D​.​T​.​M​.​A. (Dance This Mess Around)

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"D.T.M.A." is the sixth and final track on the 'D.T.M.A. (Dance This Mess Around)' EP. This reimagining of a B-52's song expresses release, that final moment of achieving self-acceptance and boldly embracing who you truly are. This is the essence of the whole album: live your life freely and dance this mess around!

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INTRO:
You don’t wanna put me in the corner (yeah)
Whatever (whatever), I don’t care

VERSE 1:
Remember when you held my hand
Remember when you said you’d take a stand, the cause
We used to walk, talk, in the name of love
Before they took our thoughts
Think it over
Think it over in your mind

CHORUS:
Why don’t you dance with me?
I’m just a little girl
Why don’t you dance with me?
I’m just a little girl
Why don’t you dance with me?
I’m just a little black girl

VERSE 2:
Everybody goes to parties
They dance this mess around
They do the hypocrite
‘Cuz they ain’t got no swagger
Hippi, hippi, hippi, why you slippin’ and you trippin’
Hippi, hippi, hippi, talkin’ loud and sayin’ nothing

(Well doesn’t that make you feel a lot better? Uh uh. What you say?)

So why you put us in the corner?
We’re gonna dance this mess around
We’re not leaving til it’s over
We’re gonna dance this mess around.
Shake, shake (I’m sorry, whatever) shake, shake

OUTRO:
We used to walk, talk, in the name of love (It’s not over til it’s over)
Walk, talk, in the name of love (We’re not leavin’ cause they’re cheatin’)
We used to walk, talk, in the name of love (It’s not over til it’s over)
Dance this mess around

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from D​.​T​.​M​.​A. (Dance This Mess Around), track released January 27, 2017
Cover of B52's "Dance This Mess Around"

Producer: Simone Scazzocchio
Arrangement: Simone Scazzocchio | Shea Rose | Sheldon Thwaites
Background Vocals: Juliana Davis Lopez | Cleveland Jones
Additional Programming (Keys/Bass): Simone Scazzocchio | Sanford Biggers
Piano: Simone Scazzocchio
Drums/Percussion: Sheldon Thwaites
Guitars: Evan DiGi

Album Artwork: Jeff Manning
Photographer: Joel Benjamin

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Shea Rose is a recording artist and singer-songwriter celebrated for her music, iconic fashion and commitment to music as vehicle for social change.

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