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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Anthony Leonard Pierre "My Kilimanjaro Is (9) [Pt. 2 Of 3]" - Song Credit (translator)


"My Kilimanjaro Is (9) [Pt. 2 Of 3" by Anthony Leonard Pierre

Song taken from the album "We Arrived" - Cd: (6/2/2014)
Vocal performance by Anthony Leonard Pierre
Music by Obeah Akkompong band


"My Kilimanjaro Is (9) [Pt. 2 Of 3" - Song lyrics (translator):

My Kilimanjaro - My Kilimanjaro
 It’s at … Blue Mountain’s Peak
It’s where
 Little-Childrens’ Hearts beat
and de’Elders wipe the sweat of Their Brow
 under the remembrance of - da’Laboba
where They meet
 Kilooo … spouts a hot spring
to start Its trek
 to the Ocean deep
  where Ancestors’ Souls … sleep
in the salt of Its waves
 the Rivers of - east and west
  Cabatar River - Savanna - Nigril River
from north and south
 these Tributaries - CREST
in the bosom of
 Kilooo~manjaro
 Kilimanjaro sweet
Yallas - Plantain - White River
 where They meet - is at Jamaica’s
  Kilooo … Kilooo~manjaro Blue Mountain’s Peak.

Sometimes de’Children
 don’t sleep
sweet are the tears
 They weep
banana leaves
 They share
with drew drops
 Their sheet
the Manjaro rocks
 pile-up heap - a pillow to sleep
Kilooo … Kilimanjaro - River sweet
 Niger River - Mathabra River - Ra-Minio
on Its/Their banks
 You’ll find - a little
to eat away a memory of
 hunger - sadness and despair
suh wash~wash
 your hands - your face - your feet
they will be CLEAN from the piss of
 of up stream’s Village steam - Black River
Kilooo … Kilimanjaro mystery clean
 It’s at … Blue Mountain’s Peak
givin’ de’world
 a new soundin’ Music
 a new Rhythm … so sweet.

From the workings
 of Its tides
rocks and shells are carved
 by time and pressure - to become ... yeah
they’re de’meat an’ fat
 of Ocean deep
to be arrayed appetizingly
 at Street-Side Market places
de’passerbyers find them pleasing
 an’ wantin’ to possess as keepsakes - this
to display the motions of
 Blue Mountain’s moods
  to far away - who LUST  Her virginity
they wonderily dream
 to come BASK by Kiloo’s mystery - ahoo
an’ from the market Higglers
 a fist full of banana
  or a’ coconut carvin’
 a’ stalk of sugar cane
  or a’ fin’ga a’yam
 a bunch a’ Kalalloo
  to the potency of sea roots - Irish Moss
yuh will cherish - the smooth touch
 of Nature’s beauty - sekkle
Some will have to - ‘live’
 off their worth - in the City Streets
as their wonders
 dazzle eyes to keep - saying:
  they’re from the belly - of Kilimanjaro deep
de’Cabatar - Savanna an’ Nigril
 Rivers of the Mount.
De’cock a’crow
 dog a’bark and de’drew drops - too cold
five-a-clock - inna de’mornin’
eighty-five (85) de’temperature
 too hot - down below
where de’Reggae Rhythm is
 the alarm clock - bubble … Wi’a bubble
Wi givin’ de’world
 a new soundin’ Music
dey tappin’ an’ groovin’ to
 the creative an’ smartabality
  dubblin’ … in an’ out’a Wi
fa’ Wi - box-doung sug’a cane
 dey meck rum an’ sweets wid iee
while Man an’ Man - workin’ rock an’ rock stone
 Dem dey swing … Dem picks - to a timely winin’
cultivating an’ reaping valued marbles
 from so~so hillside rocks/stones
as de’Doctor Birds chirp
 to the dip and beauty of young Girl’s hips
Wi teck gugnu an’ red an’ green - peas
 an’ dey colour-up even wild-rice wid it - seen
when Wi done wid chicken
 mouth blazin’ - yuh jerkin’-off
  all frustrations an’ bring back feisty
an’ even Wi biggest critics
 un’da shady tree - a’ ketch a’ puss-nap from a’ bellyful
fa’ when Wi chat
 Wi don’t chat no fart
so don’t come
 labrishin’ wid fartatious so~so rubbish to Wi --
an’ although it was chosen to be
 Wi rising-up above
from the bloody pavements
 of dem contrived “slavery” plantations
not to become the product
 of such environments
  but its victor - Wi strive
Blue Mountain
 ahead of a world’s struggle
  resisting for change - chat ‘bout
one love an’ inity
 for I an’I - de’surviving Ones
as it was then - a SAFE-HAVEN for
 the “Maroons” an’ dem Black “Buccaneers”
so it is now - SANCTUARY
 for Black Warrior - de’Natty Dread Yardies
an’ I knoweth where My Soul
 will sleep - to its transformation
it’s at the foothill(s) of Blue Mountain’s
 Yallas - Plantain an’ White Rivers
aloft from
 Kingston City to Jambos Pond viewing peak
Kilooo~man~jaro steep
 It’s at … Blue Mountain’s Peak
givin’ de’world
 a new soundin’ Music
 a new Rhythm … so sweet.

Rafts and small vessels
 sail - on Its tides
transporting on the Rio Grande
 not only Peoples
also - FOOD
 of appetizing and stamina
taking Life
 from place to place
as this transplant
 is reminiscent of My Nomadic Roots
from Moshi, Arusha - Uru to Mbuko
from Killsome City to
 Portland, Mary, Andrew and Thomas
as We bury
 the sorrow of a past
We trod on - ‘cause
 the Mountains - BOND a new horizon - ahoo
Castleton, Blue Lagoon
 Hagley Gap and Gordon Town
holds a foundation
 on which a Nation builds
a’Wi … run t’ings
 those whom are known - as Yardies.


Check out:
Anthony Leonard Pierre's Song lyrics, Profile & Discography on Reggaediscography


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