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Fred Astaire – I Won't Dance lyrics
I won't dance, don't ask me
I won't dance, don't ask me
I won't dance, Madame, with you
My heart won't let my feet do the things they should do

Say, you know what? You're lovely
You know what? You're lovely, but oh, what you do to me
I'm like an ocean wave that's bumped on the shore
I feel so absolutely stumped on the floor

When you dance you're charming and you're gentle
Specially when you do the Continental
But this feeling isn't purely mental
For heaven rest us, I'm not asbestos

And that's why I won't dance, why should I?
I won't dance, how could I? I won't dance
Merci beau coup, I know that music leads the way to romance
So if I hold you in my arms I won't dance

Oh, when you dance you're charming and you're gentle
Specially when you do that Continental
But this feeling isn't purely mental
For heaven rest us, I'm not asbestos

And that's why I won't dance, why should I?
I won't dance, how could I? I won't dance
Merci beau coup, I know that music leads the way to romance
So if I hold you in my arms I won't dance
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    It seems as though he's in love with her, and if he holds her in his arms, he's not thinking about dancing. He can't resist her. So he can't dance because he is too preoccupied thinking about her to make his feet move andnot think about romancing her. Van johnson also performed this song in the movie till the clouds roll by, a starstudded classic featuring the songs of jerome kern. It was typical of the style of music in the 1940s.
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      It seems as though he's in love with her, and if he holds her in his arms, he's not thinking about... Read more →

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