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Fela mimics a police siren with his voice

Eh-ya!
Everybody runs away
Eh-ya!
Everybody scatters
Eh-ya!
Some people have lost some money
Eh-ya!
Someone has nearly died
Eh-ya!
Someone has just died
Eh-ya
The police is coming
The army is coming
Eh-ya!
There's confusion everywhere
Eh-ya!

Seven minutes later
Everything has calmed down, brother
The police has gone then
The army has disappeared
They leave sorrow, tears, and blood
Their regular trademark
They leave sorrow, tears, and blood

Their regular trademark
Their regular trademark
Their regular trademark

That is why

Eh-ya!
Everybody runs away
Eh-ya!
Everybody scatters
Eh-ya!
Some people have lost some money
Eh-ya!
Someone has nearly died
Eh-ya!
Someone has just died
Eh-ya
The police is coming
The army is coming
Eh-ya!
There's confusion everywhere
Eh-ya!

La la la la

My people also has too much fear
We fear the things we cannot see
We fear the air around us
We fear to fight for freedom
We fear to fight for liberty
We fear to fight for justice
We fear to fight for happiness
We always have reason to fear:

We don't want to die
We don't want to be wounded
We don't want to be exinguished
We don't want to leave

I have a child
My mother's at home
My Father's at home
I want to build a house
I cannot build a house
I don't want to be extinguished
I want to enjoy
I don't want to leave
Ah!

So the policeman will slap your face
And you will not say anything
The soldier will whip your back
And you will look like a donkey to them
Rhodeasia does not care
Our leader's words are useless
South Africa, they do their own thing

They leave sorrow, tears, and blood

Ah, well then
In time, they'll be gone
Time is waiting for nobody
Like that: choo, choo, choo, choo, ah
But the police will come, the army will come
In confusion
In style like this:

Fela mimics a police siren with his voice

Nigerian Pidgin (original)
Fela mimics a police siren with his voice

Eh-ya!
Everybody run run run
Eh-ya!
Everybody scatter scatter
Eh-ya!
Some people lost some bread
Eh-ya!
Someone nearly die
Eh-ya!
Someone just die
Eh-ya!
Police they come, army they come
Eh-ya!
Confusion everywhere

Eh-ya!

Seven minutes later
All don cool down, brother
Police don go away
Army don disappear
Them leave sorrow, tears and blood
Them regular trademark!
Them leave sorrow, tears and blood

Them regular trademark
Themregular trademark
Them regular trademark

That is why

Eh-ya!
Everybody run run run
Eh-ya!
Everybody scatter scatter
Eh-ya!
Some people lost some bread
Eh-ya!
Someone nearly die
Eh-ya!
Someone just die
Eh-ya!
Police they come
Army they come
Confusion everywhere
Eh-ya!


La la la la

My people self they fear too much
We fear for the thing we no see
We fear for the air around us
We fear to fight for freedom
We fear to fight for liberty
We fear to fight for justice
We fear to fight for happiness
We always get reason to fear

We no want die
We no want wound
We no want quench
We no want go

I get one child
Mama dey for house
Papa dey for house
I want build house
I don't build house
I no want quench
I want enjoy
I no want go
Ah!

So policeman go slap your face
You no go talk
Army man go whip your yansh
You go they look like donkey
Rhodesia they do them own
Our leaders they yab for nothing
South Africa they do them own

Them leave sorrow, tears and blood

Ah, na so
Time will they go
Time no wait for nobody
Like that: choo, choo, choo, choo, ah
But police go they come, army go they come
With confusion
In style like this:

Fela mimics a police siren with his voice

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