Strike up the band

Submitted by nipersson on 05.11.2017

Strike up the band (English) — 1. Lit. to cause a (dance) band to start playing. Strike up the band, maestro, so we all can dance the night away.
2. Fig. to cause something to start. Strike up the band! Let's get this show on the road.

English, explained by nipersson on Sun, 05/11/2017 - 04:32

"Strike up the band" in lyrics

Kiss me beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies
Dance silver moon’s sparkling, so kiss me

The Fray - Kiss me

Lead me
Out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band
And make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling

Jason Walker - kiss me

Kiss me beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hair
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling, so kiss me

Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me

Down by the riverside,
Down by the riverside.

Strike up the band,
Start the parade,
Don't let that grand old rhythm fade.

Elvis Presley - Down by the Riverside

No. Don't you get it, don't you get it? Now don't you move.
Don't you move
Don't you move
Strike up the band!

Panic! At the Disco - I Constantly Thank God For Esteban

There’s nothing really left to say
You’re Happily Retired Today!

Strike up the band and orchestra
We’ll see you down in Florida
You’re Happily Retired Today!

The Early Bird Specials - Happily Retired Now! (The Happy Retirement Song)

Oh, kiss me beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor, lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling, so kiss me

Avril Lavigne - Kiss me

Turn the whole world upside down, let’s pour it out
Let’s all reach for higher ground, while we’re looking down

Strike up the band, let’s start a fire
Put up your hands, show your desire
If you want this, don’t hold back

Olly Murs - Anywhere Else

Turn on the spotlight, strike up the band
Everyone's looking my way
They came to see the excitement firsthand
And hear all that I've got to say

Oh, it makes me wonder

Third Day - Wire

It's dark
It's not for people with uneasy hearts,
But if you're with me on the other side
Strike up the band; we have survived.

Oh do they beat that drum to get you back home,

Wolf Parade - Bang Your Drum

So let the needle on the compass swing
Let the iron in your heart's blood ring
Strike up the band as the ship goes down
And if it's loud enough it will erase the sound

Wolf Parade - The Grey Estates

'Cause I'm back again
And I came to wind and I came to move you
So strike up the band, and raise up your hands
I wanna feel it moving through you

Saliva - Raise Up

Kermit:
We're doing a sequel
We're back by popular demand
Come on, everybody, strike up the band!

Kermit and Fozzie:

Muppets Most Wanted (OST) - We're Doing a Sequel

Get 'em going nice and loud
But you're the only one I see
You're the only one, it's you and me
Strike up the band
Give yourself a great big hand
And all together now

Kaiser Chiefs - Hole in my soul

When the laughter starts to fade
All the drama takes center stage

Strike up the band
Bang a drum like the beat of my heart
You left before the end

RuPaul - Main Event

The gods and the rapers, immigrants and traders, sing about him

A man for a man and a hand for a hand
Trust in the music, strike up the band
The more that we sing, the less that we find
Time and again, this is brood to be right

U2 - The Ballad of Ronnie Drew

Wounded birds look to us
Who can heal? Who to trust
Bring down the giants old and new
Strike up the band and waltz on through

I was shaking with a fever

Elton John - The New fever Waltz

Let the drums roll out!
Let the trumpets call,
Let the whole world shout UCLA.
With our battle cry Bruin!
Conquer all!
We will do or die! UCLA!

Fight Songs US College - Strike up the Band for UCLA (UCLA)

War Eagle, fearless and true.
Fight on you orange and blue.
Go! Go! Go!
On to vict'ry, strike up the band.
Give 'em hell, give 'em hell,
Stand up and yell, hey!

Fight Songs US College - War Eagle (Auburn University)

This is the woman you laid

We promise ourselves this is no one-night stand
Let us draw all the curtains and strike up the band
And I'm thrilled by gentlest touch of your hand we pretend

The Beautiful South - Bell bottom tear