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In the corridors and in the halls
A change is happening that'll affect us all
A new lease of life is on the books
It's only surprising that it took

So long for it to come about
But now the crowds will chant and cheer and shout
Of the joy-inducing, uprising force
That'll set this country on a better course

(It's a) Swing swing revolution
Dancing is the solution
Grab a partner so we can tear down
These institutions

Swing swing revolution
Dancing is the solution
A way of life more natural
Than the process of evolution

We'll bring the government to its knees
We'll dance when and wherever we please
No more of those damn bureaucrats
Only Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats

Waller, Chick Webb, and Artie Shaw
A love of dancing is the only law
Join us now! How could you resist?
No longer will dancers just coexist

(It's a) Swing swing revolution
Dancing is the solution
Just Suzie Q'ing on your own
Will count as a contribution

Swing swing revolution
Dancing is the solution
If you're not dancing, then you're not happy
Stop kidding yourself of that delusion

There is a t-shirt
And the message on it reads
That everything is better
When you are in Leeds

Now I didn't quite believe the message
I mean, how different could they be?
Leeds is probably just another
British city i'll never see

But oh, how wrong I was!
You see a change is on the way
A place where you can dance at night
But also dance all day

And it all begins right here
In a society at the university
Where a future of dancing and happiness
Is the only future that I can see

(So join the)

Swing swing revolution
Dancing is the solution
Let boogie backs and eagle slides
Be written into the constitution

Swing swing revolution
Dancing is the solution
If we can't have all the power
I suppose we'll settle for devolution

Swing swing revolution
Dancing is the solution
Let joining our worthy cause
Be your only resolution

Swing swing revolution
Dancing is the solution
No more debating on the topic now
The matter has reached it's conclusion

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from Silly Songs About Swing Dancing, released March 13, 2017

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