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Dance or Die

Janelle Monáe18 May 2010

Dance or Die Lyrics

Cyborg android d-boy decoy water wisdom tightrope

Vision insight stronghold heartless ice cold mystery mastery solar battery

Some will pull the gun because they want to be stars

Snatching up your life into the blink of an eye

And if you see your cloning on a street walking by

Keep a running for your life cause only one will survive

War is in the street and it's an eye for an eye

Run on for your life or you can dance you can die

She's praying in the sand like she's the last samurai

It's a stick up stick up and a pick up pick up

Telling lies and telling lies will put your face on fire

Run and tell your friends to never dream never win

Ghettos keep a crying out to streets full of zombies

Kids are killing kids and then the kids join the army

Rising and a waking yes sir here comes the sun

March into the war and with the kick of the drum

The wiser simians have got the bombs and the guns

So you might as well keep dancing if you're not gonna run

 

A long long way to find the one

We'll keep on dancing till she comes

These dreams are forever

Oh these dreams are forever

And if you wanna wake the sun

Just keep on marching to the drums

These dreams are forever

Oh these dreams are forever

Now I'm not saying it's better to bailar (Spanish for dance)

You can pull the trigger or you can build you an ark

My words are rather kind you keep them held in contempt

Looking for a nine and then a droid you can tempt

Zombie zombie zombie where do dreams come from

A little bird is chirping and she's singing a song

She's shaking em and waking em and giving em mas

As the clock tick tocks and the bodies drop

I'm gonna lay myself so far way down right in your chops

Modern day example of the wolf vs flock

Freedom necessary and it's by any means

Frozen they were stolen all the kings and queens

Sudanese and Congolese who put the roll in the rock

From here to Sudan Metropolis to Iraw

It's a minute to the dawn and yet the sun ain't back

It's still a war in all the stress and yes freaks will dance or die

A long long way to find the one

We'll keep on dancing till she comes

These dreams are forever

Oh these dreams are forever

 

And if you wanna wake the sun

Just keep on marching to the drums

These dreams are forever

Oh these dreams are forever

 

Angel blossom gunshot dodging dream bright beat

Light breathe live help give focus trance wake up dance

I'm praying for the man sitting without much time

May he understand the clock will never rewind

Wisen him and sharpen him and give him a motto

Hate no more said he must hate no more

You see the daylight comes into the kingdom

But the kingdom's full of ignorant men

Just keep rebelling away you gotta dream it away

Because the weatherman on TV ain't creating the weather

This man wants to see another jubilation

And that man wants us in emancipation

And then there is the man who wants a stronger nation

You see we really got to and I think that we ought to

Protect the mind from degradation

Sow in the seeds of education

They run from us are we that dangerous

There's a war in all the streets and yes the freaks must dance or die

 

***Lyrics are from third-parties***