Dance Till Morning Light

19 Aug

I’m uploading video of “Dance Till Morning Light,” kind of a  roots rock ballad played with just an acoustic guitar. It was recorded August 4, 2014 at The Acoustic Explosion show at Silvies on Chicago’s north side. The lyrics are below the video.

 

DANCE TILL MORNING LIGHT

WELL YOU WALK THROUGH THE NIGHT

YOU FEEL ALL RIGHT

THOUGH NOTHING IS REALLY REAL

YOU GET AROUND

YOU’RE GETTIN DOWN

YOU’RE SO HIGH THAT YOU HARDLY FEEL

YOU BEEN UP AND DOWN THE STRIP

YOU KNOW THE TRIP

JUST ONE BIG HAPPY CROWD

YEAH, YOU’RE LOOKING FOR LOVE BUT CAN’T TALK ABOVE

THE MUSIC WE PLAY SO LOUD

CHORUS:

SO JUST DANCE CHILDREN DANCE

THIS SOFT ELECTRIC NIGHT

DANCE, DANCE TILL MORNING LIGHT

WELL YOUR LOCAL ROCK STARS

AND OWNERS OF THE BARS

LOVE TO SEE YOU OUT TONIGHT

GO ON, FEED YOUR HEAD

KNOCK YOURSELVES DEAD

YOUR MONEY’S GOOD HERE, IT’S ALL RIGHT

ACROSS THE ROOM

THROUGH THE GLOOM

SOMEBODY CATCHES YOUR EYE

SO YOU WALK THEIR WAY

WHAT CAN YOU SAY?

YOU’RE BOTH REAL HIGH

CHORUS

Here’s how I happened to write this one: When the world was young and I was at SIU, I played in bands on the weekends. After I got out of mcdaniel bros bandschool, rather than face getting a job, I just went from playing two nights a week to playing six or seven. We were known to sometimes work fifteen gigs in fourteen days. (Being young is wonderful.) It was fun, I want you to know. Plus, the last three years I did it, I played with my brother Doug in The McDaniel Brothers Band. I’m gladder than I can tell you to have spent that much time with Doug and made that much good music with him. It makes up for a lot.

After around seven years of all that, though, the kids in college bars started to look like junior high schoolers to me, and I figured it was time to get out. Which I did. That last summer I was playing, I wrote “Dance Till Morning Light.” Weirdly enough, I’d never played it out before a recent show at The Acoustic Explosion. I don’t know why that was, but I’m glad I finally did. Now I’m going to have to get around to recording the song, I guess.

Here a shot from the show  at The Acoustic Explosion.

@ silvies

3 Responses to “Dance Till Morning Light”

  1. August 23, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

    Reblogged this on kentmcdanielwrites.

  2. nancymeyerhoff?iframe=true&theme_preview=true November 13, 2014 at 5:21 am #

    From southern illinois. Lived in Carbondale area from 73-80. Loved hearing your music then, glad to find a source to hear again today. Thanks Jim Bruno!
    Nancy Boyd Meyerhoff

    • November 13, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

      A magic time, 73-80 in Carbondale, Nancy. Great to hear from you.

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