Now I'm not saying it's better to bailar
You can pull the trigger or you can build you an ark
“Bailar” is Spanish for “dance”.
Monáe is suggesting that continuing to dance (being obedient) is akin to killing oneself. And if one isn’t prepared to do that, he or she should build a figurative ark to escape.
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