Tuesday, 1 March 2011

That is Carnival (2006)

Ay! Well, everybody now!
Well, everybody now!

When you’re out on de streets
Everyone that you meet
Raise yuh rag, lift your feet!
Show me more, show me more, show me more!

Everybody start de jumping!
Start de waving, start the wining!
Everybody
That is Carnival!
Start de jumping!
Just start de waving, (de waving de)!
That is Carnival!

Put yuh flag up, put yuh rag up
Put yuh up rag in de air!
Raise yuh rag up, Raise yuh flag up!
That is Carnival!
Raise yuh rag up, raise yuh flag up!
Put yuh up rag dem in de air!
Take yuh rag up put yuh flag up!
That is Carnival!

Cause this is the life and this is we culture
And this is the way that we does live
And we show the world what we have to offer
The music and mas we have to give
When we come together
Every creed and race unite
So everybody show me yuh red, yuh black, yuh white!

‘Cause when is Carnival day
And everybody start to break away
That is Carnival!
And masqueraders take de streets Carnival Monday and Tuesday
That is Carnival!

Pre–chorus:
So when you're out on de street
It’s de way we does greet
Raise yuh rag, lift yuh feet
Show me more! Show me more! Show me more!

Everybody start de jumping
Start de waving, start the wining
Everybody that is Carnival!
Ay! Start de jumping
Just start de waving, (de waving de...)
That is Carnival!

Raise yuh rag up, put yuh flag up
Take yuh rag up in de air,
Lift yuh rag up, lift yuh flag up
That is Carnival!
Raise yuh rag up, put yuh flag up
Take yuh rag up in de air
Lift yuh rag up, put yuh flag up
That is Carnival!

We have the mas, we have de colours!
We have the greatest show on earth!
Soca and pan stand shoulder to shoulder
Beautiful island of my birth!
What a beautiful sight to see
When thousands flood the street!
And masqueraders heading to the big stage
Making rhythm with their feet!

So when you see J’ouvert
And yuh hearing de sound of steelpan
That is Carnival!
Just fin’ ah bottle and pick up anyt’ing
And make a rhythm section!
That is Carnival!

Just know de world in the street
It’s de way we does greet
Raise yuh rag, lift yuh feet!
Show me more, show me more, show me more!

Everybody start de jumping!
Start de waving!
Just start de wining, de wining!
That is Carnival!
Start de jumping, just start de waving (de waving..)
That is Carnival!

Raise yuh rag up, put yuh flag up
Take yuh rag up in de air
Take yuh rag up, put yuh flag up
That is Carnival!
Take yuh rag up, put yuh flag up
Put yuh rag up dem in de air
Put yuh rag up, put yuh flag up!
That is Carnival!


Jump jump
Jump jump
Jump jump
Well everybody now
Jump jump
Jump jump
Jump jump


...Pre-chorus...

Everybody start de jumping!
Start de waving!
Start de wining!
Everybody, that is carnival!
Ay! Start de jumping!
Just start de waving (de waving)!
That is carnival!

When we on de road, we misbehaving
Doh care ’bout nothing
Misbehaving ...

That is Carnival!
When we on de road we misbehaving
We jump to soca
Misbehavin, have no behaviour
That is Carnival!

Put yuh rag up, put yuh flag up
Take yuh rag up in de air
Put yuh rag up, put yuh flag up
That is Carnival!
Put yuh rag up, put yuh flag up
Take yuh rag up in de air
Put yuh rag up, put yuh rag up
That is Carnival!

Performed by: Fay-Ann Lyons

Lyrics by: Fay-Ann Lyons

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