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 comments from YouTube:

Aframaco

@Kenn Kenn You sound bitter and twisted!


Maybe you don’t know that even amongst Europeans ( Caucasians) that blonde hair ( and blue eyes ) are often preferred!

Hollywood ran with this myth for decades, and all the initial female stars were blonde ( mostly dyed hair of course) and were promoted at the detriment of darker haired women!


Even more sinister, Hitler also touted the idea of the Teutonic or Nordic aryan race of fair , blonde blue eyed people as the superior Europeans ( even though he himself looked nothing like that )


The Aryan race looked down on the Poles, Slavs and Baltic Europeans!


Indeed, even until recently Northern Europeans called Italians, Greeks and other Southern Europeans “ Wops” or Wogs , a derogatory term because of their olive or darker complexion!


So Africans were only visited upon these prejudices by an already prejudiced European mindset which sought divisions based on skin tones !


So called Oriental people, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans and the like were also visited with similar prejudices by Europeans whereby round eyes were sought, so as to look western or more European in appearance!


So stop being ugly, and trying to rubbish Black people alone !


Because, perhaps more than any other racial groups in the world, it is Black people that have sought to push back against white prejudices and white supremacy by spouting Black pride!


Give the Black race some credit!



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



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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!

chudiksc

@Tony Ajaba junior pls share with your friends to do same for fela we need to honour him

chudiksc

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

chudiksc

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

Tony Ajaba junior

God bless you baba

Charles Ficheriii

Yeah Yeah!

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Francis Igiebor

True legends don't die . Fela lives forever. Magnificent, maestro

smoothjazzaxe

@ToyotaGuy1971 In fact, that comes straight out of the New Testament

Chris Oghenetega Maloney

ToyotaGuy1971 lies

ToyotaGuy1971

I think Bob Marley said it best, "The stone that the builder refuse, shall always be the head corner stone".

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