SOMETIMES (I HAVE THE BLUES)

SOMETIMES (I HAVE THE BLUES)
(Words and music by Kristian Bediiako)

Search into your mind
And what do you find
A mind that cannot understand
Its existence
And question

Who AM I?
Where AM I?
Why Am I?

And when I look around me what do I get?
“Hey my friend wait small, OK go come”
They won’t even mind you
All because they know me not
I’m not their friend, nor relative
And I speak a different language

But you just flash a 20 cedi note or may be a 50 cedi note
Or better still make it make it a 200 cedi note
And you’re in a different world
But then what about those of us who don’t have a 2 cedi note
Well try joining a trotro queue
Yeah trotro queue and you’ll get your answer

“Quemo ye chia yeya, ye chia yeya”

13 to a seat that is suppose to take 8
And the police still continue to wave the drivers through the barriers
And when the bone shaker of a vehicle hits a pot hole
And you see the man suppose to fill the pot hole
Drive past in the latest 4 wheel drive
Then you know you are in a different
Yeah a different system
And when I see the hundreds of half naked children around Temple House
Dirty gutters, dirty streets
And homes not fit for human habitation
Yet still the pride of a man
Then sometimes, yeah, sometimes, alright, alright

Well, sometimes, sometimes I have the blues, yeah
Well, sometimes baby yeah, sometimes I have the blues
But when you are by my side
Oh I feel so good

Well I get the feeling, yeah I get the feeling, yeah, all night long
Well I get the feeling, yeah I get the feeling, yeah, all night long
When you are by my side
Oh I feel so good

(Solo)

Well I get the feeling, yeah I get the feeling, yeah, all night long
Well I get the feeling, yeah I get the feeling, yeah, all night long
When you are by my side
Oh I feel so good

Alright now, are you surprised?
Surprised that down here in Africa we are playing the blues like this
Don’t be, don’t be surprised
Don’t forget the blues, yes the blues
Came all the way down here from Africa, yeah

But let me tell you when she is by my side
All these problems go

That’s why I say we shall continue to play the blues

(Solo to coda)