The Big Dance

Background and Commentary

Alex and his son Adrian Zivojinovich wrote this piece about a young man on the make, offering attention and excitement to women whose husbands have provided them with wealth but left them emotionally hungry. “An angel of love to you is what I’ll appear / Your lonely ache, I can make disappear.” On vocals, Edwin sounds a little like he’s channeling James Hetfield.—Rob Freedman, Rush Vault

“‘The Big Dance’ is one of the heaviest tracks on the album. It has this industrial feel. Les Claypool is the star, despite it being hard to hear the bass on it. The guitar is also a real treat, with a crushing riff.”—Cygnus X-2 on Prog Archives

“‘The Big Dance’ features Les Claypool on bass. Of course, he and the drummer dominate.”—Mellotron Storm on Prog Archives

“Splendid hard rock track with a great rythm.”—The Crow on Prog Archives


I’ve seen so many places, and always left my mark
I’ve kissed so many faces, lips smooth, just like a shark

I have no friends, I hope that’s understood
I take what I can take, when the taking’s good

It’s not for love, but I’ll gladly take your money
I can pretend to be so sad or funny

You’ll just love the way I move when I dance
My young hips, they know how to entrance

Never mind him, he’s not here now
It’s really not my problem, anyhow

An angel of love to you is what I’ll appear
Your lonely ache, I can make disappear

Yes, take me deep inside so I can heal your pain
No angel of love takes another man’s gain

You want to keep me held inside your cage
You best remember, you’re twice my age

You think I’ll want you with me forever more
It’s only been two weeks, and you’re such a bore

I can see you’re new to this, you don’t know the rules
You’re just another one in the long line of fools

Can you be happy for my moment in your life
It doesn’t bother you you’re someone else’s wife

An angel of love is what I may appear
What I really am is really not so clear

I don’t live for love, you sticky bitch
All I care about is if you’re rich

You decide if you still want to play this game
The price to you for this is nothing will ever be the same

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~ by rvkeeper on March 24, 2011.

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