FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Your Mama Don’t Dance’ Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (written 1973)

Loggins and Messina 1972



Loggins and Messina is an American rockpop duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina, who achieved their success in the early to mid-1970s. Among their well-known songs are “Danny’s Song“, “House at Pooh Corner“, and “Your Mama Don’t Dance“. After selling more than 16 million records and becoming one of the leading musical duos of the 1970s, Loggins and Messina broke up in 1976


Lyrics below

Your mama don’t dance
And your daddy don’t rock and roll
Your mama don’t dance
And your daddy don’t rock and roll
When evening comes around
And it’s time to go to town
Where do you go
To rock and roll

Well, the old folks say
That ya gotta end your date by ten
If you’re out on a date
And you bring it home late it’s a sin
You know there’s no excusin’
You know you’re gonna lose and never win
I’ll play it again

And it’s all because
Your mama don’t dance
And your daddy don’t rock and roll
Your mama don’t dance
And your daddy don’t rock and roll
When evening comes around
And it’s time to go to town
Where do you go
To rock and roll

You pull into a drive-in
And find a place to park
You hop into the backseat
Where you know it’s nice and dark
You’re just about to move in,
Thinkin’ it’s a breeze
There’s a light in your eyes
And then a guy says
“Out of the car, Longhair”
“Louise, you’re comin’ with me
And no more movies”

And it’s all because
Your mama don’t dance
And your daddy don’t rock and roll
Your mama don’t dance
And your daddy don’t rock and roll
When evening comes around
And it’s time to go to town
Where do you go
To rock and roll
Where do you go
To rock and roll
Where do you go
To rock and roll




Don Matthews
February 2021




Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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