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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Anthony Leonard Pierre "Ska - Inna Di Park (274) [Version 2]" - Song Credit (translator)


"Ska - Inna Di Park (274) [Version 2]" by Anthony Leonard Pierre

Song taken from the album "Row" - Cd: (4/17/2015)
Vocal performance by Anthony Leonard Pierre
Music by Obeah Akkompong band


"Ska - Inna Di Park (274) [Version 2]" - Song lyrics (translator):

Yeah Man ... a’ tickie~tickie - macka-stick
by the rivers - parkways
round abouts and causeways
this god-forsaken land
I an’I sat’ta an’ weep
remembering where - where We’re from.

A’ho~o~o ... a’ Jam-Doung Wi born
scattered all ov’a
“Inner Cities” an’ - “Ghet~t~os”
in a little division - inna babylon’s land
livin’ ... in - a - sub-division
searchin’ for where ... We belong
a’ love an’ big-up Wi Black Livity
rockin’ to de’Rhythm ... whey soothes Wi
a’Wi a’de - a’ho~o~o … run-t’ings - Yardies ...

SAT~TA ... an’ there Wi a’fe scratch Wi ‘eads
an’ lick Wi sweat
as Wi mem’ba de’sweetness
Wi lef’ doung a Yard wo~o~o.

De’goat’ead soup an’ plantine smell ... dey tease Wi
de’ bubblin’ to de’dubbin’ dey haunts Wi - as
music-box … BLAZIN - recorded memories
inna dis yah [Road-Block - Session]
de’chatter - tells de’Massive - where
[economic, religious and
social Village] ... Each belongs    Wi from
as de’music, draws an’ tease - de’food an’ clothe
identify - a’ different step
[from wyan an’ wyan a’Wi]
inna dis yah land - a’Wi dey bounce
to whey Yard - [dey teck … fe granted]
as Wi notice an’ check sey
all dem “battylogians”, “sneakingly” - wan’ - from Wi
a’fe thief whey
[Wi’sweet - sweet - ragamuffin’
Jam-Donian - Reggae - Music
Jam-Donian - Reggae ...]

A’dem a’ class Wi as “Aliens”
an’a call Wi “Foreigners”
inna dis - god-forsaken land
yet a’fe labour dem exploit
inna dutty, inna dutty babylon.

Ia watch-out ... heighten security
babylonia ... got a’ sneakin’ eye ... [pon Wi]
while Black Mask done-qua -
Wi don’t care ...
Wi don’t care at all ...  all
as - Wi dey [inna de’park]
searchin’ [for the beat]
teasin’ de’meat
[to an~n Ithiopian - Rhythm]
Roots Gyal - Bad-Bwoy - [Rudie]
“Christian” - Uptown
Ugly ... [an’ Cutie]
a’Dem - [Dem dey yah]
a’ find an’ stay close-up - to
wid de’vibes - call - [Yardiee]
Dem’a ... i - den-tity - cho~man ...
a’ Jam-Dong Wi born
suh Wi [inna de’park … after dark]
 [a’ river to de’bank - cover~ly]
a’ reasonin’ - labrishin’
dey mumbo~jumbo ... in’
nuh mat’ta wey dey gwa~an
[inna de’park ... after dark]
more times
jus’a talk - jus’a talk - jus’a talk - talk ... talk
[to fa~le~te an’ rahtid~cup]
dey chat - chuckie bo~booo
shootin’ de’breeze an’ t’ing
Wi [inna de’park ...]
after dark, after dark
more times ... jus’a talk
a’ river to de’bank - cover~ly
after dark, after dark
more times ... jus’a talk
chuckie bo~booo an’ t’ing.

Nats-up Natty ... check dis - de’gathering
is a - [MUST]
de’labrishing
no fuss
a’jus’ - [such an’ such]
more times - till - daylight - Mi’a tell yuh
as dis place … is a’wyan lonely state
[full’a stress an’ ... so~so headache]
Knots ... yu’wyan si
a’Wi Reggae - Music
[lover an’ comforter]
de’manna ... I an’I’s disposition - hankas
a’ lean pon - [suh Wi stay ... strong]
Dready ... yu’nuh know
a’Wi Reggae - Music
[lover an’ comforter]
de’manna ... I an’I’s disposition - hankas
a’ lean pon - suh Wi ... [stay strong.]

By the rivers - parkways
round abouts and causeways
this god-forsaken land
I an’I sat’ta an’ weep
remembering where - where We’re from.

Mis’ta Selec’ta
drop I ... a’ plat’ta
tease-up Mi pressure
meck A’ sus-out [a’ lean-pon - Partner]
to sooth out ... I  Memories
[of pastimes ... happenings]
A’ got to go do ...
some serious ... [dubbin’ - bubblin’]
do ...
some serious ... [dubbin’ - bubblin’.]

Dubbin’, dubbin’
bubblin’ pon a serious I~ebi~an Sistren
a conscious an’ motherly Black T’ing
A’ gwan to bubble ... dis T’ing
till She beggin’ - duh Massa
lef likkle bit’a ... Mi sinting - ting - ting
till Wi meet next eve~ning - till Wi meet next eve -

EASY - mike chanter
gi’Mi more time
fe eye-out
[dis bubblin’ ... Dau’ta]
pon de’bossom
a’wyan serious Sistren
[a’gwan mem’ba - Mi Memorings]
bubblin’ ... till de’winin’
easy Wi - saka dat
a’ so~so - [stretching to de’yarning]
as de’sneakin’ Sunshine
bussin’ de’wake-up ... [pon Wi]
que~yah ... to back-foot
[is time fe de’leavin’ ...]2x
yeah Man ... check dis!

How can We sing and rejoice gallivantly
wid all~l~l dispositions
shit-uations placed Us in ...

Bright Sunday morning
some reading fe
hollie~mollie religion
de’majority though
‘ave fe head - [a’de complex]
needs the rest
fe deal ... [wid de’stress]
de’hustle an’ bustle
fe a pay check
[is’a - daily ... test]
suh Wi inna de’park
a’gi de’stress … a social - rest
an’ fe CLAD ... [wid de’Rest]
Wi dubbin’ a labrishin’
pon de’vibes~s - of
[Wi’sweet - sweet - ragamuffin’
Jam-Donian - Reggae - Music
Jam-Donian - Reggae ...]

An’ there Wi a’fe scratch Wi ‘eads
as Wi mem’ba de’sweetness
Wi lef’ doung a’ Yard wo~o~o.

Wi [inna de’park
Rude-Bwoys skankin’ an’ Ital Dau’tas bubblin’
searchin’ for
[where - We - belong]
a’ love an’ big-up Wi Black Livity - as
a’Wi a’de ...
[a’ho~o~o … run-t’ings - Yardies ...
a’ tickie~tickie ... macka-stick]
a’ Jam-Dong Wi born
suh Wi [inna de’park … after dark]
 [a’ river to de’bank .... cover~ly]
a’ reasonin’ - labrishin’
dey mumbo~jumbo - in’
nuh mat’ta wey dey gwan
[inna de’park ... after dark]
more times
jus’a talk - jus’a talk - jus’a talk - talk ... talk
[to fa~le~te an’ rahtid~cup]
dey chat - chuckie bo~booo
shootin’ de'breeze an’ t’ing
Wi [inna de’park ...]
after dark, after dark
more times ... jus’a talk
a’ river to de’bank - cover~ly
after dark, after dark
more times ... jus’a talk
chuckie bo~booo an’ t’ing ...
a’dem a class Wi as “Aliens”
an’a call Wi “Foreigners”
inna dis - god-forsaken land
yet a’fe labour dem exploit
inna dutty, inna dutty babylon.

Do remember ... next Friday and Saturday
all roads - lead
to dis road-block
Jam-Doung - Reggae Music - Session
right on yah … right on yah - yeah Man ...

How can We sing and rejoice gallivantly
wid all~l~l dispositions
shit-uations placed Us in ...

Wi dey
inna de’park ... livicatin’ - to
the spoken words - of
Reggae Music
[Wi’sweet - sweet - ragamuffin’
Jam-Donian - Reggae - Music
Jam-Donian - Reggae ...]

By the rivers - parkways
round abouts and causeways
of this god-forsaken land
there I an’I sat’ta an’a weep
as Wi remember de’images of
where - We’re from
(where - We’re from ...)3x


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


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