I wrote this parody song for my dance partner, Chris, when we competed with a duet back in high school. It was our first year as a duo and every time I think back to it, I smile with delight. We got to dance to “Piano Man” by Billy Joel and it was some of my most enjoyable moments onstage. Video link here.
May 30, 2015:
(to the tune of Piano Man)
It’s (around) 9 pm on a Sunday,
The younger tappers shuffle in,
There’s a special boy sitting next to me,
Making love to his rum and gin.
Now Lisa is hard core teacher,
Who never has time for fun,
And she’s talking with Ginette,
Who’s new to the scenète,
But knows that it’s not for life.
Now Ashley is practicing fouettés,
As her mom calls her on the phone.
Yes, she left at the studio with loneliness,
But it’s better than being at school.
Now the bow ties look like a carnival,
And the lifts look like we’ve had some beers,
But we move to the song, and laugh the whole time, and I say “Man, I love dancing here.”