These lyrics are born out of the inspiration, fun, and creativity that only life in the Caribbean brings.
1. When Tuner sang
“Yuh body done tease me
You make me feel like 12 years old again”
It’s his voice and the way that he uses his voice too. Amazing combination.
2. When Swappie sang
“And come nah gyal let me emphasis sorry emphasize
on your pretty thighs with meh eagle eyes
baby girl if yuh over age and yuh legalize
me and you could steamalize
nobody cannot penalize we”
It’s the correction for me. Who comes up with these things?
3. When Machel sang
“Yuh could get charge for wining like dat
Oh gyal yuh could make ah jail
because yuh body good oye”
Since I heard this song, “body good oye” has become part of my regular speech.
4. When Sekon Sta sang
“Ah butter she nice
like she’s a cassava”
As a foodie, I totally appreciated this line. Butter cassava is good food too.
5. When Lil Bitts sang
“…cuz it sweet like cinnamon
like K.C. Candy Dinner Mint
but hotter than a peppermint
make you harder than cement
when yuh reach inside you’ll break up just like divorce settlement”
“Concentrate, Party Mix boy, concentrate”
WHAT?! I have no words.
6. When Nadia sang
“I thought yuh hiding
I thought yuh went foreign
Look how ting does happen nah”
One of my favourite things is when our everyday speech influences the lyrics of a song.
7. When Denise sang
“If wining was a university
yuh woulda have a degree”
This line and the “ah goin an put it on” part of this song is everything.
8. When Shayne sang
“Ah wuh yuh hold meh
like yuh makin juice on ah morning
squeeze the sweetness outta meh”
Like yuh making juice, yuh know. Take win.
9. When Bunji sang
“Gyal yuh in charge
like a great sarge
ah want to wine on you
but I fraid ah go discharge”
Bunji is a lyrical king of soca music and these few lines are an example of his greatness.
10. When Destra sang
“With meh bumpa bout and meh foot cock out”
If you know me, you’d know that no soca-related list is complete without my girl Destra. All the lyrics in this song move me.
What are some of your favourite soca song lyrics? Share them in the comments below.
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Jacqui enjoys cooking, music and other areas of the creative arts. She holds a BSc in Business Information Technology from the University of Greenwich and is the creative director and founder of LOCAL(868). She's obsessed with anything and everything to do with information systems, startups, entrepreneurship, and branding.