Juli Endee Releases New Single

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Liberia’s cultural ambassador, Juli Endee, has released a new single called “Open Your Eyes”, an awareness song for the upcoming general and presidential elections, calling on Liberian people to fully scrutinize all politicians before voting.

The new song, which is composed on the signature Liberian “Gbema” beat, opens with a battle cry – Yor-yor! – and continues with captivating lyrics about “two types of politicians”.

Going exactly in the writer mind, the song advises people to not sell their vote because of poverty but vote for their children’s future so that Liberia can be a better place.

The song also advises Liberians not to vote for people who come in a very short period of time just to initiate cosmetic projects that will not last.

Ambassador Endee said, “I think over the years, I have seen, watched and participated in several elections at the same time, observing that the vast majority of the voting population have not been fully educated about the value of a person’s vote.

“Their rights have been played with and so I sit down asking myself, what can I do to educate my people about the electoral process? I then thought to use music since it can go across all boundaries and be food for the soul.

“This is the 21st century; you do not need latrines, bus stop and other things to vote for a politician. Be mindful of the person you vote for so Open Your Eyes.”

She said the song title, “Open Your Eyes”, speaks for itself because it urges Liberians to see clear before they cast their votes.

Below are lines from the song:

OPEN YOUR EYES LYRICS
Intro
Yoaaa yor
Yor
Batioooo, bati
Bati
Zay quo, zay quic
Liberia zay quic
Zay quic

There are two kinds of politicians
Goodies politicians and
Kpankpan politicians

I wan, hey, I wan hey
I wan, hey, alllllll……
Liberia

Chorus
Open your eyes
Oh my people
Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister
Open your eyes
Oh my people
Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister

I don’t want no Goodies ooo
I don’t want no Goodies
I want my Kpankpan yah
I want my Kpankpan
I don’t want no Goodies ooo
I don’t want no Goodies
I want my Kpankpan yah
I want my Kpankpan

Which person you dey want now
Abi na which person you dey want too

A Goodies politician or
Kpankpan politicians
My brother, sister, mama, papa
Let me tell you something

Stanza 1
A goodies politicians, start 1 year before election
They bring their plenty money
And their big big motor
With their T. shirts, flyers, posters
Few offices, fan clubs, cars and speeches

Kai tay ma, kai tay ma way kai tay ma
Goodies kai tay ma
Kai tay ma, kai tay ma way kai tay ma
Goodies kai tay ma

They only bring two projects
Hand pump and school fees
They think say we are gbelleh
We na gbelleh oooo

So mama, papa, brother, sister
Shine your eyes, well well ooo

Chorus
Open your eyes
Oh my people
Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister
Open your eyes
Oh my people
Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister

I don’t want no Goodies ooo
I don’t want no Goodies
I want my Kpankpan yah
I want my Kpankpan
I don’t want no Goodies ooo
I don’t want no Goodies
I want my Kpankpan yah
I want my Kpankpan

Stanza 2
Kpankpan politicians oooo oh oh
Kpankpan politicians oooo
Kpankpan politicians oooo oh oh
Kpankpan politicians oooo
Is a person for the people
And the person with the people
They love their people
Respect their culture
They know their people and
They can help their people
They support health, agriculture and education
And they can do more projects before 1 year
Deposit all their money in their country
Invest all their money in their country

Kpankpan politician dat better person
Kpankpan politicians dat better people ooo

Ok! Heh, ok! hey, Ok! Heh, ok! hey, Ok! Heh
Kpankpan ! yes, Kpankpan! Yes
Kpankpan ! yes, Kpankpan! yes
Goodies no, Goodies no, Goodies no

Chorus
I don’t want no Goodies ooo
I don’t want no Goodies
I want my Kpankpan yea
I want my Kpankpan
I don’t want no Goodies ooo
I don’t want no Goodies
I want my Kpankpan yea
I want my Kpankpan

Which person you dey want naaa
Abi na which person you dey want too
A Goodies politician or
Kpankpan politicians
My brother, sister, mama, papa
Let me tell you something

Stanza 3
A Goodies politicians,
let me tell their whole level
They divide our people
They bring their plenty money
And their big big motor
They are good at preaching violence
They bring their plenty money
And their big big motor
All they want is power anyway anyhow
They want our money oooo
They want our money
I say they want our money oh
They want our money

Kai tay ma, kai tay ma way kai tay ma
Goodies kai tay ma
Kai tay ma, kai tay ma way kai tay ma
Goodies kai tay ma

They only bring two projects
Hand pump and school fees
They think say we are gbelleh
We not gbelleh oooo
So mama, papa, brother, sister
Shine your eyes well well ooo
Chorus
Open your eyes
Oh my people
Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister
Open your eyes
Oh my people
Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister

I don’t want no Goodies ooo
I don’t want no Goodies
I want my Kpankpan yea
I want my Kpankpan
I don’t want no Goodies ooo
I don’t want no Goodies
I want my Kpankpan yea
I want my Kpankpan

Kpankpan politicians ooo oh oh
Kpankpan politicians ooo
Kpankpan politicians ooo oh oh
Kpankpan politicians ooo

They truly love Liberia
They really love Liberians
They are God fearing and
They treat everybody equally eeee
Kpankpan politicians are peace makers
Kpankpan politicians are peace loving

They are real Liberians
I say true true Liberians oooo
They are real Liberians
I say true true Liberians oooo

Kpankpan politicians dat better person
Kpankpan politicians dat better people ooo

Chorus
Open your eyes
Oh my people
Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister
Open your eyes
Oh my people
Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister

I don’t want no Goodies ooo
I don’t want no Goodies
I want my Kpankpan yah
I want my Kpankpan

I don’t want no Goodies ooo
I don’t want no Goodies
I want my Kpankpan yea
I want my Kpankpan

But please hear me
When they bring the rice
Your mon eat it
wa wa wa wako wa wa wa
wa wa wa wako wa

I say you politicians!
What have you done? for Liberia
For the past three years

I don’t want no Goodies ooo
I don’t want no Goodies
I want my Kpankpan yea
I want my Kpankpan

Which person you dey wan naaa
Abi na which person you dey want ooo
My brother sister, mama, papa
Let me tell you something

I don’t want no Goodies ooo
I don’t want no Goodies
I want my Kpankpan yea
I want my Kpankpan
I don’t want no Goodies ooo
I don’t want no Goodies
I want my Kpankpan yea
I want my Kpankpan

No shaky Juli Endee

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