Natasha Dance

Natasha brings me kisses in the moonlight,
She kneels above me, silk upon my skin,
I reach for her, and I can feel her heartbeat,
Beneath her breast so heavy in my hand;

The rain is running rivers on my window,
And shimmers on the streetlights down below,
She's happy when I hold her in the shadows,
And whispers of a life I've never known;

And will you dance, Natasha dance for me,
Because I want to feel the passion in your soul,
And when you dance, will you tell me in a story,
The joy and pain of living in your world;

La la la, la la la, la la la la.......

And with the light I wake up in the morning,
And she has gone, it must have been a dream,
And then I see the roses on my pillow,
And now I know that she will come again;

And she will dance, Natasha dance for me,
Again I want to feel the passion in your soul,
And when you move, will you show me in a story,
The joy and pain of living in your world;

Natasha dance for me.........
"Well, this is an example of a song that sort of emerged from nowhere in particular. I hadn't been thinking much about Russia or anybody called Natasha. But as the music started, as it was speaking to me, saying well this is music from Eastern Europe, I started developing this idea which I think I probably touched upon in the album "The Getaway" in "Crying And Laughing" about somebody from a completely different culture, from a different part of the world, visiting and falling in love and then leaving again. And similarly with Natasha Dance. What interested me about Natasha is that having visited Russia, I found myself immersed in a completely new culture that I knew nothing about, apart from historical looks that I studied in school. So the history of the Russian empire is so extraordinary and massive and vast. And also in the recent, certainly in the last hundred years, the catastrophes that have happened to ordinary people, I was and I still am fascinated by how does this impact the youngsters growing up. Is this part of their gene structure? Do they have genetic memory of the atrocities that happened to their grandfathers and great-grandfathers? Does it come through the genes? That's why I say in the song "tell me about the joy and pain of living in your world", and what this means is that I'm fascinated by what brings joy to somebody like Natasha, and whether the pain is part of a historical problem or is it something that you can forget about when you're a youngster growing up in a culture like that?"
Man On The Line, March 2004


"Natasha Dance" appears on the following albums:

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