Odorous Woman



By Silverado

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. The name of my song is "Odorous Woman." Now it's not a woman bashing song. It's about one particular woman who, my Prime Minister say, going to come before the end of the year so I trust and hope that you all listen to it and come together at the end of the song and we could stop her from coming. OK? OK?

My name is Trinidad, I have real money to spend
And when you have money, yuh doesn't want it to end
So I seek some advice on how I should invest
So when years to come, I will earn some interest
I learn of this sweet woman, she name is Alice Co
The government advised me she is the way to go
Some of my concerned friends tell me she come straight from hell
Dey say to look out for she tricks and block mih nose from she smell
I forget all of my friends, went ahead and make a deal
I thought about my future and having a hearty meal
For the next thirty years, I drink from she cup
All of a sudden, she smell start stinking up.

When I look at my skin, rust spreading like margarine
All ah dis happen because I smelt-her
Hair dropping off mih head, most ah mih brain cells dead
All ah dis happen because I smelt-her
My wife had a baby, it come out deform
Chronic diseases, this became the norm
Any minute now, I could die!
Oh my god! A worm eating out mih eye
Because I smelt-her, because I smelt-her
I could die! Because I smelt-her
Because I smelt-her, because I smelt-her
I have lost all my pride because I smelt-her

Now, I doh know why I was so harden at all for you know. Ah should ah follow mih partners and dem but no! She look good nah. Ah leh she come down here and do what she want, yuh understand? Hardenness! Ah look fuh it boy! Oh god! Allyuh listen to this eh?

She wanted to go Brazil, claiming she is the best
Some men hear she coming and dey start to protest
She try Venezuela, she even try to go Chile
With public consultation, dey get de rid ah she
One ting have me baffle, I can't understand
She livin in de US and dey never take up she plan
When she was in Australia, a shocking reality,
The closest human being was 500 miles from she
I thought that the smell was the only ting outta place
Wasn't until she kill me with toxic waste
I should have thought of myself, my friends and family
But I play dictator manning the affairs of my country.

When I look at my skin rust spreading like margarine
All ah dis happen because I smelt-her
Hair dropping off mih head , most ah mih brain cells dead
All ah dis happen because I smelt-her
My wife had a baby, it come out deform
Chronic diseases, it became the norm
Any minute now, I could die!
Oh my god! A worm eating out mih eye...Why?
Because I smelt-her, because I smelt-her
I could die! Because I smelt-her
Because I smelt-her, because I smelt-her
I have lost all my pride because I smelt-her.

Leh me tell allyuh something. Is not I alone dying you know, is allyuh go die too. Allyuh children children and children to come too, de whole country go just get wipe out . You see me right now I real sick and I going and meet my maker. God forgive me of all my sins... Oh god ah dying eh!... Oh god, help mih!

I felt so sad for what I did, my world come to an end
Dem people who advised me, dem cyah be my friend
When she start stinking up, I was all alone
All of my government friends leave de country and dey gone
I know that god will take me to task
When I breathe in air, I now have to use a mask
She mash down plenty houses to make room for she to pass
She waste my resources, she use all ah mih natural gas
Too late, too late, too late! was my final cry
The damage is done, she hop a plane and she fly
Forever I, Trinidad will never be the same
Forever on my conscience, I am the one to blame.

When I look at my skin, rust spreading like margarine
All ah dis happen because I smelt-her
Hair dripping off mih head , most ah mih brain cells dead
All ah dis happen because I smelt-her
My wife had a baby, it come out deform
Chronic diseases, this became the norm
Any minute now, I could die!
Oh my god! A worm eating out mih eye
Because I smelt-her, because I smelt-her
I could die! Because I smelt-her
Because I smelt-her, because I smelt-her
I have lost all my pride because I smelt-her.

Source:
N.B. 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!
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A Note From The Gull

Your decision to communicate this concern/protest in song shows that you care about your country. I am sure that, despite the distractions, there were some in this audience who got the message and will think about it and pass it on.

Silverado, thank you for your concern and your song.

"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!
Guanaguanare

2 comments:

Carrie Medina said...

fantastic post, thank you for sharing this~c

Guanaguanare said...

Carrie, I'm happy to accept your thanks on behalf of Silverado and baidawi who uploaded it to YouTube. I just have the pleasure of discovering and listening and transcribing and embedding. Thanks to you though, for visiting and encouraging me with your comment.
Blessings!