Who Sang Dancing for Mental Health? Will Powers

Will Powers Dancing for Mental Health cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Electronic Pop
Style: Downtempo/Electro/Novelty/Synth-pop/Disco
length: 5:59
producer: Lynn Goldsmith
mixer: Todd Rundgren
spoken vocals: Lynn Goldsmith
Lyrics
J: what the hell is wrong with you? ya always make a scene. you gotta push me to the point where I just wanna haul off and smack you.

L: what do you want me for anyway, jerry?

J: I love you.

L: do you? do you love me or who you want me to be?

J: youre a woman with two sides, linda. one side is everything I want. the other side makes me want to lose my lunch.

L: huh, you dont love all of me. you only love a part of me. in other words, you dont really love me at all, do you, jerry?

J: youre not making sense. youre trying to make trouble. I do love you. I just wish youd quit acting so insecure.

L: I think we need some time apart.

J: what are you talking about? we spend most of our time apart.

L: thats what I mean. you dont understand me. I cant go on feeling these double binds between us.

It would probably take years of conventional marriage counseling to straighten out this relationship. fortunately for them and many other couples like them, there is another method that is quick, simple and inexpensive. dancing for mental health.

Anyway you move, mental health is flowing into you.
Nothing left to prove, nothing else to do.
You hear the truth your body hears,
Its in your eyes and in your ears.
Like air, its flowing into you.
Dancin osmosis. no hocus pocus.

Youre probably asking yourself how can dancing to a particular record bring about any important change in your life? sounds too good to be true. well, this record is a result of 3 decades of psycho-acousticle engineering at the will powers institute. all you need to do is purchase it, put it on your turntable, and dance. the record will do the rest.

Nothin left to lose, mental health is flowing into you.
Nothin left to choose, nothin else to do.
You move the way your body does,
Its in your bones and in your blood.
Your heart is filling up with love.
Dancin osmosis, no hocus pocus.

L: listen jerry, I thought I was pregnant and you know why? because you came inside me and you knew you shouldnt have. you only care about satisfying yourself.

J: you thought you were pregnant and didnt tell me?

L: why bother? its my decision.

J: youre wrong, baby. its our decision.

L: our decision. I never knew you felt this way about us.

Before you realize what is happening, the dancing for mental health method has started to work.

Turning to the sound, mental health is flowing into you.
Turning you around, how you needed to.
Youll be the one you want to be.
Youll do the things you want to do.
Youll have the things you want to have.
Dancin osmosis, no hocus pocus.

We return to jerry and linda after just one enjoyable evening of dancing for mental health.

L: I cant believe I put you through all that soap-opera suffering and you stayed with me.

J: instead of just telling you I loved you, I should have listened for what you needed.

L: if you love me or not doesnt seem to matter anymore. its how much I can love you.

Anyway you move, mental health is flowing into you.
Nothing left to prove, nothing else to do.
You hear the truth your body hears,
Its in your eyes and in your ears.
Like air, its flowing into you.
Dancin osmosis, no hocus pocus.

Dancing for mental health will change you and all the people around you.

Will you, wont you, will you, wont you, will you join the dance?
Will you, wont you, will you, wont you, will you join the dance?

Dancin osmosis.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Adventures in Success
  • 2 Dancing for Mental Health
  • 3 Opportunity
  • 4 Kissing With Confidence
  • 5 Will Powers
  • 6 All Thru History
  • 7 Happy Birthday
  • 8 Smile

  • Release information
    label: Island
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin