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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.