Wa Di Yo

from by Lakou Mizik

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $0.99 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The physical CD is packaged in a 6-panel softpak.

    Includes digital download of Wa Di Yo (with three digital only bonus tracks and a digital booklet with photos, bios, lyrics and more.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Wa Di Yo via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days

      $13.98 USD or more 

     

about

A song of struggle that can be taken either directly in the first person sense or metaphorically speaking for all of Haiti. This is the story of perseverance in the face of all the things that life throws at you. Haitians know struggle more deeply than many – they have come so close to success they can taste it, but it always seems that an “other” tries to block the path. “Wa Di Yo Mwen La Toujou” means “You tell them, I’m still here.” This song is a defiant ode to the uncompromising and proud Haitian spirit.

lyrics

I’ve already seen the path that I was going to take
The devils put up walls to stop me
Nevertheless I try to cross over, they pull me back.I fall down
I don’t stay down so they don’t do whatever they want on my back
Those who don’t understand say that I am lazy
Those who don’t understand say that I wrongfully attack
Light, energy
Angels of God light up

Chorus
Tell them, that these men have no love in their heart anymore
Tell them, that life has more secret to it
Tell them, that I am still hanging in there
Tell them, that I am still hanging in there

Sometimes you wake up and everything is so clouded
While someone else is triumphing
As long as you are alive, don’t give up the fight, you are in a battle
Life is high but sometimes up side down
Those who don’t understand say that I’m lazy
Let me tell that’s not true
Those who don’t understand say that I wrongfully attack
It’s not true
Light, oh!

(Chorus)

Where is all that love they said they had
Look into their heart, there is no love
They make you beautiful promises while their heart is locked up
There is none
Love is enchained over personal interest.
There is none
They sugarcoat you, look into their heart, it’s not true
There is no love
Tell them (x8)

credits

from Wa Di Yo, released March 26, 2016

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Lakou Mizik Haiti

The Lakou Mizik project is a multi-media celebration of Haitian music and culture.

shows

contact / help

Contact Lakou Mizik

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code