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Well, Mister Politician, with your right hand you swore honestly
With Bible in hand or with the Qu'ran, you pledged to serve we
A committed man with religion, you once used to be
But when the Treasury band pass by your station, man, you get greedy
So you -------- and you feel as man you get 'way scotch free
No Integrity Commission can't touch your stolen money
But you still must face something higher than any Commission
And that's the punishment ------ the calypsonian.
When you see Pink Panther and Cro Cro
Name you a thief in their calypso
As they pass that sentence on your head
You'll be called a big thief until you dead
And when you dead, there's still no relief
People will call all your generation thief
So before you join politics, you must know
In Trinbago, you must bow down to calypso!
Well, Mister Politician, you join the band to rape the Treasury
Kickbacks and grease hand from them businessman have you now wealthy
Up in Switzerland a big million you stash 'way tax free
But the calypsonian -----------------------------
Mister Politician, what you have done calls for harsh treatment
--------- granting you no bail is soft punishment
Charging you a fine mix with cat o' nine is like mashing your toe
But you will feel the blow when we jail you in calypso!
When you see Duke and Valentino
Find you guilty in their calypso
All in India where them CD's go
They'll call you a thief and a scamp also
People will dance to their tunes in Toronto
And call your name as a pappyshow
No future can't save you from that spirit blow
This ent chutney, you know, you must bow down to calypso!
Well, Mister Politician, the calypsonian throughout history
Has fought corruption from parliamentarians and skulduggery
British governors, prime ministers have all felt its weight
Albert Gomes, ----------, Eric Williams, they were laid out straight
Sparrow punish Patrick Solomon for freeing his stepson
And the whole world still 'fraid Karl for his laws on sedition
And in history all children will learn that Chambers duncey
And Gabby destroy Tom Adams in Bridgetown city.
When you see Brigo and King Sparrow
Name you a scamp in their calypso
Is best ten cobo pee on your head
You'll wish the hangman hang you instead
For when King Sparrow say so, is so
If Sparrow lie, is still true you know.
Look, Black Stalin make Dhanraj Singh know
You can't play macho, you must bow down to calypso!
Well, Mister Politician, the queen of England respects kaiso
She and Prince Charles know what they'll undergo if they tackle Crusoe
Colin Powell know that kaiso is the unwritten law
So he let Bush know he does sing kaiso before he fight war
Mister Politician, the great Imam, Reverend Farrakhan
Got his strength and determination from being a kaisonian
Kaiso make Eric Williams bawl out, "Let the jackass bray!"
So who the hell is Jack Warner, he's a small fish, I say.
If kaiso was born in America
George Bush would be humble as ever
Whenever he open his mouth in Congress
Aloes woulda hit him and give him bless
You might get 'way with bank accounts in Scotland
Bank under wife name up in London
But once you live here in Trinbago
We come like the Pharaoh, you must bow down to calypso!
Source: The lyrics posted on this blog are often 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!
"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!