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FATBOY – Are We On For CHOGM?

areweonforchogm_thumb12Billions of shillings spent on organising the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Uganda, yet:

  • There was no medicine in the national referral hospital
  • The roads were shit
  • The schools were shit
  • Everything was shit

And guess what? NOTHING HAS CHANGED SINCE.

Someone had to do a song about it at the time, right? Who else, but FATBOY!!!!!

Download: Fatboy – Are We On For CHOGM (3.94MB)

(This song is a satire about the ridiculousness of the government blowing money on useless things yet there is so much else to do with the meagre resources this country has)

Lyrics..

Intro

Young boy: Hey fatboy!

Fatboy: Yo, what’s up?

Young boy: Its 2007 the year of the CHOGM. Are we ready or what?

 

Verse 1

It’s 2007 and the country is excited

With everything happening you can see this town is united

Now you can see everybody’s trying to keep Kampala clean

But what does CHOGM mean?

 

5,000 delegates are going to be flying into this town

For 2 weeks they’ll be around for this big thing going down

Its a big conference for the people of the Commonwealth

The Queen is coming to town

 

Bridge

They said that they would fix the potholes

They said the roads would be so smooth

Just look around, you’ll see that, they didn’t mean that

I wonder if we will be on time!

 

Chorus

So are we on for CHOGM?

(Yes, as you can see)

Are we still on for CHOGM?

(Maybe we should all just pray)

So are we on for CHOGM?

(You better believe)

Are we still on for CHOGM?

Oooh uhuh…. it’s okay

 

Verse 2

All the money they’ve spent trying to make Kampala look like Chicago

Yet they can’t pay doctors, and there’s no medicine in Mulago

Why can’t somebody tell them how they should spend all this money

Do we know our priorities?

 

They told the kids of Shimoni “Sorry, you guys gotta go..”

“See, we’re selling your school but meanwhile you can go to East Kololo..”

“Some guys have bought thins land coz they want to build a hotel..”

“So bye bye – we wish you well!”

 

Bridge

And up to now the place is empty

There’s no hotel and there’s no school

Well its absurd but it seems that, you if try and think back

Was what they did with it really cool?

 

Chorus

So are we on for CHOGM?

(Yes, as you can see)

Are we still on for CHOGM?

(Maybe we should all just pray)

So are we on for CHOGM?

(You better believe)

Are we still on for CHOGM?

Oooh uhuh…. it’s okay

 

Verse 3

Let’s make the most of the conference underway

The whole world will say that Uganda is okay

We’ll get so many tourists who saw Uganda on TV

They’ll see that even us we can also host the Queen

 

Be good.. be nice… and remember to always smile, baby

Let the delegates see that Uganda is really worth their while, baby

So my people don’t say that CHOGM has nothing to do with you

Its your country so just do what you have to do

 

Bridge

I know they said they’ll fix the fix the potholes

They said the roads would be so smooth

And things are not so perfect, but we should respect

What they’ve been able to do

 

Chorus

So are we on for CHOGM?

(Yes, as you can see)

Are we still on for CHOGM?

(Maybe we should all just pray)

So are we on for CHOGM?

(You better believe)

Are we still on for CHOGM?

Oooh uhuh…. it’s okay

 

Young boy: Uhuh, so?

 

End

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6 responses

  1. OMG ….. i love dat.

    September 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

  2. Chuck

    Dude u were spoton, no1 cld ve sang t beta than u did. The song spells out d bs dt we b puttin up wth 4rm our govt. Wen r u cming up wit new stuff? Respect!

    September 14, 2011 at 6:05 pm

  3. Jay Shizzo

    Great Song FatBoy. I downloaded all your podcasts and loved all of ’em. Why not do more podcasts with Sirkumstance?? It was my best.

    Cheers

    September 16, 2011 at 9:47 am

  4. Ray Damji

    Now we need more spot on songs like this one!!!!!! I really love this one,FatBoy you are the guy! This one beats the “President’s so called Campaign hit song”.There are some few reservations about it; Kayihura’s ears sniffing the track and next you are no longer part of the Awesome 3some! The other is that you are lyrically gifted so please take on some of these so called Song writers and put some more better work out here! We are still waiting for more PODCASTS……………………………..

    September 25, 2011 at 12:30 pm

  5. Mulinde Kuchie Joseph

    This song is still the ish man

    December 7, 2012 at 8:56 am

  6. Emma Munduga

    I like

    October 26, 2014 at 6:05 am

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