Papa Legba Lyrics - Talking Heads

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You'll be, hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm, magnet for money
You'll be, mm-mm-mm-mm, magnet for love
You'll feel, hmm, light in your body
Now I'm gonna say, gonna say these words:

Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo
Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo

It might hmm-mmm-mm-mm...It might rain money
It might hm-hi-hi-hi...It might rain fire
Now I'm gonna call,
Gonna call on Legba.
Get yourself a sign
Get your love and desire.

Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo
Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempou
Papa Legba,
Come and open the gate.
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Papa Legba,
To the city of camps.
Now, we're your children
Come and ride your horse
In the night
In the night
Come and ride your horse

There is a queen
Of six sevens and nines
Dust in your garden
Poison in your mind
There is a king
That will steal your soul
Din't let him catch you,
Don't let him get control.

Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo
Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo

Papa Legba,
Come and open the gate
Papa Legba,
To the city of camps
Now, we're your children
Come and ride your horse

In the night
In the night, come and ride your horse
In the night
In the night, come and ride your horse
In the night
In the night, come and ride your horse







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A great call to honor Papa Legba | Reviewer: The Enchantress | 3/30/2006

This song was featured in "True Stories" a great movie that featured John Goodman and David Byrne. Curiously, Pop Staples performs this song in front of a Santeria/Lucumi/Voodoun altar to help John Goodman's character find love. It is very accurate in it's verbage to ride the Horse & open the gates and when there is a ceremony, Papa Legba(Eleggua) is always called first to open the gates between the spirit world and this one. When the participants fall into trance some may be transformed into spirit horses,(similar to another ritual in Indonesia) and then it is acknowledged that Papa Legba(Eleggua in Yoruba) has opened the gates and the ceremony can begin.

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