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Sweet Sucker Dance Lyrics

from Mingus

"Sweet Sucker Dance" is track #2 on the album Mingus. It was written by Mitchell, Joni / Mingus, Charles.
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I almost closed the door
Canceled on everything we opened up for
Tonight the shadows had their say
Their sad notions of the way

Things really are, damn these blues
They'd turn my heart against you
Since I was fool enough to find romance
I'm trying to convince myself, this is just a dance

We move in measures through loves' changing faces
Needy and nonchalant, greedy and gracious
Through petty dismissals and grand embraces
Like it was only a dance

We are survivors
Some get broken, some get mended
Some can't surrender, they're too well defended
Some get lucky, some are blessed
And some pretend, this is only a dance

We're dancing fools, you and me
Tonight it's a dance of insecurity
It's my solo while you're away
And shadows have the saddest thing to say

Love, we can't live without it
Why do we go out and get it
Just to turn around and doubt it?
Like we're scared to care

It's hard to talk about it, aw, it's only a dance
Tonight the shadows had their say
There's a sucker born a day, I heard them say
Born to lose, am I a sucker to love you?

You're such a sweet love
You're a proud man, you're a treasure
Time passes gracefully
Living can be such a pleasure
You make it easy to take it in measures
Like it was only a dance

We're dancing fools, you and me
Tonight it's a dance of insecurity
It's my solo, blue way
Shadows have the saddest things to say

We are survivors
Some get broken, some get mended
Some can't surrender, they're too well defended
Some get lucky, some are blessed
And some pretend, this is only a dance

Songwriters
MITCHELL, JONI / MINGUS, CHARLES

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Lyrics © Joni Mitchell/Crazy Crow Music/Siquomb Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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