Lucky Dube Let The Band Play On

Even though his times are hard

You can hardly see it on his face

Because of the smile

People coming in from miles away

To hear him sing and see him play

So he can’t disappoint them now

The room is full of smoke

But he can see them dancing

And he can see them crying

It doesn’t bother him at all

‘Cause he knows it’s only tears of joy


Let the band play on

There’s a girl sitting by the corner there

And she looks at him with her big brown eyes

He smiles back and carries on playing

It doesn’t bother him at all

Somehow, it gives him some comfort

Police came in halfway through the night

With the good news

Neighbours are complaining

‘Cause the music is so low low low low

So turn it up, now


Let the band play on