What does John, I'm Only Dancing mean?

Search Login

David Bowie: John, I'm Only Dancing Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

Song Released: 1972


Get "John, I'm Only Dancing" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon

John, I'm Only Dancing Lyrics

Play "John, I'm Only Dancing"
on Amazon Music

We don't currently have the lyrics for John, I'm Only Dancing, Care to share them?

  1.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jan 29th, 2016 1:44pm report


    I think it helps to consider the meaning of this song along with Suffragette City. Both songs are addressed to a man (Henry in Suffragette City) who is Bowie's boyfriend. He pleads with John/Henry not to be jealous when he wants to dance or have sex with a woman. She is called Annie in John, I'm only dancing who unromantically "always eats her meat" and "turns me on". In Suffragette City she is a nameless "mellow thighed chick who puts my spine out of place". Bowie is saying he loves John but very much wants to dance with sexy Annie who, after all, he is only dancing with.




More David Bowie song meanings ยป


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

A Thousand Years anonymous
Travelin' Soldier anonymous
Just a Dream anonymous
Run anonymous
When We Pray anonymous
Cornerstone anonymous
Darkness anonymous
Jam anonymous
Love Reign O'er Me anonymous
Sweet Jane anonymous
River anonymous
Roll In Peace anonymous
Fields of Gold anonymous
Hallelujah God_is_truly_Love
Hallelujah God_is_truly_Love

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Cycles
Jonathan McReynolds
Hall Of Fame
Swoope
No Hard Feelings
Avett Brothers, The
War Cry
Social Club Misfits
Pray for Me
Weeknd, The
Hardaway
Derez De'Shon
Never Tear Us Apart
Bishop Briggs
Saturday Sun
Vance Joy