Banned in Saint Lucia (Prt 2)

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‘Time to Go’ by the Ambassador’s Calypso Tent’s Dean Roberts, has also been banned in Saint Lucia on the nation’s station Radio Saint Lucia (RSL). The reason? It is potentially libellous. 

Here are the lyrics. What do you think?

Time to Go

Artiste: Dean Roberts

Verse 1 

When we put flambeau in office; we expected them to do well

To uphold and keep their promise; to help the country excel

But them no good politicians; just take us for a ride

Down the road to self destruction; on a nationwide suicide

They broke away from China; for pocket money from Taiwan

Disrespect and kill our leader; and them fight for his position

King end up as prime minister, with a shaky foundation

So is blunder after blunder; like they want to cripple our nation

 

Is this calypsonian courting libel?

Is this calypsonian courting libel?

Chorus 1

 

 

 

Time to go Flambeau; time to go

We can’t wait till tomorrow, it’s time to go

Time to go Flambeau; time to go

We can’t wait one more hour, it’s time to go

The whole country under strain, from all the hardship and all the pain

We just can’t take it again; we have to flush them down the drain, down the drain

 

Verse 2

With incompetence in government; let’s admit we made a mistake

Such a shameful embarrassment; for the citizens of this state

Criminals inside de cabinet; all of them disrespecting King

They say he’s just a puppet; someone else pulling the string

They claim to have vision; yet we still moving off track

Heading in the wrong direction; time to take the country back

But when I look at the opposition; they had put water in our eyes

So if they really learn their lesson; maybe now we can compromise

 

Chorus 2

Time to go Flambeau; time to go

We can’t wait till tomorrow, it’s time to go

Time to go Flambeau; time to go

We can’t wait one more hour, it’s time to go

There are no signs of progress; everyone feeling the stress

So come and join the protest; we have to clean up all this mess, all this mess

 

Verse 3

Nearly two and a half years later; it seems that we have no choice

To avoid impending disaster; all of us must speak with one voice

Speak out loud so they can hear us; time for positive

Dem fellas too damn ruthless, to govern our nation

King can’t handle the pressure; best for him to step down

Time to reconsider; time to call fresh elections

This time let us remember; the future of our children

Sons and daughters of Saint Lucia; let us rescue our land

 

Chorus 3

Time to go Flambeau; time to go

We can’t wait till tomorrow, it’s time to go

Time to go Flambeau; time to go

We can’t wait one more hour, it’s time to go

Food and gas prices increase; every week a new crisis

We can no longer resist; it’s in our country’s best interest, best interest

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