Artist Men Without Hats
Album The Safety Dance
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Gb
We can dance if we want to
       E                  B
We can leave your friends behind
           E
Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance
             Gb             Db
Well they're no friends of mine
     Gb
I say, we can go where we want to
              E               B
a place where they will never find
           E    
And we can act like we come from out of this world
          Gb            Db
Leave the real one far behind
           B          E   A  D -2x-        
And we can dance  and sing


Gb
We can go when we want to
             E               B
The night is young and so am I
           E
And we can dress real neat from our hats to our feet
       Gb                          Db
And surprise 'em with the victory cry
     Gb
Say, we can act if want to
      E            B
If we don't nobody will
            E
And you can act real rude and totally removed
          Gb               Db
And I can act like an imbecile

Chorus:
       B             E
I say, we can dance, we can dance
A                       D
Everything's out of control
B             E
We can dance, we can dance
A                           D
We're doing it from pole to pole's
B             E
We can dance, we can dance
A                      D
Everybody look at your hands
B             E
We can dance, we can dance
A                    D       
Everybody takin' the cha-E-E-ance
Gb Db                   Ab Eb
    It's safe to dance,    Oh well it's safe to dance,
 Db                     Ab Eb
    Yes it's safe to dance


Gb 
We can dance if we want to
          E                 B
We've got all your life and mine
    E                   
As long as we abuse it, never gonna lose it
Gb                      Db
Everything'll work out right
     Gb 
I say, we can dance if we want to
       E                    B
We can leave your friends behind
            E
'Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance
             Gb             Db
Well they're no friends of mine

Chorus:
       B             E
I say, we can dance, we can dance
A                       D
Everything's out of control
B             E
We can dance, we can dance
A                           D
We're doing it from pole to pole's
B             E
We can dance, we can dance
A                      D
Everybody look at your hands
B             E
We can dance, we can dance
A                    D       
Everybody takin' the cha-E-E-ance
Gb Db                   Ab Eb
    It's safe to dance,    Oh well it's safe to dance,
 Db                     Ab Eb
    Yes it's safe to dance

Outro:
Gb Db                       Ab Eb
    Well it's safe to dance     Well it's safe to dance
    Yes it's safe to dance      Well it's safe to dance
    Well it's safe to dance     It's a Safety Dance
    Well it's a Safety Dance    Oh it's a Safety Dance
    Oh it's a Safety Dance      Well it's a Safety Dance
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Caitlin Curtis
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Caitlin Curtis

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errday
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errday

try this D7 (we can dance if we want to), C (we can leave your friends behind, G (Because your friends don’t dance…)

Megan
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Megan

I’d like to play the Sleeping At Last version of this song, any playing suggestions? I’m quite a beginner; I’ve only learned about 3 songs, so any advice is highly appreciated :) Thank you

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