Questions and Dancers

by Tanya Davis

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Leslie Quick The words of Whose Book are so needed in a world where people blindly follow the "authority" head of their religion or group. There is a great need for people to think before they follow, and this song is a gentle reminder. Thank You, Tanya! Favorite track: Whose Book.


I've been writing some songs and wanted to put a couple out into the world. Fly away, songs.
Recorded in December 2012 at Benn's house in Halifax.


released December 31, 2012

Produced and Recorded by: Benn Ross
Additional mixing/mastering by: John Parker

Tanya: guitar, words, vocals
Benn: drums, synth stuff
Serge Sampson: bass
Matt Myer: organ, trumpet
Stewart Legere: backing vox on
Rose Cousins: backing vox


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Tanya Davis Montreal, Québec

Tanya Davis is a poet writer artist type living in Montréal. She puts words at the centre of her work, be it music or performance, and is ever exploring new artistic ideas and projects. She writes monologue and theatre, takes commissions, and gives poetic speeches sometimes, too. She is currently studying french, teaching herself the drums, and writing a book about union. ... more

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Track Name: Whose Book
Whose rule book you gonna read, when you going to look?
And whose knowing looks did you believe, no matter what they took?

Whose trusted counsel do you use when it's all unraveled?
And whose handshake gentle do you fuse with your own soul's tendrils?
And whose holy book causes you to tremble, tremble, tremble?
And whose world have you shook, on the grasses by the temple you caused them to tremble

Whose words and phrases do you hear when chaos is reigning?
And whose thoughtful questions do you entertain and how do you answer them?
Is it with all of the honesty you have; is it with some of the honesty you have
Is it with some of the honest you have; is it with all of the honest you have

Who you want at your table, in your corner, to share the joy there?
And who listens to your stories, to your sorrows, to your heartbeats?
Answer this with all of the honest you have; it deserves all of the honesty you have.
Track Name: Dancer

when all of the people and all of the rhythm come together
to make space on the dance floor so we can dance towards each other
you're a force that I want to join forces with
to see how our limbs and our dance moves fit

what I found was the rhythm we fell in was easy and strong
what I found was the curve of your neck led to your collarbone
what I found was your hand on my hip, gripped me firm like it belonged
and oh, how the cage for your ribs felt beneath my palm

oh, hands in the air
oh, dancer's flair
oh, your posture, your hair
how you moved me, how we moved there

and then in your bedroom with all of our clothes left on
and then when we fell into place with the daylight on
and then all the looks on your face - beguiling and wild and coy you play
your eyes meet mine and my being quakes

let's take another dance floor, more bass and more animal
let's shake like we're made for, let's take down the mantle
let's spin and let's see what we're in for; i'll take the dark if you're the candle
let sparks fly, let arms tangle
let sparks fly...

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