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(+LYRICS+MEANING+TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW- DANCE MONKEY BY TONES & I “JEEZ! THAT’S A GIRL! +WHAT KIND OF DANCE IS SHE REFERRING TO? COULD IT BE…

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I can’t believe

this! Toni Watson aka “Tones and I” is actually a woman, in fact, she is a girl; 19 years old girl… Jeez!

ABOUT THE SONG “DANCE MONKEY” BY TONES AND I

In all honesty, I have been trying to decipher what the artist means by dance monkey and the message she is trying to pass across aside “dance.” Y’all with an idea, kindly fill us in via the comment box…

But going by Toni Watson’s past interviews where she talked about the song and her years of busking, I would say the song is basically about a different form of entertainment. The artist who was into busking for a while before hitting the spotlight may be telling her fans that “busking” is also an avenue to push oneself till one is able to connect with millions of music lovers worldwide.

The word busking according to the free dictionary means playing music or performing entertainment in a public place, usually while soliciting money. While Google defines it as the activity of playing music in the street or another public place for voluntary donations.

In essence, Toni is trying to entertain people via busking style. She is entertaining people in the public or on the street. People are indeed entertained cause they are forced to stop and watch her style of performance. She is happy that they are admiring and loving her creativity and want to see more of her. They want her to do it over and over again.

The artiste is witty! The song is melodious; I really can’t stop dancing to the tune. In fact as I was reviewing the song, I was dancing to it. I am wondering how it would be like dancing to this song in a tipsy manner? I would try it out someday and share the video for y’all. The chorus took the chunk part of the song, it was taken 5 times while the pre-chorus was taken twice. The song comes in two verses and they are well arranged. To be honest the lyrics may not be easily understood by the layman.

The rhythm flows well. She was consistent with the style of rhythm. The major instruments used in the composition of the song include the keyboard and guitar.

Initially, when I first heard this song, I thought she was referring to “sexual dance” but no be so (As in it is not so)

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MEANING OF SOME LINES

You know you stopped me dead when I was passing by

The above means that they suddenly stop moving to watch her creative style of entertainment

Take a gander at the lyrics below

LYRICS TO DANCE MONKEY BY TONES AND I

INTRO

Beatz

VERSE 1

They say oh my God I see the way you shine
Take your hand, my dear, and place them both in mine
You know you stopped me dead when I was passing by
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time

PRE CHORUS

Ooh I see you, see you, see you every time
And oh my I, I I like your style
You, you make me, make me, make me wanna cry
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time

CHORUS

So I say
Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh, oh, oh
I’ve never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say move for me, move for me, move for me, hey, hey
And when you’re done I’ll make you do it all again.

VERSE 2

I said oh my God I see you walking by
Take my hands, my dear, and look me in my eyes
Just like a monkey I’ve been dancing my whole life
And you just beg to see me dance just one more time

PRE CHORUS

Ooh I see you, see you, see you every time
And oh my I, I I like your style
You, you make me, make me, make me wanna cry
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time

CHORUS

So I say
Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh, oh, oh
I’ve never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say move for me, move for me, move for me, hey hey
And when you’re done I’ll make you do it all again, hey

CHORUS

They say
Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
I’ve never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say move for me, move for me, move for me, hey hey
And when you’re done I’ll make you do it all again hey

HOOK

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh (All again, all again)
Woh oh, woh oh, oh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh (All again, all again)
Ooh ah, ah ah ah ah, hey

CHORUS

They say
Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh, oh
I’ve never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say move for me, move for me, move for me, hey hey
And when you’re done I’ll make you do it all again hey

REPEAT CHORUS

They say
Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
I’ve never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say move for me, move for me, move for me, hey hey
And when you’re done I’ll make you do it all again

OUTRO
All again

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DURATION: 3 MINUTES 56 SECONDS

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