Where do you come from boy, could you come anywhere?
You come from country where water flows free to the sea

I heard the English said, you got the best of it
When Raleigh washed up and found solid gold in his hands

There was a woman who gave all her pearls,
The ocean rolling, rolled them from the new world

There was a hill coolie, and a transatlantic slave,
There came a day when they broke free of their chains,
Now in country tempers run hot like Caribbean sun,
Said Gyasi when he went home



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    General Commentis it on the warped tour cd
    rockchicka213on July 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this is on the Warped Tour 05' Cd, and i love it!
    I'm not really sure what it means though... anyone help me out?
    AshesAshesWeAllFallon December 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti read that it was inspired by the bassist's visit to guyana - where his family is from.
    wickedwiseon December 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentuhh, the lyrics have quite a few mistakes in them. Just a heads up!
    zach_12on January 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI do believe that "wickedwise" is correct.
    flip the tapexXon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love bedouin soundclash. i saw them live on new years eve and they performed this song and the lead singer said it was about when eon, the bassist, went to or back to guyana :)
    tiffa88on January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGood song. This isn't an AMAZING band, but their cd is awesome just to chill to, and the bass player is great.
    rhymeswithorangeon April 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, and the voice. but this is missing a lot of lyrics...
    theauroratheoryon July 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell the bassist went back to where he's from...which is Guyana (actually where im from as well)...its in south america...i think they shot the video there as well...so im assuming the song is talking about it and life there.
    RuthLesson August 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentheres lyrics that seem more correct:
    Where do you come from man, you come from anywhere?
    You come from country where water flows free to the sea
    I heard the English said, you got the best of it
    When raleigh washed up and found gold all in his hands

    There was a woman who gave all her pearls
    The ocean rolling, rolled them from the new world
    And in the morning, rebel, you come
    But you know, he’s only breaking the law

    There was a hill coolie, and a transatlantic slave,
    There came a day when they broke away from all their chains
    In country tempers run like Caribbean sun
    and the water flows, Gyasi when he went home

    There was a woman who gave all her pearls
    The ocean rolling, rolled them from the new world
    And in the morning, rebel, you come
    But you know, he’s only breaking the law
    RuthLesson August 08, 2006   Link

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