An Oldie -Refugee- Lady Guiness returns

Friday, August 31, 2007 Clivia R 2 Comments

So i don't know if some of you know this, but your girl is a Kaiso singer...well used to be.
I even used to enter the Calypso competition on Miami Carnival Thursday nights by Kaiso boys..as Lady Guinness [doh laugh- Leon Coldero gave me that moniker a looooong time ago- one day ill explain it]
Anyways, when I got into promotions with the ex- there was a conflict...so i stopped.

I got contacted by an emerging soca artiste recently - Sizwe C - to help him with his entrance into the arena this year, and it kinda jump started me into thinking its time to start again myself...

This song was my last entrance into the competition. And I will be competing this year..for the first time in FIVE YEARS!! since I no longer have OTHER responsibilities on a Thursday night *wink wink*.

I actually used it in Tampa Carnival a couple years ago..and placed second in their competition.

Anyways...the Lyrics and Melody came to mind...so Here...

Now mind you this song was written in FIVE minutes, when a yankee women of lesser education than myself, who happened to be my supervisor, and obviously resented me...asked me..

And I quote:

" Why are you here? Don't they have jobs on the turd [yes she said that] that you came from? You're taking our jobs away from us and you cant even talk right. If you're unhappy you should go back on that boat that you came on."

Thanks ELAINE.


Refugee
Verse 1

So I leave,
I make a choice to change mi life
A new decision ultimate sacrifice.
I know that things hard in Trinidad
But to suffer here ain't so nice at all..
Still I leave
I have the hope that in my heart
That God will help me to make a brand new start
But somehow I not prepared for the evil and for the vice...

BRIDGE
But still I know that i have my memories to tide me over..
And I know ,
What do ups and kill you does only serve to make you stronger
I know though they try to treat me like second class citizen,
I don't have be here,
I chose to come here
I don't belong here...
The truth is..

CHORUS
I have a home...
I ain't no refugee
This place aint have nothing for me..
They try to buy me with US dollar
But no money can't buy back a people culture...
I have a home..
They think they win the race..
But my heart not tied down in this place
Trinidad is the place for me..
i CHOSE to come here..
I Ain't No Refugee

VERSE 2
I'm sure you know
Someone who forced to change their life
A big Decision
They had to make a choice
Between getting what was their due
Or just to eke out a life
Like some doctors
have to go and do day care
Architects cant find placement anywhere
So they working for minimum wage
Just so they could survive

BRIDGE
But don't worry
when they try to tell you your come from nothing
Cause you see
Your worth not determined on how much dollars per hour making
Trust me
When they try to tell you you coming out of nowhere
Say it aint nothing strange
Not a damn thing change a
AndI'm still the same
Cause the truth is..

CHORUS
I have a home...
I ain't no refugee
This damn place aint have nothing on me
They try to buy me with they US dollar
But no money can;t buy back, can't buy back
I have a home..
No..They think they win the race..
But my heart not tied down in this place
Trinidad is the place for me..
i CHOSE to come here..
I Ain't No Refugee



2 comments:

Wheeeeey!!!! But Lady guiness!!!!
Well I learn something ne wabout you today boi. I love dem lyrics yes. Ah right behind you Cliv!!!

Bagogyul said...

Miss Lady, now I have to pack my fuschia bele frock! Do you need a back up dancer....Hello!

LOL!