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, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG VM MUSIC FRANCE
Written by: Fela Anikulapo Kuti

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Aframaco

@Brooke Michaela The ancient Egyptians wigs?

No wonder their civilisation crumbled!


It’s not being new doesn’t make it less ridiculous!


Indeed I don’t mind the wig per se… it is the mimicry or aping (copying) of the white European women’s gestures that disappoints!


Flicking the weave or wig hair out of their faces every 10 seconds when our natural God given hair would cause us no such trouble!

It makes a caricature out of her women!



All comments from YouTube:

Seun 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

Jérémy GAUER

😀👍

Eryk

What happened?

Newmanhome4all

Prayer has been answered. Time to act

LivingRoomJazz_with_William

For anyone familiar with the history of Nigeria, the imagery that the tune evokes comes easy. Fela conveys the pain and anxiety felt by average Nigerians and oppressed people everywhere

ToyotaGuy1971

May God have mercy on the down-pressers all along their final day of judgement. Glory to God!

chudiksc

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

Robert Gaye

And liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory coast and all of Africa.

Anthony Alleyne

I have always loved Fela from my high school days in the seventies but years later 1985 to be exact I was driving home stuck in traffic and this song came on the radio, an unexpected delight as mainstream radio did not really play his music.....I had to pull over and surrender....was in tears by the end....this song still moves me same as Zombie, Gentleman chop and Quench, Carry me i want to die!

Eduardo Papelo

@Fela Kuti "Yeah, Yeah!!"

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