Want Fi Goh Rave Lyrics

Linton Kwesi Johnson


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Linton Kwesi Johnson
album: Track 7 in album Forces of Victory
release date: 1979
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length: 4:32

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I woz
Waakin doun di road road
Di addah day
When a hear a lickle yout-man say

Him seh
Y´u noh si mi situation
Mi don´t have noh accamadaeshan
Mi haffi sign aan at di station
At six in di evenin´
Mi seh mi life got no meanin´
Ah jus´ livin´ widout feelin´

Still mi haffi mek a raze
Kaw mi come af age
An mi want fi goh rave

I woz waakin doun di road
Annadah day
W´en ah hear annadah yout-man say

Him seh
Mi naw wok fi noh pittance
Mi naw draw dem assistance
Mi use to run a lickle rackit
But wha, di police dem di stap it
An ah had woz to hap it

Still mi haffi mek a raze
Kaw mi come af age
An mi want fi goh rave

I woz waakin doun di road
Yet annadah day
W´en ah hear annadah yout-man say

Him seh
Mi haffi pick a packit
Tek a wallit fram a jackit
Mi haffi dhu it real crabit
An´ if a lackit mi haffi pap it
An´ if a safe mi haffi crack it
Are chap it wid mi hatchit

But mi haffi mek a raze
Kaw mi come af age
An mi want fi goh rave

Track Listing

  • 1 Want Fi Goh Rave
  • 2 It Noh Funny
  • 3 Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem)
  • 4 Independent Intavenshan
  • 5 Fite Dem Back
  • 6 Reality Poem
  • 7 Forces of Viktry
  • 8 Time Come