And Your Dad Doesn’t Rock N’ Roll

Sigh… My child is attending physical exercise class at a local My Gym… When things were winding down, the instructor put on some old groovy music and just kind of danced a bit… By means of neuronal spreading activation a song came into my head

Your mama don’t dance

And your daddy don’t rock and roll

Your mama don’t dance

And your daddy don’t rock and roll

When evening comes around

And it’s time to go to town

Where do you go

To rock and roll

Well, the old folks say

That ya gotta end your date by ten

If you’re out on a date

And you bring it home late it’s a sin

You know there’s no excusin’

You know you’re gonna lose and never win

I’ll play it again

And it’s all because

Your mama don’t dance

And your daddy don’t rock and roll

Your mama don’t dance

And your daddy don’t rock and roll

When evening comes around

And it’s time to go to town

Where do you go

To rock and roll

You pull into a drive-in

And find a place to park

You hop into the backseat

Where you know it’s nice and dark

You’re just about to move in,

Thinkin’ it’s a breeze

There’s a light in your eyes

And then a guy says

“Out of the car, Longhair”

“Louise, you’re comin’ with me

And no more movies”

And it’s all because

Your mama don’t dance

And your daddy don’t rock and roll

Your mama don’t dance

And your daddy don’t rock and roll

When evening comes around

And it’s time to go to town

Where do you go

To rock and roll

Where do you go

To rock and roll

Where do you go

To rock and roll

My children, this is true in your case. yor mama does not dance and your dad didn’t rock and roll–literally. But its not too late for you. you can still learn to rock the world over.

(after some moments of reflection on the lyrics)

Ohh, I see so dancing, including rock and roll, is used to talk about pre-adulthood intimacy during a date.

ugh, my children, hopefully you are more literate than your dad as well.

wow, I did not know music lyrics can be so rich in using symbolism. ahh, and perhaps you can tell me if it is properly classified as an application of symbolism,… or is it using dancing as an allegory for youthful reproductive activity,… or is it an analogy between dance and coital venue. is it a tragedy-the bewailing betrays a tragic loss? is it irony–how you come to have these problems if your mama and dada didn’t dance? metaphore–life is a dance, find the right partner(who dances with you) ?

lets see… maybe in a decade?

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