Single bars and single women With a single thought in mind Just to make it till the morning Looking for what they can find For a man they won't remember For a night they can't forget Do you come to this place often? May I light your cigarette?
Drinkin' beer in Amarillo Passing time and swapping jokes Hoping for a new beginning But beginning to lose hope And you're waiting for that moment When a glance becomes a stare Mmm, what's that perfume that you're wearing? Haven't I met you somewhere?
Find a matchbook in the morning With a name and number scrawled When you phone, a woman answers And you wish you'd never called Oh, they're friendly when they meet you But they're strangers when they go Ah, do you mind if I come join you? Would you like to dance one more?
And it's gettin' near to closing And the seconds pass like years Lots of friends to share the laughter Not a one to share the tears
Oh, and you wish they'd change that juke box 'Cause you know every song it plays Can I drop you off at my place? Oh, what's the matter, are you gay? You gotta twenty in your pocket Got your toothbrush in your purse Life could get a whole lot better But it better not get worse
Single bars and single women With a single thought in mind Just to make it till the morning Looking for what they can find
Writer/s: MICHAEL O'DONOGHUE
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"Come Dancing" by The Kinks was inspired by the older sister of Ray Davies, who would make guys take her out dancing and spend their money on her, only to send them home frustrated with just a peck on the cheek.