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Inglan is a bitch

Linton Kwesi Johnson



W´en mi jus´ come to Landan toun, Mi use to work pan di andahgroun But workin´ pan di andahgroun Y´u don´t get fi know your way around

Inglan is a bitch Dere´s no escapin it Inglan is a bitch Dere´s no runnin´ whey fram it

Mi get a lickle jab in a bih ´otell An´ awftah a while, mi woz doin´ quite well Dem staat mi aaf as a dish-washah But w´en mi tek a stack, mi noh tun clack-watchah

Inglan is a bitch Dere´s no escapin it Inglan is a bitch No baddah try fi hide fram it

W´en dem gi´ you di lickle wage packit

Fus dem rab it wid dem big tax rackit Y´u haffi struggle fi mek en´s meet An´ w´en y´u goh a y´u bed y´u jus´ can´t sleep

Inglan is a bitch Dere´s no escapin it Inglan is a bitch A noh lie mi a tell, a true

Mi use to work dig ditch w´en it cowl noh bitch Mi did strang like a mule, but bwoy, mi did fool Den awftah a while mi jus´ stap dhu ovahtime Den awftah a while mi jus´ phu dung mi tool

Inglan is a bitch Dere´s no escapin it Inglan is a bitch Y´u haffi know how fi survive in it

Well mi dhu day wok an´ mi dhu nite wok Mi dhu clean wok an´ mi dhu dutty wok Dem seh dat black man is very lazy But if y´u si how mi wok y´u woulda sey mi crazy

Inglan is a bitch Dere´s no escapin it Inglan is a bitch Y´u bettah face up to it

Dem a have a lickle facktri up inna Brackly Inna disya facktri all dem dhu is pack crackry Fi di laas fifteen years dem get mi laybah Now awftah fifteen years mi fall out a fayvah

Inglan is a bitch Dere´s no escapin it Inglan is a bitch Dere´s no runnin´ whey fram it

Mi know dem have work, work in abundant Yet still, dem mek mi redundant Now, at fifty-five mi gettin´ quite ol´ Yet still, dem sen´ mi fi goh draw dole

Inglan is a bitch Dere´s no escapin it Inglan is a bitch Is whey wi a goh dhu ´bout it?

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C. est d'origine nigériane et aime aussi beaucoup Bristol. Il aime son cosmopolitisme et la gentillesse de ses habitant.e.s. Il habitait avant à Cardiff et il trouve que les gens ici sont plus "éduqué