What yuh need again, Trinbago? - Song Lyrics

Written by: Heaven ‘Snakey’ Charles
Sung by: Heaven ‘Snakey’ Charles

Ey!
My twin island
Mmmm
I know you’ve been through much
Ey!
Show them we resilient

It was first called the land of hummingbirds
Before Columbus cross the seas
Saw the northern, central and southern range
And say this is La Trinity
The same land that we all know
Called Trinidad and Tobago

Indigenous people, Spanish and British colonial rule
Many fought for us like Mr Butler, Dr Williams in 62’
You have to know where you came from
In order to shape your destination

So tell me
What yuh need again to know your worth?
And your significance on planet earth?
And tell me what yuh need again ?
Red, White and Black?
60 runs on the board
And we en turning back
No way, no way!

60 years and countin’
Yes we’ve climbed a mountain
How we heart keep pumpin’
Only Jah Jah know
60 years and countin’
Carnival we jumpin’
When we down we frownin’
Embrace yuh highs and lows
Brass!

Ey!
My twin island
Ey!
I know you have been through much
Ey!
My twin island

Our national instrument
The steel pan is legendary
The only acoustic instrument
Invent in the 20th century
Plus we have limbo and calypso
Soca Parang, chutney and extempo

Every creed and race find an equal place
Lord, that statement so true
We so beautiful
We got Miss World and Miss Universe too
We’ve made it to the final of the World Cup
Olympic gold, Hasley Crawford and Keshorn Walcott
So doh stop

Just tell me
What yuh need again to know your worth?
And your significance on planet earth?
So tell me what yuh need again?
Red, White and Black?
60 runs on the board
And we en turning back
We en turnin back

60 years and countin’
Yes we’ve climbed a mountain
How we heart keep pumpin’
Only Jah Jah know
60 years and countin’
Carnival we jumpin’
When tides are low we frownin’
Embrace yuh highs and lows
Brass!

Ey!
My twin island
Oooo
I know you have been through much
Ey!
My twin island

Asphalt, petroleum, natural gas
It implanted by the most high
In the belly of this very land
You can compare us to Dubai
When it comes to natural resources
God has provide us with
enough to live and give

Free education and health care
We can boast we have that today
While they call us third world
Some first world nation for that
there you have to pay
Our food rated as the best
The scorpion pepper
Could bu’n up all yuh chest
So doh test

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So tell me
What yuh need again to know your worth?
And your significance on planet earth?
So tell me what yuh need again?
Red, White and Black?
60 runs on the board
And we eh turning back
Hold yuh bat! Hold yuh bat!

60 years and countin’
Yes we’ve climbed a mountain
How we heart keep pumpin’
Only Jah Jah know
60 years and countin
Yes we’ve climbed a mountain
For Carnival we jumpin’
Embrace yuh highs and lows
Brass!

Ey!
My twin island
Ey! Ey!
I know you have been through much
1970! 1990!
Ey! Ey!

What Yuh Need Again, Trinbago Lyrics
Winner of the 60th Diamond Jubilee Calypso Monarch Competition
Trinidad and Tobago

 

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