DANY DAN – Bienvenue à Babylon (English lyrics)

(1st verse):

I can’t see shit! Yo, well
The rain raged on
A thousand storm in one
I’m driving on the high beam
And despite the windshield wiper
I couldn’t see anything
But wait a second
I am dreaming or someone was waving ?
From the roadside
Like, stop right there
I don’t know what got to me
Lightning or the rain overflow
I told myself, leave these fuckers
But at the first freeway exit I did a U-turn
Like Madonna’s ex boyfriend
2-3 km and a second U-turn
2-3 km and I arrived near them
There were two guys, in fact two black guys
I said “get in the car’” out loud
I tilted on side
To unlock the car door
One took the death seat
The other the backseat
Soaked as if they went overboard
They both seemed exhausted
And I could not explain it
But in their eyes, I read fear
Theirs clothes were off season
No jacket no pullover
It was unusual for black people
When it poured and was freezing
One of them seemed injured, a fracture
I don’t know I swear
He was pressing his arm on his plexus
These guys have troubles
I told myself, don’t ask too much question
But still, help them
I asked “Where can I drop you off”
I, myself live in Boulogne
Without waiting for them to respond
I said “Welcome to babylon”

(chorus):
My brother, welcome to babylon
Stay proud, strong and brave
It’s a long story
That will start again in the future
After me, others will live in exile
We’ve come a long way
We’ve come a long way

(2nd verse):
My friend, welcome to Babylon
No one responded
15 milestones, Paris
Was wrote on a sign
We were around Bondy
And the rain was still falling
I asked again “where you going?”
One of them handed me a paper
The other seemed focus, silent
The music on my radio was loud
But I could hear him thinking

Radio to the max, the brother was trying to speak to me
Was still too much in the shock to understand
Not even enough energy to hear
Head lowered, raindrop were mixing with sweatdrop
Drop sweat, with tears of rage, of fear
In the rear-view mirror, I’m seeing my buddy
Shivering
Analysing his injuries
Like myself bleeding from the run away
I cut my calf open
I left a bit of flesh on a Barbed wire
You want to know my story?
Me, Yacouba Sizé
Head of the Yambre district
High commander, respectable, respected
You know in my country, politics
Became a Butcher’s job
We ain’t talking about democracy (tchip)
No one get it
Democratorship, dictacracy
One day as the election were getting closer
Party representatives came to me
Offering to buy my soul
To corrupt the village, illiterate
In my country we vote for the one
That give the most false promises
Just like here, anyway!
A car, 100 pounds of rice
And you fulfill our party’s need
Me, I tell them no
That me and corruption
Are not getting along
Fight like kitties and puppies
They said
Who do you think you are, Jesus?
We found your grandfather with two tooths
What are you saying? You’re a chatterbox
Sentences after sentences, the conversation became heated
People are pulling us apart
Senia Monrophani from Bakary
Is talking, smiling to them
This dude is a real snitch

(chorus):
My friend, welcome to Babylon
Stay proud, strong and brave
How many survivors are you seeing?
It’s a long story
That will start tomorrow
After me, others people will dream
The exil, the exil
We’ve come a long way
We’ve come a long way

(3rd verse):
This dude is a real snitch
Jealous of my rank
To see me dead
He would be ready to spill blood
They put me on wanted
Dead or alive
Called me a traitor, a crook, a gangster
I heard gunshots
Insults, “You fucking traitor!”,”We want your head!”
Directly, I said to my wife to head to the east
Even I, searched for my head
Walked barefoot
Around thirty 20 miles
I ain’t even talked about
All the difficulties to cross the border
Huh…

(outro):
My friend, welcome to Babylon
Stay proud, strong and brave
It’s a long story
That will start again in the future
After me, others will dream of
The exil
We’ve come a long way

DANY DAN – Bienvenue à Babylon (English lyrics)

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