Dis is da Legend of Norman Papuhman
Tale from de islands we'll share
Chasin' illusions can get quite confusin'
Is it a dream or a nightmare?
Dis is da Legend of Norman Papuhman
Tale from de tropics we'll tell
Chasin' illusions can get quite confusin'
Cause heaven can turn into hell

Kinja's the name of the island
It's been Kinja for two hundred years
But remember paradise
Doesn't come without a price
Let me make that abundantly clear

Kinja, our beautiful island
In a windward archipelago
We've been English, French and Dutch
Never seemed to matter much
Now we're officially Amerigo

We're Kinja
Still Kinja
Our Kinja

Our ancestors came in the slave ships
To work for the privileged few
Who wore Paris fashions
And lived in pink mansions
While we huddled in shacks of bamboo

Den da sugar beet bring us our freedom
With the help of our God we got through
Insurrections, beheadin's funerals and weddin's
Hurricanes and a World War or Two

Chorus

Hurricanes and a World War or Two
We're Kinja
Still Kinja
Our Kinja

We're Kinja
Still Kinja
Our Kinja

Mr. Churchill had to get some destroyers
To put old Hitler six feet below
FDR he pulled a nifty
Got our island just for fifty
And da Limeys dey pack up and go
We dance through the streets in celebration
Da fireworks dey light up da sky
We got hot dogs and highways
Got Fords and Chevrolets
Not to mention the Fourth of July
Not to mention the Fourth of July

We're Kinja
Still Kinja
Our Kinja

We're Kinja
Still Kinja
Our Kinja

Now the Yankees, they come wid der dollars
It's a beehive of activity
Sell dem crawfish and rum
Keep dem dizzy and numb
Oh we're liken' this prosperity
We got new holidays for celebration
We got new laws, but no one complies
we got crawfish and mangos
Calypso and tangos
Ahhh, but we short on our watah supply
Mighty short on our watah supply

We got the Carnival
We love the Carnival
The Kinja Carnival
Carnival
We got the Carnival
Don't stop the Carnival
We love the Carnival
And our story begins

Dis is da legend of Norman Papuhman
Tale from the tropics we'll tell
Chasin' illusions can get quite confusin'
'Cause heaven can turn into hell!

The legend of - Norman Paperman


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