The Hold Steady - You Gotta Dance With Who You Came To The Dance With lyrics

Say a prayer for the cityscape skins
Half are getting sprung and half are going back in
There ain't no getting through to Gideon
He lost his mind when they jumped him in

Say a prayer for sweet Charlemagne
He had the pigs at the door
He put the drugs down the drain
He's gonna have to come up with seven grand some other way

The gangster disciples knocked me off of my bicycle
It was midnight down by Selby & Griggs
I shouldn't have gone down there but it was too late to switch
You gotta dance with who you came with

You gotta go with what got you there
I came with chipped teeth and some bleached blond hair
You gotta make due with what they gave to you
They took ten bucks and my tennis shoes

So say a prayer for the boys in the band
I was out of my head so it was out of my hands
White wine and some tallboy cans
They powered up and they proceeded to jam man

Hit it again on the south side of the gym
And my one friend got two girls in a twist
I got stuck with some priss that went and sliced up her wrists
But you know you gotta dance with who you came to the dance with