Monday, April 14, 2008

Calabria 2007

Alas, another music post...
I heard this song several times on the radio and thought it was cool but just couldn't figure out how a foreign song got on an American radio station (if you are from the Northern US you'll understand - it's all very Anglo centric here). So I finally found out more about it. But first why don't you watch the video and try to guess what language it's in!




The title of the song is "Calabria 2007". It was first recorded by Danish producer Rune Reilly Kølsch, also known as Rune RK, Rune or Enur, and his half brother Johannes Torpe in 2003 and was purely instrumental. In 2004 it was covered by Dutch group Drunkenmunkey, and in 2005 was mixed by Italian DJ Alex Gaudino to contain lyrics from Crystal Waters' song "Destination Unknown". It then hit some charts and became known as "Destination Calabria".

So in 2007 Erun or whatever you want to call him re-released the song now with vocals by up-and-coming Danish singer Natasja Saad, the first non-native to have won the reggae Irie FM Big Break Contest in Jamaica. Unfortunately she was killed later that year in an automobile accident at the age of only 20. This version of the song is what you can see in that video. The song that I had actually heard on the radio may have been a remix with "The Anthem" by Pitbull, featuring a bunch of arists and Calabria tunes, because it contained a bunch of rap parts, but I am just not sure. Still, amazing how much a song has to get through to get to my ears (as if I am really all that important).

Anyway, so what of that first question, what language is that!!!???!!! It's actually English, believe it or not! Here are the lyrics, and then it makes a whole lot more sense.

Easy now no need fi go down,
easy now no need fi go down,
rock that run that, this where we from
(repeat 2x)

Whoop Whoop
When you run come around,
Cu(z) I kno ur the talk of the town yea
(repeat 4x)

Easy now no need fi go down
Just walk it gently and no break nah bone,
Cool end-it-ly, you have a style of your own,
Me never kno you saw ya master the saxophone

cause u sound like the talk of the town yea,
imma look u when u run come around yea,
make me wobble, make me whole body bubble,
an me no say ya trouble, when ya ready for the double,
and n u hit that,
no ti-na the mickle
play with it a lickle, why you so na tickle
im tellin' you to, hit that
no ti-na the mickle
stay with it a lickle, why you so na tickle
im feelin' them
(whoop whoop)

easy now no need fi go down,
easy now no need fi go down,
walk it gently and no break nah bone

Whoop Whoop
When you run come around,
Cu(z) I kno ur the talk of the town yea
(repeat 4x)

Best shown overall, shiny and tall,
One touch make a gal climb whoever you are,
Brass hat, hatter than fireball
Whoop Whoop!
You not small you not lickle at all
Dat touch, just dip on me mind yea
The good feelin dip on rewind yea
make me wobble, make me whole body bubble,
an me no say ya trouble, when ya ready for the double,
and n u hit that,
no ti-na the mickle
play with it a lickle, why you so na tickle
im tellin' you to, hit that
no ti-na the mickle
stay with it a lickle, why you so na tickle
im feelin' them

Walk it gently and no break nah bone

easy now no need fi go down,
easy now no need fi go down,
rock that run that, this where we from
(repeat 2x)

Whoop Whoop
When you run come around,
Cu(z) I kno ur the talk of the town yea
(repeat 8x)

Whooop Whooop!!!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does she mean when she says "ready for the double"

Paulina said...

not a clue, sorry.

Anonymous said...

any chance (c)uz is actually 'car'