Stay Young Go Dancing
Death Cab for Cutie Lyrics


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Life is sweet
In the belly of the beast
In the belly of the beast,
And with her song in your heart
It can never bring you down
It can never bring you down

Lost in a maze
Of a thousand rainy days
Of a thousand rainy days
But when I heard her voice
Oh it led me to the end
(Oh, it led me to the end)
Yes it led me to the end

'Cause when she sings I hear a symphony
And I'm swallowed in sound as it echoes through me
I'm renewed, oh how I feel like
Through autumn's advancing, we'll stay young, go dancing

As the music plays
Feel our bodies sway
When we move as one
We stay young
(Go dancing)

Life is sweet
In the belly of the beast (In the belly of the beast)
In the belly of the beast
And when with her song in your heart
Oh it can never bring you down (It can never bring you down)
It can never bring you down

'Cause when she sings I hear a symphony
And I'm swallowed in sound as it echoes through me
I'm renewed, oh how I feel like
Through winter's advancing, we'll stay young go dancing




Stay young go dancing
Stay young go dancing

Overall Meaning

The song "Stay Young Go Dancing" by Death Cab for Cutie is a lighthearted, upbeat song about finding joy and happiness despite life's challenges. The opening lines "Life is sweet in the belly of the beast" allude to the idea that even in difficult situations, there is still beauty to be found. The lyrics suggest that the singer has been lost in a maze of difficult times, but has found solace in the voice of the person they are singing about. The joyful tone is reflected in the chorus where the singer says, "when she sings I hear a symphony, and I'm swallowed in sound as it echoes through me." The song is about the transformative nature of music and how it can make even the most difficult times seem less overwhelming.


The song is also about staying young by enjoying life through dancing, which is reinforced in the chorus "Through autumn's advancing, we'll stay young, go dancing. Through winter's advancing, we'll stay young, go dancing." The upbeat rhythm, lively percussion, and fast tempo suggest that the singer is not averse to having a good time and enjoying life to the fullest.


Overall, the song is a reminder that even during the toughest moments of life, there is still beauty to be found and that joy and happiness can often be found through music and dancing, which can help people stay young at heart.


Line by Line Meaning

Life is sweet
Life is enjoyable and full of good things


In the belly of the beast
Even in difficult or challenging situations


And with her song in your heart
With the inspiration and positivity from someone special


It can never bring you down
Nothing can bring you down when you have that positivity in your heart


Lost in a maze
Feeling trapped or confused


Of a thousand rainy days
Feeling stuck in a long period of sadness or misery


But when I heard her voice
But when I found inspiration and positivity from someone special


Oh it led me to the end
It gave me the strength to overcome my challenges


'Cause when she sings I hear a symphony
The positivity from that special person feels like pure music to me


And I'm swallowed in sound as it echoes through me
I feel like I am completely immersed in and overwhelmed by that positivity


I'm renewed, oh how I feel like
I feel refreshed and strengthened by that positivity


Through autumn's advancing, we'll stay young, go dancing
We will stay young at heart and embrace life, even as it advances and changes


As the music plays
While there is positivity and joy in life


Feel our bodies sway
We let ourselves be fully immersed in that positivity and joy


When we move as one
When we let ourselves completely embrace that positivity together


We stay young
We keep our attitudes youthful and positive


Stay young go dancing
Continue to embrace the youthfulness and joyfulness of life through dancing




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Written by: BENJAMIN GIBBARD

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

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ife is sweet in the belly of the beast
In the belly of the beast
And with her song in your heart, it can never bring you down
It can never bring you down

Lost in a maze of a thousand rainy days
Of a thousand rainy days
But when I heard her voice, oh it led me to the end
Yes it led me to the end

Cause when she sings I hear a symphony
And I'm swallowed in sound as it echoes through me
I'm renewed, oh how I feel alive and through autumn's advancing
We'll stay young, go dancing

As the music plays
Feel our bodies' sway
When we move as one
We stay young
(Go dancing)

Life is sweet in the belly of the beast
In the belly of the beast
And with her song in your heart, oh it can never bring you down
It can never bring you down

Cause when she sings I hear a symphony
And I'm swallowed in sound as it echoes through me
I'm renewed, oh how I feel alive and through winter's advancing
We'll stay young go dancing
Stay young go dancing
Stay young go dancing



All comments from YouTube:

TheAngryGrandpaShow

441 views? This better be some horrible youtube glitch.... Emotional video, I love this song.

Banana Dragon from Jupiter

miss you gramps

DJA Gaming 2

@Pp man lol

Pp man

I like how Angry Grandpa’s comment is just casually here with 10 likes
RIP

Alec Dana

,,,, my partner and I enjoyed performing our opening dancing scene in the video shoot with DCFC singing "Stay Young, Go Dancing!"

Timothy Henderson

Your foot work coulda used some work… Joking Joking! It was wonderful!

Nicolas Cuny

Great to watch :)

Robin Hood

You're an absolutely lovely couple! :)

Is At Sea

Beautiful couple!

Joe

very cool to see, my friend

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