Can't Dance, Don't Ask Me

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"Can't Dance, Don't Ask Me"
Can't Dance, Don't Ask Me cover
Album track by Weezer
Album SZNZ: Autumn
Released September 22, 2022
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Tyler Cole, Suzy Shinn
Status Released
SZNZ: Autumn track listing
"Can't Dance, Don't Ask Me"
(1)
"Get Off on the Pain"
(2)

"Can't Dance, Don't Ask Me" is the first track on SZNZ: Autumn.

Appearances

Overview

The song's title was discovered by fans in the database for a Weezer set list survey hosted on Rivers Cuomo's website in June of 2022. Cuomo mentioned the track on the his Discord server on August 22, 2022, stating that it was to act as the de facto lead single for the record, conceding “there probably won’t be a radio single.”[1] Ultimately, "What Happens After You" was chosen as the album's "single."

A 22-second clip of the song was made available on September 15 as reward for solving that day's puzzle on Cuomo's web game, Weezle.

Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

So-and-so's in Tahoe with a hottie by the fire
Such-and-such in Cabo, Salsa-dancing on a wire
I'm just spitting, gritting teeth, and being crucified
Trying to tell myself the pins and needles is a vibe

Hey, doctor, doctor, give it to me
I got a bad case of… not loving me

I'm wishing that I was doing what somebody else is doing
But I can't dance; don't ask me
I, I always wish I was doing what somebody else is doing
But I can't dance; don't ask me

I don't got the huevos to approach the door and knock
No one cares, but I still feel like I'm a laughing stock
I keep running 'round and 'round the same old city block
While everybody else inside is waiting for the drop

Hey, doctor, doctor, give it to me
I got a bad case of… not loving me

I'm wishing that I was doing what somebody else is doing
But I can't dance; don't ask me
I, I always wish I was doing what somebody else is doing
But I can't dance; don't ask me
I don't know where my heart at
Don't know where my head at
Don't know where my feet at
I'm wishing that I was doing what somebody else is doing
But I can't dance; don't ask me

Hey, it's getting kind of cold out here
I'm all alone (Knock, knock!)
Don't let me come inside your place
It's getting kind of cold out here
I'm all alone (Knock, knock!)
I don't want to go inside your place
Give it to me
I've got a bad, bad case of… not loving me

I'm wishing that I was doing what somebody else is doing
But I can't dance; don't ask me
I, I always wish I was doing what somebody else is doing
But I can't dance; don't ask me
I don't know where my heart at
Don't know where my head at
Don't know where my feet at
I'm wishing that I was doing what somebody else is doing
But I can't dance; don't ask me

I can't dance

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References

  1. Discord. 22 August 2022. File:Mrn-cantdance-single.png