Sorrow Tears and Blood
Fela Kuti Lyrics


Eh-ya!
Everybody run run run
Eh-ya!
Everybody scatter scatter
Eh-ya!
Some people lost some bread
Eh-ya!
Someone nearly die
Eh-ya!
Someone just die
Eh-ya!
Police they come, army they come
Eh-ya!
Confusion everywhere

Eh-ya!
Everybody run run run
Eh-ya!
Everybody scatter scatter
Eh-ya!
Some people lost some bread
Eh-ya!
Someone nearly die
Eh-ya!
Someone just die
Eh-ya!
Police they come, army they come
Eh-ya!
Confusion everywhere

Eh-ya!
Seven minutes later
All don cool down, brother
Police don go away
Army don disappear
Them leave sorrow, tears and blood
Them regular trademark
Them leave sorrow, tears and blood
Them regular trademark
Them regular trademark
Them regular trademark

La la la la

My people self they fear too much
We fear for the thing we no see
We fear for the air around us
We fear to fight for freedom
We fear to fight for liberty
We fear to fight for justice
We fear to fight for happiness
We always get reason to fear:
We no wan die
We no wan wound
We no wan quench
We no wan go
I get one child
Mama dey for house
Papa dey for house
I wan build house
I don build house
I no want quench
I want enjoy
I no wan go
Ah!
So policeman go slap your face
You no go talk
Army man go whip your yansh
You go they look like donkey
Rhodesia they do them own
Our leaders they yab for nothing
South Africa they do them own

Them leave sorrow, tears and blood
Them regular trademark
Them regular trademark
Them regular trademark
Them regular trademark
Them regular trademark
Regular trademark
Them regular trademark
That is why

Eh-ya!
Everybody run run run
Eh-ya!
Everybody scatter scatter
Eh-ya!
Some people lost some bread
Eh-ya!
Someone nearly die
Eh-ya!
Someone just die
Eh-ya!
Police they come, army they come
Eh-ya!
Confusion everywhere

Ah, na so
Time go they go
Time no wait for nobody
Like that: choo, choo, choo, ah
But police go they come, army go they come
With confusion
In style like this

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

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Robert S.

one of my favorites for ever.

Hey, yeah
Everybody run, run, run
Everybody scatter scatter
Some people lost some bread

Someone nearly die
Someone just die
Police dey come, army dey come
Confusion everywhere
Hey, yeah

Seven minutes later
All don cool down, brother
Police don go away, army don disappear
Them leave sorrow, tears and blood

Them regular trademark
Them leave sorrow, tears and blood
Them regular trademark
That is why

Hey, yeah
Everybody run, run, run

La, la, la, la
My people self dey fear too much
We fear for the thing we no see
We fear for the air around us
We fear to fight for freedom

We fear to fight for liberty
We fear to fight for justice
We fear to fight for happiness
We always get reason to fear

We no want die, we no want wound
We no want quench, we no want go
I get one child, mama dey for house
Papa dey for house, I want build house
I don build house, I no want quench
I want enjoy, I no want go, ah

So policeman go slap your face
You no go talk
Army man go whip your yansh
You go dey look like donkey

Rhodesia dey do them own
Our leaders dey yab for nothing
South Africa dey do them own
Them leave sorrow, tears and blood

Ah, na so, time will dey go, time no wait for nobody
Like that choo, choo, choo, choo, ah
But police go dey come, army go dey come
With confusion in style like this



All comments from YouTube:

John Barrett

Peace to all sons of Shango and daughters of Ogun . Fela Anikulapo Kuti The Black President.

chudiksc

@Antar john Brown pls share with your friends to do same for fela we need to honour him

chudiksc

@ayo30s pls share with your friends to do same for fela we need to honour him

Antar john Brown

A GREAT AND HONORABLE BLACK MAN... HE WAS NO JOKE!!!... SOMEONE TO LEARN FROM.HE STOOD FOR THE PEOPLE!!!

ayo30s

No Doubt!!! Same To You, 👍🏾👊🏾✌🏾🇳🇬🇺🇸

John Wakefield

"Music is the weapon of the future," says Fela. That means this weapon is for now.

Pond Life

Music is the 'weapon' that channels anger into creativity. As such, it IS holiness.

David Ak

Over 40 years later and This Song still resonates loudly. It is Extremely sad. My prayer is that Nigeria can come back from this despicable event

Omiz FoShiz

This is why I love YouTube, hearing new music that I never heard before

1981menso

Glad you discovered this, saw Fela live and it was one of the best shows I have ever seen.

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