Upside Down
Fela Kuti Lyrics


Upside down

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Open that book them call dictionary
Open am make you see
Open that book them call dictionary
Open am make you see
Upside down dey there proper
Open am make you see
Them recognize who work for show yes
Open am make you see
Because him get him meaning too
Legs for down yansh for up
Because him get him meaning too
Legs for down yansh for up
Upside down get him meaning too
Legs for down yansh for up
Upside down get him meaning too
Legs for down yansh for up

I don travel I don see
I'm beginning to vex up for this land
The thing wey I see I go talk
About upside up and downside down
For oversea, wey I seeeee

Communication organize
Patapata
Agriculture organize
Patapata
Electric organize
Patapata
Them system organize
Patapata
Them people organize
Patapata
Them people organize
Patapata

English man get English name
American man get American name
German man get German name
Russian man get Russian name
Chinese man get Chinese name

For African man outside don't see
I'm beginning to vex up for this land
I no to travel anywhere
Everything dey under my nose
For African man outside don't see
Fillings boku road no dey
Land boku food no dey
Area boku house no dey
People no dey bear African name
People no dey think African style
People no know Africa great
For African man outside don't seeeeeee e e

Communication disorganize
Patapata
Agriculture disorganize
Patapata
Electric disorganize
Patapata
Everything is upside down
Patapata
Everything is upside down
Patapata
disorganize
Patapata
Disorganize
Patapata
Everything is upside down
Patapata
Everything is upside down
Patapata
Disorganize
Patapata
Disorganize
Patapata...

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Writer(s): Kuti Fela Anikulapo

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Obi Ezeilo

This song should've been used in Black Panther.

Ewe Doob

Should be T.Rump's intro song

jaleel appleseed

They only want a really quanza wakanda version of African history and culture,. Not the real,. Culture,. The real culture strikes fear of not the heart of the vampires 🧛‍♂️ 🤓🙃

Norizan Hassan

I fully agree with you ........ I use to have this album/LP which i bought in Ipoh , Malaysia during the 70 's . Really awesome African music .

Aaron Cooke

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guyzoo120

The king will always be

Olabisi Omolaja

lyrics relevant today after 40yrs

Sola Doyle

19 years gone n no one can beat him! Baba 70 RIP but no sleep cuz Palava still dey n everything still dey Upside Down but we no be Zombie and all go make sense!

Jide10000

Even if Fela hadn't got ill and died 19 years ago . I don't see him living till now. He would have died of a broken heart ages ago.

norman thomas

Back in the late 70's this used to be the intro piece for Samir Ali Sadat's radio program on Temple University's WRTI in Philly.

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