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Possibly the greatest calypso ever made... Thanks to Winsford "Joker" Devine for the excellent composition....
This song is just as relevant now as it was then and we as a people should heed its message before it is too late....
Enjoy brothers and sisters....

"Today as I look around in the
world what do I see?
I see.
Footprints that man has left
On the sand
While walking through time.
I see,
Fruits of our ambitions
Figments of our imaginations
And I ask myself
When will it end
When will it end
It is plain to see
Universally,
This land is not bountiful as it was
Simply because
In his quest for success
Nothing stands in man's way
Old rivers run dry
Soon the birds won't fly
The mountains will be no longer high
And I wonder why?

I see
Charity deplored
Equal rights
Totally ignored
Wisdom and ingenuity
working in accord
Simply to afford such inventions
As thermonuclear warfare
And environmental warfare
And I wonder now
Where do we go from here

Prophets everywhere
Gaze upon the horizons
And declare that judgment will come
As the savage hands of
unscrupulous men
Defile everything passing by
Time is running out
As we eat and drink
Species on the brink
Of being extinct
And I think
No one can deny
The price of progress is high

I see consciousness abate
As today,
We live recklessly
Money
Makes egos inflate
And, thereby, creates,
A turbulent state.

I see a struggle
Between the sexes
New hang-ups and old complexes
Now the question is
Right in context
What shall be next?

I have already seen
The world has become divided
Between race, colour, creed and class
And some of the things
The scriptures predict
Truthfully come to pass
Soil that wouldn't bear
Children making children
To be part of this growing mass
And I ask
If this is progress
How long will it last?"

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Comment by Eye4Pan on December 2, 2013 at 12:01pm

Boss tune!!!!

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