Let’s go to long ago
Talkin’ ’bout your Year Zero
That’s when this little dance begins.
Back in your mama’s womb
Floating ’bout in the gloom
Not so much a person as a thing.
Then you feel something
A kind of beat
As the beat begins a-thumpin’
You just have to kick your feet.
Your mum gives a shout
As you groove and move about
And your little heart begins to sing…
Now with a whoop and a holler and a hallelujah
Let’s dance to the music of time
Feel your body bumpin ‘
And your hearts go….
It may seem peculiar
With its crazy rhythm and rhyme
But soon you’ll be dancing down the years.
And while you’re sashaying
And your body’s swaying
You’ll be loving that swing
But when the band stops playing
There’s no delaying
‘Cos that means just one thing.
It starts with a whaaah
And ends with an uuurgh
As you do the shuffle and sag.
We’re in this thing together
It’s the Anno Domini Rag.
So from the day when you arrive
You’ve got your own private jive
It’s like a daily boogaloo.
Lead the dance or lag behind
Grab someone and bump and grind
Together you can do the coochy-coo.
As long you are using
Your little toes and feet
If you’re winning or you’re losing
Just tap-tap-tap to keep the beat.
Turn your virtues or your faults
Into a twist or a ballroom waltz
The dance you do is up to you.
On your toes, on your knees,
Crawlin’, glidin’, prancin’,
Fast or slow, as you please,
As long as you keep dancing.
Oh-oh, gotta go, time goes by so quick.
Can’t stop that old clock,
It goes tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-…
Bad news, there’s comes a day
When you’re kind of old and grey
You’re getting down to your last chance.
But you’re still here, staying alive
‘Til a bony chap with a cloak and scythe
And says, ‘Excuse me, may I have the next dance?’
With a whoop and a holler and a hallelujah… etc
Terence Blacker – vocals, guitar
Fortunata Monzo – backing vocals
Hartmut Saam – accordion
Giovanni Crescenzi – bass
Domenico de Marco – percussion