Monáe, Janelle - Dance Apocalyptic Lyrics




Dance apocalyptic
Bands they make her dance apocalyptic now
Bands they make her dance apocalyptic
Bands they make her dance apocalyptic now
Bands they make her dance apocalyptic

You're going crazy
The hitmen always find you
Do that dance
Smoking in the girls room
Kiss in France
It's over like a comic book
Exploding in a bathroom stall
She's so freaked out
Worrying about the bomb but
You bought a house
But I'm allergic to the house pets
Your credit cards
They bought a new wife
For shiny little lonely men

But I really, really wanna thank you
For dancing 'til the end
You found a way to break out
You're not afraid to break out
But I need to know
If the world says it's time to go
Tell me, will you freak out?
Smash, smash, bang, bang
Don't stop
Chalangalangalang
But I need to know
If the world says it's time to go
Tell me, will you break out?
Smash, smash, bang, bang
Don't stop
Chalangalangalang
Smash, smash, bang, bang
Don't stop
Chalangalangalang

You gotta laugh at the zombie in the front yard
Take a bath, but nothing gets the funk off
You're on TV, rocking and a rolling
Cause the dead just love to rock and roll
Sick and tired of food tasting plastic
You wanna cry
But they grew up without a real kitchen
Asking why the pain is always equal
But the joy just never spreads around

But I really, really wanna thank you
For dancing 'til the end
You found a way to break out
You're not afraid to break out
But I need to know
If the world says it's time to go
Tell me, will you freak out?
Smash, smash, bang, bang
Don't stop
Chalangalangalang
But I need to know
If the world says it's time to go
Tell me, will you break out?
Smash, smash, bang, bang
Don't stop
Chalangalangalang
Smash, smash, bang, bang
Don't stop
Chalangalangalang

You're going crazy
The hitmen always find you
Do that dance
Smoking in the girls room
Kissing friends
Keep a rocking and a rolling
Cause the dead just love to rock and roll
So freaked out, worried about the bomb
Bought a house, but I'm allergic to the house pets
Your credit cards, working and a-bobbing
Just to make enough to pay your rent

But I really, really wanna thank you
For dancing 'til the end
You found a way to break out
You're not afraid to break out
But I need to know
If the world says it's time to go
Tell me, will you freak out?
Smash, smash, bang, bang
Don't stop
Chalangalangalang
But I need to know
If the world says it's time to go
Tell me, will you break out?
Smash, smash, bang, bang
Don't stop
Chalangalangalang
Smash, smash, bang, bang
Don't stop
Chalangalangalang

[Spoken]
I've been
Look at you
You look just like a little old earthquake
Break it, break it
You got to break it
Ain't no order in this courtroom
Smash, smash, bang, bang
(Y'all going to jail)
Don't stop
Chalangalangalang

[Android Voice]
What's the matter?
Your chicken tastes like pork?
You have triplets instead of twins?
Is your food taste plastic?
Grandaddy, I think I wanna dance





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Monáe, Janelle Dance Apocalyptic Comments
  1. Katie Fedele

    Such a good song and voice.

  2. Katie Fedele

    This is freakin amazing!

  3. Washington Bros Elite

    Who else noticed that she did the moon walk at 3:22

  4. Dr. Starbuck Capt. Galactic Federation

    #A&H💜 #UVreavealsalot 🎙🖤😅👑💋🎸 #ummmmmm 😂😂😂🐿

  5. Retro Vybz

    Damn, she's thick asf

  6. Leah Blurzzz

    2019🤍

  7. Dr. Starbuck Capt. Galactic Federation

    You poor girl having to play it over and over hahaha. I said to Spirit.. that's me..ummmmmmmm what's happening here? Hmmmm hahah GOLDEN.. all 🖤

  8. mattchurchill

    Awesome

  9. Beth Finne

    How can you listen to this song, watch this video and "not move one inch"?? I can't stop wiggling and singing at the top of my lungs!💖💖
    And I'm a white chick.

  10. rocknroller1986

    I could do without 2:11 interruption halfway through the video.

  11. Liberty Mccrary

    Should've known Janelle was #teamgay because of 2:02 ❤❤❤

  12. Williams J

    #TheElectricLady!

  13. PornobrillenAli

    That song basically consists of 4 chords. It even has built in interruptions that the low IQ people that this song is designed for don't realise that. Take the interruptions away and you have a song that basically repeats the same 4 chords for over 4 minutes. Only musically illiterates don't get bored from this monotonous melody of this song.
    And you are really asking why this song representing the epitome of boredom didn't become a hit ?

    Conscious_Whisper

    Well, most songs, regardless of popularity, have only 3–6 chords in them. It’s called a Rhythm. Because a fast paced song (like this one) would sound erratic and weird if it had more than 4 chords. That’s how music works.

    But, of course, you’re a musical savant. You would know that. You’re obviously making tons of money revolutionizing music with your new tunes. Other pop stars are backing down and bowing to you, giving up their millions of dollars because there will never be anyone better than you, you fucking elitist.

  14. UNTOLD official YouTube

    And I really really want to thank you for dancing to end

  15. Hanna

    She’s like the female version of Michael Jackson!

  16. JKB DK

    Damn, can't sit still. This song rocks.

  17. Evan Ho

    Is that Meegan in the audience?

  18. Danny Hooks

    no I don't know what that means

  19. Emma Hanley

    Janelle stay true to the funk. The world needs that funk. Shelia E on drums, pick the good brass. Make a sound

  20. Amora

    If Janelle Monáe continued in that style of music and art I would be one of her biggest fans because she reminds me a lot of Michael Jackson and James Brown. For me it's very annoying when the artist puts a feminist or LGBT agenda in the songs, most of the time it does not sound spontaneous and that's what she's doing. I like this song very much, but the others that came later did not please me at all.

  21. Evie Hammond

    If Prince & Michael Jackson had a biological daughter.( I mean that as a monumental compliment to her.) It should be illegal to be that amazingly, effortlessly, multi-talented AND flawlessly beautiful too.

  22. Dessy B

    Is that Jidenna?

    Dessy B

    Ok.. Yes it is.

  23. A J

    Because...Most Black people seem willing to buy into the philosophy that...anything of moral high quality is...OLD SCHOOL...and anything degrading and Vulgar is the New School...of which they want to be good students...............

  24. Danny Hooks

    the lady on the Good tAr. is to. the right end with piety long. money tales who is. that?

  25. Brian Rose

    0:46 😍😍😍😍😍

  26. A J

    WOW....I LOST 5 POUNDS JUST WATCHIN THIS SONG........HEHEHEH

  27. Danny Hooks

    who is the lady on Guitar

    sORrY i'M LaTe! WHaT diD i MisS?

    Out of the two, the black guitarist is Isis Valentino from St Beauty

  28. A G

    2019??? 😍

  29. Ploopybear

    I like this song

  30. Brent Waits

    She is by far the cutest black chick I've ever seen.

  31. cherri bollman

    Only way she could be better is if she went vegan!

    sORrY i'M LaTe! WHaT diD i MisS?

    Why on earth! I am and it's not that great.

  32. Erin Threlkeld

    She has diverse music

  33. Eric Williams

    Very talented

  34. Diamond

    I will never get over this song

  35. jackie

    IS THAT JIDEENA IN THE BEGINNING?

    sORrY i'M LaTe! WHaT diD i MisS?

    Yes indeed. Mr Mobisson!

  36. Joshua Shalom

    Favourite and talented artist of em'all!!

  37. Joshua Shalom

    Such a Vibe Love these song!!

  38. khalifmathiskm

    Where is Jidenna? He been out for a hot minute then he was gone

  39. vero

    The video reminds me of Hey Ya and the song reminds me of a Jackson 5 joint

  40. Mohamed-Amiin A Omer

    Dinner on time qaali. He Trust you, So am I.

  41. Mohamed-Amiin A Omer

    Weedhsame Is the best. 'Higil' style

  42. catherine coman

    An amazingly pure voice and can she dance!!!😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎❤️

  43. Sam Illidge

    Glastonbury baby

    sORrY i'M LaTe! WHaT diD i MisS?

    🙌🏾Wembley🙌🏾

  44. terri merritt

    what iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii need to know

  45. Nyizable

    Spotted, jidenna.

  46. Rutmary Bucarito

    The drummer is me when my wash and go turns out perfectly 😂😂😂

  47. hyred4u

    Have ALWAYS loved this song, but never watched the video. I am 65 yo and Janelle was on point with my experiences from days gone by. JUST BE YOURSELF!!!!!

  48. Natalia Jóźwiak

    I wan't more songs like this! Someone help me? :)

  49. Paulo Neto

    For me this song is like hey ya in 2000’s

  50. nd4spd

    This song and Radiohead's Present Tense are the anthems of the climate apocalypse.

    It was a good run guys, cya.

  51. Marc Roig Cebrian

    !Gorgeous!

  52. mrxexes

    I love Janelle as well as all beautiful women, but if she were a black man, most would call him color struck for having nothing but light skin slim women in their video..
    No way in hell would I make a video with nothing but light skin black males...

  53. Jessie Roden

    What happen to here she was so hot

    sORrY i'M LaTe! WHaT diD i MisS?

    And now she's hotter!

  54. Lorenzo Jimenez

    So many other musicians have made this kind of old band video. You can do better.

  55. Amber Young

    they played this video today in my assembly for black history month

  56. havision fitness

    am only here for the thick background singers lets go girls

  57. Tiara Ford

    I love Janelle

  58. Mya Deshay

    She is so creative in a amazing way!

  59. CoriSparks

    I just now realized that "chalangalangalang" is supposed to be the sound of glass breaking... XD

  60. SIMONE SANTOS

    Brasil 2018 ela dança muito

  61. Darnell Wilcox

    Love how at the end, how she took control. Takes off on a motorcycle, being escorted like a queen should be.

  62. Shoney Williams

    This song is great!!!!👌

  63. Andrea Rosales

    BANG! BANG! SMASH! SMASH! DONT! STOP! SHALANGALANGALANG!!!!!!!!

    sORrY i'M LaTe! WHaT diD i MisS?

    That's it 😊

  64. Alex Vonora

    Its such a shame that shes a brainwashed race baiting libtard.. She talented but dumb as fuck.

  65. Aarin G

    YOU ARE AMAZING!!! I WOULD BOOK YOU ANYTIME AT MY SMALL TOWN VENUE IN UKIAH! We are going through the most insane fire of history up here. I book @ Ukiah Brewing Company in Mendocino County California! anytime any day :::: [email protected]

  66. Zoe T

    She is the one lady and role model that doesn't have to take off clothing or make half naked music videos to make awesome music

  67. Mr666Evilone

    don know what a fuck, but I like this that and stuff.

  68. Larukuislove

    What type of hey ya! Is this? I like it

  69. Inna Weber

    Ain't no order in this courtroom 🎤

  70. SourStrawberrys

    Wow, I just realized how gay this video is. This was a huge hint here.

  71. Rob Radencic

    This girl. WOW!! She has it ALL! I get excited just watching the video. Can't wait to see her perform next month in person.

  72. Jermaine Jennings

    Dance Party in my tiny studio!!!!!!!

  73. Abigail Beancosme

    Jenelle you are so wonderful you know who's alive!! wow Thank you Thank you. Thank you Magical Queen.💖💖💖😍😍😍😘😘😘💐💐💐💐💐💞💞💞💞❤💎💛💙💜💚❤💛💚💙💜💎😘😘 You are blessing in disguise.

  74. Alee Waugh

    I love absolutely love everything about this amazing, empowering woman! Her videos always have dual meanings and I adore it!!

  75. DeLon Thurston

    she looks hecka hot bro I got to say she's too sexy

  76. Princess Matiea

    Outcast - Hey ya 😍😍😍

  77. Matheus Moura Medeiros

    finally, Cindi is free

  78. Simonia Stubbs

    shaniya Shynee

  79. Our Traveling Hearts

    3:22 Love the moonwalk, and the MJ vibe. <3

  80. Michael Wells

    This girl is SO dynamic... She takes charge from the first second she appears on camera, and you can't take your eyes off of her the entire time. And this song is damned catchy.

  81. go cubs

    This woman is a fuckin weirdo.

  82. Préscillia Bébi

    Janelle Monáe is my girl.
    I love her much.

  83. spring

    god she's so amazing ❤️

  84. jmdel78

    Magnifique musique avec une vidéo emportée par le dynamisme de Janelle. En tout cas, on ne peut pas rester assis et c'est super entrainant.

  85. Paulo Neto

    this music remeber hey ya,2 masterpiece.

  86. jackeline Nieves

    Good vid

  87. anniewig

    She reminds me of a better Elvis

  88. ThinWhiteAxe

    I want to be in Janelle's backing band 😏

  89. Crystal McKinney

    I wish I could dance like this, I'd lose weight fast ♡

  90. James O'Neal

    Im In Love

  91. Mark C

    @0:56 lmao what's her story?

  92. Jhoki Ke

    This is a really good song...surprised by 5.5M views....😕

  93. C. W.

    Meanwhile, in this timeline Prince is having another insane party on the channel’s show in the neighboring lot.

  94. Toril Azzalini-Machecler

    That intro reminded me so much of hey ya

  95. Kyeli6 Zavanna

    this is a banging tune. I luv it!

  96. Anywhere But Here

    she looked..so good

  97. jahaira lee pacheco

    She fucking bad in all her videos