June 22, 2019 Writing Prompt Challenge: Dancing On My Own

Throughout the month of June, I will be providing a daily writing prompt based on a Pride Anthem.  You can integrate the words of the prompt or any element of the song (or music video) in your piece that creatively inspires you.  Although I strongly encourage pieces that touch on the lived experience of those who identify as LBGTQ, it is not a requirement.

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Dancing on My Own

Somebody said you got a new friend
But does she love you better than I can?
And there’s a big black sky over my town
I know where you’re at I bet she’s around

And yeah I know it’s stupid
But I just gotta see it for myself

I’m in the corner
Watching you kiss her
Oh oh oh
And I’m right over here
Why can’t you see me?
Oh oh oh
And I’m givin’ it my all
But I’m not the guy you’re taking home, ooh
I keep dancing on my own

I just wanna dance all night
I’m all messed up, I’m so out of line
Stilettos on broken bottles
I’m spinning around in circles

And I’m in the corner
Watching you kiss her
Ooh
And I’m right over here
Why can’t you see me?
Ooh
And I’m giving it my all
But I’m not the guy you’re taking home, ooh
And I keep dancing on my own
And oh, no

So far away
But still so near
The lights come 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
And I’m giving it my all
But I’m not the guy you’re taking home
Oh oh oh
And I keep dancing on my own
And no, no

Said, I’m in the corner
Watching you kiss her
Oh, no
And I’m right over here
Why can’t you see me?
Oh, no
And I’m giving it my all
But I’m not the guy you’re taking home, ooh
And I keep dancing on my own

So far away
But still so near
The lights come on
The music dies
But you don’t see me standing here

Writer(s): patrik jens berger, robin miriam carlsson

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