Expensive Shit
Fela Kuti Lyrics


Eran na goat o, for Yoruba land
Eran na goat o, for Yoruba land
Him go bend him yansh him go shit
Him go commot away from him shit
Him shit go be the last thing wey he go like to see

Because why o? (Because the shit dey smell!)
Because why o? (Because the shit dey smell!)

Obo na monkey for Yoruba land
Him go bend him yansh him go shit
Him go commot away from him shit
Him shit go be the last thing wey he go like to see

Because why o? (Because the shit dey smell!)
Because why o? (Because the shit dey smell!)

Obinrin na woman for Yoruba land
Obinrin na woman for Yoruba land
She go bend she yansh she go shit
She go commot away from she shit
She shit go be the last thing wey she go like to see

Because why o? (Because the shit dey smell!)
Because why o? (Because the shit dey smell!)

Okunrin na man for Yoruba land
Okunrin na man for Yoruba land
Him go bend him yansh him go shit
Him go commot away from him shit
Shit go be the last thing wey he go like to see

Because why o? (Because the shit dey smell!)
Because why o? (Because the shit dey smell!)[?]

Tell me now now
Me I be Fela, I be Black Power man
Me I be Fela, I be Black Power man
I go bend my yansh I go shit
I go commot away from the shit
The shit go be the last thing wey I go like to see

No be so for some fools wey I know
No be so for some stupid people I know
No be so for some fools wey I know

People wey go like to quench your soul
People wey go like to quench your soul

En! Alagbon o

Them go use your shit to put you for jail
En! Alagbon o
And don tell my shit too expensive shit
En! Alagbon o
My shit na exhibit, it must not lost o
En! Alagbon o
And don tell my shit too expensive shit
En! Alagbon o
My shit na exhibit, it must not lost o
En! Alagbon o

En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o
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En! Alagbon o
En! Alagbon o

Lyrics © F.K.O. Music, EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING FRANCE
Written by: Kuti Fela Anikulapo

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

The Grey Prism

This is actually about being detained when fela arrived back home from a tour and was holdin... As in a joint... Carrying contraband as it were... Or so the authorities suspected... Truly, he had made alot of trouble for the powers at be by declaring his own autonomous country after his mother was killed. Anyway, here he is, he's got a joint, or maybe he doesn't. I can't recall, my album is around here somewhere... So, This is the tale of Fela and the Grassy Assed Investigation Bureau of Govt Shit Smellers.

His plane landed, the joint was either ingested or the non joint perhaps was not. Here come the coppers to nab this upstart punk. Get over here you! Toss ya I'm the back of the cop car... Detention time. And I don't mean after school. The Wheaties were never actually found. The pigs figure... Ok there now Fela, you can sit right down and we'll wait and see.
See what?
Well.
The suspected drugs.
The what?
The fuckin marijuana. You sit down too! Who's telling this story,me or you?
Huh?
Oh, sorry, sometimes I just prattle on in my own little realm of bellicosity and self arguing, muttering to myself, and generally making a mockery of Mr Moloch's Big Bro.

So what of the broccoli cheese and weathered ostrich beaks?

Never you mind.

Now where was I?
Ah we were waiting. Yes. Of course. Them pigs, see, they figure ok... We'll see what sort of stool he passes, since they suspected he was retaining said dope within his body. Eaten or boofed one has to wonder. Either way... Here Fela is, and they're gonna check his feces for marijuana. Uh oh.

KLLLAAAAAAAAANGGGG

Shit... Ok now your homework for the day is to figure a way out of this room. My ninja women kill with merciless abandon! Fly my lovelies! Tonight we feast like Kings!


What?



All comments from YouTube:

Warri Boy

I count myself lucky to have seen Fela live several times in the U.K. and Nigeria. His live shows were most capitulating. During Paul McCartney visit to Lagos in the 70s described Fela live performances as the best he has ever witnessed.

Andy Japann

Do you mean captivating?

kollington

That was golden era. I envy you.

Michael Okere

Expensive Shit is the twelfth full-length album by Afrobeat pioneer Fela Ransome Kuti and his Africa '70 band. It was ranked #78 on Pitchfork Media's "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s".[4] The title of the album refers to an incident in which the Nigerian police tried to arrest Kuti by planting a joint on him. Kuti managed to eat the joint, prompting police to bring him into custody and wait for him to produce the excrement. According to legend he managed to use another inmate's feces and was eventually released. - Wikipedia

DiscoloredScars

@Michael V. Shaw i know your comment's like 5 months old but Talking Heads - Remain In Light has some afrobeat aspects to it

Michael Okere

@Michael V. Shaw You can check out Fela's son, Femi Kuti on YouTube, his other son Seun Kuti as well.
Then there is a US band that released an album called "Talkatif".
( I can't remember their name now.)

Michael V. Shaw

I had never heard of afrobeat til now. What are some other examples of afrobeat?

Joshua Jiménez

@Paul Rouhan LOL, I mean it's pitchfork, what do you expect?

Paul Rouhan

Michael Okere - There are not 77 better records than this, in the world! 💪💪💪

Corehero

Nothing I love more than this intro, and then when things pick up at 0:48... such an infectious groove yet intense. The keyboard melody at 1:00 - 1:52 is also incredible. Fela is and was a genius.

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