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Working While Praising Your Name (Radio Edit)

by Dutybound Servant

Released 06/13/2017
Released 06/13/2017
Having a bad day at work? Listen to this delightful tune for helpful Christian advice!
  • 03:50 Story Lyrics
    Working While Praising Your Name (Radio Edit)
    Another day on the factory floor
    Don't think I can go on any more
    Some days I just want to quit
    Then I hear a voice that says "be content"
    What is this I hear? That breaks the atmosphere
    So out of place in this land of sorrow
    It fills the air with hope when others laugh and joke
    Maybe I can make it to tomorrow
     
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    Working while praising Your name
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    This joy I have cannot be contained
    Praising You again and again
     
    Another day in the lion's den
    Time clock's got me wound again
    Maybe now I should take my chance
    and act alone in raw defiance
    What will the people say? I'll do it anyway
    No matter what stones are hurled
    It only seems odd to those who don't belong to God
    Reject the judgement of the world
     
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    Working while praising Your name
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    Here's hoping that you'll do just the same
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    Working while praising Your name
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    This joy I have will not bring me shame
    Praising You again and again
     
    In all you say and do
    Christ will shine His light through you
    Some may think it quite absurd
    But let your voice be heard
     
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    Working while praising Your name
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    Here's hoping that you'll do just the same
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    Working while praising Your name
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    This joy I have cannot be contained
    I'll do it again and again
NOTES
"Working While Praising Your Name" is a true story of being encouraged by other believers while working on the factory floor. After being discouraged, he hears another employee exclaiming "Hallelujah!" Some people laughed and scoffed at the boldly Christian testimony, but he found it to be an anchor in his work life and gave him the strength to carry on to tomorrow by being content in all circumstances.

Immortal (Radio Edit)

by Dutybound Servant

Released 08/08/2017
Released 08/08/2017
Second single to be released from Dutybound Servant on August 8. There is more than hope available to those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.
  • 05:17 Story Lyrics
    Immortal (Radio Edit)

    ===lyrics based largely on John 11 and Romans 6===

     

    Time - the source of all our fears
    The clock moving on can haunt you for years
    In sorrow are the sisters in Bethany
    Who's beloved brother had fallen asleep
    If you believe Glory of God you'll see
    The Gates of Heaven you'll be given the key
    The Lord exclaimed Come out of this grave
    Roll away the stone, your sins I forgave

    I am immortal - sounds unbelievable
    Without wings I know I will fly
    I am immortal - so inconceivable
    I am the way, the truth and the life

    Jesus knows the troubles you're in
    His spirit moves so deep within
    If you have fears, if you have doubts
    I know you do, He'll work it out
    If there's one thing I know and I know it for sure
    Christ overcame death and the grave
    Since we're united in death with Him
    Surely we will resurrect again

    I am immortal - sounds unbelievable
    Without wings I know I will fly
    I am immortal - so inconceivable
    Because of Your Grace I'll never die
    I am immortal - sounds unbelievable
    Without wings I know I will fly
    I am immortal - it's undeniable
    You are the way, the truth and the life

    It really hurts to lose loved ones I know
    But by grace for them time doesn't flow

    I am immortal - sounds unbelievable
    Without wings I know I will fly
    Yeah - I am immortal - so inconceivable
    Because of Your Grace I'll never die
    O - I am immortal - sounds unbelievable
    Without wings I know I will fly
    I am immortal - so irrefutable
    You said I am the way, the truth and the life
NOTES
For Donna. "Immortal" was an enormously difficult song for me to complete, because of the expressed feelings of losing loved ones over time.

Like "Grave Robber" by Petra, "Immortal" uses Biblical reassurances that loved ones who die in Christ are not gone forever, but are asleep in God's Amazing Grace. "Since we're united in death with Him - Surely we will resurrect again!" from Romans 6. The song also uses images from the account of the …
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This Burning Bush

by Dutybound Servant

That fire that burned before them so long ago, is now burning in our hearts!
  • 01:11 Story
    Beatdrum Cadence
  • 03:39 Story Lyrics
    Burning Bush
    I see a holy fire on the mountain climbing higher
    No telling who I'll meet - take your sandals off your feet
    I see the great oppression of my people now in bondage
    The end of their affliction Pharaoh must acknowledge

    Who am I to take such a stand?
    His fire tells me He's the great I Am
    This bush was put in flames for you
    Now go and change the whole world view

    This burning bush in flames for you
    The Holy Spirit is poured out for you
    Hear these words for they are true
    The power of God we're attesting to

    Wind comes out of nowhere like a massive solar flare
    We start to speak in tongues - where does this power come from?
    God gave the Holy Spirit so all the world would hear it
    The truth that Jesus gives His life so we may live

    Who am I to take such a stand?
    His fire tells me He's the great I Am
    His Son He gave to die for you
    Now go and change the whole world view

    This burning bush flames for you
    The Holy Spirit is poured out for you
    Hear these words for they are true
    Jesus is Christ we're attesting to

  • 04:22 Story Lyrics
    What If
    What if God was one of us - a human like the rest of us
    What if God was one of us? mmhmmm

    Temptations and our greatest fears fill our lives through all our years
    He would know only if He was here

    Jesus is the Son of Man - the baby born in Bethlehem
    Son of God and Son of Man - uh huh - o yeah

    He came to earth - was born to die
    For His best friend He was crucified
    He knows our every pain and every strife

    What if this is real? How much do I know?
    Help me break the seal and cause my mind to grow

    You only see the best in me, forget about the rest in me
    What if You only saw the good?
    Now I understand - Son of God and Son of Man
    He lived the life that I should live
    He died the death that I deserve
    Son of God and Son of Man
    He came to save me as I am
    God Himself came down to earth
    Taught us not to take - but serve

    What if this is real? How much do I know?
    Help me break the seal and cause my mind to grow

    Messiah
    My Savior
    Lord of All
    Lamb of God
  • 04:37 Story Lyrics
    Down to the Ground
    Sisters living in a Mideast nation, worshiping the God of all creation
    Encouraging neighbors in the underground, showing them how the lost can be found
    Put in chains for sharing the love, Jesus is the One they want to speak of
    Offered a choice: deny Him or die; joyful in jail to Him they cry

    (Acts 16: 19-26)
    Though our hands and feet may be bound, through You only true freedom can be found
    Let our words be heard through this prison cell
    Praying and singing hymns to God, the warden and household all were awed
    For a quake made all shackles to fell down to the ground

    Near and far it can be found persecution of servants of God abound
    Let us continue with our onward push fanning the flames of this burning bush
    All through the world the struggles increase, some are killed and some are freed
    Through good times and bad there is one thing I know
    Jesus is with us wherever we go (Matthew 28:20)

    Though our hands and feet may be bound, through You only true freedom can be found
    Let our words be heard through this prison cell
    Praying and singing hymns to God, the warden and household all were awed
    For Christ closed our open door to hell

    (Revelation 6:9)
    How long O how long will it be?
    When Jesus will come back
    to judge the evil one
    and the world will know the truth?

    Though our hands and feet may be bound, through You only true freedom can be found
    Let Your words be heard through this prison cell
    Praying and singing hymns to God, the warden and household all were awed
    For a quake made all shackles to fell down to the ground
    Down to the ground
    Down to the ground
  • 06:15 Story Lyrics
    Immortal

    ===lyrics based largely on John 11 and Romans 6===

    Time - the source of all our fears
    The clock moving on can haunt you for years
    In sorrow are the sisters in Bethany
    Who's beloved brother had fallen asleep
    If you believe Glory of God you'll see
    The Gates of Heaven you'll be given the key
    The Lord exclaimed Come out of this grave
    Roll away the stone, your sins I forgave

    I am immortal - sounds unbelievable
    Without wings I know I will fly
    I am immortal - so inconceivable
    Because of Your Grace I'll never die
    I am immortal - sounds unbelievable
    Without wings I know I will fly
    I am immortal - so inconceivable
    I am the way, the truth and the life

    Jesus knows the troubles you're in
    His spirit moves so deep within
    If you have fears, if you have doubts
    I know you do, He'll work it out
    If there's one thing I know and I know it for sure
    Christ overcame death and the grave
    Since we're united in death with Him
    Surely we will resurrect again

    I am immortal - sounds unbelievable
    Without wings I know I will fly
    I am immortal - so inconceivable
    Because of Your Grace I'll never die
    I am immortal - sounds unbelievable
    Without wings I know I will fly
    I am immortal - it's undeniable
    You are the way, the truth and the life

    It really hurts to lose loved ones I know
    But by grace for them time doesn't flow

    I am immortal - sounds unbelievable
    Without wings I know I will fly
    Yeah - I am immortal - so inconceivable
    Because of Your Grace I'll never die
    O - I am immortal - sounds unbelievable
    Without wings I know I will fly
    I am immortal - so irrefutable
    You said I am the way, the truth and the life
  • 04:00 Story Lyrics
    Working While Praising Your Name
    Another day on the factory floor
    Don't think I can go on any more
    Some days I just want to quit
    Then I hear a voice that says "be content"
    What is this I hear? That breaks the atmosphere
    So out of place in this land of sorrow
    It fills the air with hope when others laugh and joke
    Maybe I can make it to tomorrow
     
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    Working while praising Your name
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    This joy I have cannot be contained
    Praising You again and again
     
    Another day in the lion's den
    Time clock's got me wound again
    Maybe now I should take my chance
    and act alone in raw defiance
    What will the people say? I'll do it anyway
    No matter what stones are hurled
    It only seems odd to those who don't belong to God
    Reject the judgement of the world
     
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    Working while praising Your name
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    Here's hoping that you'll do just the same
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    Working while praising Your name
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    This joy I have will not bring me shame
    Praising You again and again
     
    In all you say and do
    Christ will shine His light through you
    Some may think it quite absurd
    But let your voice be heard
     
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    Working while praising Your name
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    Here's hoping that you'll do just the same
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    Working while praising Your name
    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    This joy I have cannot be contained
    I'll do it again and again
  • 04:39 Lyrics
    Listen to the One

    Listen to the One
    ====words and music by Timothy Suckow

    Listen to the one who walked this land
    Listen to the one who understands
    Listen to the one who destroyed death for good

    Listen to the one who slaves set free
    Listen to the one who chose a man like me
    Listen to the one who was nailed to the wood

    Listen to the one who is always there
    Listen to the one who's beyond compare
    Listen to the one in whom I Am well pleased

    Listen to the one who's life He gives
    Listen to the one who died but lives
    Listen to the one who enraged the Pharisees

    Mark 14:61-64
    Again the high priest asked him, "Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?" And Jesus said, "I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven." And the high priest tore his garments and said, "What further witnesses do we need? You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?"

    Listen, listen, listen
    Listen, listen, listen
    Listen, listen, listen to Jesus O Jesus
    Listen, listen, listen
    Listen, listen, listen
    Listen, listen, listen to Jesus

    Luke 9:35
    And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my Son, my Chosen One, listen to him!

    He died but lives
    My sins He forgives
    His spirit lives in me, O Jesus
    He died but lives
    My sins He forgives
    His spirit lives in me, O Jesus
    Listen, listen, listen
    Listen, listen, listen
    Listen, listen, listen to Jesus

  • 03:35 Story Lyrics
    I Want To Walk As a Child of the Light
    I want to walk as a child of the light
    I want to follow Jesus
    God sent the stars to give light to the world
    The star of my life is Jesus

    In Him there is no darkness at all
    The night and the day are both alike
    The Lamb is the light of the city of God
    Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus

    I want to see the brightness of God
    I want to look at Jesus
    Clear Sun of Righteousness, shine on my path
    and show me the way to the Father

    In Him there is no darkness at all
    The night and the day are both alike
    The Lamb is the light of the city of God
    Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus

    I'm looking for the coming of Christ
    I want to be with Jesus
    When we have run with patience the race
    We shall know the joy of Jesus

    In Him there is no darkness at all
    The night and the day are both alike
    The Lamb is the light of the city of God
    Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus
    Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus
  • 04:35 Story Lyrics
    Holy Fire
    In the desert in the middle of the night
    Right before their eyes - a fire
    Beacon to their chosen one - their precious guiding light
    Holy fire, burning brighter, holy fire

    And that fire is the flame of the Lord
    Cutting through us with a two-edged sword
    Telling us again and again just who we are
    And that flame that burned before them so long ago
    Is now burning in our hearts

    Holy fire, burning brighter
    Holy fire, burning brighter

    A sign to all of Israel, he will never let them go
    Holy fire
    With the promise that would soon be soon
    He will lead them to their home

    Holy fire, burning brighter
    Holy fire, burning brighter

    And that fire is the flame of the Lord
    Cutting through us like a two-edged sword
    Tell us again and again just who we are
    And that flame that burned before them so long ago
    Is now burning in our hearts

    Holy fire, burning brighter
    Holy fire, burning brighter

    Spirit of the Living God
    Maker of the hearts of men
    In His wisdom and His ageless heart
    Has placed His fire within

    And the fire is the flame of the Lord
    Cutting through us with a two-edged sword
    Telling us again and again just who we are
    And that flame that burned before them so long ago
    Is now burning in our hearts

    Holy fire, burning brighter
    Holy fire, burning brighter

NOTES
"This Burning Bush" is a unapologetic Christian rock & pop album due to be released Summer 2017. Every song is designed to help bring those who deny the existence of God or the Salvation of Jesus Christ to the state of being a believer.

The title track and references to fire are mentioned several times through the recording. Links are made from the Old Testament account of Moses encountering the unquenchable burning bush meeting the creator I …
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Dutybound Servant
Timothy Suckow

Story

Radio commercial to be aired in June 2017.

A Secret Never Told

by Beatdrum

Released 11/01/2016
Released 11/01/2016
Family-Friendly 1980's-reminiscent synth-pop and rock songs. From garage band to recording studio, this album represents a major accomplishment in the artist's life.
  • 04:46 Story Lyrics
    Don't Tell Me

    What are you doing?

    Tell Me now

    I know that you feel you're running down somehow

    What are you saying?

    Where will you go?

    Where are you staying?

    How will you know?

    I never believed in what you seek

    So what are you thinking?

    Come on tell me

    I knew what you had right from the start

    So don't tell me you've had a change of heart

    Don't tell me it was all a mistake

    Don't tell me you didn't know what it takes

    Don't tell me you were all alone

    Don't tell me you had never known

    Don't tell me

    I don't want to know

    Don't tell me which way to go

     

    You known what you want

    You have a plan

    But how you survive I don't understand

    It's in your eyes

    Written on your face

    Every step you take is very carefully placed

    Anyone else who's gotten in your way

    Has been pushed aside - you've blown them all away

    This time the plan didn't work for you

    Now that I've caught you - what will you do?

    Don't tell me it was all a mistake

    Don't tell me you didn't know what it takes

    Don't tell me you were all alone

    Don't tell me you had never known

    Don't tell me

    I don't want to know

    Don't tell me which way to go

     

  • 05:39 Story Lyrics
    A Secret Never Told

    You're a secret never to be told

    You're a story waiting to unfold

    You're an impact about to explode

    and you're a message that we've got to decode

     

    You're hiding somewhere in the night

    Someone told me you're looking for a fight

    You feel useless in your unending plight

    Your emotion you keep locked up oh so tight

     

    I'm a little less understanding

    When it comes to people like you

    You can't hide your feelings too long

    But I'll help you make it through

     

    Don't hide your love inside

    Let your true self preside

    Make it warm outside

    Don't hide your love inside

     

    You know I love you no matter what you've done

    I won't deny you because we've had so much fun

    But you can't deceive me with all your tricks and ways

    God knows I've been there but I made it through to maze

     

    I've got a message - a secret never told

    No matter what the odds are you've got to be bold

    And now I see you laughing once again

    It's nice to know that you're still my best friend

     

    I'm a little more understanding when you finally made it through

    You couldn't hide your feelings too long and you won your battle too

     

    Don't hide your love inside

    Let your true self preside

    Make it warm outside

    Don't hide your love inside

  • 03:28 Story Lyrics
    Dance Girl Dance (Remix)

    (verse 1)

    Browse to the Tube for something to see

    There's a girl dancing 'round so blissfully

    Inspiring to watch and stirring to see

    'Cause the girl on the screen lives next to me

    High and low all up in your room

    I think I could learn to love you too

    If this was real only time will tell

    You might just have something to sell

    (chorus)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (they say)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance

    (verse 2)

    Time goes by for the leading light

    But they ask you to hide it away

    To idolize or fraternize

    They seem to think you've misbehaved

    The star that was born is the object of scorn

    In every conceivable way

    In someone's eyes you're a fantasy

    And it intrudes on your night and day

    (chorus)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (they say)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (they say)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (dance girl dance)

    (finale)

    High and low all up in your room

    I think I could learn to love you too

    If this was real only time will tell

    You might just have something to sell

  • 04:48 Story Lyrics
    Back to Detroit
    (chorus)
    uh-oh, I'm going back to Detroit
    uh-oh, what you gonna do tonight
    uh-oh, I'm going back to Detroit
    (v1)
    Greektown, Wormwood, Renaissance Center
    Grand Circus Station, what could be better?
    Drive across world-famous Ambassador Bridge
    Kaline, Trammel, Horton and Lou
    Miggy and Maggs say, "I can hit too"
    He stood there like the house by the side of the road
    (repeat chorus)
    (v2)
    See a show at the Fox or maybe the Fillmore
    Hear Kid Rock, yeah we can do more
    Mo-Mo-Motown greats at Hitsville USA
    Yeah the city's coming back, it's here to stay
    10 Mile, 9 Mile, 8 Mile hey!
    Throw another octopus down at the Joe
    (repeat chorus)
    I feel like I've been here before
    (bridge)
    Pistons, Lions, Tigers and Wings
    Aretha and Marvin make to sing
    Woodward, Michigan and Trumbull
    Community spirit never will crumble
    Sparky, Gordie, Lidström and Ty
    Fill our hearts with unquenchable pride
    Henry's horseless automobile
    Never could a place be so ideal
    (repeat chorus)
    uh-oh, Welcome back to Detroit
    uh-oh, I know where I will stay tonight
    uh-oh, I feel like I've been here before
    (repeat chorus)
  • 06:03 Story
    Empire Builder (Instrumental)
  • 04:19 Story Lyrics
    Made for Radio

    What did they do back in the day

    When there was no movement on a screen?

    No way to tell if they're fat or lean

    or green or purple, brown, or gray

    I thought that words were good enough

    Now if you can't dance or flash the skin

    If you think there's no need for that stuff

    You're digging the grave I'm in

     

    Radio, Radio

    This song was made for you

    Radio, Radio

    This song was made for you

    Radio, Radio

    This song was made for you

    Radio, Radio

    do-do-do-do-do

     

    Can't write the songs the whole world sings

    No, because lyrics aren't censored out

    They should be fun and jump like Trout

    And cost a million yen cha-ching

    Notes and words should be good enough

    Like Kenny be footloose and free

    No need for all that extra fluff

    Just a catchy melody

     

    Radio, Radio

    This song was made for you

    Radio, Radio

    This song was made for you

    Radio, Radio

    This song was made for you

    Radio, Radio

    I'd live and die for you

     

    Maybe I can

    If I get some help from you

    If someone believes the same thing so true

  • 06:18 Story
    Good Dreams
NOTES
"A Secret Never Told" was a 3-year project started to capture the vibes of the energetic 1980's style of music in a family-friendly environment. After releasing all of these songs (except the title track) as singles, it was finally decided to compile them into a compact disc format. Several have appeared on local radio as backgrounds to advertisements, and "Back To Detroit" was heard prior to radio broadcasts of baseball games.

Back to Detroit (Motor City Remix)

by Beatdrum

Released 04/06/2015
Released 04/06/2015
A nostalgic tribute to the city of Detroit, Michigan. Are you ready to go back?
  • 04:04 Story Lyrics
    Back to Detroit (Motor City Remix)
    (chorus)
    uh-oh, I'm going back to Detroit
    uh-oh, what you gonna do tonight
    uh-oh, I'm going back to Detroit
    (v1)
    Greektown, Wormwood, Renaissance Center
    Grand Circus Station, what could be better?
    Drive across world-famous Ambassador Bridge
    Kaline, Trammel, Horton and Lou
    Miggy and Maggs say, "I can hit too"
    He stood there like the house by the side of the road
    (repeat chorus)
    (v2)
    See a show at the Fox or maybe the Fillmore
    Hear Kid Rock, yeah we can do more
    Mo-Mo-Motown greats at Hitsville USA
    Yeah the city's coming back, it's here to stay
    10 Mile, 9 Mile, 8 Mile hey!
    Throw another octopus down at the Joe
    (repeat chorus)
    I feel like I've been here before
    (bridge)
    Pistons, Lions, Tigers and Wings
    Aretha and Marvin make to sing
    Woodward, Michigan and Trumbull
    Community spirit never will crumble
    Sparky, Gordie, Lidström and Ty
    Fill our hearts with unquenchable pride
    Henry's horseless automobile
    Never could a place be so ideal
    (repeat chorus)
    uh-oh, Welcome back to Detroit
    uh-oh, I know where I will stay tonight
    uh-oh, I feel like I've been here before
    (repeat chorus)
NOTES
The song lists many things to do, see, and hear in the city including artists and athletes. I am especially fond of the Detroit Tigers and devote a full verse to the major league baseball sports club. Mentions include Al Kaline, Ernie Harwell, Willie Horton, Lou Whitaker, Alan Trammell, Magglio Ordóñez, Miguel Cabrera, Ty Cobb, Nicklas Lidström, Gordie Howe, Fox Theatre, The Fillmore Detroit, Greektown, GM Renaissance Center, Grand Circus Station, Kid Rock, …
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Silent Night

by Beatdrum

Released 10/29/2013
Released 10/29/2013
Traditional Christmas Carol "Silent Night, Holy Night." FREE download from CD Baby!
  • 03:54 Story Lyrics
    Silent Night
    Silent night! Holy night!
    Son of God love's pure light
    Radiant beams from thy holy face
    With the dawn of redeeming grace,
    Jesus, Lord at thy birth,
    Jesus, Lord at thy birth.
NOTES
A rendition of the Christmas carol "Silent Night" written in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber (lyrics by Joseph Mohr).

Dance Girl Dance

by Beatdrum

Released 03/05/2013
Released 03/05/2013
Sometimes perceptions dictate what others see as reality.
  • 04:32 Story Lyrics
    Dance Girl Dance

    (verse 1)

    Browse to the Tube for something to see

    There's a girl dancing 'round so blissfully

    Inspiring to watch and stirring to see

    'Cause the girl on the screen lives next to me

    High and low all up in your room

    I think I could learn to love you too

    If this was real only time will tell

    You might just have something to sell

    (chorus)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (they say)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance

    (verse 2)

    Time goes by for the leading light

    But they ask you to hide it away

    To idolize or fraternize

    They seem to think you've misbehaved

    The star that was born is the object of scorn

    In every conceivable way

    In someone's eyes you're a fantasy

    And it intrudes on your night and day

    (chorus)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (they say)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (they say)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (dance girl dance)

    (finale)

    High and low all up in your room

    I think I could learn to love you too

    If this was real only time will tell

    You might just have something to sell

NOTES
Original mix of "Dance Girl Dance" publicized as the first single by Beatdrum in March, 2013.