I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice

A couple weeks ago I posted the song “Play it Again” by Luke Bryan and talked about the meaning it has for a friend and about how he thinks about me each time he hears it.  Interestingly though, just this morning this song came on the radio and IMMEDIATELY it reminded me of him.  Each line seems to tell a story that I think perfectly describes him and I the first time we danced together.  It just makes me smile each time I hear it…

I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice
I’ll never settle down
That’s what I always thought
Yeah, I was that kind of man
Just ask anyone.

Chorus:
I don’t dance, but here I am
Spinning you ’round and ’round in circles
It ain’t my style, but I don’t care
I’d do anything with you anywhere
Guess you got me in the palm of your hand
‘Cause, I don’t dance.

Love’s never come my way,
I’ve never been this far
‘Cause you took these two left feet
And waltzed away with my heart.  Chorus

I don’t dance, but here I am
Spinning you ’round and ’round in circles
It ain’t my style, but I don’t care
I’d do anything with you anywhere.

I don’t dance, but here I am
Spinning you ’round and around in circles
It ain’t my style, but I don’t care
I’d do anything with you anywhere
Yeah, you got me in the palm of your hand girl
‘Cause, I don’t dance.

Just a Kiss – Lady Antebellum

Just a Kiss – Lady Antebellum
Lying here with you so close to me
It’s hard to fight these feelings when it feels so hard to breathe
Caught up in this moment
Caught up in your smile.

I’ve never opened up to anyone
So hard to hold back when I’m holding you in my arms
We don’t need to rush this
Let’s just take it slow.

Chorus:
Just a kiss on your lips in the moonlight
Just a touch of the fire burning so bright
No I don’t want to mess this thing up
I don’t want to push too far.
Just a shot in the dark that you just might
Be the one I’ve been waiting for my whole life
So baby I’m alright, with just a kiss goodnight.

I know that if we give this a little time
It’ll only bring us closer to the love we wanna find
It’s never felt so real, no it’s never felt so right.  Chorus

No, I don’t want to say goodnight
I know it’s time to leave, but you’ll be in my dreams.
Tonight, tonight, tonight.  Chorus

With a kiss goodnight
Kiss goodnight.

Play it Again – Luke Bryan

As a music therapist, I’m always listening to the lyrics of songs.  Always.  I’m either thinking about how specific lines of the song mean something to me, what they might mean for my patients, or just what the message of the song is in general.  I also often think about how certain songs remind me of special people in my life, and I sometimes wonder if there are certain songs that remind them of me as well.

So it was just this weekend then, when someone mentioned that every time they hear this song, it’s me who comes to mind.  It just makes me feel so appreciated.  Hearing these words remind me so much of myself: “She was like, oh my God, this is my song, I’ve been listening’ to the radio all night long, Sittin’ ’round waiting’ for it to come on, and here it is.”  I know that there are definitely songs that I play over, and over again, most often the ones that I write about on this blog.  I’m okay with that though.  I listen to songs over and over again because at that moment, they mean something to me.  Perhaps the lyrics describe something in the music that I may not be able to put into words.  That’s the incredible power of music and the reason I became a music therapist.  So while I don’t expect my family and friends to analyze lyrics or meanings of songs in the same way I do, it is my hope that the people in my life can appreciate music like I do, which gives me a great sense of joy.

“She was like, come here boy, I wanna dance, ‘Fore I said a word, she was takin’ my hand. Spinnin’ me around ’til it faded out, and she gave me a kiss. And she said, play it again, play it again, play it again.”

Play it Again – Luke Bryan
She was sittin’ all alone over on the tailgate
Tan legs swingin’ by a Georgia plate
I was lookin’ for her boyfriend
Thinkin’, no way she ain’t got one.
Soon as I sat down I was fallin’ in love
Tryin’ to pour a little sugar in her Dixie cup
Talkin’ over the speakers in the back of that truck
She jumped up and cut me off.

Chorus:
She was like, oh my God, this is my song
I’ve been listening’ to the radio all night long
Sittin’ ’round waiting for it to come on, and here it is
She was like, come here boy, I wanna dance
‘Fore I said a word, she was takin’ my hand
Spinnin’ me around ’til it faded out
And she gave me a kiss
And she said, play it again, play it again, play it again
And I said, play it again, play it again, play it again.

I’d have gave that DJ my last dime
If he would have played it just one more time
But a little while later
We were sittin’ in the drive in my truck
Before I walked her to the door
I was scannin’ like a fool, AM, FM, XM too
But I stopped real quick when I heard that groove
Man, you should have seen her light up.

She was like, oh my God, this is my song
We’ve been listening’ to the radio all night long
I can’t believe that it came back on, but here it is
She was like, come here boy, I wanna dance
‘Fore I said a word, she was takin’ my hand
Spinnin’ in the headlights
She gave me a goodnight kiss
And I said, play it again, play it again, play it again
And she said, play it again, play it again, play it again.

The next Friday night we were sitting’ out under the stars
You should have seen her smile when I broke out my guitar.

She was like, oh my God, this is my song
I’ve been listening’ to the radio all night long
Sittin’ ’round waiting for it to come on, and here it is
She was like, come here boy, I wanna dance
‘Fore I said a word, she was takin’ my hand
Spinnin’ in the headlights
She gave me a goodnight kiss
And she said, play it again, play it again, play it again
And I said, play it again, play it again, play it again.
Yeah, play it again, play it again, play it again.
Somebody, play it again, play it again, play it again.

Kiss Me Slowly – Parachute

I’m not sure where this is gonna go, but in this moment all I know,
Is the skyline, through the window, the moon above you and the streets below.
Hold my breath as you’re moving in, taste your lips and feel your skin,
When the time comes, baby don’t run, just kiss me slowly.

Kiss Me Slowly – Parachute
Stay with me, baby stay with me,
Tonight don’t leave me alone.
Walk with me, come and walk with me,
To the edge of all we’ve ever known.

I can see you there with the city lights,
Fourteenth floor, pale blue eyes,
I can breathe you in.
Two shadows standing by the bedroom door,
No, I could not want you more than I did right then,
As our heads leaned in.

Chorus:
Well, I’m not sure what this is gonna be,
But with my eyes closed all I see,
Is the skyline, through the window,
The moon above you and the streets below.
Hold my breath as you’re moving in,
Taste your lips and feel your skin,
When the time comes, baby don’t run, just kiss me slowly.

Stay with me, baby stay with me,
Tonight don’t leave me alone.
She shows me everything she used to know,
Picture frames and country roads,
When the days were long and the world was small.
She stood by as it fell apart,
Separate rooms and broken hearts,
But I won’t be the one to let you go.  Chorus

Don’t run away,
And it’s hard to love again,
When the only way it’s been,
When the only love you knew,
Just walked away.
If it’s something that you want,
Darling you don’t have to run,
You don’t have to go.
Just stay with me, baby stay with me.  Chorus

Oh, I’m not sure where this is gonna go,
But in this moment all I know,
Is the skyline, through the window,
The moon above you and the streets below.
Hold my breath as you’re moving in,
Taste your lips and feel your skin,
When the time comes, baby don’t run, just kiss me slowly.