If you think that a kiss is all in the lips, c’mon
You’ve got it all wrong, man
And if you think that our dance was all in the hips, oh well
Then do the twist

If you think holding hands is all in the fingers
Grab hold of the soul where the memory lingers and
Make sure to never do it with a singer
'Cause he’ll tell everyone in the world
What he was thinking about the girl
Yeah, what he’s thinking about the girl, oh

A lot of people get confused and they bruise
Real easy when it comes to love
They start putting on their shoes and walking out
And singing, “Boy, I think I had enough.”

Just because she makes you feel wrong
She don’t mean to be mean or hurt you on purpose, boy
Take a tip and do yourself a little service
Take a mountain turn it into a mole
Just by playing a different role
Yeah, by playing a different role, oh

The boat, yeah you know she’s rockin' it
And the truth, well ya know there’s no stoppin' it, yeah
Ah, the boat, yeah you know she’s still rockin' it
And the truth well you know there’s no stoppin' it

So what, somebody left you in a rut
And wants to be the one who’s in control
But the feeling that you’re under can really make you wonder
How the hell she could be so cold

So now you’re left, denying the truth
And it’s hidden in the wisdom in the back of your tooth
You need to spit it out in a telephone booth
While you call everyone that you know
And ask 'em, “Where do you think she goes?
Oh yeah, where do you s’pose she goes?” Oh

The truth well you know there’s no stoppin' it
And the boat well ya know she’s still rockin' it, yeah
The boat, well you know still rockin' it
And the truth, well you know there’s no stoppin' it

You recognize the effect and the fact
That it’s comin' when she rocks the boat
Well it’s the cause hittin' on the Cardinal Laws
'Bout the proper place to hang her coat

So to you, the truth is still hidden
And the soul plays the role of a lost little kitten but
You should know that doctors weren’t kiddin'
She’d been singing it all along

But you were hearin' a different song
Yeah, you were hearin' a different song
But you were hearin' a different song