I can't dance by Genesis

I Can't Dance is a song by Genesis from the album We Can't Dance.This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

I can't dance by Phil Collins


Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song: I Can't Dance
  • Album: We Can't Dance
  • Date of release: 30 December 1991
  • Genre: Dance-rock, blues rock
  • Lenght of the song: 4 minutes and 01 seconds.
  • Writer: Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford
  • Produced by: Genesis, Nick Davis

Interesting information about the song

During one recording session, Mike Rutherford first created the main riff of the song he called "Heavy A Flat", to which Phil Collins suddenly improvised "I Can't Dance!". Originally the band did not think of it as anything more than a joke, because the song was too simple, too bluesy and completely unlike Genesis' style. Tony Banks said in an interview "It was one of those bits you thought was going to go nowhere. It sounded fun, but wasn't really special".

It was not until Banks added the keyboard sound effects that the song took on a whole different feeling—with a slight edge of humour in it—which made the band decide to record it.

The video

The Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • I can't dance, I can't talk.
    The only thing about me is the way I walk.
    I can't dance, I can't sing
    I'm just standing here selling everything

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here