Matchbox 20 - Come Dancing Lyrics

They put a parking lot on a piece of land
When the supermarket used to stand.
Before that they put up a bowling alley
On the site that used to be the local palais.
That’s where the big bands used to come and play.
My sister went there on a Saturday.

Come dancing,
All her boyfriends used to come and call.
Why not come dancing, it’s only natural?

Another Saturday, another date.
She would be ready but she’s always make him wait.
In the hallway, in anticipation,
He didn’t know the night would end up in frustration.
He’d end up blowing all his wages for the week
All for a cuddle and a peck on the cheek.

Come dancing,
That’s how they did it when I was just a kid,
And when they said come dancing,
My sister always did.

My sister should have come in at midnight,
And my mum would always sit up and wait.
It always ended up in a big row
When my sister used to get home late.

Out of my window I can see them in the moonlight,
Two silhouettes saying goodnight by the garden gate.

The day they knocked down the palais
My sister stood and cried.
The day they knocked down the palais
Part of my childhood died, just died.

Now I’m grown up and playing in a band,
And there’s a car park where the palais used to stand.
My sister’s married and she lives on an estate.
Her daughters go out, now it’s her turn to wait.
She knows they get away with things she never could,
But if I asked her I wonder if she would,

Come dancing,
Come on sister, have yourself a ball.
Don’t be afraid to come dancing,
It’s only natural.

Come dancing,
Just like the palais on a Saturday.
And all her friends will come dancing
Where the big bands used to play.

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Matchbox 20 Come Dancing Comments
  1. grace anderson

    Rob,, ive loved your voice since the 1st time i heard come home n at that time id just left my relationship n was in my car n was gonna sleep there n hearing ur song made me start thinkn n ended up going back home but i was a fan n admirer of urs since even tho I did end up divorced i already invested in a couple of ur CDs,, so i began to play them myself im a drummer and id go out to karoke bars and id sing ur songs.. xoxo

  2. dee belfiore

    Kick it Rob! Love You Too much! Almost touched you by 5 inches at the Blossom Music Show 2017. Dived over 3 rows of peeps. I’m 60. We never get old, us children of the 70’s.

  3. veraneds

    Rob Thomas your music is like coming home!

  4. Saunie H.

    Would love to hear you guys do "Waterloo sunset"

    Ill never forget how you touched me at Pechanga!

  5. Sharon Miley

    I've been trying to find this everywhere! Could you please email to me at [email protected]? I'd be so grateful

  6. crp020360

    Kinks. 1983 from their Come Dancing With The Kinks album. I love MB20 too, but didn't mind never having this version cuz the Kinks version is good enuff for me for all time!

    John O'Berry

    It's impossible for anyone to do a kinks song justice. Ray Davies is not like everyone else although it's great that MB20 thought enough of it to cover it. I do love MB20.

  7. Sarah Lesondak

    Is it possible you could email me this?

  8. Starting Monday

    thanks so much!! I've been looking for this everywhere. I had it from the Itunes preorder but my ipod was stolen and harddrive crashed! is there anyway you could send it to me as well?

  9. Gastón Artundo

    i already send it! thank u so much!!!

    Alan Doak

    Hi Gaston. Could you also send the mp3 to me please


    Did you get the song?

    Angela Ramirez

    Alan Doak OMG, how can I get my hands on this mp3, dude?!! This is awesome! I paid like $200 for the album on vinyl. No bonus tracks. 😢

  10. Gastón Artundo

    i am a big fan of MB20 too! i would love to have it in 320 kbps. can you help me by uploading the song somewhere?

  11. Gastón Artundo