Thursday, January 29, 2009

Soundtrack to a Recession

It’s been remarked by many that songs like “whateva u like” and “pop champagne” are analogous to the times. In plain speak – shit don’t add up to how life is now. So let’s see what an appropriate tracklist for the recession would look like. Get your soulseek or itunes out - the list is below the photo. and oh i had to steal this photo from Marlowe williams - hilarious kinda things u see in ghana



1. Destiny’s child – bills bills bills [sing it to your bank account]
2. Koo nimo – ohia y3 ya
3. Mos def – there is a way
4. Wanlov the kubolor – choptime, [no friend]
5. Ebo Taylor – Wofa no nu [oto a ontua ka] - a.k.a “uncle buy-and-never-pay”
6. Mensa – when it rains it pours – [ especially when he says “I just lost my job// but my bills don’t know that”]
7. King Aysioba – My father – [ I remember he spoke about 20 thaasen cedis somewhere]
8. Biggie – everyday struggle
9. Lauryn hill – when it hurts so bad - [ could work after a hangover the day after a job loss]
10. Buju Banton- Destiny – [ in the end we’ll all find a way to control ours]
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………to be continued

5 comments:

oneladyshu said...

manifest. what can i say. u do it for me everytime. excellent.

Anonymous said...

Chale you have to hit us up with some of those Highlife songs brother. I'll have to check out your blog more often...totally for got about it.

"En ye krah, en tise pay day!" Don't know who sang that one.

Cheers
-Richmond

Papa Baffour-Awuah said...

Hahaha, even McD's is experiencing the HIPC wave that's sweeping the world lol. This soundtrack should be playing while people enjoy their take away. lol

M.anifest said...

Shu....u r the bestest! Papa way to put the logic train together for the flick...niceness. u dey form my broda. Richmond...indeed i shd.

Qué? said...

Sooner or Later by N*E*R*D hands down. Should be sent to every single company that made losses/crashed and burned in the downturn.

Peep the lyrics...

Sooner or later it all comes crashing down (crashing down)
Crashing down (crashing down) when everyone’s around
I bet you would’ve paid up or you’ll cash down (you’ll cash down)
And not make a sound (to make a sound)
Everyone knows now

(So you’re sad)
About the moment you lost your love (Damn)
You couldn’t see her leaving
(You were gassed)
And that’s sucks don’t it
‘Cause God yanked the rug
And holding your heart will not help you breathe

Sooner or later it all comes crashing down (crashing down)
Crashing down (crashing down) when everyone’s around
I bet you would’ve paid up or you’ll cash down (you’ll cash down)
And not make a sound (to make a sound)
Everyone knows now

It all comes crashing down
It’s over, leave it
It’s over, leave it
It’s over, leave it
It’s over, leave it

(So you’re sad)
And you should own it and you fucked up (Damn)
You thought that you were the team
(You were gassed)
And now your opponent, he wears your gloves (Damn)
A nightmare just ate up your dreams

Sooner or later it all comes crashing down (crashing down)
Crashing down (crashing down) when everyone’s around
I bet you would’ve paid up or you’ll cash down (you’ll cash down)
And not make a sound (to make a sound)
Everyone knows now

It all comes crashing down
It’s over, leave it
It’s over, leave it
It’s over, leave it
It’s over, leave it

(So you’re sad)
Could have had so much done You blew it off (Damn)
Your chance is passing you by
(You were gassed)
Time waits for no one
And it cost for a lost
A cosmic joke
Should you laugh or cry

Sooner or later it all comes crashing down (crashing down)
Crashing down (crashing down) when everyone’s around
I bet you would’ve paid up or you’ll cash down (you’ll cash down)
And not make a sound (to make a sound)
Everyone knows now

It all comes crashing down
It’s over, leave it
It’s over, leave it
It’s over, leave it
It’s over, leave it