Linton Kwesi Johnson Story 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
  • Wance upon a time
    Jus like inna nursery rime
    Before piggy tun swine
    Mi did wear
    Mi fear
    Pan mi face
    Like a shiel
    Like a mawsk
    An evrybody tink mi cool an deadly

    Nottn yu coulda seh
    Woulda mek mi tek it awf
    An if yu get mi nervos
    Ah voulda jus lawf it awf
    An evrybody tink mi cool an deadly

    But not soh long ago
    Ins like inna pitcha show
    Whey di hero get a blow
    Mi spirit get vex
    An mi get soh ressless
    Dat mi get careless
    An goh bare mi mawgah chess
    Mi newah indah tink seh
    At it mek outa glaas
    Dat di whole wide worl coulda si
    Right dung to di vien inna mi awt
    Ow dem twis-up
    Ow dem tie-up
    Ow dem tite-up
    O mi awt
    Ow it cut-up
    Ow it craw-up
    Ow it scar-up
    ( it is a aad awt fi mawstah yu noe
    Dis smilin an skinin yu teet
    Wen yu awt sweel-up soh till yu feel it a goh bus
    Wen yu cyaan fine di rime fi fit di beat
    Wen yu cyan fine di ansah fi di puzzle complete)
    Soh mi tek awf mi mawsk
    An staat fi wear daak glaas
    But eyry so awftin
    Mi haffi tek it awf
    An evry nowanden
    Mi fine mi laas
    Oonu evah
    Si mi trial
    Si mi crawsiz ?

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

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