Peze Kafe

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A traditional song expressing the frustrations of a young boy wrongfully arrested as he goes to the market to sell coffee for his mother to buy food for the family. The boy panics wondering what he’ll tell his parents when he gets home without the money. In this version the band has added new verses to play out the whole story imagining in detail the poor boy’s anxiety at having lost the precious goods that would help feed his family. The new verses add character and depth to this age-old song.

lyrics

My mother sends me to sell coffee
As I get to the town’s port of entry
A policeman arrests me (x2)

Chorus
My friends, oh my God
What will I say when I get back home?
What will I say when I get back home?
My mother will whip me
So will my father
What will I say when I get back home?
My mother will whip me
So will my father
What will I say when I get back home?

My father is waiting for the coffee’s money
Mr. Derozye you are my only witness
Please tell him what happened
Please tell him what happened
Tell him what happened

The pot is on the stove
They are waiting for the money to buy oil
I’m not guilty of my father’s coffee
Being wasted on the main road

(Chorus)

My pops sent me to sell coffee
Which got me in trouble
I had to go
The street corner by the town’s entry is a tough place
The policeman got mad
Things went left
Night is about to fall
And I know my mother’s whooping hurts
She is the one who sent me
I must be back on time
Derozye was watching
Only he can testify
Please help me call him
Derozye!

Mr. Derozye come tell me
I have never been to the police station
What made the policeman arrest me?
The pots off the stove and the coals are spread
I grabbed my bag as night was falling
I’m going to find out what happened!

(Chorus)

Hey Derozye please! (x4)

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from Wa Di Yo, released March 26, 2016

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