Linton Kwesi Johnson Mi Revalueshanary Fren Lyrics

Tings an' Times Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Story
  • 2 Sense Outta Nansense
  • 3 Tings an' Times
  • 4 Mi Revalueshanary Fren
  • 5 Di Good Life
  • 6 Di Anfinished Revalueshan
  • 7 Dubbing for Life
  • Mi revalueshanary fren is nat di same agen
    Yu know fram wen ?

    fram di masses shata silence
    Staat fi grumble
    Fram pawty paramoncy tek a tumble
    Fram Hungary to Poelan to Romania
    Fram di cozy cyassle dem staat fi crumble
    Wen wi buck-up wananada in a reaznin
    Mi fren always en up pan di same ting
    Dis is di sang I'm love fi sing :

    Kaydar
    E ad to go
    Zhivkov
    E ad to go
    Husack
    E ad to go
    Honnicka
    E ad to go
    Cauchescu
    E ad to go
    Jus like apartied
    Wi av to go

    awhile agoh mi fren an mi woz taakin
    Soh mi seh to I'm :

    wat a way di eart a run nowadays, man
    It gettin aada by di day
    Fi know whey yu stan
    Cauz wen yu tink yu deh pun salid dry lan
    Wen yu cteck a stack yu fine yu ina quick-san
    Yu noh notice ow di lanscape a shiff
    Is like valcanoe unda it an notn cyaan stap it
    Cauz tings jusa bubble an a bwoil doun below
    Strata separate an refole
    An wen yu tink yu reach di mountain tap
    Is a bran-new platow yu goh buck-up

    mi revalueshanary fren shake I'm ed an I'm sigh
    Dis woz I'm reply :

    Kaydar
    E ad to go
    Zhivkov
    E ad to go
    Husack
    E ad to go
    Honnicka
    E ad to go
    Cauchescu
    E ad to go
    Jus like apartied
    Wi av to go

    well mi nevah did satisfy wid wat mi fren mek reply
    An fi get a deepa meanin in di reaznin
    Mi seh to I'm :

    well awrite
    Soh Garby gi di people dem glashnas
    An it poze di Stalinist dem plenty prablem
    Soh Garby leggo peristrika pan dem
    Canfoundin bureacraetic strategems
    But wi haffi face up to di cole facks;
    I'm also open up pondora's bax
    Yes, people pawa jus a showa every awa
    An eyrybady claim dem demacratic
    But some a wolf an some a sheep
    An dat is prablematic:
    Nah tings like dat yu woulda call dialectic ?

    mi revalueshanary fren pauz awhile an I'm smile
    Den I'm look mi in mi eye an reply :

    Kaydar
    E ad to go
    Zhivkov
    E ad to go
    Husack
    E ad to go
    Honnicka
    E ad to go
    Cauchescu
    E ad to go
    Jus like apartied
    Wi av to go

    well mi couldn elabarate
    Plus it waz gettin kinda late
    Soh in spite a mi lack af andastandin
    Bout di meanin a di changes in di eas
    Fi di wes nonediless
    An aldow mi av mi rezavayshans
    Bout di cansiquenses an implicashans
    Espehsaally fi black libaraeshan
    To bring di reaznin to a canclushan
    Ah ad woz to agree wid mi fren
    Hopein dat wen wi meet up wance agen
    Wi coulda av a more fulla canvahsaeshan

    soh mi seh to I'm, yu know wat ?
    I'm seh wat ? mi seh :

    Kaydar
    E ad to go
    Zhivkov
    E ad to go
    Husack
    E ad to go
    Honnicka
    E ad to go
    Cauchescu
    E ad to go
    Jus like apartied
    Soon gaan





    Written by: Linton Kwesi Johnson
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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