Revolution Vs Water No Get Enemy

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Fela Kuti and The Beatles are icons that stand for revolution in word and deed, and with common people battling for justice in the here and now, we share this video in support of the fighting and fallen (100 reported dead so far).

[Comment: Egypt]


FELA meets The Boys from Liverpool

The AfroBeatles support our African brothers and sisters in Cairo


If you're late and you didn't know it's going DOWN in Egypt… it's going DOWN.  Citizens are challenging the despotic rule of President Hosni Mubarak.  Since the 25th of January, unrest has engulfed the city of Cairo as protesters demonstrate for freedom, civil rights, and relief from poverty.  You can get the official journalist rundown on the state of affairs at the Huffignton Post , but the scenario is unprecedented with events such as internet & phone service being shut down throughout Egypt as the drama continues to unfold.

Fela Kuti and The Beatles are icons that stand for revolution in word and deed, and with common people battling for justice in the here and now, we share this video in support of the fighting and fallen (100 reported dead so far).


"Revolution" Lyrics

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don't you know that you can count me out
Don't you know it's gonna be all right
all right, all right

You say you got a real solution
Well, you know
We'd all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know
We're doing what we can
But when you want money
for people with minds that hate
All I can tell is brother you have to wait
Don't you know it's gonna be all right
all right, all right
Ah

ah, ah, ah, ah, ah...

You say you'll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it's the institution
Well, you know
You better free you mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow
Don't you know it's gonna be all right
all right, all right
all right, all right, all right
all right, all right, all right

 

"Water No Get Enemy Lyrics"

T'o ba fe lo we omi l'o ma'lo
If you wan to go wash, na water you go use

T'o ba fe se'be omi l'o ma'lo
If you wan cook soup, na water you go use

T'o ri ba n'gbona o omi l'ero re
If your head dey hot, na water go cool am

T'omo ba n'dagba omi l'o ma'lo
If your child dey grow, na water he go use

If water kill your child, na water you go use
T'omi ba p'omo e o omi na lo ma'lo

Ko s'ohun to'le se k'o ma lo'mi o
Nothing without water
Ko s'ohun to'le se k'o ma lo'mi o
Omi o l'ota o

[Chorus]
Water, him no get enemy!

Omi o l'ota o
If you fight am, unless you wan die
I say water no get enemy
If you fight am, unless you wan die
Omi o l'ota o
I dey talk of Black man power
I dey talk of Black power, I say
I say water no get enemy
If you fight am, unless you wan die
I say water no get enemy
I say water no get enemy
Omi o l'ota o
Omi o l'ota o

 

Song Meaning by The Anarchitect

Water is essential to human life. Only a fool would dare go without it.

Likewise, the people and the body politic are a nation's lifeblood. They populate the land, power the economy, and preserve its culture. Only a foolish government would fight or antagonize its citizens. Trample on your own people, and your nation will die of thirst.



This article is originally published on www.Afrobeatles.com

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