Groove Is in the Heart
Deee-Lite Lyrics


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We're going to dance
We're going to dance
We're going to dance and have some fun
Dig

The chills that you spill up my back
Keep me filled with satisfaction when we're done
Satisfaction of what's to come
I couldn't ask for another
No, I couldn't ask for another (you know that's right)

Your groove, I do deeply dig
No walls, only the bridge, my supper dish
My succotash wish (sing it, baby)
I couldn't ask for another (uh huh, uh huh)
No, I couldn't ask for another

Groove is in the heart
Groove is in the heart
Groove is in the heart (astronomical)
Groove is in the heart (hit me)

Watch out
The depth of hula groove
Moves us to the Nth hoop
We're gonna groove to Horton Hears a Who-who
I couldn't ask for another
No, I couldn't ask for another

DJ Soul was on a roll
I've been told he can't be sold
He's not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious
I couldn't ask for another

Some looks in this torso (yeah)
Hot, got a deal, you wanna know (wanna know)
Delightful, truly delightful (lightful)
Makin' it, doin' it 'specially at show (show)
Feeling kinda high like a Hendrix haze (haze)
Music makes motion, moves like a maze (maze)
All inside of me (side), heart especially (yeah)
Hilt of the rhythm, where I wanna be (c'mon)
Flowin', glowin' with electric eyes
You dip to the dive, baby, you'll realize (yeah)
Baby, you'll see the funky side of me
Baby, you'll see that rhythm is the key
Get, get with it, with it
Can't can't quit it, quit it
Stomp on the stoop when I hear a funk loop
Playing Pied Piper, follow what's true
Baby, just sing about the groove (sing it)

Groove is in the heart
Groove is in the heart
Groove is in the heart
Groove is in the heart

One, two, three
Blow them horns along
Groove is in your heart

Groove is in the heart (yeah)
Groove is in the heart
Groove is in the heart
Groove is in the heart





Hahaha, c'mon, y'all deep
Y'all are crazy, man

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Groove Is in the Heart" by Deee-Lite are all about experiencing the pure joy of music and dance. The song is a funky celebration of living in the moment and experiencing the power of the groove. The opening lines talk about the physical sensations that the music creates, with the chills running up the singer's back and the satisfaction they feel when the music is over. The singer is content with what's already happened, but also excited for what's still to come.


The chorus of the song emphasizes how central the groove is to the experience: "Groove is in the heart, Groove is in the heart." The second verse describes the power of the music to move people, using playful language that includes a reference to Dr. Seuss's "Horton Hears a Who." The third verse emphasizes the DJ's central role in the creation of the groove, with lyrics like "DJ Soul was on a roll." Finally, the song concludes with an invitation to join in the experience and "just sing about the groove."


"Groove Is in the Heart" is a song that is widely regarded as an iconic dance hit of the 1990s. Here are some interesting facts about the song:


Interesting Facts
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Line by Line Meaning

Dig
Let's get into it!


The chills that you spill up my back
The excitement I feel around you is electric


Keep me filled with satisfaction when we're done
Being with you leaves me fulfilled


Satisfaction of what's to come
Anticipation of what's next is just as blissful


I couldn't ask for another
I don't need anybody else but you


No walls, only the bridge, my supper dish
Our relationship is smooth sailing and nourishing


My succotash wish
My heart's desire is being with you


Your groove, I do deeply dig
I am deeply in love with your vibe


Groove is in the heart, Groove is in the heart
Love is at the center of everything


Watch out!
Get ready for what's about to happen!


The depth of hula groove
The power of hula-like dancing is undeniable


Move us to the nth hoop
We are compelled to dance to the highest level


We're going through to, Horten hears a who
We are breaking through to an entirely new world


DJ Soul was on a roll
The music is hot and everybody is feeling it


I been told he can't be sold
The DJ is one of a kind and cannot be duplicated


Not vicious or malicious
The vibe is pure and harmless


Just de-lovely and delicious
The vibe is lovely and delightful


Someone's in this torso (yeah)
There is someone dancing and feeling it from the core


Hot! Gotta deal you wanna know (wanna know)
Things are heating up and you don't wanna miss out


Dee-Liteful truly Dee-Liteful (liteful)
The vibe is truly delightful


Makin' it doin' it 'specially at show (show)
We are making and experiencing magic right here and now


Feeling kinda high like a Hendrix haze (haze)
The feeling of happiness is like being in a Jimi Hendrix concert


Music makes motion moves like a maze (maze)
Music is the perfect guide to get you moving


All inside of me (side)
The happiness and love is within me


Heart especially (yeah)
My heart is full of love and passion


Help of the rhythm where I wanna be (c'mon)
The rhythm is my happy place and I want to stay here forever


Flowin' glowin' with electric eyes (ha)
My aura is filled with electric energy and happiness


You dip to the dive baby you'll realize (yeah)
If you let yourself go, you'll understand what it's all about


Baby you'll see the funky side of me
With this music, I'm letting my funky side shine


Baby you'll see that rhythm is the key (hmm!)
The rhythm is unlocking the potential for a great night


Get get ready with it (with it)
Get ready to get into it


Can't can't quit it (quit it)
The vibe is irresistible


Stomp on the street when I hear a funk beat (beat)
I can't resist dancing when I hear this beat


Playing Pied Piper
This music is leading us towards happiness and fun


Follow what's true
Let's live our truth and follow happiness


Baby just sing about the groove (sing it)
Let's sing about the love and good vibe


Groove is in the heart
Love is at the center of everything




Lyrics 穢 Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: Herbie Hancock, Dmitry Brill, Kier Kirby, Kamal Fareed, Towa Tei

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Tslila Gelander

Dig!
The chills that you spill up my back keep me filled
With satisfaction when we're done
Satisfaction of what's to come
I couldn't ask for another
No, I couldn't ask for another (you know that's right)
Your groove, I do deeply dig
No walls, only the bridge
My supper dish, my succotash wish (sing it, baby)
I couldn't ask for another (uh-huh, uh-huh)
No, I couldn't ask for another
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
Groove is in the heart-rt-rt (astronomical)
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art (hit me!)
The depth of hula groove moves us to the nth hoop
We're gonna groove to Horton Hears a Who-who
I couldn't ask for another
No, I couldn't ask for another
DJ Soul (Soul!) Was on a roll
I've been told he can't be sold
He's not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious
I couldn't ask for another
Uh, some looks in this torso (yeah)
Hot, got a deal, you wanna know (wanna know)
Delightful, truly Deee-liteful ('lightful)
Making it, doing it, 'specially at a show (show)
Feeling kinda high like a Hendrix haze (haze)
Music makes motion, moves like a maze (maze)
All inside of me, side, heart especially (yeah)
Note of the rhythm, where I wanna be (c'mon)
Flowing, glowing with electric eyes (eyes)
You dip to the dive, baby yo, realize (yeah)
When will you see the funky side of me?
Baby, you'll see that rhythm is the key (yeah)
Get, get, wit' it, wit' it, can't think, quit it, quit it
Stomp on the street when I hear a funk beat (bloop)
Playing Pied Piper, follow what's true
Baby, just sing about the groove! (Sing it!)
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art (na-na-na-na)
Groove is in the heart (na-na-na-na)
Groove is in the heart-rt-rt (na-na-na-na)
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
One, two, three
Blow them horns along
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art (yeah, ha)
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
Groove is in the heart-rt-rt
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
Hmm, he-he-he-he
C'mon, y'all deep
Y'all are crazy, man



Tony Pirpiris

1990 "Groove Is In The Heart" Single
By Deee-Lite
Lyrics:
We're going to dance
We're going to dance
We're going to dance and have some fun
Dig!
The chills that you spill up my back keep me filled
With satisfaction when we're done
Satisfaction of what's to come
I couldn't ask for another
No, I couldn't ask for another (you know that's right)
Your groove, I do deeply dig
No walls, only the bridge
My supper dish, my succotash wish (sing it, baby)
I couldn't ask for another (uh-huh, uh-huh)
No, I couldn't ask for another
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
Groove is in the heart-rt-rt (astronomical)
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art (hit me!)
The depth of hula groove moves us to the nth hoop
We're gonna groove to Horton Hears a Who-who
I couldn't ask for another
No, I couldn't ask for another
DJ Soul (Soul!) Was on a roll
I've been told he can't be sold
He's not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious
I couldn't ask for another
Uh, some looks in this torso (yeah)
Hot, got a deal, you wanna know (wanna know)
Delightful, truly Deee-liteful ('lightful)
Making it, doing it, 'specially at a show (show)
Feeling kinda high like a Hendrix haze (haze)
Music makes motion, moves like a maze (maze)
All inside of me, side, heart especially (yeah)
Note of the rhythm, where I wanna be (c'mon)
Flowing, glowing with electric eyes (eyes)
You dip to the dive, baby yo, realize (yeah)
When will you see the funky side of me?
Baby, you'll see that rhythm is the key (yeah)
Get, get, wit' it, wit' it, can't think, quit it, quit it
Stomp on the street when I hear a funk beat (bloop)
Playing Pied Piper, follow what's true
Baby, just sing about the groove! (Sing it!)
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art (na-na-na-na)
Groove is in the heart (na-na-na-na)
Groove is in the heart-rt-rt (na-na-na-na)
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
One, two, three
Blow them horns along
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art (yeah, ha)
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
Groove is in the heart-rt-rt
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
Hmm, he-he-he-he
C'mon, y'all deep
Y'all are crazy, man



Stoopy_ArumiZ

Lyrics!
We're going to dance
We're going to dance
We're going to dance and have some fun
Dig!
The chills that you spill up my back keep me filled
With satisfaction when we're done
Satisfaction of what's to come
I couldn't ask for another
No, I couldn't ask for another (you know that's right)
Your groove, I do deeply dig
No walls, only the bridge
My supper dish, my succotash wish (sing it, baby)
I couldn't ask for another (uh-huh, uh-huh)
No, I couldn't ask for another
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
Groove is in the heart-rt-rt (astronomical)
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art (hit me!)
The depth of hula groove moves us to the nth hoop
We're gonna groove to Horton Hears a Who-who
I couldn't ask for another
No, I couldn't ask for another
DJ Soul (Soul!) Was on a roll
I've been told he can't be sold
He's not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious
I couldn't ask for another
Uh, some looks in this torso (yeah)
Hot, got a deal, you wanna know (wanna know)
Delightful, truly Deee-liteful ('lightful)
Making it, doing it, 'specially at a show (show)
Feeling kinda high like a Hendrix haze (haze)
Music makes motion, moves like a maze (maze)
All inside of me, side, heart especially (yeah)
Note of the rhythm, where I wanna be (c'mon)
Flowing, glowing with electric eyes (eyes)
You dip to the dive, baby yo, realize (yeah)
When will you see the funky side of me?
Baby, you'll see that rhythm is 0 the key (yeah)
Get, get, wit' it, wit' it, can't think, quit it, quit it
Stomp on the street when I hear a funk beat (bloop)
Playing Pied Piper, follow what's true
Baby, just sing about the groove! (Sing it!)
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art (na-na-na-na)
Groove is in the heart (na-na-na-na)
Groove is in the heart-rt-rt (na-na-na-na)
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
One, two, three
Blow them horns along
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art (yeah, ha)
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
Groove is in the heart-rt-rt
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
Hmm, he-he-he-he
C'mon, y'all deep
Y'all are crazy, man



All comments from YouTube:

Robert FromOC

31 years later and this song still gets people dancing spontaneously.

Michael Dickens

Yes it does it will never die

1969monksey

52 just chilling listening to some music having a few pints of Guinness! Then straight up off my arse dancing in the living room 不不不不不

clacicle

How can you not dance to this spontaneously?

Oddities & Whatnot

Shit I didn't realise it was that old.

question mark

This song truly deserves the title of "iconic".

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Mike

This can still be played at a house club party and everyone will dance, even though its old, its a timeless classic.

Khola

What a video, too!

Verna Morales

That intro is killer !!!!!!

Terry Butler

手手手手手手手

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