Sunday, January 25, 2009

Giving Praise - Trini Style


High Mas I © David Michael Rudder

Our Father who has given us this art
So that we can all feel a part
Of this earthly (lesser) heaven....amen
Forgive us this day our daily weaknessess
As we seek to cast our mortal burdens on this city...amen
Oh merciful Father, in this bacchanal season
Where some men will lose their reason
But most of us just want to wine and have a good time
While we looking for a lime, Because we feeling fine, Lord....amen
And as we jump up and down in this crazy town 
Send us some music for some healing...amen

Our Father who has given us this art
So that we can all feel as if we are a part
Of your heaven....amen
Forgive us this day our daily weaknessess
As we seek to cast our mortal burdens on this painful city...amen
And on this day when we come out to play and sway
And do a little breakaway
Some will say what they have to say
But only you know the pain we're feeling.....amen

As it was in the beginning of J'ouvert 
So it shall be on Carnival Tuesday ending (good vibes)...amen

Chorus:
Everybody hand raise
Everybody give praise
Everybody hand raise
And if you know what I mean....put up your finger
And if you know what I mean....put up your hand
And if you know what I mean....put up your finger
And if you know what I mean then scream
O, give Jah his praises
O, let Jah be praised
O, the Father in his mercy
Send a little music, to make the vibration raise
So Carnival Day, everybody come and celebrate
Everybody come and celebrate
See the ragamuffin congregate
Everybody come and celebrate
And everybody say, oo,a,a,oo,a,a I love my country
oo,a,a,oo,a,a I feeling irie (repeat)

5 comments:

Nan said...

I got a cooooostuuuume! Uh huh, uh huh, yeaaaaaah.

Sorry.

I know.

Remember now, it's all right to cry! Kyah kyah! And next year, we will be crying together....

witchypoo said...

I love this! I have your questions, and will send them later today, I hope.

Tash said...

luv luv luv this Rudder!!!!!!!!!!

NAN - U R JUST CRUEL. But we'll take a jump for her :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

How fun! I do adore this funky music--my boys were dancing to it!

JULiE-MARiE said...

WOWWWWWWW...tHANK YOOU SOO MUCH FOR POSTINGG THIISS..LOL.. I LOVE THIS SONG AND HAVEN'T HEARD IT IN A WHILEE