Please Don't Tell Me How to Dance

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Music and Lyrics by Cindy Ruenes

Story

Cindy Ruenes- Guitar and Vocals

Steve Rocca- Guitar

Brian Pearson-Electric Guitar

Cliff Cole -Drums

Tim Wolfe-Bass     

Maura Giannini-1st Violin

Kate Miterko-2nd Violin

Trudy Gojeski-Cello

Barb Rocca- Harmonies

*String Trio arranged by Chris Ruenes

 

 

Lyrics

Daughter, sister, wife, mother

Always defined in terms of another

Dancing the steps I’d learned as a child

A dance choreographed by others

Chorus

After all these years, finally growing up

After all these years, I’m able to say

Don’t show me the steps I need to take

Let me be someone other than who you create

Don’t dismiss me and let me take a chance

Please don’t tell me how to dance

Please don’t tell me how to dance

 

Always the good girl, always have a smile

Always willing to go the extra mile

Willing to stand up for everyone but me

It’s about time, finally

Chorus

After all these years, finally growing up

After all these years, I’m able to say

Don’t show me the steps I need to take

Let me be someone other than who you create

Just support me and let me take a chance

Please don’t tell me how to dance

Please don’t tell me how to dance

I have my own dance!

Please don’t tell me how to dance   

Please don't tell me how to dance