Missing Persons - I Can't Think About Dancin' Lyrics




I'm a statue in the light
A witness in the empty crowd
Lost in thoughts, shrink by your touch
Frozen silent, not a sound

Through the music you can see that
By a vision I have captured
The fever of the night is raging
I only dream of what comes after

We know the scheme is in the air
No camouflaged intentions
For starving hearts it never ends
So let's not be pretentious

I can't think about dancing, won't think about
I just think about you
I can't think about dancing, won't think about
I just think about you
I can't think about dancing
All I think about is you
I can't think about dancing
I only think about you
Just think about you

Like the victim of the nightlife
So compelled to stay around you
Moving in electric silence
Wondering what you'll lead me into

We know the scheme is in the air
No camouflaged intentions
For starving hearts it never ends
So let's not be pretentious

I can't think about dancing, won't think about
I just think about you
I can't think about dancing, won't think about
I just think about you
I can't think about dancing
All I think about is you
I can't think about dancing
I only think about you
Just think about you

We know the scheme is in the air
No camouflaged intentions
For starving hearts it never ends
So let's not be pretentious

I can't think about dancing, won't think about
I just think about you
I can't think about dancing, won't think about
I just think about you
I can't think about dancing
All I think about is you
I can't think about dancing
I only think about you

Can't think about - dancing
Just think about - you
Can't think about - dancing
Just think about - you





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  1. Sincopare

    What a cool video!

  2. thehalloween xmas

    another costume change maybe? haha :P

  3. imyourgodmachine

    The 80s were definitely unique. But they were cheesy as fuck at the same time.

  4. ACTUALLYRICH

    Reminds me of the simple minds video all the things she said

  5. ftsjr

    A catchy song. And Dale is HOT!!

  6. David Disbrow

    The song sucks!! far departure from their first album does not sound like missing persons at all!!!! That's what happens to a band when money comes between their music and their fans.

  7. Dennis McEvoy

    They really lost their way after Spring Session M. Shame...

  8. Uncinematographable Screenshot Cinema

    She's not twerking

  9. Mike McQuaide

    I can't think about dancing with Dale Bozzio shakin' that ass!

  10. Allen Tovsen

    Great band 🎸🎸

  11. Max Constant

    Esa mujer era muy hermosa

    Robert Schalk

    Por supuesto hermano y Pasa bien con bendiciones.

  12. Father Finger

    WHEN THERES NO MONEY LEFT FOR GHOST WRITERS/COMPOSERS

  13. rgrndu

    Loved early MP. This is awful.

  14. Christine Mariconda

    Great great great song! Every part of it!

  15. Rob DeAbreu

    That black outfit by Dale has me pointing to magnetic north.

  16. Desert Sky

    Back in '82 Uncle Rico wishes he was soaking it up in a hot tub with is soulmate, Dale Bazzio.

  17. Brady Hess

    When I was delusional I thought this song was about me.

  18. Tony

    So many hair.

  19. MikeSki1969

    Her voice is fucking awesome and love Missing Persons! 80's always have and always will rule man!!

  20. patrick Danial

    Girls in the 80s and 90s were Hot,,,, Love Dale,, now females are fat and scary with a Liberal tude

  21. Brandon Fernandez

    My friend Zbig directed this video

  22. Timoth1983

    How wasn't this one of the biggest bands of the 80's?

    Robert Schalk

    Because the we're n still one of the best.80's.

  23. pacus1970

    So original... Where we were teenagers we were so lucky to be there... Living the real thing

  24. Johnny MFan

    They seemed kind of desperate on this track. I think NIle Rodgers(Chic)produced it.

    Porfle Popnecker

    No, it's a typically great Missing Persons track.

  25. Brady Hess

    You are so big hearted. I am outclassed.

  26. Brady Hess

    Fix her up, send her back? That would be disrespectful of me towards both of you. I love her and you do too, but I would be happy for us all to be the best of friends. I am not madly in love but I could be.

  27. bowecho

    What Terry was originally accustomed to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTSBR7eHL_I

  28. Cyber Bully

    OH MY GOODNESS! The most perfect ass you will ever see. This is top shelf patootie!

  29. Stars and Stripes of Corruption

    I can't think about, I can't think about, I can't think about anything other than Dale's perfect little perfect ass. Did I say perfect twice? Take a good look fellas. That is top tier TUSHY right there.

  30. jsamc

    Dale Bozio
    Born March 2, 1955 in Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    Birth Name Dale Frances Consalvi
    Height 4' 11" (1.5 m)

    Zen Drummer

    Hope Dale is doing ok......this was probably the best years of her life......a truly stunning band..she has been through a lot since and i wish her all the best.

  31. Cyber Bully

    I went to Missing Persons show back then. We ended up getting pretty lousy tickets. Almost behind the stage. It wasn't front row center but I found the silver lining. Dale was wearing this pink lame pants and jacket and I went gaga staring at her ass for an hour plus. Nice ass.

  32. 240ups

    HEY!.......YOU!.........I can't think about dancing!........

  33. jsamc

    I think she is a Pixie, so cute.

  34. Richie Petranico

    Dale is pure unadulterated Sexiness personified, wrapped up in a beautiful, shocking blue colored bow!

    What a extreme SEXY female form-ula!

  35. BRUTUSPLAC

    MTV flashback Friday August 7 1986 around 2:30 am EST ( VHS tape no stamping SP ) Today March 4 2019 , 10 years after posting

  36. justin thyme

    And they have a bass player in this video now.

  37. lost in space robinson

    I mean California HOTT !

  38. Mark Belkin

    That light comet is so annoying. I think MTV didn't play this because of fears of someone getting a seizure.

  39. dgemini2

    All I can think about now is dancing sperm.

  40. Hey It's Lance

    Hips don't lie

  41. M.G. Gallagher

    Missing Persons was one of the best bands ever. Dale is a frickin' music genius, and still kicking ass on tour.
    #donteatyellowsnow

  42. Tony Tafoya

    She looks like a life size Barbee doll.
    Barbee never had an ass like that, however.
    Dale was a 10&a half.

  43. Reginald Bigley

    What happened with Terri??? Marriage?

  44. Pat McCann

    That ass on Dale - good GAWD YAWL!!!

  45. pretorious700

    Substance? None.

  46. Glenn Horvath

    hair spray companies never recovered after the 80's.

  47. The Undaunted

    Bruno Mars will rip off this productions also ;)

  48. RockingFretwerk

    Google "Dale Bozzio nude". Turn off safe filter. You're welcome. P.S This song rocks. I like how Dale sings "Out" in a sort of atonal way, it makes the song darker.

  49. Dodgen Francis

    Terry.Bozio commercial about ear protection, does anyone remember?

  50. Chris Wright

    The graphics are like Rush' s Time Stand Still.

  51. Eric Hauser Sr.

    she is kinda like a blonde fran drescher...
    that is hot n sings...

  52. Sri X15C93

    I saw Missing Persons in L.A and Jon Waite from the Baby's opened . It was 83 l think . Got buzzed that night . That was a great show and Dale if you read this l always thought you were the hottest chic in rock n Roll. To all those old partyers from the 70s and 80s l hope you all have a happy forever. 😎

  53. Jennifer Stinebaugh

    Yea she sure did have a smokin body damn!!! I'm not feelin this song tho

  54. Marc Sound

    She looks like Lita Ford here. lol

  55. AlexDuper

    Great track and it sounds kinda like Duran of the same time period, so I guess Warren was ready to join' DD here. :)

  56. Tommy K

    I like Terry on this song, proving less is more on drums, he remains leashed till the breakdown

  57. Al Reyes

    i wish there was a third verse. i love the vocals and chords in the first two.

    David

    The original album has a guitar solo, this is an edited version. I have the original album.

  58. justin thyme

    Serious cocaine habit....the real way to stay a bone rack.

  59. Frank alarcon

    Dammmm... Dale Bozzio!!!!

  60. Edwin Salas Hernandez

    46 people can't think about dancing.

  61. BikeRidinManiac

    All I can think about is   YOU    is right

  62. getdown make luv

    geeesuz gotdammm krist.
    HOTTEST BITCH EVER

  63. John Doe

    Hot hot hot, is all she has going for her.

  64. Cheshire Cat

    Dale had a cuuuuuuuuute butt!

    justin thyme

    Yeah looks particularly nice in those white pants.

  65. Charlena Ambrose

    a million thumbs up

  66. kurzleg

    Fashions haven't aged well, but the music sure has. That bass line is groovy!

  67. The Space Pixie

    Great song, their best track I reckon, 2nd best imo would be Color In Your Life. Fantastic band!

  68. JustForSneaks Ent.

    They must've used the same editing technology from Simple Minds' "All The Things She Said" music video

  69. Xon Zerning

    Up to .25 secs : A FREAKIN KILLER..💯👊
    Her voice has a lot to be desired❗
    Aint no oil paintin here ❕

    Porfle Popnecker

    Go back to sleep.

  70. TheBlunt Instrument

    Mental hopscotch is my fave The Drums and that guitar feedback solo and Dales voice... but this has a nice groove and Dale, I can't help it , to this day, Love her big hair, Gorgeous face, Perfect figure etc.... And that Unique voice that you recognize right away.

  71. Marky K

    All that dancing sperm gave me a tummy ache.

  72. Donte H

    I would soooooo wear that, all of it!! Bad ass song ever!!

  73. WhoDarestheMAN gamer

    Terri was one lucky man!

  74. MIguel Geronimo

    Such an excellent band.

  75. fender gibs

    Summer of 1986 I believe, just started to be a fan, bought 2 copies the week it was released. 1st printing had some production issues as the 2nd side was mastered at a slightly higher speed than the 1st so dale sounded like a high pitched mouse. Over all the record flopped , never understood why they went away from their orginal sound with Ken Scott on Spring Session M in 1982. Phenomenal cutting edge new wave music at the time with commercial appeal and absolute top notch musicianship. Rhyme and reason( 1984), had great production and playing but way too experimental to have commercial succuces. While color in your life was just a dumb ideal of dance oriented Benard Edwards production that didn't fit missing persons

    M.G. Gallagher

    And they blew doors on all three regardless. Frickin' awesome band.

    Andrew Lopson

    Yes!...their original sound was really outstanding!!!--super tight and extremely catchy...with awesome lyrics, guitar work, monster drumming and Dale's unique vocal inflection--what an era.

    Mark Belkin

    The second album didn't do well so Capitol brought in some generic producers. Also, I think their relationships were falling apart, and it became product. The first album was when they were hungry and ready to take on the world.

  76. Sid Fernandez

    the comment section for this video is pretty funny, more entertaining than the video.

  77. Peter Neal

    This is where she went from looking cool and wearing trash to just looking trashy.

  78. Sailordude2012

    A Gerry Todd fan favorite!

  79. Roberto Rivera

    What the hell is that hairstyle called on the drummer and guitarist with the black hair? O_O

    Bishop Boyd

    its called a NEW WAVE SPIKED buzz cut. its an 80s thang!!!!

  80. jhrharrison

    Who didn't want to be Terry???

  81. Jill Smith

    I don't know why I like her so much I ways born in 1975👩🏻‍🎤👨🏼‍🎤

  82. GamerDares Wins

    It's... It's... just so 80's.

    Roberto Rivera

    Exactly! OwO

  83. Jme Ggg

    Patrick O'Hearn (bassist) went on to record some of the most beautiful music after his stint in Missing Persons. Check it out.

  84. Dave Brewer

    For all those that hated the 80's . Think about what you have now ? Sucks doesn't it ?

    BoilerBloodline

    Dave Brewer Hell...at least everyone actually sang and played their damn instruments back then. If you were to go see 99% of the garbage that is popular today, you would learn very quickly they can’t pull it off so they all lip sync. Such a drag...lol!

    Keith Novinski

    @Dave Brewer What there is of music today sucks but there was plenty of shit music around in the 80's, too. I hated all of those hair bands like Poison but we also had a lot of really lame stuff by old fogies getting haircuts and using synthesizers and drum machines to seem contemporary. Do Sussudio, We Built This City, We Didn't Start The Fire and Money For Nothing ring a bell?

    Another thing I hated about that era was having synthesizers and drum machines permeate everything that was released. You had one of the best garage bands in L.A. in the form of The Bangles and, by the time Columbia Records was done with them, they were recording shit like "Manic Monday". Compare "Manic Monday" with any of their early singles, their first EP (1982) or their first LP, All Over the Place (1984). Do you know how much better their last 2 albums would have been if their producer didn't try to make them sound contemporary--if he had let them remain a garage band with just 2 guitars, a bass, drums and their fabulous voices? Don't get me wrong. I don't have a problem with electronic music per se. I loved Soft Cell, for example. I'm just saying that I was sick of hearing a drum machine and/or synthesizer on seemingly every song I heard in the 80's. Thank God there were a few bands that didn't use them but they were relatively few.

    Mark Nasia

    Dave Brewer i never hated the 80’s, it is sad how far we have come from such a time were life was simpler. Remember the days of being able to make a joke and it just being that, a joke? And jokes were never coopted to push some liberal agenda, if a joke was tasteless, it would be followed with a short laugh and then a change the subject statement...

    Blue Thunder73

    Hate 80's? Impossible!

    Santino Castillo

    Man...you can say that again homes!,.....we didn't know how good it was in till it was gone.👍

  85. Adam Vera

    Aw when music videos did not have to have a meaning . A new video visual effect & boom great vid.

  86. bilboquet00

    School of Adrian Belew on guitar ; the Zappa-Crimson file and an amazing band; give Dale her royalties on all those publications for a ''body'' of work recognized.

  87. New Age Opinions

    She has the best hip-to-ass-ratio I have ever seen, perfect!!!

    WhoDarestheMAN gamer

    New Age Opinions Arse not ass.

    Learn to spell.

    Cooll Asice

    It's *ass* , _arsehole_ . Anyways...Missing Persons have only 2 good songs. We all know what they are, and this aint one of them.

  88. ICEY ICARUS

    @LadyGaga owes her a MASSIVE cover - so she can RETIRE nice xx

  89. BadRonald1

    Asked about doing the reunion show several years back. Terry was saying something about Dale and saying "She's starting up again" And that he couldn't take her anymore. I wonder what it was that she was doing to piss him off.

    The Hydronater

    Shouldve asked at the time then shouldn't you, Missing Persons did reform though with her as lead but minus him.

  90. Davin Gladwell

    What month and year did this peak? I never saw or heard this 1986-1987. Good music.

    fender gibs

    Summer of Summer of 1986 I believe, 86, just started to be a fan bought 2 copies the week it was released , 1st printing had some production issues as the 2nd side was mastered at a slightly higher speed than the 1st so dale sounded like a high pitched mouse.

    Over all the record flopped , never understood why they went away from their orginal sound with Ken Scott on Spring session M. Phenomenal cutting edge new wave music at the time with commercial appeal and absolute top notch musicianship.

    Rhyme and reason had great production and playing , but way too experimental to have commercial succuces. While color in your life was just a dumb ideal of dance oriented Benard Edwards production that didn't fit missing persons

  91. Jesse1997corvette

    Just bought a Remo kit like this one, same color. Yard sale.

    shrill Mark

    That's awesome! I can barely find pictures of REMO kits on the web,much less find a kit to play.

  92. Brad Watkins

    she was before MADONNA AND BEFORE GAGA.MISS THING IS THE BEGINNING AND THE END

    Mardocius

    Pretty sure Madonna was already massively successful by the time this song came out in 1986. There are some comparisons to be drawn between Dale and Madonna, but I don't think either was imitating the other. I think that what you could say is that Dale is rock and LA, while Madonna is dance and NY.

    M.G. Gallagher

    She was the skilled lead vocalist of a very skilled band. Not trying to be an egotistical pop star like the other two, who are talented in their own right, but surrounded by pop slop backgrounds. MP smoked every band around back then.

    Lee Barbier

    @Mardocius Missing Persons started in 1980 and had MTV hits in 1981, before Madonna emerged.

    Mardocius

    ​@Lee Barbier No, MP didn't have any 'MTV hits' until 1982, when Spring Session M was released. Madonna's first LP came out the following year. To suggest that she 'emerged' only at that point is naive. As is now very obvious, Madonna was highly ambitious and had been trying to make a name for herself in the NY club scene for years before she released her first music. My point is that Madonna and Dale B had been involved in very different music scenes for years, developing their look etc entirely independently of each other. In the pre-internet era, it would have been quite difficult for one to 'plagiarise' the other. And for the record, while I can't fault her determination, I dislike Madonna's singing and music, whereas I love MP, and to say that Madonna is even close to being like DB is something of an insult to Dale!

  93. 塚原康和

    Dales never knows

  94. Decadas Siglo XX

    Soda Stereo ....quedaste al descubierto...

  95. Randy H.

    great post thanks !!!

  96. stevemcgee99

    When studios started making the drums sound like this I switched to old music. Pretty much haven't gone back.

  97. thoomoo

    Dales arse is fantastic

  98. eduardo Bahamondes

    is lady gaga..

  99. Ms. Felony Strutter

    SHE IS SO HOT..Reminds me of ME :)

    BadRonald1

    Ha ha ha I like the attitude. very good

  100. Derek williams

    I this looks like later in their career because Dale Bozzio has more clothes on. But seriously, it's a real good song.