私はカリプソが好みです。何となくしか歌詞が分からないですが8曲目Voices From The Ghettoなんて歌詞これめちゃめちゃシビアなんじゃないのかなと感じたので調べてみたらやっぱりきついものでした。
The sun rises slowly over the hills, Everywhere is golden sunlight but still Most nights with sad tales are crowded Their days with dark clouds are shrouded They don’t smile and they never will, Only vultures get their fill. Empty promises is what they hear No running water from year to year Hearts that know one desire – That if there is a Messiah, Someday He’d hear their whispered prayer.
Cupboard always bare and scanty Ten people in a one-bedroom shanty Forced to sell on the pavement No vacancies, no employment Can’t tell firecracker from gunshot Blood does flow when things get hot Ah ‘fraid to look out mih window To hear voices from the ghetto…
[Crying,] crying [crying] ay Lord, Lord [crying] crying, voices from the ghetto [Crying,] crying [crying] Lord, Lord, Lord [crying] aye ay, voices from the ghetto Help us Father! Oh, Lord!
I work my finger to the bone for me country I squeeze blood out of stone for me country The people in authority mashing up my family So much a years that we sweat and toil Is we blood and tears what till the soil But we still suffering And we children can’t see the way, hey I wake up in the morning and it’s more unemployment I cyar take dat I wake up in the morning and it’s more retrenchment I cyar take dat When they going to stop all this humiliation I cyar take dat Wake up in the morning more frustration I cyar take dat…No!
Ain’t taking that, so People ain’t taking that (x4)