Me Today, You Tomorrow [Song]

 

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ME TODAY, YOU TOMORROW
By Shadow (1993)

Crazy people [yey yey], lazy people [woh oh woh]
The neighbour's house is burning and you laughing?
What don't meet you doesn't pass you yet...oh no, no, no
Someone in your neighbourhood is crying
Tomorrow's coming, how can you forget?

The neighbour's house on fire, run for water
The neighbour's house on fire, out the fire
The neighbour's house is burning
It might be your house in the morning
The neighbour's house on fire, run for water
The neighbour's house on fire, out the fire
Put out the fire, yey, yey, yey
Put out that fire, yey, yey yey, now now

Crazy people [yey yey], lazy people [woh oh woh]
Laugh and cry, you'll find them in the same place
Only time can separate the two
Just like little dimples on the same face
Laughing dimples, crying dimples too

The neighbour's house on fire, run for water
The neighbour's house on fire, out the fire
The neighbour's house is burning
It might be your house in the morning
The neighbour's house on fire, run for water
The neighbour's house on fire, out the fire
Put out the fire, yey yey yey
Put out the fire, yey yey yey yey yey yey

Crazy people [yey yey], lazy people [woh oh woh]
You see the piggy biting up his brother, yey
He don't care who die, he just want war
But when his time is come to face the butcher
It's crying time in the abattoir.

The neighbour's house on fire, run for water
The neighbour's house on fire, out the fire
The neighbour's house is burning
It might be your house in the morning
The neighbour's house on fire, run for water
The neighbour's house on fire, out the fire
Out the fire, yey yey yey yey yey
Put out the fire, yey yey yey yey yey yey

The neighbour's house is burning
It might be your house in the morning
The neighbour's house on fire, run for water
The neighbour's house on fire, out the fire
Put out the fire, now now now now now now
Put out the fire, now now now now now now now!

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

Is the Shadow's work organic, unpretentious, elemental, essential, uninhibited, sincere, radical, elusive, hypnotic, the product of genius, the naive algorithm coming out of the blue, the equalising, unifying pulse? I think it is even deeper.

I think to create songs like this one the Shadow must be able, whether by natural inclination or special invitation, to synchronise with and channel a primordial intuition that gets to the heart of situations and their causes and solutions. The natural world and music convince me that it was not Logos - the Word that existed before all else. In the beginning was the Rhythmos - the Rhythm.

Thank you Mighty Shadow! I couldn't have expressed this song's message better in a million years.

"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:

openanthropology said...

Thanks for all your work transcribing these, as always, it's a great resource to be able to consult regularly.

Guanaguanare said...

Thanks for your comment. You are welcome and I accept your thanks on behalf of the songwriters, composers and performers. I have the great pleasure of finding the gems and spending time with them. I happen to LOVE this song and although I have always appreciated Shadow's talent, when I listen to something like this, I just have to bow low.
Blessings