Because we're all so very twenty first century You're probably listening to me On some kind of portable stereo Maybe you're sitting on the back of the bus Or it's running up your sleeve And you're across from your boss Or you're sitting in your bedroom On your own with the lights down low I'd like to teach you four simple words So that next time you come to a show You could sing those words back at me Like they're the only ones that you know
I want to dance, I want to dance I want lust and love and a smattering of romance But I'm no good at dancing, yet I have to do something Tonight I'm going to play it straight I'm going to take my chance, I want to dance
Hi ho hi ho hi ho, we're heading out to the punk rock show Colleagues and friends condescend with a smile But this is my culture man, this is my home The dark huddled masses gather at the gate The doors at 7, the show starts at 8 A few precious hours in a space of our own And when the band comes on, the only thing I really know
Is anyone else sick of the music Churned out by lacklustre scenesters from Shoreditch? Oh it's all sex drugs and sins, like they're extras from Skins But it's OK because they don't really mean it I want bands who had to work for their keep Drove a thousand miles and played a show on no sleep Sleeping on the floor in a stranger's place Hungry just to do it all again the next day
Put your hands on your hips, bring your knees in tight Yeah we do this shit together man, no fists, no fights We're not trying to shape the world so people think like us We just want our own space to dance, no favours no fuss On blood sweat and vinyl we have a built ourselves a house So if the roof is on fire then we're going to put it out Forget about the bitching and remember that you're blessed Because punk is for the kids who never fit in with the rest Somebody told me that music with guitars Was going out of fashion, and I had to laugh This shit wasn't fashionable back when I fell in love So if the hipsters move on why should I give a fuck?
I want to dance, I want to dance I want me and you both to join hands down at the front So the next time I see you, remember these words so We'll sing like the barricades are down And we'll dance like no one's around Singing four simple words