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All In The Groove
Lyrics: John Popper
Music: John Popper

Sometimes when you worry
The tendency to hurry
Can make your vision blurry
And blind you
You might shake and you might stammer
Or dance like MC Hammer
But could that pomp and glamour
Remind you
Of who you are and where you're going
And whose mind that you're blowing
And if your car needs towing
Don't move
Then calmly call the AAA
you've got nothing to prove
As in all things, it's all in the groove

All in the groove
All in the groove
All in the groove
All in the groove

Well if it's your destiny don't fight it
War between the states unite it
It might be difficult but might it
Be worthwhile?
I ain't no Solomon from Babel
But my cards are on the table
And I swear that if I'm able
I'll run that mile
So if I'm rambling ignore me
If on the money then adore me
You know the pearls are cast before me
Oh what to do?
Wish I could put it in a picture and hang it in the Louvre
But like I said before it's all in the groove








You could say it isn't worth it
Or maybe you could birth it
But if there's too much girth it
Won't move


All in the groove
All in the groove
All in the groove
All in the groove

The jam it swings and sways
As the groove funkily plays
And they say crime never pays
But this ain't no crime
It's just a life blood flowing water
That any son or daughter
Would send away for order
A celebration of time
So jam on, jam out, jam it in
Till it feels like it's a sin
And that's only when you begin
To improve
Don't mind if it's the rhythm that's just only when you've
Got to let it all be all in the groove

All in the groove
All in the groove
All in the groove
All in the groove
All in the groove
All in the groove

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway...in the groove, in the groove

"Hey, you know..."
"You can't do that!"
"I remember one time I was, ah.."
"...we was jammin' on stage"
"Yeah, I know that..."
"You know what I'm talkin' about..."
"You know the stories?"
"Aw, yeah..."
"Yeah, that's right..."


First release: Travelers & Thieves
Released: 09/03/1991
Earliest time played: 01/22/1991
Last time played: 07/04/2011
Playing frequency:
  75 plays (see all shows)
  4.04% of shows in the database
  4.35% of shows since debut
  Detailed statistics
Song information:
  John blamed the three-year disappearance for this song on Bob's Native American name, which translated as "Bob I-Will-Never-Play-All-In-The-Groove Sheehan".
  More conventional wisdom points to the lyric referring to MC Hammer - the band felt it dated the song and decided not to play it because of this.
  This song finished second in the 1998 Chant Poll but the band played it anyway, for the first time in three years.

Other recordings of "All In The Groove":
  Travelers & Thieves/On Tour Forever, 1991
  All in the Groove, 1991
  All in the Groove, 1991
  Album Network Rock Tuneup #71, 1991
  Travelers & Thieves pre-production tape, 1991
  Love and Greed, 1993


dance like MC Hammer
MC Hammer was a pop star of the early 90's renowned for his dancing skills and large "parachute" pants.
And if your car needs towing/Don't move/Then calmly call the AAA
The American Automobile Association, or AAA provides roadside assistance to customers with car trouble.
War between the states unite it
An interesting play on "unite it" and "United".
I ain't no Solomon from Babel
Solomon was the third king of Israel, reigning from 1032 to 992 B.C., and was renowned for his wisdom; here, the singer is basically saying that he's not the smartest guy around. Babel is a reference to the Mesopotamian city of Babylon, but Solomon was neither from Babel/Babylon nor was it part of the kingdom of Israel - in fact, Solomon's temple, in Jerusalem, was looted by the Babylonians some 400 years after Solomon's death.
But my cards are on the table
A poker expression, meaning that a person is showing the cards in their hand, i.e. one's intentions are clear.
the pearls are cast before me
To "cast pearls before swine" is to offer something of high quality to someone who will not appreciate it. The phrase comes from the Bible, in the book of Matthew, chapter 7 verse 6: "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet."
Wish I could put it in a picture and hang it in the Louvre
The Louvre is perhaps the most famous art gallery in the world. Located in Paris, France, it is home to the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and many more.