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from Una y Otra Vez by Sergent Garcia

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    Sergent Garcia, a heavyweight in the European mestizo music scene, returns with his first full- length album in five years with the groundbreaking Una y Otra Vez (Time and Time Again). A pioneer in blending the fiery Caribbean sounds of salsa, reggae, ska and dancehall with a punk attitude and continental style, Sergent Garcia's latest musical adventure finds him traveling to Colombia to dive into what is currently the epicenter of some of the world's hottest sounds. Una y Otra Vez marks this former rocker's return to his independent roots with a renewed creative energy.

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A song in the two tone ska style, “Acho Bai Bai” is a popular refrain in Yoruba, the Nigerian language. The song says that we have to evolve, we have to change our minds, we have to get rid of old concepts to survive in this world. Our mission is to imagine the future.
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Una canción ska two tone style, “Acho Bai Bai” es un dicho popular en yoruba (Nigeria). Cuenta que tenemos que evolucionar, tenemos que cambiarnuestras mentes, tenemos que dar una patada grande a viejos conceptos para sobrevivir este mundo. Tenemos la misión de imaginar el futuro.
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Un ska dans le “two tone style”; c’est une expression populaire en yoruba (Nigeria); qui raconte notre nécessité d’évolution, changer nos mentalités en donnant un grand coup de pied aux vieux concepts. Nous avons pour mission d’imaginer le futur.
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lyrics

I want some change, I need some change
Oye traje viejo, ya me tienes cansao
Siempre el mismo traje con el mismo mensaje
Las mismas palabras y las mismos chistes
Los mismos discursos vacíos sin colores
Ya nadie te escucha es hora de cambiar
Abre ya tu mente yo empieza a escuchar
Ya sonó la alerta tienes que despertar
Recoge tu chaqueta y pone a cantar

I want some change, I need some change, acho bai bai

Para cambiar de traje de modo efectivo
Hay que darle el golpe que sea definitivo
Se que en tu cabeza hay algo conflictivo
Botalo pa’fuera mandalo pa’ l archivo
No dejes que el odio se adueñe de tu vida
Busca los remedios busca una salida
Manda pa’ el carajo ese pinche titiritero

Corta ya los hilos y utiliza tu cerebro

I want some change, I need some change, acho bai bai
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Translation:

want some change, I need some change
Hey old suit, I’m tired of you
Always the same suit with the same message
The same words and the same jokes
The same empty talk, empty, without color
And no one is listening to you, its time to change
Open your mind and start listening
The alarm already went off, you have to wake up
Change your jacket and start singing

I want some change, I need some change, acho bai bai

To change your wardrobe effectively
You have to give it the final blow
I know that there’s conflict in your mind
Kick it out, send it to the files
Don’t let hate rule your life
Look for the solutions, look for a way out
Send that damn puppet master to hell

Cut your strings and use your brain

I want some change, I need some change, acho bai bai

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from Una y Otra Vez, released March 22, 2011

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