Hold me closer Tony Danza…

…which, if you didn’t know, is the title of the “Official Misheard Lyrics Book“…I thought it was hilarious the first time I heard about it…I guess that’s two degrees!

Of course, the title is a shout out to the quirky (but you gotta love it) way EJ says “Danceeewwwwrrrr”…

A brilliant song, for sure.  Who doesn’t know these lyrics?  One might say that they’re almost famous…

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand

I like to think that when my friends hear this song (or any EJ song, for that matter), they think of me.  This song was written about Bernie’s first wife, Maxine.  Can you imagine what it must be like to be immortalized in song?

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Although this song wasn’t a chart topper, it is certainly a crowd favorite at concerts, and rightfully so – it’s a classic.

The words she knows, the tune she hums

Tiny Dancer (Madman Across the Water – 1971)