Confusion Break Bones
Fela Kuti Lyrics


I sing dis song some time ago
Call am
Confusion"
Then army never burn my
house
Oil money flow for Lagos then
LARUDU REPEKE (after each line)
Repeke Laru, Laru, laru
Repeke Laru, My people dey say Nigeria done dey But me as I see am
I no say, Nigeria go-go down
Our country go dey make-ee money
My people of country no see money
LARUDU REPEKE (after each line)
Repeke Laru, Laru, laru, laru
Repeke Laru, Laru, laru
I
see many many things in Nigeria
I see many wrong things in Nigeria Some time ago I come sing one song
Repeke Laru, Laru, laru
Repeke Laru, When I say confusion Everything out of-ee control When everything out-ee of control-ee
Go be say, it "
Bafuka"-oh
BAFUKA NA QUENCH (Confusion kills] (after each line)
Bafuka fi tbe hospital-u
Bafuka fit be police station bafuka fit be mortuary
Bafuka fit be nortuarty
I sing about one street for Lagos
Called "
Ojou Eelegba"
I take a copy how Nigeria be
One crossroad in center town
LARUDU REPEKE (after each line)
Repeke Laru, Laru, laru, laru
Repeke Laru, Laru, laru
For "
Ojou Eelegba"
For "
Ojou Eelegba"
For "
Ojou Eelegba"
For "
Ojou Eelegba"
Moto
dey come from-u East(car)
Moto dey come from-u West
Moto dey come from-u North
Moto dey come from-u South And police-ee man no dey for center
(not directing traffic- there are no traffic lights in Lagos)
Na confusion be dat ee-oh
BAFUKA NA QUENCH (Confusion kills)
(after each line)
Bafuka fit tbe police station
Bafuka fit be hospital
Bafuka fit be mortuary
CONFUSION NA WAHDen I say confusion na wait ee-oh
Confusion na wait ee-oh
After he go take, Police-ee Army come burn-u my house
After he go take, Police-ee Army come burn-u my house
I started to think,
I started to think-ee think
Dey police wey go help people, not dem dey burn burn so
Say army wey go defend cities, not dem dey burn burn so
A na time around 1975 and '77
(dates police/army attacked Fela's home)
Police go seize expensive goods, dem start togo burn burn dem
Army go go market, and meeting cost money, go burn burn dem Why dem like to burn the things wey dey cost-ee money?
Government fit sell to people cheap-ee cheap-ee Government fit dash people, we no get-ee money And di burn burn, na him dey sweet-ee dem pass (them burn & bribe)
Na him dey sweet-ee dem pass
Oya oh, dem burn burn[} OYA (after each line)
Oya oh……, dem burn burn{
Repeat stanza 4x]
My problem is no small at all
Nothing dey for me to sing about
All di things wey I de see I know like, All of dem I see, I sing about
If something good today I go sing, nothing good is ever dey to sing about
If I sing I say food –u nothing
NA OLD-U NEWS-EE BE DATAFTER EACH
(That is old news)
Dey old-u news-ee be dat-oh
If I sing-ee say, water no dey
Old old old news be dat-ee-oh
If I sing-ee say, electric -ee light no dey Old old news be dat-ee-oh
If I sing-ee say, Inf-i-lati-on
If I sing-ee say, mismanagement
If
I sing-ee say, corrup-u-tion
If I sing-ee say, stealing by government
Old old old news be dat-ee-oh
Di problems still dey ba'gba ra ‘gba
I say di problems still dey ba'gba ra ‘gba
Dey thing weh dey worry me
How dis robbery come get-ee big-ee head
The first –ee one, na leg-ee robbery
LEG-EE ROBBO-ERY Where money go pick-ee pockets Dey man go start take leg-ee wrong
The second one na, armed robbery
ARM-O ROBBO-ERY Where man-o go-go steal big things
He go take-ee gun defend himself
The third one, na head-oh robbery
HEAD-O ROBBO-ERY Where all pata-pata go-go steal (everything)
He go take position, steal all free
Free stealing, na him policy Head-ee robbery, Which head-ee get-ee no dey steal?
Which president we get-ee never steal?
CONFUSION BREAK-EE BONE-EE, YEPA,
CONFUSION BREAK-EE BONE-EE, YEPA,
DOUBLE WAHALA FOR DEAD-EE BODYABIOLA OH DEAD-EE BODY

Writer(s): Kuti Fela Anikulapo

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LOUIS OTIENO

A spirit never Dies. You can't kill a Spirit. Rest in Power Fela Anikulapo Kuti ABAMI EDA himself

BriteNassTV

Percussions well arranged, underground spiritual feelings all through..love it🥰

ROBERT CHUKWURA

Top classical musical piece. His musical intelligence is just out of this planet

Bernard Koranteng

A great teacher who never dies but lives in the music. Great great.

Mr.206FootFour

I love all of Fela's cuts but this is by far my favorite.

mohammed nababa

All is songs na masterpiece..
ODOO (Overtakei Don Overtake Ovakate) is another masterpiece!

Nana Ahmed

Mr.206FootFour It’s beautiful!

David Arowolo

Thank you God for given us Fela in Nigeria.

Caio ACO

Thank you Olorun for for giving us the best of Yoruba land. Axe

Emma Bolingo

Sure

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