Solomon [Song]

Uploaded by edward spencer

By Mighty Sparrow

If I had any doubts, now they gone completely
I am living in true democracy
If I had any doubts now they gone completely
Our nation stands for true democracy
I am referring to that most regrettable disaster
Through a corporal, we lost our acting Prime Minister
He complained to the Commission
And make them kick out poor Solomon.

Where in the world you could find democracy so?
Except in Trinidad and Tobago
If was in America, is the corporal that had to go
In the first place a man like he
Couldn't see the Commission of Inquiry
Doh care how he try, they woulda charge him as a spy
And tell the public he lie.

Oh well, the good things you do, you never get credit
But make one mistake, nobody forget it
I agree he was wrong without any doubt
Cancelling the charge, letting the boy out
But the way how some of these people criticising
You will think Solomon shouldn't have human feeling
Just because he in politics he must leave he stepson
Like Cadogan in a cell to get kill with licks.

Some people say he too bold-faced and outta place
Some ah them vex because they hear he slap the Doctor in he face
But I say Pat Solomon is still as damn good politician
He only made a slip, they throw him out with a kick
This place too damn democratic!

Plenty people used to criticise the PNM
But the way things turn out is a shock to them
They used to say that the Doctor is a dictator
Some went as far as to call him a traitor. Huh!
But now it can be seen even by a blind man
What side of the fence the PNM stand
I am sure now they all agree
PNM stands for true democracy.

In America, a shoeshine boy could be president
Or a millionaire tomorrow and today he ent got a black cent
For opportunity, America ent bad
For democracy, I like Trinidad
Because the police force get snub, a corporal push a knob
And the minister lost a good job.

In most other places, it ent so at all
They'll promote Solomon and kick the corporal
Although democracy is what they go out and teach
You'll never see them practice what you hear them preach
But the first thing we gave Solomon was a headline
Opposition Commission and the corporal in he tail - he bound to resign
I really sympathise with he but
I still say he wrong for setting the boy free.

Now mind you,

It is true our nation needs strong men like Solomon. Ey!
But no one is allowed to take the law in they hand
Okay, drop the charge if you see it fit
But it ent what you do, is how you do it
Solomon acted like a lord, trying to spare the rod
And now he die by the sword.

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! ..............................................................................................................................

A Note From The Gull

Thank you, Mighty Sparrow.

"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!