Song Lyric Sunday: Canadian – ‘When You Dance I Can Really Love’

‘Let us now praise famous Canadians’ is the essence of Jim’s prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday.

If you’ve dropped by hoping for some Justin Bieber then you’re definitely in the wrong place, but there’s plenty of excellent Canadian music to choose from. As I haven’t featured him for a while, I’ve gone with the great Neil Young. This from ‘After The Gold Rush’, a cornerstone of my early seventies LP collection.

(Special thanks to WordPress for making it impossible to space the lyrics properly)

When you dance,
Do your senses tingle?
Then take a chance?
In a trance,
While the lonely mingle
With circumstance?
I’ve got
something to tell you,
you make it show.
Let me come over,
I know you know
When you dance
I can really love.
I can love,
I can really love,
I can really love
I can love,
I can really love,
I can really love
Like a
mountain that’s growing
a river that rolls
Let me come over,
I know you know
When you dance
I can really love.
When you dance,
Do your senses tingle?
Then take a chance?
In a trance,
While the lonely mingle
With circumstance?
I’ve got
something to tell you,
you make it show.
Let me come over,
I know you know
When you dance
I can really love.

Written by Neil Young

Song Lyric Sunday 20 September 2020

7 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Canadian – ‘When You Dance I Can Really Love’

  1. I found you have to use HTML to make the spacing come out right. WordPress does this thing where they take the end-of-line characters off, leaving you with all the lines running into each other. I take the lyrics and put them in BBEdit (a Mac text editor) and change all the end-of-lines into HTML br tabs, then copy the result and paste it into the block. It’s a pain.

    Anyway, great song!

      • Oh, it’s awful. I have to keep moving blocks back into place because it seems to put them wherever the hell it wants. I always check over everything because the images I tell it to center look like they’ve been centered, then you preview and they’re all left justified. I’m writing just as much HTML as I used to just to deal with the shortcomings of the editor. But you see, it’s not about us…

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