Harry Belafonte Kwela (Listen to the Man) Lyrics

Paradise in Gazankulu Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 We Are the Wave
  • 2 Paradise in Gazankulu
  • 3 Skin to Skin
  • 4 Amandla
  • 5 Kwela (Listen to the Man)
  • 6 Monday to Monday
  • 7 Global Carnival
  • 8 Capetown
  • 9 Sisiwami (Sweet Sister)
  • 10 Move It
  • Here comes the doo doo, flying up the street
    Running like the fire burning on his feet
    Casting his eye left to the right
    Looking for a place he can duck out of sight

    Here come the goomba goomba, rumbling up the road
    Looking for somebody to fill up the load
    A big fat cat he had, get off the bag
    Scooping up the striker, lest given him a whack

    Come on boy, jump inside
    Come on, boy, we gonna take you for a ride
    It's an excursion, where you don't have to pay
    At the end of the line you'll find a place to stay

    (Kwela, kwela)
    You better listen to the man
    (Kwela, kwela)
    Everybody jump in the van

    (Kwela-la, kwela-la, oh, kwela-la)
    You better listen to the man
    (And we're shouting kwela-la, kwela-la)
    Everybody jump in the van

    Now, doo doo, he doin', doin' pretty well
    He got a private room at the the Blue Hotel
    Everyday he gets a complimentary meal
    Maybe check out soon if can make a deal

    He wanna play music out on the street
    I'm sure you got your Nike's tight on your feet
    Better make sure that you stay outta sight
    For the Chakalas when he got a big appetite

    Come on boy, jump inside
    Come on, boy, we gotta take you for a ride
    It's an excursion where you don't have to pay
    At the end of the line you'll find a place to stay

    (Kwela, kwela)
    You better listen to the man
    (Kwela, Kwela)
    Everybody jump in the van

    (Kwela-la, kwela-la, oh, kwela-la)
    You better listen to the man
    (Keep on shouting kwela-la, kwela-la)
    Everybody jump in the van

    Come on boy, jump inside
    Come on, boy, we gonna take you for a ride
    It's an excursion where you don't have to pay
    At the end of the line you'll find a place to stay

    (Kwela, kwela)
    You better listen to the man
    (Kwela, kwela)
    Everybody jump in the van

    I said, you better, you better
    (Kwela-la, kwela-la, oh, kwela-la)
    You better listen to the man
    (Keep on shouting kwela-la, kwela-la)
    Everybody, everybody, everybody jump in the van

    I said, hey, doo doo, hey, doo doo
    (Kwela, kwela)
    You better listen to the man
    Hey, doo doo, hey, doo doo
    (Kwela, kwela)
    Everybody jump in the van

    I said, hey, doo doo, hey, doo doo
    (Kwela-la, kwela-la, oh, kwela-la)
    You better listen to the man
    (Keep on shouting, kwela-la, kwela-la)
    Hey, doo doo, hey, doo doo
    Everybody jump in the van

    Kwe-kwe-kwela, kiwela kwela
    Kwe-kwe-kwela, kiwela kwela
    Kwe-kwe-kwela, kiwela kwela
    Kwe-kwe-kwela, kiwela kwela

    You gotta jump down, turn around, pick a pocket
    Jump, turn, I wanna lay
    You gotta jump and turn, pick a pocket
    Jump, turn, I wanna lay

    You gotta jump and turn, pick a pocket
    Jump, turn, I wanna lay
    You gotta jump and turn, pick a pocket
    Jump, turn, I wanna lay

    Pick it, I wanna lay
    Pick it

    Hey, doo doo, hey, doo doo
    You better listen to the man
    Hey, doo doo, hey, doo doo
    Everybody jump in the van

    I said, you better, you better
    (Kwela, kwela)
    You better listen to the man
    Everybody, everybody
    (Kwela, kwela)
    Everybody jump in the van

    I said, hey doo doo, hey, doo doo
    (Kwe-kwe-kwela, kiwela kwela)
    You better listen to the man
    Hey, doo doo, hey, doo doo
    (Kwe-kwe-kwela, kiwela kwela)
    Everybody jump in the van

    Written by: Jake Holmes, S.m. Nkabinde
    Lyrics © NEXT DECADE ENTERTAINMENT,INC.

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