Dancin' Across the USA

Written by L. Buckingham

We went dancin' across the USA On that crazy king's highway Too much passion, too much play We went dancin', dancin', dancin' 'cross the USA Well, the curtain falls too early, so they say Some will go, others just stay and stay So have a round on me, my friends Buttercup days are through You know I'll always love 'em But I think it's time that we flew We went dancin' across the USA On that crazy king's highway Too much passion, too much play We went dancin', dancin', dancin' 'cross the USA I wonder if they'll ever understand The trials of a freedom seekin' man So have a round on me, my friend What else can we do? You know I'll always love ya But I think it's time that we flew We went dancin' across the USA On that crazy king's highway Too much passion, too much play We went dancin', dancin', dancin' 'cross the USA Dancin', dancin', dancin' 'cross the US We went dancin' Dancin', dancin', dancin' 'cross the US We went dancin' Dancin', dancin', dancin' 'cross the US We went dancin' Dancin', dancin', dancin' 'cross the US We went dancin' Dancin', dancin', dancin' 'cross the US We went dancin'...

 


WEBMISTRESS speculates:

Love this movie, and love this song! It is perfect for the movie as the Griswolds trek across the USA, but it works personally for Lindsey, too. He wanted to leave Fleetwood Mac as early as 1980, but remained for various reasons (one named Stevie) for seven or eight more years. So, in light of that, this song can refer to Lindsey's experiences touring across the USA with Stevie and Fleetwood Mac. While the "buttercup days are through", some people want to stay. Lindsey, however, thinks "it's time that we flew." Yet, he knows he's getting a lot of flack for being a "freedom seeking man." I hear his final break in 1987 was U-G-L-Y. In my opinion, this song is an expression of Lindsey's desire to be done with Fleetwood Mac, to finally quit "dancin' across the USA."


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