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    Carnival

    David Wilson for The Boston Glob

    Aug. 25, 2012

    Carnival is about the music. Masqueraders take to the road, win’ing — dancing — behind trucks thumping soca beats. As the music takes hold, masqueraders release their inhibitions, becoming “wotless” — good for just one thing, fun.

    Ah wotless

    Right now I just wotless…

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    I’m winning away,
    so nice, so nice, so nice.

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    Sweat dripping on meh, but it’s alright, alright,

    alright.

    And ah feel like, I just win a million dollars!

    Everybody watching meh, wearing a million colours!

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    You wanna talk? Talk bout dis.

    Cause when ah wine you go … Talk bout dat

    When ah getting on you go… Talk bout dis

    Call yuh friends and den… Talk bout dat

    Down south dey go…Talk bout dis.

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    Up town dey done…Talk bout dat.

    YOU! I don’t care what you say!

    Cause right now I just

    Wotless,

    And I don’t really care less

    “Wotless”—Kes the Band

    Akilah Johnson can be reached at ajohnson@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @akjohnson1922.