Corbeaux Following [Song]

 
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CORBEAUX FOLLOWING Performed by Kobo Town Lead singer/songwriter Drew Gonsalves I passed downtown the other day Plenty interesting characters came my way And the way they talking, I tell no lie There’s more to this town than meets the eye I passed a man begging for bread He said “I am Lazarus, come back from the dead,    But I feel the Lord waste his time    ‘Cause if I don’t eat soon, is tonight I’m back in the tomb.    Chorus: And all of the corbeaux following me [All ah the corbeaux following] I run and hide, but high in the sky [Ah see the corbeaux following ] Walking and talking, crying and trying Pleading and bleeding from morning to evening Still everywhere I run they following me. [This verse not sung in this performance] At the corner by Abercromby A next interesting character passed by me The man foot bus’ up, he limping in pain And the whole while he walkin’ like he’s dragging chains But he reciting in perfect rhyme saying “I’m a prisoner yet I’ve done no crime,    You see poverty is meh jail so I lookin’ for a next dollar to pay the bail.” By the Park Street gas station I passed a man claiming to be Napoleon He said the prison wasn’t so bad So they let him out to suffer on the streets of Trinidad But he say today he get lucky I asked what he go do with the money He said every king needs a queen So he going Robert Street to look for Josephine.   Chorus: And all of the corbeaux following me [All ah the corbeaux following] I run and hide, but high in the sky [Ah see the corbeaux following] Walking and talking, crying and trying Pleading and bleeding from morning to evening Still everywhere I run they following me. I passed a man bathing in the drain He said “I am Jesus Christ come back again.” And as I passed I turned to see A man across the road cussin’ he for blasphemy. But as I walked I started to wonder Which man of the two was the blasphemer: The one who said he was the Lord himself Or the next one who can't see the Lord in someone else.   Lavway: Pwissione leve, mete lumiere bay Congo Bara Leve, leve, mete lumiere bay Congo Bara. Pwissione leve, mete lumiere bay Congo Bara Leve, leve, mete lumiere bay Congo Bara.   Source: The lyrics posted on this blog are transcribed directly from performances. Although it is my intention to faithfully transcribe I do not get all the words and I have a knack for hearing the wrong thing. Please feel free to correct me or to fill in the words that I miss by dropping me a message via e-mail. I'd be forever grateful. Thanks in advance! .............................................................................................     A Note From The Gull
Thank you, Kobo Town!

"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
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