Song Lyric Sunday: Groove is in the Heart

Jim Adams is the host for SLS. This week’s theme: Anxiety/Delight/Emotions/Pain/Pride/Relief suggested by Di of pensitivity101. The song should reference the prompt in the title or lyrics. If it doesn’t, please explain why you chose it.


Ready to dance and have some fun? We are going all the way back to 1990 with Groove is in the Heart by Deee-Lite. See what I did there?

Described as “pure seventies funk with a nineties groove” by David Giles from Music Week, this song will have you dancing around the room like a crazy person. Or is that just me? But you know what? I don’t care if it is!

Now, do excuse me: I have to put on a pair of psychedelic hot pants (there’s an image you don’t want stuck in your head) and throw some shapes.

We’re going to dance
We’re going to dance
We’re going to dance and have some fun

Dig!

The chills that you spill up my back keep me filled
With satisfaction when we’re done
Satisfaction of what’s to come
I couldn’t ask for another
No, I couldn’t ask for another (you know that’s right)
Your groove, I do deeply dig
No walls, only the bridge
My supper dish, my succotash wish (sing it, baby)

I couldn’t ask for another (uh-huh, uh-huh)
No, I couldn’t ask for another

Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
Groove is in the heart-rt-rt (astronomical)
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art (hit me!)

The depth of hula groove moves us to the nth hoop
We’re gonna groove to Horton Hears a Who-who
I couldn’t ask for another
No, I couldn’t ask for another
DJ Soul (Soul!) Was on a roll
I’ve been told he can’t be sold
He’s not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious
I couldn’t ask for another

Uh, some looks in this torso (yeah)
Hot, got a deal, you wanna know (wanna know)
Delightful, truly Deee-liteful (‘lightful)
Making it, doing it, ‘specially at a show (show)
Feeling kinda high like a Hendrix haze (haze)
Music makes motion, moves like a maze (maze)
All inside of me, side, heart especially (yeah)
Note of the rhythm, where I wanna be (c’mon)

Flowing, glowing with electric eyes (eyes)
You dip to the dive, baby yo, realize (yeah)
When will you see the funky side of me?
Baby, you’ll see that rhythm is the key (yeah)
Get, get, wit’ it, wit’ it, can’t think, quit it, quit it
Stomp on the street when I hear a funk beat (bloop)
Playing Pied Piper, follow what’s true
Baby, just sing about the groove! (Sing it!)

Groove is in the heart-art-art-art (na-na-na-na)
Groove is in the heart (na-na-na-na)
Groove is in the heart-rt-rt (na-na-na-na)
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art

One, two, three

Blow them horns along
(The groove is in your heart)

Groove is in the heart-art-art-art (yeah, ha)
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art
Groove is in the heart-rt-rt
Groove is in the heart-art-art-art

Hmm, he-he-he-he
C’mon, y’all deep
Y’all are crazy, man

Songwriters: Chung Dong Hwa, Fareed Kamaal Ibn John, Hancock Herbert, Brill Dmitry & Kirby Kierin Magenta
© Universal Music, Z Tunes, Jazz Merchant Music, Zomba Enterprises Inc, EMI Hastings, Hancock Music, Deee-lovely Publishing Inc