No Bacchanal
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


Oh let them fight if they want
I am a non-participant
Year after year they rioting
When they go start uniting?
To go to a nightclub or a dance
Or any kind of fête is a big chance
You ain't sure to walk out from the place
Unless a dagger stick in your waist

I ain't have no band, I ain't in no gang
I ain't want no confusion with no hooligan
My friends are sociable, very very respectable
And we ain't want no bacchanal for this carnival

Aye aye aye!

So many people are afraid
To join in the carnival parade
Although they ain't looking for nuttin'
Something terrible might happen
And then you can't depend on the police
Instead of making arrest they making peace
So before you end up in casualty
Ah think you better play your mas like me

I ain't have no band, I ain't in no gang
Who the hell want confusion with them hooligan?
My friends are sociable, very very respectable people
And we ain't want no bacchanal for this carnival

The word is "mas", according to him!
Play mas!

Useless fighting don't make sense
I believe in non-violence
Don't lick down people just because
You want to show them you could break the laws
Have some regard for human life
Don't be too quick to pull your knife
"Live and let live" that's what I say
Try as you want, you know crime doesn't pay

I ain't have no band, I ain't in no gang
And meh ain't want no confusion with them hooligan
My friends are sociable and very respectable
And we ain't want no bacchanal for this carnival

Woh yo yo!
Sing it if you swing it, aye aye aye!

Too many gang what's too much clash
You many daggers and cutlaash
Too many reach the hospital
Too many people end up in funeral
What is the reason for all this?
Cut out this blinking foolishness
Jump in the crowd and play your mas
But don't bring no razor and cutlaash

Look, I ain't have no band, I ain't in no gang
Who the hell want confusion with them hooligan?
My friends are sociable, very very respectable
And we ain't want no bacchanal for this carnival

Woh yo yo!

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