Tobago Independence

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By Lord Melody

The people in Tobago, they want to run their own show
Robinson going mad, they want independence from Trinidad [you hear]
They want to run their island, predict their own destination
But the Doctor tell them flat They ent have enough resources for that.

Spoken words: Mister Speaker, I want you to know that the People's National Movement is fully aware of what's happening in Trinidad and Tobago today and we are capable of taking care of our problems. So what kind of damn nonsense you telling me?

The opposition party is fighting vigorously
They say the Doctor mad, Tobago could do without Trinidad [he say]
They build hotels like fire in Scarborough and Moriah
They beaches they will build to make Tobago a Beverly Hills.

Spoken words: What are you trying to tell me? You going to take the people from the copra and coconut estate to work in the hotels? Don't you know you have to have trained people for that kind of thing? Well, what is this world coming to?

Too much complication between them politicians
They always fighting war, this time I don't know what they fighting for [because]
My father Tobagonian, my mother Trinidadian
Oh no, Robinson, no! No independence for Tobago.

Spoken words: What are you trying to do? Have the people of Trinidad and Tobago obtain a passport to go to see their families in Tobago? That will never happen. Over my dying body. It is impossible, Mister Speaker!

When Robinson were William and William was Robinson
Fifteen years ago, they didn't care a damn about Tobago [but since]
They kick him out the party, he threatening everybody
He run to Tobago making he own self a pappyshow.

Spoken words: When you was Minister of Finance you never mention a word about Tobago. You wasn't capable at that time. There is no difference now. And money is no problem. We can take up -------- on Tobago if we have to.

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, Lord Melody!

"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!