Say what you want, THE SUBTLETY of the message in the lyrics and the FRESHNESS OF THE HOOK (oddly enough, I always thought that he was watching SESAME STREET and he was high out of his mind and he saw all the flags on display on the SCREEN and he made the connection to CARNIVAL).
Despite the DAMAGE it did to the GENRE -- it was a BRILLIANT CALYPSO ... I would say: AS GOOD AS SOCA GETS!!!
Still relevant after all dem years. In the panyards. On the road....still Super!!
what did it influence?
Aqui, they still waveing after all these years.