Notes, Music and English Lyrics for Danser Encore

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Background Music for Practising


English Lyrics

1) Dance Once More (by Nigel Utton)

Dance once more
Everybody wants to dance once more
We dont want to be bound by chords,
Have our thoughts tied up in knots by yours
Oh no-no no-no no …
Dance once more
Everybody wants to dance once more
We dont want to be bound by chords,
Have our thoughts tied up in knots by yours

We’re as free as birds in flight
We challenge the lies we hear at night
We won’t obey your regulations
And in the morning in all nations
You’ll hear our shout of consternation
And in the evening on TV
When the announcer says to me
“We’ve found a newer variation”
New rules under dictation
Wear your mask for your salvation
Oh no-no no-no no …

Dance once more
Everybody wants to dance once more
We dont want to be bound by chords,
Have our thoughts tied up in knots by yours
Oh no-no no-no no …
Dance once more
Everybody wants to dance once more
We dont want to be bound by chords,
Have our thoughts tied up in knots by yours

In a taxi, on a bus
What a kerfuffle what a fuss
Crazy rules we have to follow
Will this madness end tomorrow?
This is becoming hard to swallow
And all the stupid rules they make
All the news they give is fake
All their promises are hollow
And all the money that we borrow
Well it end one day in sorrow?

Dance once more
Everybody wants to dance once more
We dont want to be bound by chords,
Have our thoughts tied up in knots by yours
Oh no-no no-no no …
Dance once more
Everybody wants to dance once more
We dont want to be bound by chords,
Have our thoughts tied up in knots by yours

Don’t let the politicians say
“It will be normal again one day”
Human rights are fundamental
We – the people – influential,
hugs and kisses are essential.
The elite have had their day
Politely ask them “Go away”
Love and happiness are central
All your drugs experimental
They still claim it’s accidental
Oh no-no no-no no …

Dance once more
Everybody wants to dance once more
We dont want to be bound by chords,
Have our thoughts tied up in knots by yours
Oh no-no no-no no …
Dance once more
Everybody wants to dance once more
We dont want to be bound by chords,
Have our thoughts tied up in knots by yours
Oh no-no no-no no-no


More Lyrics (sent in by readers)

2) Let us dance again – Tune ‘Men of Harlech’

We still want to keep on dancing,
Minds and bodies still advancing,
In our nature lives enhancing,
We shall still be free.

We are just small birds of passage,
Neither meek nor at all passive,
We will not give in to Fascists
We shall still be free.

Sing to break the silence,
Dance to show defiance,
May the new dawn never waken,
We will not be overcome or shaken.

When at night on television,
Subject matter for derision,
Spills forth from the first division,
We will gently mock.
——
They the pressure still increasing,
Nonsense, lies and backward thinking,
Fear, distress, our hearts are sinking,
No, we will be free.

Fear they sell in great profusion,
Hoping for all our confusion,
Broadcast that it’s all delusion,
We shall still be free.


3) Dance Again (the Freedom Affirmations version, by Summer Joy, Comox Valley B.C. Canada)

Chorus
No comply – for we are strong and free
And we will sing and dance
For all the world to see
No no no no no no no
No comply – we will not live in fear
For the Great Awakening
of all humanity is near — it’s here (sweeping hand gesture)
We awake to break the silence
We awake to learn the truth (go right into verse)

First Verse
We are the many they are the few
We will not do what they tell us to
We awake to break the silence
For we are together and we are free
We claim our sovereignty
no no no no no no no (go right into chorus)

Second Verse
We will not bow to their authority
For we are united and we are free
We awake to learn the truth
We claim our power for all to see
In love and harmony
No no no no no no no (go right into chorus)

Goes well with the Portuguese version:


4) Danser Encore (English by Lucio Daniele, from London)

Chorus
We all want (to) continue to dance again
Embrace our hearts and free our thoughts
Spend our lives in a sea of notes

Oh no no no no no we all want (to) continue to dance again
Embrace our hearts and free our thoughts
Spend our lives in a sea of notes

1st Part
We are birds, no need for cages
We don’t want the age of SAGE
We refuse to make allegiances

We’ll always come to break the silence
At dawn in any circumstances

And when the little kings on screen
Have come to announce the new routine
Nobody knows what they mean

We will not show them our compliance
Instead we’ll stand up in defiance

Chorus
Oh no no no no no we all want (to) continue to dance again
Embrace our hearts and free our thoughts
Spend our lives in a sea of notes

Oh no no no no no we all want (to) continue to dance again
Embrace our hearts and free our thoughts
Spend our lives in a sea of notes

2nd Part
Work and shop from home, they insist
Hands, face, space and rule of 6
All nonsense they keep repeating

Shame on you because you’re thinking
Shame on you because you’re dancing

With each authoritarian step
Track and trace and take a test
People’s trust is put to rest

They keep on preaching isolation
For our conscience and salvation

Chorus
Oh no no no no no we all want (to) continue to dance again
Embrace our hearts and free our thoughts
Spend our lives in a sea of notes

Oh no no no no no we all want (to) continue to dance again
Embrace our hearts and free our thoughts
Spend our lives in a sea of notes

INTERLUDE (26 seconds)

3rd Part
Let’s not be manipulated
In distress or isolated
By those people selling fear

Let us keep them at a distance
Before they ruin our existence

And for the sake of our health
Mental and environmental
For our smiles and our minds

Let us not be without resistance
Let us protect our existence

Chorus
Oh, no no no no no we all want (to) continue to dance again
Embrace our hearts and free our thoughts
Spend our lives in a sea of notes

Oh, no no no no no we all want (to) continue to dance again
Embrace our hearts and free our thoughts
Spend our lives in a sea of notes

INTERLUDE (24 seconds)

Chorus
We all want (to) continue to dance again
Embrace our hearts and free our thoughts
Spend our lives in a sea of notes

Oh, no no no no no we all want (to) continue to dance again
Embrace our hearts and free our thoughts
Spend our lives in a sea of notes


5) Danser Encore

Chorus
We still want to keep on dancing
Feel our bodies and minds entwining,
Feel soul and life are harmonising

Oh no no no no no no

We are birds just flying free
Breathing in our liberty
We are bound to no one,
We will never let you clip our wings,
To proclaim this truth our Spirit sings

When we hear them on TV
Saying you can’t be with me
We will not be daunted,
To this rule we’ll show irreverence,
But we’ll do it all with elegance

Chorus

We know lockdown’s not the way
But still restrictions every day
Can you see the madness?
It is fear that stops us thinking clear,
It is fear that stops us dancing here.

All these rules just bind us tight,
Loss of freedom isn’t right,
We don’t trust the reasons,
Pushing fear into our families,
Just to keep us hiding quietly.

Chorus

Let us not all be impressed
By these unreasonable requests
That keep the fear flowing,
Let us stand up to them fearlessly,
Let us keep our minds and bodies free

For the sake of sanity
For precious life and liberty
For happiness and healing,
Let us stand up to this madness here,
Let our courage and resistance cheer

Oh no no no no no no!


6) French Flash Dance (English version by Adelia Tisdall)

Chorus

All we want; want to do is to dance again
Feel our bodies come alive again
Not spend our lives locked up inside again
Oh, no no no no no no
All we want; want to do is to dance again
Feel our bodies come alive again
Not spend our lives locked up inside again…

We are born like birds to fly,
Freely wheeling through the sky
And we know we won’t surrender
To this inhumane agenda
Instead we dance in all our splendour

And in the evening on TV
When the announcer says to me
They’ve found another variation
New rules for your humiliation
Wear a mask when in the station
Oh no no no no no no

Chorus

On a train, or on the bus
What a kafuffle what a fuss
Crazy rules we have to follow
This is becoming hard to swallow
Will this madness end tomorrow?

Every stupid rule they make
All the news they give is fake
Every day the noose is tightening
The propaganda’s truly frightening
But do you follow this conditioning?
Oh no no no no no

Chorus

Let us not be impressed
By these crooks so smartly dressed
Do not let them serenade you
With their fear they would persuade you
And in this way they will degrade you

Let’s unite all humankind
Leave our fears far behind
We will have to have persistence
To find a happier existence
But let’s not be without resistance
Oh no no no no no no

We want: all we want is to dance again
Feel our bodies come alive again
Not spend our lives locked up inside again
Oh, no no no no no no (repeat chorus again)

Oh, no no no no no no


… and here’s another sung version


Some dance instructions