Dancing On My Own


Have you ever been hypnotized by a song that you think the composer of it wrote it for you and the artist delivered it as if you were the one singing it or you’re the one in that music video? I did. And most recently, Robyn’s first single off her new album, “Body Talk Pt. 1” to be released this 15th June is so infectious that even though the music video for it hasn’t been released yet (or shoot for that matter), I can already foresee myself portraying in that music video.

“Dancing On My Own” is a bittersweet, heartbreaking pop song filled with machine-gun electronica synths similar to her “With Every Heartbeat” song but more powerful and provocative than the latter. Regardless of any gender or sexual preference, you can easily identify with the song and unconciously knowing that both your feet are starting to stamp to its beat.

The setting of the song happens in a disco club, a place I’m sure many of us are so familiar with. In this place, anything goes from having fun to feeling out-of-place—Robyn illustrated the disco scene with a heartfelt tune that can be used as a new theme for current & future broken-hearted people out there who suffered the same scenario from the same kind of venue.

And what do we usually do when we find out that the “love” of our life is taking home someone instead of you? A.) Cry  B.) Confront & slap/punch her/him  C.) Run away while the tears are falling down your cheeks  D.) Make a scandalous scene  E.) Ignore and just continue dancing on your own

For me, I think the answer would be ALL except B. I’ve been through those before and should the same fate happens again in the future (which I swear & hope not), I’ll just play this song of Robyn in my head and dance to the beat of whatever song the DJ is playing on that moment.

You can listen to the song here and sing-along with the lyrics below.

Dancing On My Own by ROBYN

Somebody said you got a new friend
Does she love you better than I can
There’s a big black sky over my town
I know where you at, I bet she’s around
Yeah I know it’s stupid
But I just got to see it for myself

I’m in the corner, watching you kiss her
(Oh, oh, oh)
I’m right over here, why can’t you see me
(Oh, oh, oh)
I’m givin’ it my all, but I’m not the girl you’re takin’ home
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
I keep dancin’ on my own
(I keep dancin’ on my own)
(Oh, oh, oh)
I’m right over here, why can’t you see me
(Oh, oh, oh)
I’m givin’ it my all, but I’m not the girl you’re takin’ home
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
I keep dancin’ on my own
(I keep dancin’ on my own)

So far away, but still so near
(The lights go on, the music dies
But you don’t see me, standing here
I just came to say goodbye

I’m in the corner watching you kiss her
(Oh, oh, oh)
I’m givin’ it my all, but I’m not the girl you’re takin’ home
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
I keep dancin’ on my own
(I keep dancin’ on my own)
I’m just gonna dance all night
I’m all messed up, I’m so out of line
Stilettos and broken bottles
I’m spinning around in circles

I’m in the corner, watching you kiss her

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2 thoughts on “Dancing On My Own

  1. Very dancey song, Cee!

    This song is exactly opposite of the sentiments in Kylie Minogue’s “All I See” from her album “X”. It’s the yin and the yang. 🙂

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