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    Try not to cry while listening to this song. It is unseemly.



I saw a movie tonight
I always laugh at the wrong time
I’m sure you’d say to yourself
“Why does he laugh at the wrong time?”
If I have no social grace
Just let me explain

My imaginary dancer
Has been with me so long
I don’t remember
What it was like to be a man in need
Because she reads my mind
And she takes my lead
And to me, she is more than a woman

Sometimes I see through her smile
And I know that I have retreated
She only came to my side
So I wouldn’t feel so defeated
But when I see how people are
I know I can’t complain

My imaginary dancer
Will meet with me tonight
In some enchanted dancing hall where fantasy meets fact
And she will hold me close
Til the lights go black
I’m so lucky I have such a partner

She is words and music
I am skin and bone
But we will dance till doomsday
Thank God I’ll never be alone


from A Layman’s Guide to The Shut​-​Ups, released June 15, 2012
originally appears on the album “Imaginary Dancer”
(c) 2008 Down Syndrome Superhero Music, ASCAP

Don Condescending: keyboards, drum programming, backing vocals
Ben Spraker: guitar, lead vocals
Thaddeus Thompson: bass
Shadraq Meeshaq: more guitar
Billy bin Laden: drums

Produced by Christopher Snell and Jason NeSmith at Bel Air Studio, Athens GA



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The Shut-Ups Atlanta, Georgia

We're a five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens, GA and practice daily at 6AM. We do more before 8AM than most bands do all week.

We're not about Pleasure or Fun. You may enjoy listening to us. You may not. You may pretend to enjoy us because others you respect seem to. They may be pretending, too. In which case you may want to consider what else they're pretending about.
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