The Continental Lyrics - Maureen McGovern

Maureen McGovern Academy Award Performance cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Pop Stage & Screen
Style: Vocal/Ballad
length: 2:55
Dangerous rhythm

It's something daring, the Continental
A way of dancing that's really ultra new
It's very subtle, the Continental
Because it does what you want it to do

It has a passion, the Continental
An invitation to moonlight and romance
It's quite the fashion, the Continental
Because you tell of your love while you dance

Your lips whisper so tenderly
His eyes answer your song

Two bodies swaying, the Continental,
And you are saying just what you're thinking of
So, keep on dancing the Continental
For it's a song of romance and of love

You kiss while you're dancing
It's continental, oh oh oh, it's continental
You sing while you're dancing
Your voice is gentle, oh oh oh, and sentimental

You'll know before the dance is through
That you're in love with him and he's in love with you

You'll find while you're dancing
That there's a rhythm in your heart and soul,
A certain rhythm that you can't control
And you will do the Continental all the time

Beautiful music
Dangerous rhythm
Beautiful music
Dangerous rhythm
The Continental

Lyrics licensed by
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Thanks for the Memory
  • 2 The Continental
  • 3 For All We Know
  • 4 When You Wish Upon a Star/Over the Rainbow
  • 5 Lullaby of Broadway
  • 6 The Morning After
  • 7 The Windmills of Your Mind
  • 8 Swingin' on a Star
  • 9 All the Way
  • 10 We May Never Love Like This Again
  • 11 You'll Never Know
  • 12 Thanks for the Memory