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The Last Correspondence


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BoiAfrica

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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More down than I've done, but can't shake it so I figured it was worth the share. The chorus responses are just Nigerian pidgin English, "wayo" simple means trickery, and "dabaru" means mess, or destroyed. So trickery destroys, or "deceit destroys" if you're into alliteration :) All comments and suggestions as always very welcome, thanks for taking the time to listen!
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Lyrics
Wayo de dabaru (Deceit destroys)
Wayo de dabaru (Deceit destroys)

Messages come from unlikely sources
You said, I've got one for you
It is from your father
He says "Son I am dying,
Will you come to my side?
It's been a long time now
Since I saw your face
I'll dream of my first son like a nightmare
And I want more..."

Wayo de dabaru

And his son writes back
(Wayo de dabaru)
In an email
"Sorry dad I've got things to do this weekend maybe next one you can...
See me from a...
Passing motor car...
As I will not stop for you,
Death will do that but I cannot,
Death can do that but I will not."

Wayo de dabaru
Wayo de dabaru
(Sorry dad I got things to do this weekend maybe next one we can...)
Song Stats
Hits: 2479
Comments: 14
Fans: 6
Plays: 49
Downloads: 60
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Dec 27, 2010 - 12:06:57 AM
Last Updated: Dec 27, 2010 - 12:11:18 AM Last Played: Apr 09, 2019 - 08:03:58 AM
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Comments
Hickling_Stan said 3187 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Powerful lyric
nearly clicked off but then this got under my skin. Really enjoyed it. Well done for posting. Cheers mark
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BoiAfrica said 3182 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Awesome
Many thanks for the listen!
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RAVENS said 3186 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Wow
I'm so glad I didn't miss this. Your voice has such a warm tone, just lovely. Very touching lyrics, this is such a great song.

RAVEN ;-)
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BoiAfrica said 3182 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
:)
Thanks so much Raven!
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DWL said 3185 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Bleak stuff
This is a tough, raw song. The pain pours out of the vocals.

Hypnotic riff. Impressive.

Cheers

Dick


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BoiAfrica said 3182 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Raw indeed
Thanks for the listen Dick, you're very right this was a tough one I had to chew on for a bit, but always nice to express it and get thoughtful feedback like yours. Cheers!
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Relic67 said 3182 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
applause
great song, powerful lyrics.
like the background vocals and the chorus.
just overall well done!
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BoiAfrica said 3182 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
grateful bow
thanks so much!
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crissew said 3182 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Wow
The brutal honesty of the lyrics is undeniable and the song has a feel all its own. Really well constructed and your voice is perfect for it. Very emotive singing. Everything in its right place too. Well done!
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BoiAfrica said 3182 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
many thanks
Very flattered by this, I like that it comes across honest, it took a while to get the lyrics right. Thanks so much for the listen!
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jiguma said 3182 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Powerful words
Nonso - this is really good. Made me think (a little sadly) of my parents when I was too young (and dumb) to understand how much seeing me meant to them.
Thanks - best wishes for 2011!
Nei
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BoiAfrica said 3182 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
It's a process
Thanks so much for the thoughtful listen Neil, I think I know what you mean. Definitely capturing a moment in time here, but I have great hopes for the future!! Always appreciate the support.
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Carrie71 said 3175 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
The Last Correspondence
Very sad but beautiful. I love your voice and your vocal delivery on this one was powerful and honest. If that makes sense? Keep them coming!
BoiAfrica said 3168 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Tnx!
Many thanks Carrie, appreciate the kind words and the listen, makes sense to me :-)
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