We Like It So! [Song]

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By Mighty Sparrow

[We like it so. We free!]

Neighbour, look, if I was selfish man
I wouldn't be involved in this election
I done old already, I ent want fame
Plus I ent looking for fortune again
All I asking is that you pay close attention to
The many problems we all face from dawn to dawn
You're intelligent, I think, and you should face issues
But you behaving like a moron, cussin' me fuh wey I born

But yuh pipe ent have no water, you pay too much for butter
[Take yuh steel beam and go!]
The terrible school system is such a bloody problem
[Take yuh steel beam and go!]
Agriculture's in a state, planning is inadequate
[Take yuh steel beam and go!]
The northern and southern idol, the two kingpins of bobbol
We know. We like it so!

[We like it so...We free!]

Anything that's wrong, he go put it right
Georgie Porgy tell we the other night
So instead of displaying impatience
Cool yourself and gih de fellah a chance
How the hell you could say O.N.R. go do better?
Bet we send you back Grenada in a drum
We and Georgie going to put it right together
We have freeness and freedom, plenty roti, plenty rum.

Hospitals have no linen, is brown paper they using
[Take yuh steel beam and go!]
Public transportation is an abomination
[Take yuh steel beam and go!]
Well, food, clothes and rent is proof
Cost of living gone through the roof
[Take yuh steel beam and go!]
Classified information for personal gain is common
We know but we like it so!

[We like it so We free!]

Sparrow boy, you need psychiatric aid
To be in them bourgeois people motorcade
Me ent fraid to tell you straight to yuh face
You backing a jackass in a horse race
Georgie say all you ent getting one damn seat
O.N.R. come out to mamaguy
And Bokassa say how allyuh going to feel the heat
The penalty to oppose is high, that's political suicide.

We have no house so we squat, living with cockroach and rat
[Take yuh steel beam and go!]
The cesspit flowing over, you could catch yellow fever
[Take yuh steel beam and go!]
Soldier in bulldozer break down mih shack in Morvant
[Take yuh steel beam and go!]
Is plenty sexual favours to be a ten days worker
We know but we like it so!

[We like it so, We free!]

It ent have a single thing you could say
Could make me abandon mih balisier
No steel beam go fall down on top mih head
Sparrow, I's a P.N.M. 'til ah dead
Birdie you may be shock when ah tell you this
Hudson-Phillips is a Yankee C.I.A.
And the whole ah O.N.R. is only communists
They'll take Carnival away and make people work each day.

Is years you in ah union and can't get recognition...she say
[Take yuh steel beam and go!]
The unemployment levy murdering everybody
[Take yuh steel beam and go!]
Children come out ah college below elementary knowledge
[Take yuh steel beam and go!]
We grieving with frustration through maladministration
We know but we like it so!

[We like it so. We free!]

This concern that you showing here for we
Could well cost you your popularity
Francisco, how come you ent understand?
We ent want no blasted opposition
Yes, just like Georgie Porgy, I done sharpen my gilpin
Waiting for the opposition tail
And anytime we catch them only backpedaling
I ent even want no bail, I ent 'fraid to make ah jail.

Food you could produce here is imported from elsewhere
[Take yuh steel beam and go!]
To fish in yuh own water is jail in Venezuela
[Take yuh steel beam and go!]
No one to devise for we a good foreign policy
[Take yuh steel beam and go!]
Bribery and corruption control every decision
We know but we like it so!

[We like it so. We free!]

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

To add my comment would be a desecration. 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!