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Beasts Of No Nation

Fela Kuti
Language: English (Nigerian Pidgin)


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Fela Kuti.
Fela Kuti.
Ah - Let’s get now into another, underground spiritual game
Just go to help me the answer, go to say, "Aiya-kata"- Oh ya

O’feshe-Lu
[Chorus] Aiya kata
O’feshe- g’Ba

O’feshe-Woh
[Chorus] Aiya kata
O’feshe-Weng
Aiya kata
Aiya Koto
Aiya Kiti
Aiya Kutu

O’feshe-Lu
[Chorus] Aiya kata
O’feshe- g’Ba

Oh...

Basket mouth wan start to leak again, oh-
[Chorus] Basket mouth wan open mouth again, oh
Abi you don forget I say I sing, ee-oh
[Chorus] Basket mouth wan open mouth again, oh
Oh, I sing, I say, I go my mouth like basket, ee-oh, Malan Bia-gbe-re

Basket mouth wan start to leak again, oh-
[Chorus] Basket mouth wan open mouth again, oh

Fela, wetin you go sing about?
[Chorus] Dem go worry me…

Dem go worry me, worry me-- worry, worry, worry, worry
[Chorus] Dem go worry me
Dey wan to make us sing about prison
Dem go worry me, worry me-- worry, worry all over da town
Dey wan to know about prison life
Dem go worry me, worry me-- worry, worry all over da town

Fela, wetin you go sing about?
[Chorus] Dem go worry me
Dem go worry me, worry me-- worry, worry, worry, worry

The time weh I dey, for prison, I call am “inside world”
The time weh I dey outside prison, I call am “outside world”
Na craze world, na be outside world

[Chorus] Craze world
Na be outside- da police-i dey
Na be outside- da soldier dey
Na be outside- da court dem dey
Na be outside- da magistrate dey
Na be outside- da judge dem dey
Na craze world be dat
Na be outside- Buhari dey
Na craze man be dat
Animal in craze-man skin-i
Na craze world be dat
Na be outside- Idia-gbon dey
Na craze man be dat- oh
Animal in craze-man skin-i
Na craze world be dat
Na be outside- dem find me guilty
Na be outside- dem jail me five years
I no do nothing
Na be outside-dem judge dey beg ee-o
Na craze world be dat, Na craze world be dat
Na be outside- dem kill dem students
Soweto, Zaria, and Ife
Na craze world be dat, ee-oh
Na craze world be dat,
Na be outside- all dis dey happen
Na craze world be dat, ee-oh
Na craze world be dat, ee-oh
Na craze world be dat, ee-oh
Na craze world be dat, ee-oh
Na craze world be dat, ee-oh…..

Make you hear this one
War against indiscipline, ee-oh

Na Nigerian government, ee-oh
Dem dey talk ee-oh
“My people are us-e-less, My people are sens-i-less, My people are indiscipline”

Na Nigerian government, ee-oh
Dem dey talk be dat
“My people are us-e-less, My people are sens-i-less, My people are indiscipline”

I never hear dat before- oh
Make Government talk, ee-oh
“My people are us-e-less, My people are sens-i-less, My people are indiscipline”

Na Nigerian government, ee-oh
Dem dey talk be dat
Which kind talk be dat- oh?
Craze talk be dat ee-oh
Na animal talk be dat – oh
Na animal talk be dat – oh

[Chorus] Many leaders as you see dem
[Chorus] Na different disguise dem dey-oh
[Chorus] Animals in human skin
[Chorus] Animal-I put-u tie-oh
[Chorus] Animal-I wear agbada
[Chorus] Animal-I put-u suit-u

These disguising leaders ee-oh, na wah for dem
Dem-o hold meeting everywhere, dem reach America

Dem call the place, the “United Nations”
Hear-oh another animal talk
Wetin united inside “United Nations”?
Who & who unite, for “United Nations”?
No be there Thatcher & Argentina dey
No be there Reagan & Libya dey
Is-i-rael versus Lebanon
Iran-i-oh versus Iraq-i
East West Block versus West Block East
No be there dem dey oh- United Nations
Dis “united” United Nations
One veto vote is equal to 92 […or more, or more]
What kind sense be dat, na animal sense

[Chorus] Many leaders as you see dem
[Chorus] Na different disguise dem dey-oh
[Chorus] Animals in human skin
[Chorus] Animal-I put-u tie-oh
[Chorus] Animal-I wear agbada
[Chorus] Animal-I put-u suit-u

Dem go hold meeting, oh, Dem go start yab human beings
Animal talk don start again
Dash dem, human rights

Dem go hold meeting, oh, Dem go start yab human beings
Animal talk don start again
Dash dem human rights

How animal go know-say dem no born me as slave?
How animal go know say slave trade don pass?
And, dey wan dash us human rights
Animal must talk to human beings
Give dem human rights

I beg-I, oh, make you hear me well-u well
I beg-I, oh, make you hear me very well

Human rights na my property
So therefore, you can’t dash me my property
Human rights na my property
Dey wan dash us human rights

Some people say, “Why I dey talk like dis,
No be talk like dis, dem take to carry me go prision ee-oh”
No be me dey talk, na Prime Minister Botha dey talk, ee-oh

Him say, “this uprising will bring out the beast in us”
[Chorus] this uprising will bring out the beast in us

Eh Ji Keke- my argument

Botha na friend to Thatcher & Reagan
Botha na friend to some other leaders too
And together dem wan dash us human rights
Animals wan dash us human rights
Animal can’t dash me human rights
Animal can’t dash us human rights

[Chorus] Many leaders as you see dem
[Chorus] Na different disguise dem dey-oh
[Chorus] Animals in human skin
[Chorus] Animal-I put-u tie-oh
[Chorus] Animal-I wear agbada
[Chorus] Animal-I put-u suit-u

Beasts of no nation- Egbe Ke Gbe na bad society

[CHORUS] Beasts of no nation, egbe ke gbe
[CHORUS] Beasts of no nation, oturu gbe ke

Easy… easy

Contributed by Alessandro - 2007/1/23 - 11:08



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