We can't afford to pay the landlord's money
Ain't got no phone and the powers not running
Looking for work but it's just not coming
And it's just not funny, children got to eat something
Friday night, streets alight, and I'm not drinking
All of my friends are talking, got me thinking
Out of the melancholy I'd been sinking
'Cause the band is playing and my girlfriend's winking

So lay down all your troubles and your dramas at the dance hall tonight
And empty all your burdens and your problems at the dance hall tonight

I tell you brother, Jah don't owe me nothing
I live my life trying to build me something
You see the slick cats and the P they're puffing
Good money they're running, but the good not coming

The pale skin I got, the song I'm singing
Whether your poor or not the love you bringing
Welfare state raised me but I'm not clinging
To the prison system, no tonight I'm winning

So lay down all your troubles and your dramas at the dance hall tonight
And empty all your burdens and your problems at the dance hall tonight
And pray for all the blessings and the glory 'cause we found Jah tonight
And shout out to Mt Zion 'cause were ready, and we found love tonight

I don't mind working hard to make a living
For everything I've got the praise I've given
But lust for money no I’ve never been driven
Yeah, you play Bob Marley but you just don't listen

The greedy politicians lower your taxes
Talk about poverty while she relaxes
Who out there's still voting for all these fascists?
When the system crashes you can kiss their ashes

And lay down all your troubles and your dramas at the dance hall tonight
And empty all your burdens and your problems at the dance hall tonight
And pray for all the blessings and the glory, we found Jah tonight
And shout out to Mt Zion 'cause were ready and we found love tonight


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