From the recording Big Lies

Lyrics

So I'm in a cool club
With some friends in hand
We were groovin' to the tunes
Of a local band
I was swayin' to the bass
With a smile on my face
When somebody says to me

Thou shall not shimmy
Thou shall not shimmy
Thou shall not shimmy
Thou shall not shimmy

So this tiny little thing
With a crown like a king
It knows when you boogie
It can tell when you swing
So she said I had to stop
It was too dangerous to bop
And I was breakin' the law that says

Thou shall not shimmy
Thou shall not shimmy
Thou shall not shimmy
Thou shall not shimmy

Now the good book says
Make a joyful noise
All gods children
Little girls and boys
Gotta move to the music
Gotta use it or lose it
So tell me why you think

Thou shall not shimmy
Thou shall not shimmy
Thou shall not shimmy
Thou shall not shimmy

We can dance and sway
And have a wonderful day
If it’s wonderful it’s ‘cause
We made it that way
What kind of tools are we
If we concede
When some fool buzzkill says

Thou shall not shimmy
Thou shall not shake
Gotta keep it all in
For goodness sake
Don't shake that thing
It's a big mistake
You just might shake
The world asake

One of these days
And it won't be long
We'll swing to the tune
Of a different song
We'll find the place
Where we belong
And all the world
Will dance along

So if the spirit moves
But the law disapproves
Of our riotous piousness
Here’s what to do
Let's meet in the street
Move our feet to the beat
Forget the funkless fraud who said

Find the groove
Move that thing
Make it shake
Make it swing
Sway with me
Come on girl
Dance with me
To the end of the world