Love the energy in this song. Brings back vivid memories. I have never been able to convey exactly what I felt as a child when these devils would noisily congregate to bring Carnival to our front gate in the darkness of a J'Ouvert morning. There would always be just enough light to see their painted luminous faces and it didn't help matters to observe the masked ones cock their heads jerkily from side to side as if they were using superhuman senses to detect the presence of our tense little bodies at the windows hidden behind the curtains. They scared the guava cheese out of me and it was our father who would go out to pay the devils by dispensing the coins that would finally unglue their blue and ashy white hands from the gate. After these experiences, I could never encounter a Bermudez biscuit tin without being flooded by the memories of "pac pac-pac pac pac-pac pac pac," ropes knotted around waists, menacing pitchforks, clanking chains and associated childhood terrors.
Why am I including this song? "Pay de devil" has been coming to mind very often as a result of what is happening in T&T and the world today. Debts to many "devils" have to be paid. This crisis is a wake up call. It it entirely up to us to decide if it will become something worse.
Thank you Mighty Shadow! You are gold.
"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!