Will You Dance? Lyrics

by Janis Ian

Someone is waiting over by the window
Just beyond the stairwell someone's crying
Drowning in the words of the prophets
That are written for the dead and the dying
Someone's lying, no one's buying

Someone is dying, panic in the streets
Can't get no relief, someone escaping
Waiting on a line for the holy revolution
Parading illusion someone's using, most amusing

Will you dance? Will you dance?
Smell of caviar and roses
Teach your children all the poses
How familiar are we all

Will you dance? Will you dance?
Light fantastic in the morning
How romantic to be whoring
Boring though it may be
Who'll survive if you and I should fall?

Someone is bleeding crimson in the night
Strangers in the light, a sudden meeting
Greeting one by one every life runs flashing
Before those dashing eyes

Will you dance? Will you dance?
Take a chance on romance
And a big surprise

Will you dance? Will you dance?
Take a chance on romance
And a big surprise