Re: Dead Men Talking
Posted By: C7 In Response To: Re: Dead Men Talking (karibkween)
Date: 16, August 03, at 8:51 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Dead Men Talking (karibkween)
FORECAST: THE PAST
Black, White and Red
Slaves, Peones and Coolies...
Now we’re educated and sophisticated,
All bright and shiny Trini
Thinking we could make a play,
Buy a nice house safe behin’ ah gate
And take a spree in Miami
Well, think again brethren!:
“The circle ends where the circle begins
Back in the mix
With family and friends.” (Hassan/Shah 2001)
Vampire parties, rum and roti,
Garlic and blood
Demanding constitutional principles
While standing in mud
Demons with political savvy
And grease in their hands
They shed their skin
And fly over the land.
And our import-export prostitutes
Riding so high in expensive suits
Well-trained fools on Trojan™ horses
Calling themselves ‘Tiger Entrepreneurs’,
‘Captains of Busyness’, and ‘Bosses’.
Well, all whores make money
But who’s really getting paid?
“The game is played with fire,
And our players are getting played.” (Hassan/Shah 2001)
So think, Trini people, as we roll our hips
When systems crash, who am I
If we hold no chips?
And who’ll be our Partner,
And who our Master?
The past is the forecast
Just more furious and faster…
We stretch necks
And empty pockets pop
To see “Hack-her Homicide: Life on the Screen”
“Doctor Politics” is back with a fresh “Top Cop”
Sequel with a new Heroine
And Coke ad in-between
Mon.-to-Sun. “Pirates of the Caribbean 1” set sail
The soundtrack to “Iere: The People” now on sale.
“Two Gay Priests Say Amen”
Doubled with “1O1 Disabled Men”.
We pay hard money to catch kicks
And then scream for more, harder
So virtual and 3-Dimensional
In colour al-digit,
But when the movie-trip ends,
No matter where we sit
We’ll be back where we began
Together down in the pit….
(All credit and respect to UB Hassan and Prof. Griff for lyrics and inspiration.)
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