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Young People These Days

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By Joylyn Parris
13 years of Campden Park
Student

Can you believe young people these days?
Me does always say them have bad ways.
Me daughter 17 yo know
And wah’ wear ring around she toe.
I say not in this house my dear
And she give me eye like she don’t care.{{more}}

Can you believe young people these days?
Them does always mek me fall in tears.
Fu see them spend them money pan dope.
And them muma ah struggle fu buy sweet soap.

Can you believe young people these days?
Them don’t wah listen to what mama says.
I tell that gal “leave man fu later” but
that fresh gal bring home Nicky Slater.
If yo never see Satan in yo life
Yo should ah see when a run down the bwoy with knife.

Can you believe young people these days
Them just don’t wah listen to what mama says
that gal run way ah, ah, ah wander who she been wah trick when she come back home and say she feel sick
I ain’t been believe she at first yo see
but ah carry she to the doctor just fu safty.

The doctor say “she inpregnated”
I look at the gal and then ah fainted.
The gal ask the nurse
Ah, ah, ah way that they mean
Ah something me do, ah something ah need
The nurse say gal is Breed yo Breed.

Can you believe young People these days?
The next thing ah hear mi gal got AIDS
Ah saying to all the gals in town
And all young people all around
All yo need to change all yo harden ways
And listen to what yo mama says.

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