GUYANA: Dis country here, ah telling you flat, ah didn’t come back fuh dat – By Dave Martins



1.People see me living here again, and some have said to my face

“You had a chance to stay outside bro, what bring you back to this place?”

Sometimes I just don’t take on the gyaff, I smile and I walk away

But if I’m feeling good and the sun shining bright, I will stop and politely say

“Wedding curry wid two pulouri.   Buddy Bo, Ah come back fuh dat


“Mi good friend in Buxton, the metagee, oh yes, ah come back fuh dat.”

But a man ah just see up in Mahaicony, putting some hard lash on a donkey

Ah can’t believe the shout that come from mi mouth, as ah hearing the splat,

splat, splat


Ah tell the man, “Look, Mister Mahaicony, ah didn’t come back fuh dat.”

Plus without any doubt, GPL blackout

Ah didn’t come back fuh dat.

One minister say the oil contract okay, another one say no way

One expert say yes to oil refinery, another one say not at all, not he

The  contradictions I hear, I have to say “What? ah didn’t come back fuh dat!

All of this living in me brain, it’s a strain. Ah talking mi story flat

Dis garbage around, countryside and in town, ah didn’t come back fuh dat.


2. I was going so good, setting up me batchie, a place to sleep and to hang mi hat,

But I went in a house in Albouystown and in the middle of the day… a rat

Look brother man, Ah telling you flat, ah didn’t come back fuh dat.

The garbage we’re seeing, yes in Main Street, and even on the sea wall

New motor car, garbage from the window, broad daylight, it mekkin yuh bawl

Litter and garbage may be okay fuh rat, but not fuh dis country man

Just so in the road, the mess landing flat? What the hell is wrong with this land?

Well, don’t fight up yourself, just put on a tie, a jacket and a felt hat

Stop the fella coming out he house, say “Good morning”, in a nice way

Point at the man, wid he garbage in he hand, and tell him “How are you today?”.

Mind you, keep your voice down, be polite all the time, smile and even tip your felt hat

Just point at the garbage he come out to dump and say “Ah didn’t come back here fuh dat.”

So although I may gripe, I stay in the shop, as the Trinis say holding strain.

But if the nonsense doesn’t stop, ah talking it plain, yuh boy migrating again.


I hate to complain but this thing is a strain

The aggravation runs deep

And if I have to go I;m letting you know

I’ll be selling some things in a heap

I have three guitars and a new motor car

And I may have to sell them off cheap

So if you see Joe Blow or anybody

Driving my Camry van recklessly

Or some young musician, Dave guitar in hand

Gyrating in somebody band

I am down on my knees, and telling you flat

No, ah didn’t come back for that.

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  • kamtanblog  On 02/22/2021 at 2:28 am

    Nostalgia is why me come back !
    But me nah guh stay
    Me guh just visit !

    Life nah one step faward
    two step back !

    Me wanna see much mah of de planet before me exit ….including weh me cum fram !

    Golden grove village ECD BG.

    Nostalgia fah me !

    PS enjoyed the rant/reminder down memory lane…..more please !

    Kamtan uk-ex-EU

  • wally n  On 02/22/2021 at 10:39 am going back to where you began?? “me cum fram”

    • kamtanblog  On 02/22/2021 at 12:14 pm

      Ha ha !
      Before or after me exit ?

      And only if the “afterlife” exists !


  • wally n  On 02/22/2021 at 12:23 pm

    Just making fun of your “cum” off topic alert! don’t believe in dimension theory? I do and maybe you should too. makes sense.

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