I Only Want to Dance With You

I literally wrote this one while trying to figure out what to do with myself at FLUXX in San Diego last night. You see… I never EVER went to any dances growing up. (I was LITERALLY taught that dancing was wrong. Where are my Liberty Baptist peeps who can back me up?) So any chance of me “playing it cool” around a room full of people who have danced at every social gathering since they were 3, is not gonna happen. I’ve got rhythm. I can feel a beat… but “putting my hands in the air, and waving them like I just don’t care…” doesn’t make much sense to me. (Re-read that sentence with the “whitest” voice you can think of… it’ll be hilarious… trust me.) Hand me a guitar, and I’ll dance all night… it’s my training wheel… You could even put a girl there, and I’d probably do okay, but it doesn’t mean that I’m not scared out of my mind, and overthinking everything from “Why is the bass so loud?” to “How does everyone know this song?” to “This song has dance moves??? People LIKE this song??? How did I miss that?”

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Well… it wasn’t my scene. I made the most of it. I did the best I could. (Might not have looked like that to anyone else, but it’s true, damn it!) But it’s not, and won’t ever be me… but uh…this song is. So BOOM. Let’s be real. The guy that’s hitting on you in the club and trying to get you to come home with him, is telling the same exact thing to every other girl he’s talked to that night. Go have fun, I guess, but I want more. So get your butt over here and hold me. 😛

-j

 

I Only Want to Dance With You
© 2012
Written by Josh Damigo

E
Ill admit that I was a slow learner
A
Never got invited to no prom
F#m
And I’ll admit that as I’ve gotten older
D                                                                     B
My two left feet, well they always gone and done me wrong

While other guys are checking out their options
My eyes are focusing on you
I like the way that the music hits your body
And I think that you know it too

E
So Hold me
A
Closer to your body
F#m
Let me know the way
B
The way that you want to move
E
So move me
A
to the sway of your heartbeat
F#m
There may be 50 sexy women in this room
A                                              B
But I only want to dance, I only want to dance with you

Maybe I could sit one out
But I don’t want to take that risk
Of watching some, smooth talking player
To try to steal my kiss

You know that you got me dangling from your finger 
In whatever way that you choose
So put your arms around me
And let me know that you want me too

(Chorus)

C#m                                        A
And I’ll admit that I can be shy
A                                                                                  B
And maybe I’ll want more attention than other guys
C#m                                        Ab
And maybe I can’t play it cool 
A                                              C                        D
I don’t want nobody else, No I don’t see nobody else

(Chorus)

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About Joshua Lodge

Josh will cheerfully admit that he averaged less than a dozen people a show when he first began playing San Diego coffee houses and clubs. But he garnered diehard fans in the process, sold a few thousand copies of his EP, Pocket Change, and picked up few awards along the way. After a traumatic family incident Josh retreated inward, and he ended up writing what would ultimately become his breakout debut, Raw. The album was true to its name and people noticed - Josh picked up two San Diego Music Awards for "Best Acoustic" and "Best Local Recording," opened for the likes of Zac Brown, Jason Mraz, and Matt Nathanson, and had enough money and momentum to tour the country a few times over. A few years after Raw, there was his third EP, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Josh spent much of the year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his album I Will Be There out now on Randm Records. From the joyous encouragement of “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all. A few years after Raw, there was his third release, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Damigo spent much of year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his latest album, "Just Give Me a Call", available now, on Randm Records. From the up-tempo single, “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all.
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One Response to I Only Want to Dance With You

  1. Christina says:

    This sounds really awesome in my head.

    But I don’t know guitar chords, so you should make a video soon 🙂

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