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Liberian Calypso
Nina Simone
Recording sessions
1982 January: Paris (FR) Studios Davout
In 1974 that's the year
I went straight home
Cos I had so much to fear
I had dreamed for oh so long
That one day I'd be going home

There's so much gossip in the town
Nobody knows what's really going down
Stench smells I couldn't stand it
The dirtier you are the more you're a hit

Run Nina oh I got to go
Run Nina oh the man at the door
Run Nina run as fast as you can
Run Nina God is holding me hand

When I first got to Africa
I was glad
I thought at last I wouldn't be had
So I went to a discotheque one night
And danced myself right out of sight

What I mean is this
I went with a friend
We sat through the night right to the end
The music was American and oh so good
So I jumped up just where I stood

Run Nina oh I got to go
Run Nina oh the man at the door
Run Nina run as fast as you can
Run Nina God's holding me hand

My body started moving all around
I was so happy to be in town
And as I slowly began to strip
Everyone thought I was so hip

I danced all over the place you know
All over the ceiling
All over the floor
Up in the balcony all around
I felt so good just being in town

Run Nina oh I got to go
Run Nina oh the man at the door
Run Nina run as fast as you can
Run Nina God's holding me hand

My joy was so complete you know
My friend was happy he said go go
I danced for hours hours on end
I said dear Lord you are my Friend
You brought me home to Liberia
And all other places are inferior
You brought me home to Liberia
And all other places are inferior

Run Nina oh I got to go
Run Nina oh the man at the door
Run Nina run as fast as you can
Run Nina God's holding me hand
Run Nina run as fast as you can
Run Nina God's holding me hand

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
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