Remembering the Alamo since 1996
Michael Andrew Itzoe

One More Dance

From the Michael Andrew album Michael Andrew
Words and music by Michael Andrew Itzoe


Never Mind and "One More Dance" were improvised in the studio, one after the other, so now I kind of see them as an inseparable pair that belong together. I particularly like the retro Sixties-cum-Seventies feel of this one. It's also a bit of a departure for me in that I begin with the chorus — I rarely begin with a chorus — and I end it on the bridge.

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One more dance, one more dance
One more time, just one more chance
One more time to be with you
One more dance

And I remember how it used to be
And I remember all those nights
And I remember you and me

And all those years I gave to you
Well, I guess they don't mean a thing
And I guess I don't mean that much to you

There comes a time when the edges seem to blur
And the lights are growing dim
When the answers mock you when you're down
It's a struggle just to stay afloat
It's a fight to stay alive, to sink or swim

And I recall how it used to feel
I know I don't deserve you now
But I will always try to make you see

There comes a time when your past is all you've got
And your mistakes to pull you through
I've been a loner, I've been dying without you here
I'll take what I can take
Till I can't take no more from you