Bus Di Dance
Kardinal Offishall Lyrics


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Yeah, well okay
Let's get it movin', let's get it started
This is Kardinal Offishall, T-Dot style
But right about now
You see me for 2K3, I'm in the place to be
Kardi Kardi, he likes to party
Right about now with the ants in your pants
I wanna make sure you go out there and buss di dance
You see what I'm sayin?
Ah mi Kardinal Offishall, 2K3
I'm chillin' in the place to be
Yuh see mi a seh?
Watch it like this

Yo! We buss di dance and nice it up pon location
Gun finga fling weh mi sing nuh matta di nation
Call and request this one dat's up pon yuh station
Man dem ah call it patois, yet you call it Jamaican
Ocho Rios some of my blessings creation
Hardcore and singin' no infiltration
My mind has been free what from emancipation
Man dem a talk bout (brace)
I seh dat liberation
Whether drum pan sound Kardinal there's a relation
When I do my thing I get a standin' ovation
My rap is wicked nuh matta di occasion
So grab a seat and listen to da bridge

Buss di dance (left side) buss di dance (right side)
Buss di dance (east side) buss di dance (west side)
Buss di dance (north side) buss di dance (south side)
Buss di dance (my side) buss di dance

Buss di dance (left side) buss di dance (right side)
Buss di dance (east side) buss di dance (west side)
Buss di dance (north side) buss di dance (south side)
Buss di dance (my side) buss di dance

Kardi Kardi, he likes to party
Cause nuff trouble and drink a little Bacardi
He's the wickedest man that's on tonight
And when he's mashin' up the radio him mash di ting right
For all of y'all who think I'm rhymin' well
It's just to see you smile and enjoy yourself
'Cause it's cool when yuh cause a Kardi condition
To spread peace and love, ayo that's my mission

Buss di dance (left side) buss di dance (right side)
Buss di dance (east side) buss di dance (west side)
Buss di dance (north side) buss di dance (south side)
Buss di dance (my side) buss di dance

Buss di dance (left side) buss di dance (right side)
Buss di dance (east side) buss di dance (west side)
Buss di dance (north side) buss di dance (south side)
Buss di dance (my side) buss di dance

Yo! We buss di dance and nice it up pon location
Gun finga fling weh mi sing nuh matta di nation
Call and request this one dat's up pon yuh station
Man dem ah call it patois, yet you call it Jamaican
Ocho Rios some of my blessings creation
Hardcore and singin' no infiltration
My mind has been free what from emancipation
Man dem a talk bout (brace)
I seh dat liberation
Whether drum pan sound Kardinal there's a relation
When I do my thing I get a standin' ovation
My rap is wicked nuh matta di occasion
So grab a seat and listen to da bridge

Buss di dance (left side) buss di dance (right side)
Buss di dance (east side) buss di dance (west side)
Buss di dance (north side) buss di dance (south side)
Buss di dance (my side) buss di dance

Buss di dance (left side) buss di dance (right side)
Buss di dance (east side) buss di dance (west side)
Buss di dance (north side) buss di dance (south side)
Buss di dance (my side) buss di dance

They just keep holding me
Won't let go




Provoking me
Average man they cant stop our dough

Overall Meaning

In Kardinal Offishall's song "Bus Di Dance," the artist encourages his audience to let their hair down and have a good time dancing. He starts by introducing himself and his style as T-dot, a regional nickname for Toronto, Canada. He emphasizes that he is there with the sole purpose of making his audience dance and have a good time. Kardinal uses Jamaican patois to emphasize his point, calling on his audience to "buss di dance" or, in essence, to go crazy and dance their hearts out.


The artist then goes on to describe his expertise in creating music that makes people dance. He mentions that people from every side, east, west, north, and south, should be able to get up and dance to his music. He also makes a reference to his Jamaican roots by calling attention to Ocho Rios, the popular tourist destination on the north coast of Jamaica, where he grew up. He says that his music is hardcore and that he brings to it his personal sense of freedom that he gained from emancipation, highlighting that no infiltration can change his music style.


Overall, Bus Di Dance is a high-energy song that encourages people to let loose and have some fun. Kardinal Offishall's use of Jamaican patois, combined with his electrifying beats, creates an exciting and upbeat atmosphere that is guaranteed to get people moving.


Line by Line Meaning

Yeah, well okay
Agreeing to start the party


Let's get it movin', let's get it started
Let's start the party


This is Kardinal Offishall, T-Dot style
Introducing himself as Kardinal Offishall


But right about now
At this moment


You see me for 2K3, I'm in the place to be
Identifying himself as being present at the party


Kardi Kardi, he likes to party
Describing himself as a party lover


Right about now with the ants in your pants
Describing the partygoers as energetic


I wanna make sure you go out there and buss di dance
Encouraging people to dance


You see what I'm sayin?
Asking if people understand him


Ah mi Kardinal Offishall, 2K3
Repeating his identity


I'm chillin' in the place to be
Relaxing at the party


Yuh see mi a seh?
Asking if people hear him


Watch it like this
Pay attention


Yo! We buss di dance and nice it up pon location
Describing how they dance and have fun at different locations


Gun finga fling weh mi sing nuh matta di nation
Expressing how their music is enjoyed by various nations


Call and request this one dat's up pon yuh station
Asking people to request their song on the radio


Man dem ah call it patois, yet you call it Jamaican
People call their language patois, but it's actually Jamaican


Ocho Rios some of my blessings creation
Ocho Rios is a blessing created by God


Hardcore and singin' no infiltration
Their music is pure, without any influence


My mind has been free what from emancipation
They have been liberated and free in their thoughts


Man dem a talk bout (brace)
People are talking about freedom


I seh dat liberation
They believe in freedom and liberation


Whether drum pan sound Kardinal there's a relation
Their music is related to drum pan sound


When I do my thing I get a standin' ovation
People applaud them for their performance


My rap is wicked nuh matta di occasion
Their rap music is good for all occasions


So grab a seat and listen to da bridge
Asking people to listen to the music


Buss di dance (left side) buss di dance (right side) Buss di dance (east side) buss di dance (west side) Buss di dance (north side) buss di dance (south side) Buss di dance (my side) buss di dance
Encouraging people to dance and have fun from all sides


They just keep holding me Won't let go Provoking me Average man they cant stop our dough
Their success cannot be stopped by anyone




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Jason Harrow, Arif Cooper

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