Biyografi Mwen

from by Wanito

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lyrics

Biyografi Mwen (My Biography)

1
But why, why does everybody want to know
Where I’m from, my biography
We don’t need to go
through four different roads
But I’m on this track that you all will know
I was born in Jeremy in the countryside
I don’t carry my father’s last name, I’m an illegitimate child

My mother’s poor, but I don’t need
to watch over myself
I walk at all hours because
I know God is stronger
It’s true in school I was never the best
But even with mediocre grades,
I will make it to the top
Thank God, I finished all my classes in high school
Big colleges, lots of money, I couldn’t attend

I want you to understand this,
I want you to understand this
With my guitar I can make the entire world understand this
I want you to understand this,
I want you to understand this
With my guitar I can make the entire world understand this


Refrain:
This is Wanito uh huh, uh huh
My biography [repeat]

2
But why, why does everyone want to know
Where I’m from, my biography
They ‘re asking me questions,
want to know my past
Experiences that mark my life
I was born in Jeremy, in the countryside
I don’t carry my father’s last name, I’m an illegitimate child
My mother is poor, but I don’t need to watch myself
I walk at all hours because
I know God is stronger

‘88 is the year I was born, you hear?
I wasn’t even a month old yet,
my mother weaned me off her, you hear?
She had a place that she was working
If she didn’t do the job, she’d be fired
She always left me with neighbors
And sometimes when she was in a rush
she’d leave me at home alone
She didn’t have a way to pay for a nanny
This is why I roamed all over the town

3
Started to grow up, sent me to school
at Madame LouLou’s
The lady who used to come pick me up,
poor her, she couldn’t speak or hear
My hair would grow long,
mother got her scissors to cut it
She gave me crooked parts,
she didn’t let anyone tell her her business
She gave me principles, and when I didn’t apply them, she punished me
She taught me what tasted good,
When she had money
she’d make good food for me
I had a friend who had a guitar,
I was always at his house
I sang morning, noon, and night,
until I got to where I am, you hear?

Refrain

Damn damn damn damn I broke this one
I play at all the parties, I break them
In review courses in the Petionville high school,
I open the music sheets
The way I play, the way I drop it,
If you’re around, you can’t resist moving…

credits

from Biyografi Mwen, released November 22, 2011
Vocals & Guitar - Wanito
Drums & Percussion - Nathan Sabanayagam
Bass - Nate Edgar
Guest Guitar - Will Holland

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Chillhouse studios, 2011. Mixed by Will Holland, mastered by Eric Welsh.

Produced by PeaceTones

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