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Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)
by Sting



Late at night in summer heat, expensive car, empty street
There's a wire in my jacket, this is my trade
It only takes a moment, don't be afraid
I can hot wire an ignition like some kind of star
I'm just a poor boy in a rich man's car
So I whisper to the engine, flick on the lights
And we drive into the night

Oh the smell of the leather always excited my imagination
And I picture myself in this different situation
I'm a company director, two kids and a wife
I get the feeling that there's more to this one's life
There's some kind of complication, he tells her he's alone
Spends the night with his lover, there's a trace of her cologne
And the words of his mistress, as she whispers them so near
Start ringing in my ear

[Chorus]
Please take me dancing tonight I've been all on my own
You promised one day we could it's what you said on the phone
I'm just a prisoner of love always hid from the light
Take me dancing, please take me dancing tonight

I imagine his wife, she don't look nothing like a fool
She picks the kids up from some private school
She remembers what he told her, he was late and worked alone
But there's more than a suspicion in this lingering cologne
And the kid's just won't be quiet and she runs a traffic light
And she drives into the night

[Chorus]

So here I am in a stolen car at a traffic light
They go from red to green and so I just drive into the night

[Chorus: x3]
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written by BARNES, TED / ORTON, BETH / READ, SEAN / BLANCHARD, WILL
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing