The Outcast
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


Society in Trinidad for a steel band man
Was just as hard or even harder than that for any calypsonian
Don't care how you talented, you must go outside
And no appreciation, here society have too much false pride

Calypsonians really catch hell for a long time
To associate yourself with them was a big crime
If your sister talk to a steel band man
Your family want to break she hand
Put she out, lick out every teeth in she mouth
Pass you outcast!

The reason why I said "false pride" it is simply this:
They enjoy your song, they enjoy your music
But still they're so damn prejudiced
They bracket you in a category so low and mean
Man they leave the impression that the Caribbean's unclean

Calypsonians really catch hell for a long, long time
To associate yourself with them was a big, big crime
If your sister talk to a steel band man
Your family want to break she hand
Put she out, lick out every teeth in she mouth
Pass you outcast!

It's true we had some real unambitious steel band men
I'm talking calypsonians even a dog wouldn't be their friend
But immaturity was carefully sent for me, there was more
Society blacked out everybody and wanted to shut the door

Calypsonians really catch hell for a long time
To associate yourself with them was a big crime
If your sister talk to a steel band man
Your family want to break she hand
Put she out, lick out every teeth in she mouth
Pass you outcast!

Tell them!

For years and years we struggled hard, the fight went on
A new caring pan man bring the steel band to one big association
Calypsonian too raise their head, no more rum-drinking
Had their big big office in Salvatore building

Calypsonians really catch hell for a long time
To associate yourself with them was a big crime
If your sister talk to a steel band man
Your family want to break she hand
Put she out, lick out every teeth in she mouth
Pass you outcast!

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