Dance Monkey
Tones and I Lyrics


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They say, oh my God I see the way you shine
Take your hand, my dear, and place them both in mine
You know you stopped me dead while I was passing by
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time

Ooh, I see you, see you, see you every time
And oh my I, I, I like your style
You, you make me, make me, make me wanna cry
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time

So they say
"Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh-oh
I've never seen anybody do the things you do before"
They say, "Move for me, move for me, move for me, ay-ay
And when you're done, I'll make you do it all again"

I said, "Oh my God I see you walking by
Take my hands, my dear, and look me in my eyes"
Just like a monkey, I've been dancing my whole life
But you just beg to see me dance just one more time

Ooh, I see you, see you, see you every time
And oh my I, I, I like your style
You, you make me, make me, make me wanna cry
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time

So they say
"Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh-oh
I've never seen anybody do the things you do before"
They say, "Move for me, move for me, move for me, ay-ay
And when you're done, I'll make you do it all again"

They say
"Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
I've never seen anybody do the things you do before"
They say, "Move for me, move for me, move for me, ay-ay
And when you're done, I'll make you do it all again"

Ooh
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, oh
Ooh
Ah, ah, ah

They say
"Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh-oh
I've never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say, "Move for me, move for me, move for me, ay-ay
And when you're done, I'll make you do it all again"

They say
"Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
I've never seen anybody do the things you do before"
They say, "Move for me, move for me, move for me, ay-ay




And when you're done, I'll make you do it all again
All again"

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Tones And I's song Dance Monkey describe a person who is captivated by another person’s unique dance moves. The song starts with the singer expressing their admiration for the person’s shining personality. They ask to hold hands and to see the person dance again, saying that they stopped dead in their tracks the first time they saw them dance. The singer repeats the phrases “dance for me” and “move for me,” indicating a desire to see the person move to their own rhythm.


The lyrics convey the idea that the person dancing is almost like a spectacle, something that the singer has never seen before. The line, “Just like a monkey I’ve been dancing my whole life” suggests that the singer is an experienced dancer, but is still a bit awestruck by the other person’s moves. The repetition of the phrases “dance for me” and “move for me” could also imply a power dynamic - the singer is exerting control over the other person, asking them to perform for their entertainment. Overall, the lyrics of Dance Monkey convey the idea of someone being entranced by another person’s unique sense of self-expression, and a desire to see them dance multiple times.


Line by Line Meaning

They say, oh my God I see the way you shine
People are talking about how you shine and stand out


Take your hand, my dear, and place them both in mine
I want to hold your hand and be close to you


You know you stopped me dead while I was passing by
You caught my attention and made me stop in my tracks


And now I beg to see you dance just one more time
I enjoyed watching you dance and want to see it again


Ooh, I see you, see you, see you every time
I can't help but notice you every time I see you


And oh my I, I, I like your style
I really like your unique and captivating style


You, you make me, make me, make me wanna cry
You evoke emotions in me that make me want to cry


And now I beg to see you dance just one more time
I can't get enough of watching you dance and want to see it again


So they say
People are talking about you


Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh-oh
Please dance for me, I really enjoy it


I've never seen anybody do the things you do before
Your unique and impressive dances are unlike anything I've seen


They say, move for me, move for me, move for me, ay-ay
Please move your body for me, I love watching you do it


And when you're done, I'll make you do it all again
I don't want the dance to end, I want to see it again


I said, oh my God I see you walking by
I saw you walking by and was once again captivated by you


Take my hands, my dear, and look me in my eyes
Let me hold your hands and gaze into your eyes


Just like a monkey I've been dancing my whole life
I've been dancing for a long time and you remind me of a playful monkey


But you just beg to see me dance just one more time
Even though I'm usually the one watching you dance, now you want to see me dance


Ooh, I see you, see you, see you every time
I can't help but notice you every time


And oh my I, I, I like your style
I really like your unique and captivating style


You, you make me, make me, make me wanna cry
You evoke emotions in me that make me want to cry


And now I beg to see you dance just one more time
I can't get enough of watching you dance and want to see it again


They say
People are talking about you


Ooh
An expression of excitement or awe


Woah-oh, woah-oh, oh
A catchy and upbeat vocalization


Ah ah, ah
Another vocalization that adds depth to the song


They say
People are talking about you


Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh-oh
Please dance for me, I really enjoy it


I've never seen anybody do the things you do before
Your unique and impressive dances are unlike anything I've seen


They say, move for me, move for me, move for me, ay-ay
Please move your body for me, I love watching you do it


And when you're done, I'll make you do it all again
I don't want the dance to end, I want to see it again


They say
People are talking about you


Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
Please dance for me, I really enjoy it and can't get enough


I've never seen anybody do the things you do before
Your unique and impressive dances are unlike anything I've seen


They say, move for me, move for me, move for me, ay-ay
Please move your body for me, I love watching you do it


And when you're done, I'll make you do it all again
I don't want the dance to end, I want to see it again


All again
Reiterating the desire to see the dance once more




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Toni Watson

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