The sun rises on Carnival Tuesday in the Land of Oil and Music and as we come together with a truck on the road to celebrate the greatest show on earth it’s hard to believe that there are places in the world under great stress and turmoil.
“The Definition of Freedom”
Our Carnival isn’t about being the best but rather it’s about sharing our culture. It isn’t only about the sexual gyration of the waists of the women as they ‘wine down low’ in the streets of Port-of-Spain.
By no means is Trinidad and Tobago, this small twin island Republic, the perfect paradise that we make it out to be. Corruption ‘stand up tall like a wall’, but day after day we grind it out because we are the happiest people alive and ‘nothing can’t shock we‘.
Happiness comes from within – nothing/nobody can take it away from you because you are the sole creator of your happiness.
The rest of the world can learn a thing or two from us on these two days of revelry. Every Trinbagonian wants to see the world embrace our culture not just because we think it is the best but because it is a true reflection of pure, untamed bliss.
On this Carnival Tuesday as we sing and chant in downtown Port-of-Spain, San Fernando, Arima, Sangre Grande, Scarborough “We Want M.O.R.” – more road to jump on, more stage to cross and display and ‘free up weself’ … We want more happiness in this world. We want to see every nation unite, ‘ team up‘, spread one love and share in the epicness that is HAPPINESS!
What make me happy? They want to know.
When I see the people smiling so
When I see the girls wining low
Like so, like so, like so, like so
When my big band coming through
Just like my team coming through
Just like my dreams coming true
Come through, come through
Happy People Live Yuh Life
Pour a drink in your cup
And put your hands up
And jump up and bring the hype
Cause the feeling NICE!
People could say what they want to say
But still they can’t take your stride!
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