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An allegorical dream in which Lady Liberty meets Uncle Sam at a party and a troubled romance ensues. The dance grows more intense…after a scuffle, her fallen torch sets the hall ablaze but the crowd refuses to leave the scene of their revels.

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the other night I had a dream
strange and portentious it did seem
the other night I had a dream
strange and portentious it did seem
a man in a top hat with stars and stripes
was dancing with a lady all dressed in white
and as the crowd gathered around
man, they were the talk and toast of the town

we ent going home before day morning
not until the sun is high in he sky
we ent going home before day morning

the band was playing on
the gent and the dame dancing up a storm
she waving a flambeau in she hand
he plotting to win her affection
a bulldog was barking by she feet
and he beat it like an old pothound in the street
and as the crown started to cheer
he get brave and he fighting condor and bear

this display of courage and might
made the young lady to scream with delight
so he started making outrageous claims
in an attempt to further impress the dame
he said “come leh we travel in class
from the Berlin Wall to the Khyber Pass
and when get tired of the West Indies
we go bathe in the Tigris and Euphrates...”

by the end of the dance
interest had bloomed into romance
which soon turned to jealousy
he didn't want no one else talking to she
he said come leh we build a home
she said she could belong to no man alone
in a rage he cuffed the dame to the ground
and the fire from the torch burned the whole place down

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from Where The Galleon Sank, released February 10, 2017

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KOBO TOWN Toronto, Ontario

Founded by Trinidadian-Canadian Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town is named after the historic neighborhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born. Kobo Town takes the intricate wordplay of Caribbean music and runs it through a 21st Century filter. In the world of Kobo Town calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic instrumentation meet innovative production techniques, social commentary and indie rock attitude. ... more

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