Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Consider it done (2011)

Come here
Alright, ok
Well everybody
Alright, ok
Ok
Alright, ok...
What dey want?

Dey want me to
Mash up (15x)
Anything, everything (3x)
Everything!
Consider it done! (8x)
Consider it!

This cyar be good
Nobody jumping
No hands eh waving
De party stand still
I in de mood
To create something
Activate something
Yuh done know until
Everybody start de jumping and
Everybody misbehaving ah reach
When yuh see the hands dem waving
And people waist dem wining, wining, ah reach

Chorus:
Dey want me to
Mash up (15x)
Anything
Everything (6x)
Consider it done! (8x)
Consider it!

See many try and cyar do ah ting
Oh what a something
De people stand still
Cyar even leave
My name they calling (Fay-ann! Fay-ann)
Stay ?an dem shouting
We goin' until
When see de party jumping and
Everybody misbehaving ah reach
When you see de rags dem waving and
Left to right de People running ah reach (Step aside!)

Chorus

We jumping up in a way
We mashing up in a way
We jumping up in a way
We mashing up in a way
We jumping up in a way
We mashing up in a way
We jumping up in a way
We mashing up in a way
When yuh see de party jumping and
Everybody misbehavin' ah reach
Once de people jumping jumping
And left to right de people running ah reach (ah reach!)

Chorus:
Mash up (15x)
Anything, everything! (3x)
Anything!
Consider it done (8x) (Watch yuhself!)
Consider it!

This cyar be good
Nobody jumping
No hands eh waving
De party stand still
I in de mood
To create something
Activate something
Yuh done know until
Everybody start de jumping
And everybody misbehaving ah reach (ah reach!)
When yuh see the hands dem waving
And people waist dem wining, wining, ah reach

Chorus
Mash up (15x)
Everything, everything! (3x)
Everything!
Consider it done!!

Lyrics by Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez
Performed by Fay-Ann Lyons

Push Dat (2011)

(Happy Supm Riddim)

THIS IS THE SPANIARD THAT PEOPLE KNOW

INTRO:-
TELL THEM ME TALK WEH I SAY,
MI NO TAKE BACK NUTTEN MI TALK WEH I SAY,
MI TALK WEH I TALK MI WALK WEH I SAY,
PLANT IT LIKE A SEED AND GROW WEH I SAY,
MI AH NO INFORMER FI TALK WEH I SEE, I AM NO POLICEMAN NO C.I.D ,
NO FBI,DEA,CIA , BUNJI GARLIN TELL THEM RIGHT AWAY,
THEY GEMME MAD, THEY GEMME MAD, THEY REALLY REALLY GEMME MAD,
DE WHOLE A DEM GET ME CRAZY CRAZY ALL AH DEM GET ME MAD,
THEY GEMME MAD THEY REALLY REALLY GEMME MAD,

VERSE1:-
I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EARS LAST WEEK WHEN I LISTEN TO RADIO,
MAN COME INTO THE BUSINESS AND TALKING ABOUT PUTTING OTHER MAN
OUTTA STAGE SHOW ,
MI WARN THIS THING IS PEOPLE FOOD
THIS IS NOT LEGO SET AND PLAY DOUGH,
I DON'T WHO DEM HAVE THEIR INTENTIONS FOR
BUT THERE'S A FEW THINGS
YUH MUST KNOW, LEMME TELL DEM STRAIGHT,

ME NO TAKE PUSH, ME NO TAKE DRAPE,
ME NO CUT UP BRUISE UP AND SCRAPE,
TRY CROSS ME AND THINK ME'S A LIGHTWEIGHT,
ONE TIME AH OPEN UP YUH FACE LIKE GATE,

BETTER TAKE TIME OUT AND CONCENTRATE,SIT DOWN AND PONDER AND
CONTEMPLATE, I AM A VALID ARTISTE THAT'S ME HERE DATE TO DATE,
MI WARN DEM,

CHORUS:-
ANYONE A DEM PUSH ME ,MI PUSH DAT
ANYONE A DEM PUSH ME ,MI PUSH DAT
ANYONE A DEM PUSH ME ,MI PUSH DAT,
MI COME FROM CUMUTO IN THE BUSH THAT,
I WORK HARD FOR MY CAREER ,
MI NO GET MY CAREER FROM NO 'GOUTI LOOK BACK
ANYONE A DEM PUSH ME ,MI PUSH DAT
(ANYONE A DEM PUSH ME ,MI PUSH DAT)



VERSE:-
NOW I HAVE NO PROBLEM WHEN YOUNGER ARTISTE WANT TO COME INNA THE
BUSINESS,
'CAUSE I MEHSELF IN 99 WAS A STRUGGLING ARTISTE TO ENTER THE BIZNIZ,
MY PROBLEM START WHEN YUH COME IN AND TALKING ABOUT PUSHING MAN
OUTTA BUSINESS,
THIS BIZNIZ IS EVERYONE BIZNIZ, YUH GONNA GET DISMISS,
BUT AH HEAR DEM (INNO)
TALKING 'BOUT MAN THEY WHA PUSH OUT,
PUSH ME AND SEE YUH FUNERAL BOOK OUT,
AFTER TEARS DROP AND PEOPLE EYE JOOK OUT,
YOU WANT TO FLY FROM THE LAVENTILLE LOOK OUT,
THE BIZNIZ IS NOT TO FOOL AND MOOK OUT,
WHEN WE COULD CHILL OUT IN A BIG FAMILY COOK OUT,
PROMOTER CALL WE EVERYTHING GET BOOK OUT,
CAREFUL WEH YUH SHOOK OUT, ME WARN DEM

CHORUS:- ANYONE A DEM PUSH ME ,MI PUSH DAT
ANYONE A DEM PUSH ME ,MI PUSH DAT
ANYONE A DEM PUSH ME ,MI PUSH DAT,
MI COME FROM CUMUTO IN THE BUSH THAT,
I WORK HARD FOR MY CAREER ,
MI NO GET MY CAREER FROM NO 'GOUTI LOOK BACK
ANYONE A DEM PUSH ME, MI PUSH DAT
(ANYONE A DEM PUSH ME ,MI PUSH DAT)

BACK TO INTRO CHANT:-

TELL THEM ME TALK WEH I SAY,
MI NO TAKE BACK NUTTEN MI TALK WEH I SAY,

MI TALK WEH I TALK MI WALK WEH I SAY ,
PLANT IT LIKE A SEED AND GROW WEH I SAY,
MI AH NO INFORMER FI TALK WEH I SEE, I AM NO POLICEMAN NO C.I.D ,

NO FBI, DEA, CIA, BUNJI GARLIN TELL THEM RIGHT AWAY,
THEY GEMME MAD, THEY GEMME MAD, THEY REALLY REALLY GEMME MAD,

DE WHOLE A DEM GET ME CRAZY CRAZY ALL AH DEM GET ME MAD,
THEY GEMME MAD THEY REALLY REALLY GEMME MAD,

CHORUS:-
ANYONE A DEM PUSH ME ,MI PUSH DAT
ANYONE A DEM PUSH ME ,MI PUSH DAT
ANYONE A DEM PUSH ME ,MI PUSH DAT,
MI COME FROM CUMUTO IN THE BUSH THAT,

I WORK HARD FOR MY CAREER ,
MI NO GET MY CAREER FROM NO 'GOUTI LOOK BACK

ANYONE A DEM PUSH ME, MI PUSH DAT
(ANYONE A DEM PUSH ME, MI PUSH DAT)

Lyrics: Ian A. Alvarez aka Bunji Garlin
Performed by: Bunji Garlin

Iron & Steel (2010)

Ah say to send dem 7x
Ah say to send dem come
Ca' we eh turnin' round
Ah say to send dem come
Is madness on de junction
Ah say to send dem come
Ca' we eh turnin' round
Because is we who keep de people jumpin'
Hands up now and show meh something
Shake yuh rag and keep it wavin' (Put em up! Put 'em up!)

Pound for pound when we comin down on Carnival Monday
Iron and steel
We tougher than
Iron and steel
Drum for drum
We beatin' until de people start to jump and break way
Iron and steel
Iron and steel

Listen
When it come to carnival
Say it wit me (We ready)
All de masqueraders on de road can you hear me? (We ready)
On your feet, show de world who does make yuh happy
Now is time to test de ... with your body
So let's pick up something and put up something
And leh we start with de wave
Everybody start to wave
Jump up and start misbehave
An expression to show de world we love
Cause Carnival is we ting
Is we who keep de people jumpin'
Hands up now and show meh something
Shake yuh rag and keep it wavin' (Put em up! Put 'em up!)

Pound for pound when we comin down on Carnival Monday
Iron and steel
We tougher than
Iron and steel
Drum for drum
We beatin' until de people start to jump and break way
Iron and steel
Iron and steel

Jump up jump 3x
Jump jump jump
Jump up

Let's go
When we on de road, who can make we move away
Freedom for all creed and race to express dey body (we ready)
Paint a picture for de world and be proud to show it
Carnival is for all ah we so act like you know it
Just take out something and -- out something
And leh we start with de wave
Everybody start to wave
Everybody start to wave
Everybody start to wave
Everybody start to wave
Start wave
Start wave
Start wave

Pound for pound

Is we who keep de people jumpin'
Hands up now and show meh something
Shake yuh rag and keep it wavin' (Put em up! Put 'em up!)

Pound for pound when we comin down on Carnival Monday
Iron and steel
We tougher than
Iron and steel
Drum for drum
We beatin' until de people start to jump and break way
Iron and steel
Iron and steel

Listen
When it comes to carnival
Say it wit me (We ready)
All de masqueraders on de road can you hear me? (We ready)
On your feet, show de world who does make yuh happy
Now is time to test de ... with your body
So let's pick up something and put up something
And leh we start with de waving
From A to Z all de masqueraders on de road misbehaving'
Is we who keep de people jumpin'
Hands up now and show meh something
Shake yuh rag and keep it wavin'
Pound for pound!

Lyrics by Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez
Performed by Fay-Ann Lyons

True Lies (2010)

Hey... hey... hey...
Start to jump! (Jump! Jump! Jump!) [4x]
Start to jump!

Cyar even enjoy mehself for carnaval
Cause dey accusin me as one who does mash up fete
They say how de jumpin and de wavin causin a bacchaanal
And de runnin from left to right ting does make dem sweat (hey!)
Dey say last year I had de masqueraders dem carryin on
Jumpin & wavin winin up in de blazin sun (whole day!)
Dey party all de way til Ash Wednesday come
And when de carnival done yuh know I'm de guilty one

Chorus:-
Why?
They keep tellin lies on me (tell dem doh tell no lies) [4x]
Dey say when I say to jump
Everybody jumpin jumpin
Dey say when I say to wave
Everybody wavin wavin
Dey say when I misbehave
Everybody misbehavin
Listen
Well if everyting dat dey say about me is true
Hear what to do
Jump! Jump! Jump! (2x) Jump!
Now stop!
Wave! wave! wave! (2x) Wave!
Now back to de road...

People lookin at me like a criminal
And my performances they makin me start regret
Dey tink I should keep my energy level on a minimal
But then again what dey pay for is what dey go get
Dey say how fete to fete and on de road
Man I was de one
Who had de people jumpin up and wavin dey han (whole day!)
Blamin me for mashin up I cyar understand
Why dey gettin on like if I was de only one

Chorus:-
Why?
They keep tellin lies on me (tell dem doh tell no lie) [4x]
Dey say when I say to jump
Everybody jumpin jumpin
Dey say when I say to wave
Everybody wavin wavin
Dey say when I misbehave
Everybody misbehavin
Listen
Well if everyting dat dey say about me is true
Hear what to do
Jump! Jump! Jump! (2x) Jump!
Now stop! Hands up! Hands up!
Wave! wave! wave! (2x) Wave! To de left to de left
Run! (7x)
Now stop! To de right, to de right, to de right
Run! (6x) Now stop!
Now back to de road...

Dey say last year I had de masqueraders dem carryin on
Jumpin & wavin winin up in de blazin sun (whole day!)
Dey party all de way til Ash Wednesday come
And when de carnival done yuh know I'm de guilty one

Chorus:-
Why?
They keep tellin lies on me (tell dem doh tell no lie) [4x]
Dey say when I say to jump
Everybody jumpin jumpin
Dey say when I say to wave
Everybody wavin wavin
Dey say when I misbehave
Everybody misbehavin
Listen
Well if everyting dat dey say about me is true
Hear what to do
Jump! Jump! (3x) Jump!
Now stop!
Wave! wave! wave! (2x) Wave!
Wine! (7x) Now stop!
To de left to de left to de left 2x
Now stop!
On de road....wave, jump on de road...

Blame me!

Lyrics: Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez
Performed by: Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez

Heavy T Bumper (2009)

That's right

De heavy T bumper
Ah whey de heavy T bumper
Ah whey de heavy T bumper gyal
(de heavy t bumper...3x)

No man cyar mash up meh structure
{Show} meh de girl wit de heavy T bumper
De heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T bumper gyal
Dey cyar mash up meh system
Touch your waist to end up in problem
De heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T,
Gyul cock back and

Off load de heavy structure gyal
Off load de heavy structure gyal
Off load de heavy structure gyal
Make yuh waistline roll like thundah gyal
Off load yuh heavy structure gyal
Off load yuh heavy structure gyal
Off load yuh heavy structure gyal
Make yuh waistline roll like thundah

Make de man dem want it
Turn round yuh bumper and flaunt it
In yuh low rise jeans, bumper lookin' mean
Have man behavin' re'l drastic
Now, move over skinny bumper gyal
Move over narrow bumper gyal
Flat bumper get left behind kill dem wit' de heavy T wine

No man cyar mash up meh structure
{Show} meh de girl wit' de heavy T bumper
De heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T bumper gyal
Dey cyar mash up meh system
Touch your waist to end up in problem
De heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T
Gyul cock back and

Off load de heavy structure gyal
Off load de heavy structure gyal
Off load de heavy structure gyal
Make yuh waistline roll like thundah gyal
Off load yuh heavy structure gyal
Off load yuh heavy structure gyal
Off load yuh heavy structure gyal
Make yuh waistline roll like thundah

Most man cyar ride wit' it
So dey get park up one side wit it
Say dey cyar hold on so dey cyar stay long
Slip slip slip and slide wit' it
Eh move over skinny bumper gyal
Move over narrow bumper gyal
Flat bumper get left behind, kill dem wit' de heavy T wine

No man cyar mash up de structure
Show meh de girl wit' de heavy T bumper
De heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T bumper gyal
Dey cyar mash up meh system
Touch your waist to end up in Brooklyn
De heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T
Girl cock back an'

Off load de heavy structure gyal
Off load de heavy structure gyal
Off load de heavy structure gyal
Make yuh waistline roll like thundah gyal
Off load yuh heavy structure gyal
Off load yuh heavy structure gyal
Off load yuh heavy structure gyal
Make yuh waistline roll it

Bridge:
De bumper
Roll gyal
Roll it out ah control gyal
Wit' yuh hol heart and soul gyal
Like yuh going fuh gold
Make de t'ing
Make de damn t'ing
Roll gyal
Roll it out ah control gyal
Like yuh going fuh gold
Roll de t'ing now
Cock de bumper back an' just let it


Off load de heavy structure gyal
Off load de heavy structure gyal
Off load de heavy structure gyal
Make yuh waistline roll
Off load yuh heavy structure gyal
Off load yuh heavy structure gyal
Off load yuh heavy structure gyal
Make yuh waistline roll like thundah

No man cyar mash up meh structure
Show meh de girl wit' de heavy T bumper
De heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T bumper gyal
Dey cyar mash up meh system
Touch your waist to end up in problem
De heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T, heavy T
Girl cock back an'


Off load de heavy structure gyal
Off load de heavy structure gyal
Off load de heavy structure gyal
Make yuh waistline roll like thundah gyal
Off load yuh heavy structure gyal
Off load yuh heavy structure gyal
Off load yuh heavy structure gyal
Make yuh waistline roll it

Repeat bridge

Off load de heavy structure gyal
Off load de heavy structure gyal
Off load de heavy structure gyal
Make yuh waistline roll like thundah
Off load yuh heavy structure
Off load yuh heavy structure
Off load yuh heavy structure...

Performed by Fay-Ann Lyons
Composed by Fay-Ann Lyons

(Music: Bus Stop Riddim)

Winner: International Groovy Soca Monarch 2009

Meet SuperBlue (2009)

Let's go!
Hands up hands up!
Hands up Hands up!
Hands up Hands up!
Hands up!
Hands up!

Hands in de air!
Rags in de air!
Flags in de air!
Hands in de air!
Now!

Jump up
Jump up
Jump up
Jump up
Jump up
Jump up
Jump up
Jump up
Jump up

Keep jumpin'!
Keep jumpin' jumpin'!
Just keep on jumpin'!

Listen!

They trying to flop me
(Tell dem ah keep movin' don't stop)
I know they cyah stop me
(Tell dem ah keep movin' don't stop)
Long time dey wan' drop me
(Tell dem ah keep movin' don't stop)
So they underrate me
(Tell dem ah keep movin' don't stop)

(Tell dese people that)
Tell dem I am not my father
Ah bad like him but de truth be told
Like me there will be no other
(This is not ah...)
Who God bless doh put asunder
If you doh believe that this is true, meet Super Blue

Hands in de air
(Keep movin' don't stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' don't stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' don't stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' don't stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' don't stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' don't stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' don't stop)
Hands in de air

Jump jump up
Jump up
Jump up
Jump up
Jump up
Jump up
Jump up
Keep jumpin' jumpin'
Keep jumpin' jumpin'
Keep jumpin' jumpin'
Keep jumpin' jumpin'

Been hearin' dem lately
(Tell dem ah keep movin' don't stop)
"She don' act like ah lady"
(Tell dem ah keep movin' don't stop)
Make no apology
(Tell dem ah keep movin' don't stop)
So who doh like me c'ud bite me
(Tell dem ah keep movin' don't stop)

(Tell dese people that)
This is the continuation
Musically bad from since ah born
Legacy for generations
(This is not ah...)
Fireman meets Silver Surfer
If you doh believe that this is true, meet Super Blue

Hands in de air
(Keep movin' don't stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' don't stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' don't stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' don't stop)
Rags in de air
(Keep movin' don't stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' don't stop)
Hands in de air

Put 'em up, put 'em up
Put 'em up, put 'em up
(Keep movin' don't stop)

(Tell dese people that)
Tell dem that ah tough like iron
When ah done with dem they boun' to know
Why meh name is Faye Ann Lyons
(This is not ah...)
Mashin' up in any session
So anyt'ing that you see me do
Remember to just tell dese people (that)
Tell dem I am not my father
Ah bad like him but de truth be tol'
Like me there will be no other
(This is not ah...)
This year ah tougher than ever
So take out yuh rag and all yuh flag
An' get on bad

Hands in de air
(Keep movin' doh stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' doh stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' doh stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' doh stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' doh stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' doh stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' doh stop)
Hands in de air
(Keep movin' doh stop)

Start jumpin'
Start jumpin'
Start jumpin'
(Tell dem ah keep movin doh stop)
Start jumpin'
Start jumpin'
Start jumpin'
(Tell dem ah keep movin doh stop)
Keep jumpin'
Keep jumpin'
Keep jumpin'
(Tell dem ah keep movin doh stop)
Keep jumpin' up
Keep jumpin'
Keep jumpin'
(Tell dem ah keep movin doh stop)

(Tell dese people that)
Tell dem dat ah tough like iron
When ah done with dem they boun' to know
Why meh name is Faye Ann Lyons
(This is not ah...)
Mashin' up in any session
So anyt'ing that you see me do
Remember to just tell dese people [that]
Tell dem I am not my father
Ah bad like him but de truth be told
Like me there will be no other
(This is not ah...)
This year ah tougher than ever
So take out yuh rag and all yuh flag
An' get on bad.
(Hands in de air, hands in de air...)

Performed by: Fay-Ann Lyons
Composed by: Fay-Ann Lyons

Watch a Youtube vid and sing along to 2009 Road March!! ;)

Predicted this one for "road march" and International Soca Monarch 2009!

Fiery (2008)

(Dis is madness. Is counterattack? Yes)

Fire!

Burnin', burnin', burnin'!
Start de fire blazin'!
Burnin', burnin', burnin'!
Garlin!

Fiery!
That is how we comin'!
Fiery!
We doh fraid nobody!
Fiery!
That is how we comin'!
Fiery!
Watch we!

Dem say de fireman dead,
Now ah back like a burnin' ghost
Burnin' dem from coast to coast
Fry dey brain like egg an' toast
Dem better be careful how dem face we
Because
Just like de 300 spartans comin' thru de town
We comin' in strong, yuh cyar go wrong
Wit ah iron fist in meh hand
Ah go lead de wickedest van
Every ting else better beware
'Cause is Carnival ah doh care
we comin'

Fiery!
We doh fraid nobody
Fiery!
Anytime yuh see we
Fiery!
We doh fraid nobody
Fiery!
Watch we!

Burnin', burnin', burnin'
Start de fire blazin'
Burnin', burnin', burnin'!
Start de fire
We have tune to run, tune to swing
When we come is we run t'ings
Plenty music for queens and kings
Let de rag dem know dis time we

Fiery!
This is how we comin!
Fiery!
We doh fraid nobody
Fiery!
That is how we comin'
Fiery!
Watch we!

Burnin', burnin', burnin'!
Start de fire blazin!
Burnin', burnin', burnin'!
(Get out de lighters)

Blaze it up!
Blaze it up!
Everybody start to jump and
Blaze it up!
Blaze it up!
Hey!

Let's go!

Last year when dem take my name
And drag it all through the mud
And through all de dirty flood
Like if they want-ed my blood
Dem better be careful what dem ask for
Because if I decide to answer
Dey might not like what ah say
When de fire come from de mountain top
And start tuh melt dem away
When yuh see we come through de street
Wit de iron pan and we beat
Anything wha trouble dis heat
Well, dey surely go get defeat
Because we

Fiery!
Dis is how we comin
Fiery!
We doh fraid nobody
Fiery!
Dis is how we comin
Fiery!
Watch we

Burning, burning, burning
Start de fire blazin
Burning, burning, burning
Start de fire
We have tune to run, tune to swing
When we come is we run tings
Plenty music for queens and kings
Fire!

Fiery!
That is how we comin'!
Fiery!
We doh fraid nobody!
Fiery!
That is how we comin'!
Fiery!
Everybody now!

Burnin', burnin', burnin'!
Start de fire blazin'!
Burnin', burnin', burnin'!

Blaze it up!
Blaze it up!
Get de lighthouse in de dust!
Blaze it up!
Blaze it up!
Hey!

Dey askin' everywhere how I comin' next year
What kind of calypso, is it fast or slow?
Well I tryin' hard to come up to standard
Dey wonderin' how I comin'
Comin' in strong
Yuh cyah go wrong
Like de temperature in a storm,
When dey find de place gettin warm,
Is dynamic musical pace
Everybody shakin' dey waist
Dis time we

Fiery!
We doh fraid nobody
Fiery!
Anytime yuh see we
Fiery!
Better look out for we
Watch me!

Burnin', burnin', burnin'!
Start de fire blazin'!
Burning, burning, burning!
Fiery!

We have tune to run, tune to swing
When we come is we run t'ings
Plenty music for queens and kings
Get de rag and flag and fling...

Fiery!

Fiery! Brrrrrrt!

Fiery!

Let's go! Fiery!

Fire!

(Pan interlude)

Lyrics: Ian Alvarez
Performed by: Bunji Garlin

Soca Monarch 2008!

Get On (2008)

Let's Go!

(1)
We got de base to tear it up and make people jump
We got de vibe to lift it up and do what we want
Hold on de pace and keep it up
And doh make it drop
'Cause when we start we goin' long
Like we doh want stop oh!

Who got de rhythm pumpin'
De people jumpin up dey? (We got it!)
Who got de energy to keep people breakin away?
(We got it!)
And when yuh see de band comin down
For Carnival day (We got it!)
On my command I want to see every colour display

Let me see yuh
Take out yuh rag
Take out yuh flag
Take out yuh rag
Take out yuh flag
Take out yuh rag
Take out yuh flag
Take out yuh rag
(Start to wave!)

Wave! Hold it.
Wave! And hold it.
Wave! Just hold it.
Wave! Hold it.
Hold it.
Hold it.
Hold it.
Hold it.
Hold it. Hold it.
Hold it.
Hold it! Hold it!
Now let it go!

Chorus:
Get on, get on, get on!
Tear up de place!
Get on, get on, get on!
Stamp up de pace!
Get on, get on, get on!
Fling dem round and outta space
Get on, get on, get on!
Up in de air!
Get on, get on, get on!
Like you doh care!
Get on, get on, get on!
Head for de stage, de stage, de stage
Get on, get on, get on!
Everybody...start to run
start to run!

(2)
Make no mistake, is Carnival
De whistle done blow
Prepare yourself for bachaanal
De world's greatest show
So grab a friend and join a band
Yuh costume done set
Yuh rag in hand
Yuh soaking wet
Are you tired yet? No!

Who got de masqueraders
In costumes running de street? (We got it!)
And bachaanal and music
On every corner you meet? (We got it!)
Which steelband keepin' timin'
With thousands ah chippin' feet? (We got it!)
Mud mas for j'ouvert morning
Anywhere you hear dis beat let me see yuh

Take out yuh rag
Take out yuh flag
Take out yuh rag
Take out yuh flag
Take out yuh rag
Take out yuh flag
Take out yuh rag
(Start to wave!)

Wave! Hold it.
Wave! And hold it.
Wave! Just Hold it.
Wave! Hold it.
Hold it.
Hold it.
Hold it.
Hold it.
Hold it. Hold it.
Hold it.
Hold it! Hold it!
Now let it go!

Chorus
Start tuh run!

Get on get on!
Get on get on!
Get on get on!
Get on get on!
Get on get on!
Get on get on!
Get on get on!
Get on get on!

Repeat (1)

Let me see yuh
Take out yuh rag
Take out yuh flag
Take out yuh rag
Take out yuh flag
Take out yuh rag
Take out yuh flag
Take out yuh rag
(Start to wave!)

Wave! Hold it.
Wave! And hold it.
Wave! Just hold it.
Wave! Hold it.
Hold it.
Hold it.
Hold it.
Hold it.
Hold it. Hold it.
Hold it.
Hold it! Hold it!
Now let it go!

Chorus

Tear up de place!
Stamp up de pace!
Fling dem, round and outta space!
Up in de air!

We got de base to tear it up and make people jump!
We got de vibe de lift it up and do what we want!
Hold on de pace and keep it up
And doh make it drop!
Cause when we start we goin long
Like we doh want stop oh!

Lyrics: Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez
Performed by Fay-Ann Lyons

Road March 2008!! No comers!

Congo Man

Whoday Whoday oh oh
Whoday Whoday oh oh

Spoken:
Dis is a story ladies and gentlemen about two lovely white women
Travelling all de way to Africa
Found themselves deep in the heart of the Baluba
In de congo
In de hands of my big brother Umba
and if is me ah woulda taken dem back to dey husband
But brother was hungry, hungry, hungry!

Sung:
Two white women travelling through Africa
Find themselves in de hands of a cannibal headhunter
He cook up one, he eat one raw
Dey taste so good he wanted more, more!
He want more!

Aye yi yay
I envy de Congo man
I wish it was me ah want to shake he hand
He eat until he stomach upset and I...
Never eat ah white meat yet


Whoday Whoday oh oh
Whoday Whoday oh oh
(Tribal sounds)

Peeping through the bushes to see what's taking place
There I saw de Congoman goin' to tek a little taste
He open he eye and he start to grin, rubbing he belly and he mumbling...


Aye yi yay
I envy de Congo man
I wish it was me ah want to shake he hand
He eat until he stomach upset what about you Rico?..never eat ah white meat yet
yuh lie!


Whoday Whoday oh oh
Whoday Whoday oh oh

Yabba dabba dabba do ya
Yabba dabba dabba do ya
(Tribal sounds)

Tie dem up and he put dem to lay down on de ground
Light de fire and he started dancing round and round
One of de women started to beg
He bit she on she chest and den he.. on she leg...
He eat she raw

Aye yi yay
I envy de Congo man
I wish it was me ah want to shake he hand
He eat until he stomach upset, what about you?(never eat ah white meat yet)


(Tribal sounds)

Performed by Slinger Francisco aka The Mighty Sparrow

Caribbean Girl (2007)

Chorus:
You bring out the Trini in mih
You bring out the Bajan in mih
You bring out the Vinci in mih
You bringing me…you bringing mih

You bring out St. Lucian in mih
Bring out the Antigan in mih
You bring out Jamaican in mih
You bringing me…..you bringing mih
Your Caribbean girl

I like to wuk up on the road
When I’m in my sexy mode
Scandalous is my dress code
Baby….your Caribbean girl

Bacchanal is in my walk
Hear the sweetness when I talk
Look how you’re staring like a hawk
Baby…..your Caribbean girl

You feel so good and I would never wanna let you go
You feel so good baby rock back on me and give me more
You feel so good I wonder which part you come from
Blow my mind
Darling when you wine baby when you wine

Chorus:
You bring out the Trini in me
You b ring out the Bajan in me
You bring out the Vinci in me
You bringing me…you bringing me

You bring out St. Lucian in me
Bring out the Antigan in me
You bring out Jamaican in me
You bringing me…..you bringing me, your caribbean girl

You know I love to play mas
Watch my bumper when I pass
Move your hands doh touch mih
Your Caribbean girl

You know I love to behave rude
When you get me in the mood
Bring out the pot I’ll cook your food
Baby your caribbean girl

You feel so good and I would never wanna let you go
You feel so good baby rock back on me and give me more
You feel so good I wonder which part you come from
Blow mih mind
Darling when you wine baby when you wine

Chorus:
You bring out the Trini in mih
You bring out the Bajan in mih
You bring out the Vinci in mih
You bringing me…you bringing mih

You bring out St. Lucianin mih
Bring out the Antigan in mih
You bring out Jamaican in mih
You bringing mih…..you bringing mih

Bridge:
Na na na na na na na na………………………
So natural, so beautiful
Na na na na na na na na………………………
So natural, so wonderful girl
Na na na na na na na na………………………
Na na na na na na na na………………………
So natural, so beautiful
Na na na na na na na na………………………

You feel so good and I would never wanna let you go
You feel so good baby rock back on me and give me more
You feel so good I wonder which part you come from
Blow mih mind
Darling when you wine baby when you wine

Chorus:
You bring out the Trini in mih
You bring out the Bajan in mih
You bring out the Vinci in mih
You bringing mih…you bringing mih

You bring out St. Lucianin mih
Bring out the Antigan in mih
You bring out Jamaican in mih
You bringing mih…..you bringing mih
You bringing mih

Na na na na na na na na………………………
So natural, so beautiful
Na na na na na na na na………………………
So natural, so wonderful girl
Na na na na na na na na………………………
Na na na na na na na na………
So natural, so beautiful
Na na na na na na na na………………………

Lyrics by Nadia Batson
Performed by Nadia Batson

Toronto-Lime - Streaming Soca Music

Nah Going Home (2006)

People inside de fete
Dancin' drippin' wit' sweat
Nobody tired yet
Jam you go get
We celebratin'
Pure love no hatin'
Man jammin' on woman
Gyul win'in' back on man
Drinks flowin' down like rain
Party insane no one can see me
Cause dis is time to party

Chorus 1:
And we nah goin' home, til de mornin' come
And we nah goin' home, til we see de sun

De posse losin' control
Bumpers jus' start to roll
Riddim tek over soul
Cause dats how we roll
People just groovin'
Head gone but we still movin'
Outside de people fret
Cyan get inside de fete
Gateman doh close de door
we got room fuh more
Sweet music playin'
Fete mad and gyuls gyratin'

Chorus 1

A fella tell he gyul to come
Baby we got to run
She say she havin' fun
She not leavin' til de sun is risin'
And dere's no compromisin'
De friend see what goin' on
Start pressurin' de man
Why you do leave she lone?
She havin' fun
Look how she winin'
Man you should be grin'in'

Chorus 2:
Cause she nah goin' home, 'til de mornin' come
And we nah goin' home, 'til we see de sun

Chorus 1

Say we nah goin' home, 'til de mornin' come
And we nah goin' home, 'til we see de sun

Performed by Biggie Irie (International Groovy Soca Monarch 2007)

(Thanks to the 'Newblog' visitors who gave help with the lyrics!)

M. A. S. (Make A Stage) (2007)

My friends, we doh need no stinkin' stage
We fetin de road
Road call!
Find a place, make a stage
Find a place, make a stage
Whatever man, we fetin de road
We on de road

Somebody make ah mistake
They say Carnival done
Headin' to de Savannah
Under de blazin' sun
Masqueraders want to jump up
Wine up and carry on
But when dey reach de big stage
Dey realise it gone

Everybody move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
If yuh wan' to misbehave
Fin' a place make a stage
Put something up in de air
Fin' a place make a stage
And wine like yuh jus' doh care
Fin' a place make a stage

Start to wine
Start to wine
Start to wine
Start to wine
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and
Move move move move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move

From J'ouvert morning Monday
Tuesday yuh on de road
Jumpin' behind de big truck
Yuh body know de code
Lookin' for room to display
Show off and play yuh mas
Yuh outside de Savannah
Wit no stage to shake yuh a'

(Move!) Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Move move move move

If yuh wan to misbehave
Fin' a place make a stage
Spread yuh wings come out yuh gate
Fin' a place make a stage
Put yuh hands up in de air
Fin' a place make a stage
And jump like yuh jus doh care
Fin' a place make a stage
Move!
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
In de air!
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move

Temperatures risin' now for too long (so we jumpin up)
De Savannah stage is where we belong
Push back, push back de line get too long
What! ... something wrong
When we on de road (we jumpin up)
When we in de street (we jumpin up)
When we in de band
Leh me see yuh han'
Put it up
Put it up
Put it up

Move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move

If yuh wan' to misbehave
Fin' a place make a stage
Spread yuh wings come out yuh gate
Fin' a place make a stage
Put somet'ing up in de air
Fin' a place make a stage
And wine like yuh jus doh care
Fin' a place make a stage

Start tuh wine. Move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move

Somebody make a mistake
Dey say Carnival done
Headin' to de Savannah
Under de blazin' sun
Masqueraders want to jump up
Wine up and carry on
But when dey reach de big stage
Dey realise it gone

Everybody move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move
Fin' a place make a stage and move

If yuh wan to misbehave
Fin' a place make a stage
Put something up in de air
Fin' a place make a stage
And wine like yuh jus doh care
Fin' a place make a stage

Start to wine! 4x

If yuh wan to misbehave
Fin' a place make a stage
Spread yuh wings come out yuh gate
Fin' a place make a stage
Put yuh hands up in de air
Fin' a place make a stage
And jump like yuh jus doh care
Fin' a place make a stage

Fin' a place make a stage and
Fin' a place make a stage and
Fin' a place make a stage and move

If yuh want to misbehave

Fin' a place make a stage and
Fin' a place make a stage and
Fin' a place make a stage and

Spread yuh wings come out yuh gate

Fin' a place make a stage and
Fin' a place make a stage and
Fin' a place make a stage and

And jump like yuh just doh care

Fin' a place make a stage and
Fin' a place make a stage and
Fin' a place make a stage and

Start tuh wine (16x)

Performed by Fay-Ann Lyons
Lyrics by Fay-Ann Lyons

Spread The Love (2007)

Give them a little something to make them dance

In my blood
In my blood
In your blood
In your blood

Jump up now
Wave up nw
Free up now
Hands up now

People always ask
What's the matter with you?
Why you doing this?
Soca won't ... you now?
And I tell dem is not a money t'ing
For the joy it brings this is why I sing yeah

Cause we are Trinidadians
And we're Tobagonians
Cyar leave out dem Bajans
And all of de islands
And what about Americans
And all of dem Canadians
And people in England
...up de Caribbean

Chorus:
Soca in mih vein, soca in mih blood
Soca in yuh vein, soca in your blood yeah
Soca in we vein, soca in we blood
No more fuss and fight
Let's just spread the love yeah

Jump up now
Wave up now
Free up now
Hands up now

Festival is here
Leh we play a mas
When its said and done let the spirit last
Put something up high
Everybody jump

Chorus

(In my blood)
Jump up now (In my blood)
Wave up now (In my blood)
Free up now (In my blood)
Hands up now (In my blood)

It's a heart of love
It's a heart of love
It's a heart of love
It's a heart of love
You and I can't deny
And you try, you damn well liie
Because soca is good for the soul
Boast and brag tell the whole wide world ...

Jump up now
Wave up now
Free up now
Hands up now

Chorus

Jump up now (In my blood)
Wave up now (In my blood)
Free up now (In my blood)
Hands up now (In my blood)

Jump up now, (In my blood)
Wave up now (In my blood)
Free up now, (In my blood)
Hands up now

Jump up now,
Jump up now,
Free up now,
Hands up now
... repeat

Performed by Mr. Slaughter (Dawg E. Slaughter)

(We) Maniacs (2007)

Spoken: So yuh tryin to tell me because I doh rally in yuh circle and roll in yuh freak show dat my tune cyar play?

Yuh mad or what?!
Yuh's a hidiot! H'aaahhh!
Wh'am to dem?
Yuh ehh know we or what?
Yuh know where we from?
Yuh kno how far we struggle and reach up here?
Whey yuh feel we pass?

We! Come to
We! Come to wake up de town and
We! Come to make people jump and raise up all de dust from de ground
We! Come to make people jump
We! Come to make people stump
We! Come to make people
Wave dey hand until dey shoulder get cramp

We come to break up the city now
We come to burn dem again
We come to stop all those petty wars
We come to unite our friends
We come here to bring people fun
We come here to make people run
We come here to make people jump
hands up high....
Dem wah fight...we na wah none
...we name callin'
but we nah come

Dem callin we maniacs
Wha'm to dem? Maniacs!
Dem callin we maniacs
Wha'm to dem? Maniacs!
Dem callin we maniacs
Wha'm to dem? Maniacs!

Wha'm to dem? Maniacs!

Anyt'ing we find we wavin' (wave, wavin')
Anyt'ing we get we wavin' (wave, wavin')
Anyt'ing we find we wavin'(wave, wavin')
Anyt'ing we get we wavin' (wave, wavin')

Everybody now
Jump up, jump up, jump up
Hands up, hands up, hands up
Jump up, jump up, jump up
Hands up, hands up, hands up
Jump up, jump up, jump up
Hands up, hands up, hands up
Jump up, jump up, jump up
Hands up, hands up, hands up

We! who dey wan' put to test
We! Who dey wah put to rest
We - want to know who fool dem and make dem feel dey are the best
We - who does give people chance
We - who does make people dance
We! Who does find...
girl to romance
They try to block all my happy news
So that Asylum can't pass
We come to take all dey revenue
But dey remain like dem hah
Dem have politics on dey side
All ah have wit me is meh pride
When you see Asylum
Is one big crew .. at mih side
Cool yourself
Hold down yuh pride
Doh let me an your squad collide
Running into we is just like suicide

Dem say we is maniacs
Wha'm to dem? Maniacs
Dem say we is maniacs
Wha'm to dem? Maniacs
Dem say we is maniacs
Wha'm to dem? Maniacs

Anyt'ing we find we wavin' (wave, wavin')
Anyt'ing we get we wavin' (wave, wavin')
Anyt'ing we find we wavin'(wave, wavin')
Anyt'ing we get we wavin' (wave, wavin')

Everybody!
Jump up, jump up, jump up!
Hands up, hands up, hands up!
Jump up, jump up, jump up!
Hands up, hands up, hands up!
Jump up, jump up, jump up!
Hands up, hands up, hands up!
Jump up, jump up, jump up!
Hands up, hands up!

They want to hold we
But dem cyar hold we tonight-night (tonig-nigh-nigh-nigh)
They want to pause we
But dem cyar pause we tonight-night (tonig-nigh-nigh-nigh-nigh)
They try to stall we
But they cyar stall we tonight-night (nigh-nigh-nigh-nigh-nigh)
They want to move we
But dem eh move we tonight-night (nigh-nigh-nigh-nigh-nigh-nigh)

Tell dem I was born on a farm
I know how to ring de alarm
You know how to....
I know
...cool an calm
Doh come around and blow that calm
I doh ... throw all my

Dem callin' we maniacs
Wha'm to dem? Maniacs
Dem callin' we maniacs
Wha'm to dem? Maniacs
Dem say we is maniacs
Wha'm to dem? Maniacs
Dem callin we maniacs
Wha'm to dem? Maniacs

Anyt'ing we find we wavin' (wave, wavin')
Anyt'ing we get we wavin' (wave, wavin')
Anyt'ing we find we wavin'(wave, wavin')
Anyt'ing we get we wavin' (wave, wavin')
Everybody!

(Spoken) I feel dey mean insomniac and not maniac yuh know...

Lyrics by Bunji Garlin
Performed by Bunji Garlin

Higher Than High (2007)

'Igh 'igh igh
Oh yo yo
Yeah 'eah 'eah (Yeah 'eah 'eah)
Me say oh oh oh
Yeah eah eah
Yeah eah eah
I'm ready to fly 'igh 'igh
I'm so high 'igh 'igh
Up in ah de sky 'igh 'igh
Now everybody spread your wings
And fly away

And leh mih see yuh rags up flags up
Everybody hands up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up
Rags up flags up everybody jump up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up high
Higher than high igh igh igh
Higher than high
Up in ah de sky igh igh, igh igh igh igh
Higher than high, yeah-eah

We gonna share those friendly skies
Carnival morning
I wanna be right dere by your side i ide
When de truck start movin'
We go be jumpin' up
Jump! Jump! (Wave wave wave wave!)
Jumpin up by de truck (Wave! Wave wave wave wave!)
We doh wan' no sympathy
Cuz nobody cah fete like we yeah...

Now everybody push yuh rags up flags up
Everybody hands up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up
Rags up flags up everybody jump up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up high
Higher than high igh igh igh
Up in ah de sky igh igh,
Wave yuh rag high igh igh, igh igh igh igh
Higher than high (Wo...Yeah)

We spreading we wings to take full flight
Cause de heavens callin'
We gonna soar to higher heights igh...
When de band start movin
We go be jumpin' up (Jump! Wave wave wave wave!)
We jumpin' up by de truck (Jump! Wave wave wave wave!)
We doh wan' no sympathy
Cuz nobody cah fete like we yeah...

Leh me see yuh rags up flags up
Everybody hands up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up
Rags up rags up everybody jump up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up high
Higher than high igh igh
Up in ah de sky igh igh
Wave it up high igh igh, igh igh igh igh

Higher than high
Yeah yeah yeah
Wo oh ooh oh
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah, wo wo wo
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Wo wo wo..
Yeah yeah yeah
Wo wo wo...
Yeah
We say

Now everybody spread your wings
And fly away
And push yuh rags up flags up
Everybody hands up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up
Rags up rags up everybody jump up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up high igh igh igh
Wo wo wo, yeah yeah yeah…
Yea yeah Up in de sky
yeah
Higher than high,
yeah

Wo wo wo, yeah yeah yeah…
Yeah...
Higher than high

Let me see yuh rag
Let me see yuh flag
Everybody high, higher than high,
Let me see yuh rag
Everybody mad, higher than high

Now we jumpin up (Wave wave wave)
And we wavin up
We doh wan' no sympathy
Cuz none ah dem dey cyar fete like we

Raise up all yuh rag and me say everybody leh mih see yuh
Rags up flags up, everybody hands up
Leh mih see yuh Leh mih see yuh
Leh mih see yuh fling it up
Rags up flags up everybody jump up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up
Leh mih see yuh fling it up high
Higher than high igh igh
Raise your rag in de
Say put yuh rag in de sky igh igh igh
Wo wo wo
Yeah yeah yeah
Wo wo wo
I'm so high igh igh igh igh igh igh
Yeah I wanna spread my wings and fly

Push yuh rag
Push yuh flag
Everybody get on bad
Everybody push yuh rag
Push yuh flag
Leh mih see yuh get on bad
Raise yuh rag an dem high high high
Yeah
Rag and dem
High...

Yeah

Performed by Machel Montano

I Dare You (2007)

Boy bring de wine
Doh waste my time
Come test my wine
I dare you, I dare you
From front, behind, boy I doh mind
Come test my wine
I dare you, I dare you

Whole night yuh watchin' me in de party boy (groovin it)
Everytime ah wine yuh watchin mih bumsee boy (wantin it)
Man yuh looking bazodee everytime I start (shakin it)
I know yuh really want tuh jam up on me

Well tonight I'm in de mood
Ah want tuh wine an' behave rude
So anyt'ing yuh want tuh do
I dare you, I dare you
Yes tonight I'm in de mood
I want tuh wine an' behave rude
So anyt'ing yuh want tuh do
I dare you, I dare you

If yuh wanna hol mih roun mih waist (I dare you)
Come and take ah taste (I dare you)
Trouble in de place
I dare you, I dare you
If yuh wanna hold mih from behind (I dare you)
Come and test mih wine (I dare you)
Tickle down down mih spine
I dare you, I dare you

Baby ah know yuh waiting ah long long time (markin' it)
In front or behind ah say ah go take de grind (bouncin' it)
Do way yuh want tuh do honey I doh mind (make it quick)
If yuh only hesitate is de next in line

Cause tonight I'm in de mood
I want tuh wine an' behave rude
So anyt'ing yuh want tuh do
I dare you, I dare you
Yes tonight I'm in de mood
I want tuh wine an' behave rude
So anyt'ing yuh want tuh do
I dare you, I dare you

If yuh wanna hold mih roun mih waist (I dare you)
Come and take ah taste (I dare you)
Trouble in de place
I dare you, I dare you
If yuh wanna hold mih from behind (I dare you)
Come and test mih wine (I dare you)
Tickle down down mih spine
I dare you, I dare you

Boy bring de wine
Doh waste my time
Come test my wine
I dare you, I dare you
From front, behind, boy I doh mind
Come test my wine
I dare you, I dare you

You say Ah have de wine that yuh longing for (challenge it)
Ah know that yuh anxious an' yuh cyar wait no more (come wid it)
Man give me everything dat you have in store (Boy doh stick)
Dis is de chance yuh have been waitin' for

Cause tonight I'm in de mood
I want tuh wine an behave rude
Man anyt'ing yuh want tuh do
I dare you, I dare you
Cause tonight I'm in de mood
I want tuh wine an behave rude
So anyt'ing yuh want tuh do
I dare you, I dare you

If yuh wanna hold mih roun' mih waist (I dare you)
Come and take ah taste (I dare you)
Trouble in de place
I dare you, I dare you
If yuh wanna hold mih from behind (I dare you)
Come and test mih wine (I dare you)
Tickle down down mih spine
I dare you, I dare you

Boy bring de wine
Doh waste my time
Come test my wine
I dare you, I dare you
From front, behind, boy I doh mind
Come test my wine
I dare you, I dare you
If yuh wanna hold mih roun' mih waist (I dare you) [fade...]

Performed by Destra

Pan and Soca (2007)

Brrrrrlt!
It's de ultimate musical mystical magical
Yuh done know dis...
Pan and de soca!
Yo!
Is pan and soca come together
Mix de steelpan with de fire
Take de steelpan one step higher
Put yuh hands up clear
Panorama gone clear dis year
Everybody hands up, hands up in de air
Put yuh hands up dere
Pan and soca gone clear dis year
Everybody hands up, hands up in de air
Bllllt

We tryin' something new
Cause dis long over due
Is pan and soca we blessin' it
Man yuh never see dis yet
Bringin' steelband in de fete
Is pan and soca we blessin' it
From de gutter to de uptown
Is party til we drop down dis year
Dis year, dis year, dis year
Dis musical conjunction
Might give you one convulsion
Cause people jumpin', wavin' like it's ... music

Throw yuh hands up clear
Panorama gone clear dis year
Everybody hands up, hands up in de air
Throw yuh hands up clear
Pan and soca gone clear dis year
Everybody hands up, hands up in de air
Throw yuh hands up clear
Panorama gone clear dis year
Everybody hands up, hands up in de air
Throw yuh rags up clear
Panorama gone clear dis year
Everybody hands up, hands up in, everybody

Jump jump jump jumpin' up
Jump jump jump jumpin' up
Jump jump jump jumpin' up (Everyone)
Wave wave wave wavin' up
Wave wave wave wavin' up
Wave wave wave wavin' up

De people rub de flame
De steelband on de train
Is pan and soca we blessin' it
Cause we give it way for free
So dis year dis one for we
Is pan and soca we blessin' it
Man dis one could never pop down
Cause now we have been lock down dis year,
Dis year, dis year, dis year
From north stand to de gran' stand
De panyard to de bandstand
Is people jumpin' wavin' like ...

Throw yuh hands up clear
Panorama gone clear dis year
Everybody hands up, hands up in
Throw yuh hands up clear
Pan and soca gone clear dis year
Everybody hands up, hands up in de air
Put yuh hands up clear
Panorama gone clear dis year
Everybody hands up, hands up in de air
Throw yuh hands up dere
Pan and soca gone clear dis year
Everybody hands up, hands up
Everybody! Now!

Jump jump jump jumping up
Jump jump jump jumping up
Jump jump jump jumping up... (bllllllt!)
Wave wave wave waving up
Wave wave wave waving up
(Wave wave wave waving up....)

(Alright watch dis)

Play de pan like coca in de soca
Some ah dem doh like pan
Dem is joker
I feel like dey mad, but dey on coke
Pan and soca mix like ...
...dem like nova scotia
Make dem flash... like supernova
Pan soca will be takin over, takin over, takin over, now!

Put yuh rag up in de air let me see
Let me see yuh rag because we create history
Show de world de heights of creativity
Nobody else out dere like we, (alright yo!)
Put yuh han' up in de air let me see
Let me see yuh rag because we create history
Show de world de heights of creativity
Is pan and soca come together
Mix de steelpan wit de fire
Put de steelband one step higher
Alright

Put yuh rags up clear
Panorama gone clear dis year
Everybody hands up, hands up in de air
Put yuh rags up dere
Pan and soca gone clear dis year
Everybody hands up, hands up in de air
Put yuh rags up dere
Panorama gone clear dis year
Everybody hands up, hands up in de air
Put yuh rags up dere
Pan and soca gone clear dis year
Dis year!

Alright! Come on!

Jump jump jump jumpin' up
Jump jump jump jumpin' up
Jump jump jump jumpin' up... (Everybody)
Jump jump jump...
Wave wave wave wavin' up
Wave wave wave wavin' up
Wave wave wave wavin' up
Wave wave wave....
repeat

Alright! Fire!

Jump jump jump jumping up...

Performed by Bunji Garlin
Lyrics by Ian Alvarez
(Lyrics incomplete)

The Hammer (1986)

Somewhere up in Laventille
Many years ago
Ah man had a hammer used to follow him to and fro
He used to use it to pong a pan
Or sometimes a stupid man
All in de Savannah
Never miss Panorama
One day de ole hammer jus' disappear
Some say that it vanished in de thin air

Ah way de man with de hammer gone?
(Tell me, tell me where he gone?)
Anybody know whey de hammer gone?
(Tell me, tell me where he gone?)
Can you tell me what's goin on?
(Tell me, tell me where he gone?)
I want to know whey de hammer gone

Why you up and leave? (Dread!)
Why you make me grieve? (Dread!)
Hammer tell mih flat (Dread!)
Why you do me dat? (Dread!)
Oh lord
Well de dragon doh walk de trail no more
Well de dragon doh walk de trail no more

From April of 85 hammer went to sleep
After years of makin' noise, not even a peep
He used to move with de ...
All through dis soca land
Always on de scene
They used control de ...
Well de dragon doh walk de trail no more
Who holdin de hammer ah want to know?

Ah way de man with de hammer gone?
(Tell me, tell me where he gone?)
Thunderbolt William what goin' on?
Dis t'ing like a police boots on mih corn
And now ah hear it by YDeLima on pawn
Children search under yuh bed (Dread!)
All on top yuh head (Dread!)
Look behind de door (Dread!)
What yuh waitin for? (Dread!)
Well de dragon doh walk de trail no more (no more)
Well de dragon doh walk de trail no more

On a silver chariot ridin' to the sun
Leaving fire in its wake, spirits on de run
As we gather round dat day
Ah hear Sista Sheila say
How last night she see ah sign
See de Hammer and it doin' fine
Same time thunder roll, she bawl out "yuh see"
He done start to tune a pan ahready

Ah way de man wit' de hammer gone?
Sister Sheila what goin' on?
Dis hammer gi'ing me ah heavy horn
Dis ting like a police boots on mih corn
Search all through de town (Dread!)
Turn it upside down (Dread!)
Check on top de hill (Dread!)
Under windowsill (Dread!)
Oh Lord
Well de dragon doh walk de trail no more
Well dragon doh walk de trail no more
Well dragon doh walk de trail no more

Ah say he doh walk de trail
He doh walk de trail
He doh walk de trail
He doh walk de trail

Well dragon doh walk de trail no more
Well dragon doh walk de trail no more

He doh walk de trail
He doh walk de trail
He doh walk de trail

Well dragon doh walk de trail no more
Well dragon doh walk de trail no more
Charlo....!

Performed by David Rudder

One More Time (2007)

All she say she wanted, was one wine from me
All she said she needed, was a little bit of my time
She never expected to get so addicted to my wine
She said,
"Are you gonna hurt me? Am I a statistic?
A victim of your circumstances,
Or will I just evicted from this loving safety,
Please don't disappoint me
Not this time

Chorus:
Gimme one more wine (one more wine)
One more time (one more time)
Gimme one more wine (one more wine)
One last time (one last time)
Ah said, oh oh oh oh-oy, oh oh oh oh
Ah said, oh oh oh oh-oy, oh oh oh oh
Ah said, oh oh oh oh oh oh-oy, oh oh oh oh
One more time, this wine

All she requested was one wine from me
All that she insisted was to have a really really good time
But it never manifested the way that she projected in her mind
She said,
Are you gonna forget me, is your life so hectic
Tell me you're not leaving, cause I can't do without it
Please don't disappoint me, oh I'm begging you baby
Not this time

Chorus:
Gimme one more wine (one more wine)
One more time (one more time)
One last wine (one more wine)
One more time oh ah yai yai

(Bridge)
Just 'cause she bumber phat (She gotta get a wine on dat)
She pushin', but ah holding back (She gotta get a wine on dat)
She look good it's a natural fac', yeah (She gotta get a wine on dat)
She winin' like she on de attack (She gotta get a wine on dat)
(Can I get it like dat) Yes you could get it like dat
(Can I get it like dat) Yes you could get it like dat
(Can I get it like dat) Yes you could get it like dat
(Can I get it like dat) Yes you could get it like dat

Said, she in love with me from the very first time
Dat to come behind her and give her dat sweet wine
Every day she calling me for more
Said she want it on de bed an' de floor

Chorus:
She say
Gimme one more wine (one more wine)
One more time (one more time)
Gimme one more wine (one more wine)
One last time (one last time) oh-oh

(bridge)
Just cause she bumper phat (She gotta get a wine on dat)
She pushin', but I holding back (She gotta get a wine on dat)
She look good it's a natural fact, yeah (She gotta get a wine on dat)
She winin' like she on de attack (She gotta get a wine on dat)

One more (one more time)
One more yeah (one last time)
Do you know you know mo-more
Yeah yeah
One more time...
Oh oh...

Performed by Machel Montano

Sugar Boy (2007)

Sugar, sugar! (Ooh oh ooh oh)
Sugar, sugar! (Ooh oh ooh oh)
Sugar, sugar! (Ooh oh ooh oh)
Sugar, sugar!

I don't know where you are
It hurtin' my head
I just toss and turn, you're not in my bed
Cause when fly find sugar,
It just want to stick
Them women out there thirsty and they want to taste it

Chorus:
Sugar boy, sugar boy, don't play with my head
If I cah get you I don't wan't no other
Sugar boy, sugar boy, please understand
Don't ever give my dinner to another woman!

All is yours my sugar baby from head to toe
Sweetness have mih foot high up, ah wouldn't let you go
You're truly a snake oil man in all that you do
You bring out the tiger in me when I'm lovin' you

Chorus

Sugar, sugar! (gimme sugar)
Sugar, sugar! (gimme sugar)
Sugar, sugar! (gimme sugar)
Sugar, sugar!

Do me what you want, you sweet magician
My body catching a fire while I'm wrapped in your arms
I'm going crazy every time we caress
Just don't leave me honey, you are de best

Chorus

Gimme the healing,
You make it right
Boy de way that you love me, give me tonight
Boy that feelin'
Shivers my spine
Give it to me baby, one more time!

All is yours my sugar baby from head to toe
Sweetness have mih foot high up,
Ah wouldn't let you go
You're truly a snake oil man in all that you do
You bring out the tiger in me when I'm lovin' you

Chorus (2x)

Sugar sugar! Sugar sugar!
Sugar sugar! Sugar sugar!
Sugar sugar! You're my sugar!
Sugar sugar! You're my sugar!

Performed by Patrice Roberts
Lyrics by Kernal Roberts

Chocolate (2007)

Chorus:
Yes ah want it, ah want it! (Chocolate!)
Yes ah want it, ah want it! (Chocolate!)
Yes ah want it, ah want it! (Chocolate!)
Yes ah want it, ah want it! (Chocolate!)

Doh tell me come back later
What you have give me now
De sooner all de better
Give it to me right now
I cravin' de dark chocolate
The sweetness I must get it
My mout' boy it waterin'
I want, I want yes I want it!
I want, I want yes I want it!
I want, I want yes I want it!
I need it right now!

De sweeter de flavor
It make me feel better
De sweeter de flavor
I could never get enough never get enough!
De sweetness relax me
Pour dis sugar on me
All over mih body
I could never get enough
Never get enough!

Chorus

You have de perfect flavor
Give it to me right now
A taste ah want to savor
Give it to me right now
Is something bout de chocolate
That make me keep wanting it
Keep craving it more and more
I want, I want yes I want it!
I want, I want yes I want it!
I want, I want yes I want it!
I need it right now!

Keep de sweetness coming
I like how it tastin'
Keep de sweetness coming
I could never get enough, never get enough!
De darker de chocolate
Is jus' how I like it
De darker de chocolate
I could never get enough!
Never get enough!

Chorus

Only one t'ing on my mind
You could give me anytime
Jus' pour it in my cup
Gimme chocolate round de clock
I need de sweetness
And I t'ink I need it now!
Oh yes I need it now!

(Chocolate!)
(Chocolate!)
(Chocolate!)

De more dat ah taste it
De more ah want chocolate
De more dat ah taste it
I could never get enough, never get enough!
De sweetest sensation
De greatest temptation
De sweetest sensation
I could never get enough!
Never get enough!

Chorus 2x

Performed by Sanell Dempster


Best 2007 soca recording - Vote!

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Display (2003)

It’s not unusual to see de people jumpin’
See dem misbehavin’
When is carnival
Dem big flags wavin’
From left to right they swaying
Everybody wavin’ something
Not unusual at all
So when ah reach on de stage
Make yuh flag start to wave
And get in a rave
Start to misbehave
Just jump and wave
And jump and wave
And jump and wave
And jump and wave
And display yuhself

Display!
Show mih yuh colours
Display!
Put dem up in de sky
Display!
Ah want to see everybody
Display
Put up something to beautify
Display
Show meh yuh colours
Display
Put them up
Put them up
In the back in the front
Do what de hell yuh want

It not unusual to see
On j’ouvert morning
Old and young partyin’
Yuh cyar stop dem at all
They chippin to de music they playing
When de big truck passin
And havin’ a ball

So when yuh reach on de stage
And yuh flag start to wave
And yuh get in a rave
Start to misbehave
Just jump and wave
And jump and wave
And jump and wave
And jump and wave
And display yuhself

Chorus

It not ususual to see monday and tuesday
Rich or poor we playin’ mas in de same band
It doesn’t matter what yuh creed or colour
Everybody jumping up together as one

So when yuh reach on de stage
And yuh flag start to wave
And yuh get in a rave
Start to misbehave
Just jump and wave
And jump and wave
And jump and wave
And jump and wave
And display yuhself

Display!
Show mih yuh colours
Display!
Put dem up in de sky
Display!
Ah want to see everybody
Display
Put up something to beautify
Display
Show meh yuh colours
Put them up
Put them up
In the back in the front
Do what de hell yuh want

Put up yuh... something
Put up yuh something
Put up yuh rag
Show me yuh flag
Put up yuh something
Put up yuh something
Show me yuh rag
Show me yuh

So when ah reach on de stage
Make yuh flag start to wave
And ah get in a rave
Start to misbehave
Just jump and wave
And jump and wave
And jump and wave
And jump and wave
And display yuhself

Display
Play yuhself
Display
Play yuhself
Display
Play yuhself
Display
Play yuhself
Display
Play yuhself
On de road, on de road....
Do what de hell yuh want

Display
Play yuhself
Display
Play yuhself
Display
Play yuhself
Display
Play yuhself
Display
Play yuhself
Display
Play yuhself

On de road, on de road...

Lyrics by Fay-Ann Lyons
Performed by Fay-Ann Lyons

Winner: Carnival Road March 2003

Light it up (2007)

Huy!
Hey! Hey! Hey!

Lights of love
Leh we shine those lights together
(Light it up! Light it up....!)
Show me the lights of peace
Leh we shine through any weather
(Light it up! Light it up....!)
The lights of hope
Leh we shine those lights forever
(Light it up! Light it up!)
Tell dem, tell dem on de road
Dem on de road
Dem on de road we say
Leh we jump and break away
Now leh we light it up like de first Independence Day!

Chorus:
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
And when we reach by de square
Like fireflies in de air
Ah wah yuh light up, light up, light up wo' yo!

Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
And when we reach by de square
We go explode like a flare
Ah wah yuh light up, light up, light up wo' yo!

[Patrice]
Show me a sign dat de road's on yuh mind
Cuz we love it when we following those
broken white lines
We spreadin' out everywhere everywhere
We warmin' up in St Clair
Down thru Independence Square (We go light it up!)
Make up yuh mind
Cuz dis is one of a kind
And we love it when soakin' in de burnin' sunshine
For bacchanal Wednesday night
Is where we does feel de hype
De city does get so bright (We go light it up!)

[Machel]
Start up yuh helicopter!
Call up yuh charter a plane!
...by de Savannah
Is back to de streets again
When de truck on de road
And ...go insane
Everybody light it up like Independence day!

Chorus:
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
And when we reach by de square
Like fireflies in de air
Ah wa' yuh light up, light up, light up wo' yo!

Light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
And when we reach by de square
We go explode like a flare
Ah wa' yuh light up, light up, light up wo yo!

[Patrice]
Strike up a pose cause we know we in we glee
And we love it when we posse make it on de TV
It's de opportunity to play mas inclusively
De universe watchin' we (We go light it up!)
Nobody knows that de road is the key
And de spirit of de carnival just complements we
Is a natural synergy of tempo an' energy
Dat livin inside ah we (We go light it up!)

[Machel]
We comin' to take de road
And we not watching no face
We goin' and light it up
Anywhere we find a space
Throw yuh rag dem in de air
And start to mash up de place
Everybody light it up like Independence day!

Chorus:
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
And when we reach by de square
Like fireflies in de air
Ah wa' yuh light up, light up, light up wo' yo'!

Light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
Let me see yuh light up the de air!
And when we reach by de square
We go explode like a flare
Ah wa' yuh light up, light up, light up

Lights of love!
Leh we shine those lights together
(Light it up, light it up...)
Show me the lights of peace
Leh we shine through any weather
Light it up, light it up...
Show me the lights of hope
Leh we shine those lights forever
Light it up, light it up...
Tell dem, tell dem on de road
Dem on de road
Dem on de road, we say
Leh we jump and break away
So leh we light it up like de first independence day

Chorus 2x

[Machel]
Light it up in de dance,
Light it up in de fete,
Light it up everywhere,
Light it up, light it up
By de truck
Light it up, in de fete
Light it up anywhere
Light it up top top...heh ha!

Performed by Patrice Roberts & Machel Montano

Til Tomorrow (2007)

[Zan]
Oh babygirl hold me (hold me)
squeeze me (squeeze me)
touch me
And babygirl just don't let go
Baby don't you ever ever never let go

Hold me (Hold me)
Touch me (Touch me)
And squeeze me
And babygirl just don't let go
(Show them how our love is oh...)

Chorus:
Hold me close and don't let go
Dance with me til tomorrow
Everytime I see you girl
All because I know your style
You're the one who drives me wild
Everytime I see you girl (oh babygirl)

[Zan]
I see you in every party
You're always there with somebody
I never thought I'd get my chance to say
Oh baby
We've known each other for ages
Lately I have felt the strangest
My chemistry changes everytime I see you
Why?
You're so divine!
And everyday you blow my mind!
Oh baby give it to me, give it to me,
Give it to me
One more time!
Show me a sign!
Cause you should be mine girl
Dancing next to me, givin' it to me baby

Chorus:
Hold me close and don't let go
Dance with me til tomorrow
Everytime I see you girl
All because I know your style
You're the one who drives me wild
Everytime I (Everytime I ) see you (oh babygirl)

[Patrice]
Oh baby I can't refuse you
Don't care how much people notice
No one can make me feel the way you do oh baby
Can tell you where things are headed
You're feeling what I'm revealing
All the things I'm feeling
Everytime I see you
Why?
You're so divine
And baby boy you blow my mind
Give it to me
Give it to me
Give it to me one more time!
Show me a sign!
You should be mine boy!
Standing next to me!
Give it to me baby!

Chorus [Patrice]:
Hold me close and don't let go
Dance with me til' tomorrow
Everytime I see you boy
All because I know your style
You're the one who drives me wild
Everytime I see you boy

[Zan]
Oh baby hold me close and don't let go (echo)
[Patrice]
Oh baby just relax and let it flow
[Zan]
Oh baby by my side you would make it right (echo)
Everything's alright, girl
[Patrice]
Once you are with me!

Chorus:
Hold me close and don't let go
Dance with me til' tomorrow
Everytime I see you girl
All because I know your style
You're the one who drives me wild
Everytime I (Everytime I)

Hold me close and don't let go
Dance with me til' tomorrow
Everytime I see you girl
All because I know your style
You're the one who drives me wild
Everytime I (Everytime I)

Oh babygirl hold me (echo)
Squeeze me (echo)
And touch me
Oh and babygirl just don't let go
Baby don't you ever never never let go

Oh babygirl hold me (echo)
Squeeze me (echo)
Touch me
Oh babygirl just don't let go
Baby don't you....(Show them how our love is oh!)

Oh babygirl hold me (echo)
Squeeze me (echo)
And touch me
Oh babygirl just don't let go
don't you ever never let go

Performed by Zan featuring Patrice Roberts.

You (2005)

Ay you! (whistle)
Come here!
Huy!
Yeah, yeah you!
Huy!
We go, here we go...
You....
Yeah you!
Breathe, you got to breathe (3x)
You! (you, you...)

Ready to defend in the toughest times
Right down till the end
Standing by my side
When I need a friend
I depend on you, you
You and you and you and you and you
Nothing could rise above my feelings for you
I give you all my love
And that times two
The strength to go all day I get it from you
You, you and you and you and you and you!

Chorus:
You give me a reason to jump for joy (yeah you)
You give me a reason to live (Yeah you)
You give me the vibe and keep me alive
Make everything right (yeah you, yeah you)
It's you got the feeling to jump around
You make me feel to go on and on
It's you every season, you are the reason
Yeah you yeah you

When I'm down you pick me up
Like a newborn
You replenish my cup
You make me feel strong
I could never get enough of
Enough of you, you,
And you and you and you and you and you!
You are a diehard
You down with de crew
You always represent when I call on you
No matter where I go
I'm sure to see you
And you, and you and you and you, you...

You give me a reason to jump for joy (yeah you)
You give me a reason to live (Yeah you)
You give me the vibe and keep me alive
Make everything right (yeah you, yeah you)
You got the feeling to jump around
You make me feel to go on and on
It's you every season, you are the reason
Yeah you yeah you

Breathe, you got to breathe...
I say tuh breathe, you got to breathe....
Breathe, you got to
You! You! You and you and you and..
I say tuh breathe, you got to breathe....
Breathe, you got to breathe...
You!
You!
You and you and you...

(Bridge)
You know I love the things you do for me
And...every touch I get I go crazy for you.......
And I'll do anything
Anything you want me do
Everything you want I'll do
For you and you and you and you ...

Chorus
Yeah you!
Yeah you, you, you, you!
Yeah you, you and you!
And you, and you...you and you....
You, you, you, you, you...
You, you, you, you, you...
You, you, you, you, you...
You and you and you and you and...

Chorus2:
You give me a reason to jump for joy (yeah you)
You give me a reason to live (Yeah you)
You give me the vibe and keep me alive
Make everything right (yeah you, yeah you)
You got the feeling to jump around
You make me feel to go on and on
Say you are my sweetness, like a weakness (yeah you, yeah you, yeah you)

You, you, you you you
You, you, you you you
You
You
You you you
You
You
Thank you

Performed by Machel Montano

Rum and Coca Cola (1943)

Since the Yankees come to Trinidad,
They have the young girls all goin' mad.
The young girls say they treat'em nice,
And they give them a better price.

Chorus:
They buy rum an' Coca Cola,
Go down to Point Cumana.
Both mother and daughter,
Working for the Yankee dollar.

Ah, look I had a little chick the other day,
But her mother came and took her away,
Herself, her mother and her sisters,
Went in a cab with some soldiers.

(Chorus)

Chorus:
Rum and Coca-Cola,
Go down Point Cumana.

They have some aristos in Port of Spain,
I know a lot, but I won't call name,
And in the day they wouldn't give you a right*
But you might see them with the foreigners late at night,
drinking

(chorus)

I know a couple who got married one afternoon,
And was to go Miami on their honeymoon,
But the bride run away with a soldier lad,
And the stupid husband went staring mad.

(Chorus)

Performed and composed by: Lord Invader (Rupert Westmore Grant)

Source: http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=66111&messages=52

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Soca Santa

Santa leave de North Pole and come down to Trinidad
He say it too cold in the North Pole
So he couldn't stay,
He come down right away to have some fun
In this land of sea and sun

Chorus
Soca Santa doh leave yuh bag of toys
Don't forget you have to share it with every girl and boy
Soca Santa doh want to drive no sleigh
In a bigtime Toyota gallavanting whole day

Soca Santa!

Soca Santa!

Santa say he intend to have a real good christmas this time
And de place to be is dis country
All dem lovely chicks
Parang music sick
And he taste de food
Trini woman does cook real good

Chorus

Soca Santa!

Soca Santa!

Santa walking around in sneakers and jersey and jeans
Looking to see where have party and he trying to storm
Cuz dat is de norm
He come out to play
So he feting Trinidadian way

Chorus

Arriba!

Hurray hurrah!
(Daisy etc sings)

Soca Santa!

Soca Santa!

Santa jump on stage and snatch de mike from de lead singer hand
He want us to join in de chorus
Keep de christmas cheer
Going thru de year
Den he kick and he say
In Trinbago I intend to stay

Chorus

Chorus

Performed by Machel Montano

Slave

I'm a slave from a land so far
I was caught and
I was brought here from Africa
I'm a slave from a land so far
I was caught and
I was brought here from Africa

Well it was licks like fire
From de white slavemaster
Everyday I dong on knees
Weeks and weeks before we cross de seas to reach in de west indies

And den he make we wuk
And den ah wuk
Good lord no pay
Ah toil
Ah toil, Ah toil
Ah toil hard each day
I'm dying
I'm crying
Oh oh-oh...oh oh
Oh Lord I wanna be free

Many times ah wanted to run
But de (?) slavemaster standing dey wit de gun
Oh I know he go shoot to kill
So ah stay, stay and ah pray
But ah planning still
I study night and day how to break away
Ah got to make a brilliant escape
But everytime ah tink about de whip an' dem dogs
Meh body does start tuh shake

He make we wuk
Ah said ah wuk
Oh lord no pay
Ah toil
Ah toil
Ah toil hard each day
I'm dying
I'm crying
Oh oh-oh...oh oh
Oh Lord I wanna be free

La la la la la...

In my heart, there was much to say
Ah always hope de boss woulda listen to me some day
Although he knew (damn well knew) my request was very small
But de sting ah the whip there to answer me when ah hell
We had to chant and sing to express ourselves
To dat wicked and cruel man
That was the only medicine to make he listen
And is so calyso began

He make we wuk
Ah say ah wuk
Oh lord no pay
Ah toil
Ah toil, ah toil
Ah toil hard each day
I'm dying
I'm crying
Oh ooh-oh-oh...oh oh
Oh Lord I wanna be free

(La da da da dey....)

And den times change in so many, many many ways
Then one day somebody said "Free de bloody slaves"
I was then
Put out on the street
Ah ha' no clothes, ha' no food and no place to sleep
Worst of all
Had no education, no particular ambition
This I cannot conceal
Forgot my native culture
Ah lived like a vulture, from de white man ah had to steal

Because he make we wuk
Ah said ah wuk
Oh lord no pay
Ah toil
Ah toil
Ah toil
Ah toil hard each day
I'm dying
I'm crying
Oh ooh-oh-oh...oh oh.....
Oh Lord I wanna be free

Performed by The Mighty Sparrow

Party (2006)

Chorus
This is carnival time free yuh mind and party
Leave yuh worries behind take ah wine and party

This is carnival make ah bacchanal(x5)

Free up yuh mind and (jump up)
Release yuh stress and (jump up)
Take out yuh rag and (jump up)
Put it up in the air
Put it up in the air (jump up)
(repeat)

Put yuh rags up, put yuh rags up, put yuh hands up
Take ah jump up cause we cyah stop with de big truck sound taking over town
People all around in de jamming up cyah stop
Do yuh thing now anything now
Start de thing now start to sing now anything now
In de heat ah de sun having we fun jamming as one in de bacchanal cyah done

Were de crew with de standard in dey hand wey de gang who wining on dey man wey de man with de iron in de band
Ra tang tang ah tang ra tang tang ah tang
Wey de crew jamming on de junction everybody now
Get in yuh section (x5)

Chorus
(repeat)

When yuh see we coming down with de powder massive coming strong
Wake up no time to play around when de masqueraders move around
Carnival take over Town everybody jump around
Take ah jump up (x5)
Cause yuh know we cyah stop

Were de crew with de standard in dey hand
Wey de gang who wining on dey man wey de man with de iron in de band
Ra tang ah tang ah tang Ra tang tang ah tang

Chorus

Free up yuh mind and (jump up)
Release yuh stredd and (jump up)
Take out yuh rag and (jump up)
Put it in de air
Put it in de air
Put it in de air (jump up)

(repeat)


Performed by Ms. Alysha and Fay-Ann Lyons
Source

Portrait of Trinidad (1965)

Trinidad is my land
And of it I am proud and glad
But I can't understand
Why some people does talk it bad
(But I know)
All of them whey runnin' dey mout'
Doh know whey they talkin' bout
They will paint here balck everyday
But the right things they would never say

CHORUS

Like our sportsmen
Being rated among the best
Our scholars have sit and passed every test
And put us right 'longside de rest
(But then)
Our pitch lake is the greatest one of its kind
Our sugar and oil is really refined
So you see, friends, this is a real King
Solomon's mine.

VERSE TWO

They does talk some nonsense
Me eh know whey dey ding it for
Bout so much violence
Man, yuh would swear that we fighting war
We have we delinquents to face
But just like any other place
Well the things they does say bout here
Is really too much for me to bear

CHORUS

Because my people are daily making progress
Without any form of stupidness
And in this way we much gain success
For when we moving
We all move as one body
No bickering between you and me
For our policy stand for racial equality

VERSE THREE

So when a stranger spending
A little time in this lovely isle
Every day you see him
He always have a hearty smile
When his time is up to depart
He would say with pride in heart
I'll be back, you could bet yuh life
And if ah cyah come ah go sen' mih wife

CHORUS

And then he'll tell you
He really wants her to come
To drink a rum and have plenty fun
In this great island in the sun
For Trinidadians (as foreigners do recall)
It doesn't matter whether big or small
Or if you rich or poor, friend
We cater for one and all

VERSE FOUR

So all uh dem whey talkin'
They either drunk or they starin' mad
Or maybe they forgettin'
Mr Universe belongs to Trinidad
And yet
We have men of talent and skill
With high hopes of improving still
And if you think all this is a lie
The Mighty Sniper go tell you why

CHORUS

Now, our steelbands
Is the best talent in the world
By calypsoes our stories are told
With this rhythm to touch your soul
So Trinidad, this lovely land of my birth
Small, but overwhelming in worth
And as you know Carnival is the greatest
frolic on earth.

Performed by Sniper

Play Sploofus Carnival Trivia Free

Progress (1980)

Today as I look around
In the world
What do I see?
I see
Footprints that man has left on the sand
While walking through time.
I see fruits of our ambitions
Figments of our imaginations
And I ask myself
When will it end?
When will it end?
It is plain to see
Universally,
This planet is not bountiful as it was
Simply because
In his quest for success
Nothing stands in man's way
World rivers run dry
Soon the birds won't fly
The mountains will be no longer high
And when I relating to meh lord I does wonder why.

I see
Charity deplored
Equal rights totally ignored
Wisdom and ingenuity working in accord
Simply to afford such inventions
As thermonuclear warfare
And environmental warfare
And I wonder now
Where do we go from here?
Prophets everywhere
Gaze upon the horizons
And declare that judgment will come
As the savage hands of unscrupulous men
Defile everything passing by
Time is running out
As we eat and drink
Species on the brink
Of being extinct
And I think
No one can deny
The price of progress is high

I see consciousness abate
As today, we live recklessly
Money
Makes egos inflate
And, thereby, creates,
A turbulent state.

I see a struggle
Between the sexes
New hang-ups and old complexes
Now the question is
Right in context
What shall be next?

I have already seen
The world has become divided
Between race, colour, creed and class
And some of the things
The scriptures predict
Truthfully come to pass
Soil that wouldn't bear
Children making children
To be part of this growing mass
And I ask
If this is progress
How long will it last?

Performed by King Austin (Austin Lewis)

Sources:
http://www.trinisoca.com/calypsonians/2006/0902b.html
http://www.nalis.gov.tt/NationalAwards-Emblems/KingAustin-Progress.htm

Trini To De Bone (2003)

Islands in the sun
Islands in the fun

Welcome, welcome one and all to de land of fete
Trini to de bone, trini to de bone
When it come to bacchanal, well, they cyar beat we yet
Trini to de bone, trini to de bone
Sweet women parade abundantly
De brethren dey full ah energy
Some people say God is ah Trini
Paradise and all convincing me
God gave us a spirit fiery
Nothing in de world could bother we
Well look ah smart man gone wit' we money
We still come out and mash up de party

Chorus:
(Sweet sweet T&T) Oh how I love up dis country
(Sweet sweet T&T) No place in dis world I'd rather be
(Sweet sweet T&T) Oh how I love up meh country
(Sweet sweet T&T) All dis sugar cyar be good for me

(Oh oh) From Toco to Caroni
(Oh oh) Maravel to Sans Souci
(Oh oh) From Scarborough to Coco Reef
(Oh oh) Profiling on Frederick Street

Chorus

All these years I spent abroad in de cold longing to be home
Trini to de bone, trini to de bone
God I pray that some sweet day I will no longer have to roam
Trini to de bone, trini to de bone
De problems we have are plain to see
We prove we could stand de scrutiny
All and all, a true democracy
How we vote, is not how we party
There's no place like home some people say
Though some have to leave to make their way
But in their hearts I know their destiny
To come home and big up de country

(Sweet sweet T&T) Lord how I love up dis country
(Sweet sweet T&T) No place in dis world I'd rather be
(Sweet sweet T&T) Lord how I love up meh country
(Sweet sweet T&T) All dis sugar cyar be good for me

(Oh oh) From Couva to Signal Hill
(Oh oh) Arima to Charlotteville
(Oh oh) Matelot down to Port Ah Spain
(Oh oh) We playin' mas sun or rain

(Sweet sweet T&T) Oh how I love up dis country
(Sweet sweet T&T) No place in dis world I'd rather be

[bridge]
(Rudder chants)
Look ah Trini gyal dey, she breaking away
Tobago gyal, oh what a bacchanal
De men dem wild, de wickedest style
De gyal look back, dey on de attack
De style just change, man re-arrange
De fete gone clear, cause nothing can compare to a Trini rising
Oh no no, (Oh no) nothing can compare to a Trini rising

As crazy as we might seem to be
We still fight to be a family
Indian, African or a Chinee
Syrian, French-Creole and Portuguese
We blessed wit' a spirit fiery
Some people say God is a Trini
Sweet women parade abundantly
Now de problem is plain to see

Chorus

(Oh oh) West Mooring to Los Iros
(Oh oh) From Sando to Mayaro
(Oh oh) From Penal to Grand RiviƩre
(Oh oh) Sweetness in abundance everywhere

Chorus

No no no no
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah
Sweet T&T

Performed by David Rudder & Carl Jacobs