Trouble Sleep
Fela Kuti Lyrics


When trouble sleep
Yanga go wake am
Waking him dey find
Palaver, he dey find
Palaver, he go get-e o)
Palaver, he go get
Palaver

When cat sleep
Rat go bite him tail
Waking him dey find
Palaver, he dey find
Palaver, he go get-e o
Palaver, he go get
Palaver

Tenant lost him job
Him sit down for house
Him dey think of job
Mr. landord come wake am up
He say, "mister, pay me your rent"
Waking him dey find
Palaver, he dey find
Palaver, he go get-e o
Palaver, he go get
Palaver

My friend just come from prison
Him dey look for work
Waka waka day and night
Police man come stop am for road
He say, "mister, I charge you for wandering"
Waking him dey find
Palaver, he dey find
Palaver, he go get-e o
Palaver, he go get
Palaver

Mr. husband marry for church
He make big party
Then he start to spra
Because him love him wife
Him say, "wife come run away"
Bank manager run come
He say, "mister, pay me your debt"
Waking him dey find, for lagos e-o
Palaver, he dey find
Palaver, he go get-e o
Palaver, he go get
Palaver

When trouble sleep
Yanga go wake am
Waking him dey find
Palaver, he dey find
Palaver, he go get-e o
Palaver, he go get
Palaver, he go get-e o

When cat sleep
Rat go bite him tail
Waking him dey find
Palaver, he dey find
Palaver, he go get-e o
Palaver, he go get
Palaver, he go get e-o

Ra ra-ra ra

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Written by: FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI

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Comments from YouTube:

hedjamavieille

Well, the other song from Fela that I consider his best sounds the same: Look and Laugh is the title.

agaracha1

the king himself, love him, it will be very difficult for any nigerian musician to surpass his legacy

El Feo

One of my favourites. An amazing, intense, sad song.

Abel A Osagie

this music is like a medicine that cure pains,hypertension drugs! rest in peace Baba fela.

Tommy O.

Yeah, I love that song!

Precious Precious

Forget am 19, but he still holds as an Icon to me, men he freaking wrote all this songs and every single time your hear it, it come alive in you, NOW THATS GOD'S GIFT TO MAN lol

Adewale A

When I first heard that Mohamed Bouazizi had set himself alight, funnily "Palava" (which what I know this song as) came straight to mind.. Assad still doesnt GET IT!!! He;s still killing..

gasdemup

look and laugh, beasts of no nation, confusion break bone, o.d.o.o, teacher dont teach me nonsense

super ike

long live fela!!!

Jeffrey Lewis

I have played this shit 5 times this morning!!

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