True Opposition [Song]

Uploaded by johnnyshoeshine

By Brother Valentino

We have no opposition in the House of Parliament
So politically is we who have to comment 'bout this government
But the tune you chanting is wrong yet you keep singing along
Like you join the bunch of the wrong and strong...well, sing your song
But if you check where kaiso come from
Was the black man's cry of protest
Now Panorama and Dimanche Gras have their heads in a mess...what a mess
Since in the days of Atilla, kaiso showed its true colour
I wonder if you people know the importance of kaiso?
As sure as calypso is the culture of this land
The calypsonian is the only true opposition.

So open your mouths my brothers and speak with a righteous tongue
Instead of putting the people on a merry go round...and round
You are not saying the right things and so much things happening
Yet you only want to keep them people dancing...prancing
But I know this is their last chance
So let them prance if they want to prance
Such was the joy, shall be the sorrow after they let them prance
Brothers, you are worth your weight in gold
Yet your precious talent people control
You're are being used for the wrong purpose
Folks are just trying to full their purse
As sure as calypso is going through this exploitation
The calypsonian in the only true opposition.

It seem as though you don't know the precious talent you possess
It's a gift more valuable than all the rest...oh yes
The attention that you gain from this nation is beyond any politician
So don't forget you are the true, true this land
Yet you feeding the people minds with the same set of backside jive
And the real vintage kaiso struggling to survive...that is jive
Man get up and do your duty, you will be rewarded much more highly
We have a purpose and a reason so we should should all sing in unison
It is we who really got, ey!, the voice of the land
The calypsonian is the only true opposition.

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

"You are not saying the right things and so much things happening
Yet you only want to keep them people dancing...prancing"

Thank you Bother Valentino. What has happened/is happening with calypso is a reflection of what has happened/is happening in the nation.

"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!