I Don't Dance

Story Behind The Song

Like a lot of guys who are dance challenged, we often can't get up the nerve to get out on the dance floor. This song captures moment when a guy who overcomes his distress, approaches a girl and tells her he won't dance unless she'll dance with him. It is my story and lots of other buddies of mine.

Song Description

The song starts with an intro, much like Garth Brooks lead in to "Friends in Low Places". Guy strikes up a conversation with a girl who is obviously having a blast on the dance floor, and even though he admits he is outside his comfort zone (football and tractors) he is willing to risk looking foolish because he wants to be with this girl. He pokes fun at his possible ineptitude and wins her over by the end with a quirky sense of humor and his gentle persistence.

Song Length 2:56 Genre Country - Honky Tonk, Country - Contemporary
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood In High Spirits, Welcoming Subject Masculinity, Dance
Similar Artists Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley Language English
Era 2000 and later


Intro: I'm like a lot of guys out there, I love football, and my JOhn Deere
but you won't ever find me near a dance floor.
But I watch you dance ya make it look like fun I'd like to ask you , ma'am, would you be the one. To join me as I do this one thing, I ain't done before, cuz....

Chorus I dont' dance, Unless you dance with me. I don't waltz or two step, I don't swing. I don't dance, that's a fact, but tonight, you might change all that cuz I don't dance, unless you dance with me.

V1 I recall my cousin's wedding when I was 9, My momma pulled me into that conga line. I was stuck between my momma and big Aunt Lou. And I swore off dancin' til tonight when I saw you so.
Ch2. I don't dance, unless you dance with me. Sorry if my two step turns to three. I don't dance, that's a fact, but tonight you might change all that, cuz I don't dance, unless you dance with me.

Inst. break (fiddle,honky tonk piano)

Br. Well you see my buddies hootin' at that table. Yeah I admit they look a bit unstable. That might be my future, can't ya see. If you don't take pity, and come on dance with me. . .

Ch3 Cuz I don't dance, unless you dance with me. Hang on girl, but darlin' watch yer feet. Cuz those cowboy boots have quite a shine, sure hope they don't land under mine, cuz honey, I don't dance, unless you dance with me.

No I don't dance.
I don't dance.
I don't dance.
Look at me dancin!
I don't dance unless you dance with me.

Lyrics Joe Uveges, Lise Bennet, Stephanie Pauline Music Joe Uveges
Producer Stephanie Pauline and Joe Uveges Publisher Joe Uveges and Stephanie Pauline
Performance Stephanie Pauline and Joe Uveges Label Independent

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