Blokis

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lyrics

Blokis (Traffic Jam)


Everyone knows how it is in Haiti
Traffic can make you seriously
miss an appointment
You’re in a car, it’s like you’re walking
Your blood pressure is rising, you’re close to exploding
You try to squeeze through,
but there’s no space so you have to stop
If the sun is hot, I won’t lie to you,
your sweat will drip

You’re lying, saying you’re not too far away,
be a little patient
On the phone, people can’t find you
The line is moving, that’s when
you start to feel better
It stops again, you want to fight the driver
He turns the car off because the gas is burning
He doesn’t have wings in the car to make it fly

Refrain:
Oh my, oh my I’m stuck in traffic
Haiti is a little country of traffic
Oh my, oh my I’m stuck in traffic
Haiti is a little country of traffic
Traffic, I’m stuck in traffic
Traffic, look at how long this traffic is [repeat]

2
You ask the driver why he won’t take a short cut
This lady says it won’t be good, let’s go
One person arrives at his stop,
he says thanks, you feel annoyed

He takes a bunch of time paying hi fare
By the time he gets off,
the red light flashes again
It’s another involuntary pause, he has to stop
You think, this time I’m just going to walk
But it’s not easy, the route is long,
it’s a lot of walking

The driver who’s bringing you
also wants to get out of traffic
His work day is at risk of being wasted
At the wheel, hot sun, nothing getting done
Getting mad over rude passengers

Refrain

3
Traffic- for a little election result
Traffic- each time we’re in line at the immigration office
Traffic- can’t even talk about at the bank
Traffic- each time the ‘Whites’ are giving out food
Traffic- in every government and private office
Traffic- they make you stop until you’re tired
Traffic- in shopping, bending over to find things
Traffic- even in front of the pastries seller …

credits

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

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

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