" could be referring to their mouths/tongues; "Don't waste now, precious time" = They only have so much time before one leaves or moves, so they need to stop hesitating, put the worries out of their minds, and just let their emotions and bodies take over. As I mentioned earlier, the phrase "Move down to me, slip into you" could be referring to their mouths, so it's possible they're just kissing, at least for this verse. The second verse is clearly going further: "Hands do now what eyes no longer defend" = they are holding and touching each other in ways that before, neither would've been able to mention while looking the other in the eyes, probably because they would've been nervous about revealing their feelings. As for the breakdown: "I'll be fine / You'll be fine / Is this fine? / I'm not fine! / Give me pieces, give me things to stay awake" - One is realizing after the fact, perhaps while waking up next to the other person, the possible toll this could have on their friendship. However, the final chorus indicates that, in the end, whatever stress it caused to them or the friendship was worth it.
anonymous Sep 25th 2009, 21:48 report
The song is about the excitement and extraordinary relief of consumating an infatuation. Specifically the moment just before it happens. The chorus just seems to burst out like something held in for a long time.
anonymous Jan 9th 2009, 07:07 report
this song about two people that are so into eachother...sexually and emotionally, but both know that they cant be together. theyre just taking advantage of time they have together, even hesitently cause they know it cant last...except through the memory of the song they create.
anonymous May 7th 2007, 06:41 report
I totally agree that it is about sex, but I believe the person who is singing it is nervous about it,
"I'll be fine, you'll be fine.
This moment seems so long
Don't waste new, precious time
We'll dance inside the song"
this suggests this may be 2 teenagers who are in love (maybe underage) and are about to lose their virginity. It's sweet and perfectly innocent. The singer tries to comfort his girlfriend saying they will be fine. That's what I think anyway. =P
anonymous Apr 30th 2007, 20:08 report
It's hard to tell what this song is about. It could definitely be about sex but there are other things it could be about too.
anonymous Jan 22nd 2007, 23:57 report
This song is definitely about sex, but you really have to pay attention to it to figure that out. My friend and I were singing this song in the car while her parents were up front. Her mom finally caught on and said "Girls... This is a naughty song" *she was joking about it* Its just a light song most everyone can relate to and definitely one of my all time favourites from them.
anonymous Nov 11th 2006, 11:38 report
Ok this song is definitely about sex, but it is also definitely one of their best songs ever. I met Tyson at an aar concert a few days ago, and he agreed it was one of their best. Although it is about sex it isn't rude or degrading, and cannot be classified with rap music about "pimps" and other such. This song is romantic, and refined, it's about love not lust.
anonymous Oct 11th 2006, 12:16 report
The first time I heard this song I though that it was talking about dancing inside because he was happy or somthing. But whan I read the lyrics I think that it is about sex.... But its meant to sound like a great thing. Between two people
I didn't realize that it was about sex but now that you say so, I can see it. It seems like it's the guys [and maybe also the girls'] first time and he's a bit timid but he loves the girl so he knows he'll 'be fine.' it is indeed a very polite [for lack of a better word] song on the subject compaired to others of the sort. I may be wrong but that is my interpretation.
anonymous Mar 7th 2006, 18:17 report
This song is obviously about sex, but I think it's almost innocent(maybe not innocent, but you know...) and defenitly not dirty like a lot of songs on the subject. I think he's with a girl he really loves and respects, but he's really nervous about it, maybe no knowing if it's right and/or it's his first time, and he has to reassure himself("I'll be fine/You'll be fine").
Well, that's my short and sweet interpretation, hope it's at least a little close. I really like this song, it's one of the best on the CD!
This song may be completely about sex, but it is one of the more poretic songs dedicated to the subject. I think it is a tribute to whatever beautiful girl the writer is talking about, and it shows that she awes him and he respects her (unlike many other songs about purely about sex).
This song is purely about intercourse (sex). The tune is wonderful, but I think it is the only flaw to the terrific album of 'Move Along'.
"You're staring me down.
A glance makes me weak."
^ taking in each others' desirable images
"Each touch belongs to each new sound."
"Move down to me slip into you."
^ pretty self explanatory.
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