Latinize

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Sung by Mark S. Meritt.

Lyrics

The dance
Is something that most people limit to ballrooms
They jitterbug, foxtrot
So schmaltzy they waltz all around

They prance
In costumes they never would model in all rooms
Quenching libidos
They wear their tuxedos and gowns

Swing or Charleston, it
Always ends up so bland
What they’re missing is
What they don’t understand

Dance is life and life is a dance
You practice it whenever the chance may arise
Burlap, satin; Burma, Manhattan,
Doesn’t matter, long as you Latinize

You start
With rumba and cha-cha, then work up to tango
Formalwear needless
Entirely heedless of clothes

Your heart
Must leap when you hear any Latin fandango
Landlocked or virgin sea
Everywhere urgency grows

Cast a net to embrace
All possible places
You can hoof it in heaven
But bailar is better in blazes

Latinize your toe-tapping hobby
Turn the heat up and begin the beguine
Sample salsa, samba or mambo
If you drop, don’t stop, play the tambourine

When they dance
Boy and girl are entranced
And the world floats away
As they move
They have nothing to prove
They need nothing to say
Friends or lovers or whatever
It matters not to the dance
Long as latinization can find its way into their pants

So Latinize with foes and amigos
Feel it in your feet as the beat goes on
Now flamenco, later meringue
If you drop, don’t stop, bring the Ben Gay on

For dance is life and life is a dance
You practice it whenever the chance may arise
Burlap, satin; Burma, Manhattan,
Doesn’t matter, long as you Latinize

© & Circle P - Phonorecord Copyright 2007, 1998 Mark S. Meritt

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