Sunday, April 22, 2007

Getting into the swing

Is there any better opening lyric to a song than “I’d rather dance with you than talk with you”? Well, I’m sure someone would argue that point with me, but one has to admit that it is quite clever. And I love how that opening line just stands on it’s own for a few bars before the song carries on, like the moment you take after a big relaxing inhale just before you let the air out of your lungs. The tone this opening line sets for the rest of the song is that of the ‘not-so-coy flirtation.’ It captures the idea of letting go of words and allowing uninhibited movement to express feelings and desires. Words only complicate things, why bother with them when you can “let your hips do the talking.”

The music video for the song is also one of the sweetest videos I’ve ever seen. I love how it shows dancing as a carefree expression of happiness. It is so refreshing in a world where it is too easy to get caught up in the serious demands of responsible adult life.

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