Dolly Parton

Thought I Couldn't Dance

  • Performed By Dolly Parton
  • Written By Dolly Parton
  • Jeffery Vanston: Keyboards, Drum program, Bass, & Guitar
  • Steve Farris: Guitar
  • Background Vocals: Richard Dennison, Jennifer O'Brien, Howard Smith, Vicki Hampton, Mar, Kipp, and Michael Lennon, & Nicolette Larson
Stand back, and give me room
And listen to that beat
I got the music in my soul
And the rhythm in my feet
When I hear the music
You won't catch me standing still
And I won't miss a beat
I never have and I never will

And you thought I couldn't dance
And you thought I couldn't dance

I can dance to anything
That any band can play
I've got old-fashioned values
But I'm pretty up to date
And I know all the latest hits
On the radio
You don't have to join me
Stand back and watch my show

And you thought I couldn't dance
And you thought I couldn't dance

Thought I couldn't dance
Hey, watch me prance
Let's make romance
Thought I couldn't dance
You gotta take a chance
If you're gonna learn to dance
And you thought I couldn't dance
And you thought I couldn't dance

There's a lot of closet dancers
Just dyin' to come out
They dance alone inside their rooms
With the music way up loud
And I know you thought I couldn't dance
But I guess I sure fooled you
It just goes to show you never know
Who's wearing dancin' shoes

And you thought I couldn't dance
I'm full of surprises
And you thought I couldn't dance

It's too late now
I can't slow down...can't slow down

Oh, feel the heat
From these dancin' feet... can't slow down

And you thought I couldn't dance
And you thought I couldn't dance

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