"Water No Get Enemy" as written by and Kuti Fela Anikulapo....
T'o ba fe lo we omi l'o ma'lo
If you wan to go wash, na water you go use

T'o ba fe se'be omi l'o ma'lo
If you wan cook soup, na water you go use

T'o ri ba n'gbona o omi l'ero re
If your head dey hot, na water go cool am

T'omo ba n'dagba omi l'o ma'lo
If your child dey grow, na water he go use

If water kill your child, na water you go use
T'omi ba p'omo e o omi na lo ma'lo

Ko s'ohun to'le se k'o ma lo'mi o
Nothing without water
Ko s'ohun to'le se k'o ma lo'mi o
Omi o l'ota o

Water, him no get enemy!

Omi o l'ota o
If you fight am, unless you wan die
I say water no get enemy
If you fight am, unless you wan die
Omi o l'ota o
I dey talk of Black man power
I dey talk of Black power, I say
I say water no get enemy
If you fight am, unless you wan die
I say water no get enemy
I say water no get enemy
Omi o l'ota o
Omi o l'ota o


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"Water No Get Enemy" as written by Kuti Fela Anikulapo

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    General CommentWater is essential to human life. Only a fool would dare go without it.

    Likewise, the people and the body politic are a nation's lifeblood. They populate the land, power the economy, and preserve its culture. Only a foolish government would fight or antagonize its citizens. Trample on your own people, and your nation will die of thirst.

    The song was written back in 1975 for Nigeria, but his message is still worth hearing today, no?
    Anarchitecton March 27, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI interpret it as we should be more like water. Water can give life, and it can also take it away. Water doesn't pic and choose who it harms or nurtures. So if we become more like water we become more peaceful, without hatred or fear in the sense that we don't have an enemy.
    azza320671on June 04, 2015   Link

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