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Let's dance put on your red shoes and dance the blues

Let's dance to the song
They're playin' on the radio


Let's sway
While color lights up your face
Let's sway
Sway through the crowd to an empty space

If you say run, I'll run with you
If you say hide, we'll hide
Because my love for you
Would break my heart in two

If you should fall
Into my arms
And tremble like a flower

Let's dance for fear
Your grace should fall
Let's dance for fear tonight is all


Let's sway you could look into my eyes
Let's sway under the moonlight,
This serious moonlight

If you say run, I'll run with you
If you say hide, we'll hide
Because my love for you
Would break my heart in two
If you should fall
Into my arms
And tremble like a flower


Let's dance put on your red shoes
And dance the blues

Let's dance to the song
They're playin' on the radio

Let's sway you could look into my eyes
Let's sway under the moonlight,
This serious moonlight



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    UnregisteredMar 1, 2012 at 8:07 am
    I think the song has various meanings, but basically I think that lets dance is about not letting mainstream culture determine what's important in your life. The couple is first seen dancing inside an australian pub (outside their element) and later they are seen dancing out in the open (more their element). Bowie was married to a black woman so he may have written this when he realized he was going to do something not very common in his own culture. I don't know. It's just a bunch of conjecture at this point.

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