Original Suffer Head
Fela Kuti Lyrics


You Africans, please listen to me as Africans
And you non-Africans, listen to me with open mind

Suffer suffer suffer suffer
Suffer for World
Na your fault be that
Me I say na your fault be that
Suffer suffer for World

Enjoy for Heaven
Amen
Christians go dey yab*
Amen
" In Spiritum Heavinus"
Amen
Moslems go dey call
Amen
"Allah wa Akbar"
Amen

Open your eye everywhere
Archbishop na miliki*
Pope na enjoyment
Imam na gbaladun*

Archbishop dey enjoy (with)
Pope self dey enjoy (with)
Imam self dey enjoy (with)
My brother wetin* you say? (with)
My brother wetin you say? (with)

My sister wetin you go hear?
My sister wetin you go hear?
Archbishop dey for London
Pope dey for Rome
My people – them go dey follow Bishop
Amen
Them go follow Pope
Amen
Them go follow Imam
Amen
Them go go for London
Amen
Them go go for Rome
Amen
Them go go for Mecca
Amen
Them go carry all the money
Amen
Them go juba* Bishop
Amen
Juba Pope
Amen
Juba Imam
Amen
Them go start to yab themselves

Every day – for house
Every day – for road
Every day – for bus
Every day – for work
My people my people my people
Every day my people inside bus
Suffering and smiling
Forty-nine sitting forty-nine standing
Suffering and smiling
Them go pack themselves in like sardine
Suffering and smiling
Them dey faint, them dey wake like cock
Suffering and smiling
Them go reach house water no dey
Suffering and smiling
Them go reach bed power no dey
Suffering and smiling
Them go reach road go-slow go come
Suffering and smiling
Them go reach road police go slap
Suffering and smiling
Them go reach road army go whip
Suffering and smiling
Them go look pocket money no dey
Suffering and smiling
Every day na the same thing
Suffering and smiling

Suffer suffer for World
Amen
Enjoy for Heaven
Amen
Christians go dey jab
Amen
" In Spiritum Heavinus"
Amen
Moslems go dey call
Amen
"Allah wa Akbar"
Amen

How many many you go make
Many many
Suffer suffer for world
Amen

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Comments from YouTube:

Darko Kyereko

Fela still lives. He is a legend.

Charles Nawhbilsi

This was in 1981; still relevant in 2020.

Abdullahi Opeyemi Abdullateef

Thumbs up if you're Listening to this in 2020

IBUKUN EBENEZER ADEPOJU

Baba remains relevant forever

RaeRae Jeru

2020 and FOREVERMORE ;)

michele piteo

Discovered this among his box-set. Love how he can invent new types of Afro-beat. The 'Beat on this one is so darn joyful. Stamina for joy~~~that's what african music can mean. So sexy. I keep finding these new ones and for me Kuti was a shamen too as seems to unlocks occult forces of victory!!!Fela taught me to dance-walk and move like a black person.I channell him. I Love Him.

Repugnant

Blessed to see him and his entourage in Lagos. Mind blowing.

Rick Natureboy

Everything Prophet Fela mentioned is still relevant til this day, nothing changed.

Roma Lawal

Timeless music. Everything that fela sang has come to pass. He was a troubadour of the Kalakuta Republic. Rip Baba 70

Bolaji Aiyegboyin

I thought about this song today and I try here....still what is happening in nigeria...

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