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Music by Mark Loquan/Ken “Professor” Philmore/Destra Garcia

Lyrics by Destra Garcia/Mark Loquan

Arranged by Junior “Ibo” Joseph (JJ Music Production)

(Sung by Destra Garcia)

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Theme: “Once you get a taste of the Carnival bacchanal, ya bound to get hooked, so pack ya bags and find ya way back home“  





Everybody in mas ah ready

Hope ya book yuh flight to Trinidad

Who in de gym, and who done fit ah ready

Nah making joke, ‘cause dey love dis real bad

Is a Carnival venom, in your blood

Come down for J’Ouvert, bathe in mud

And have a time

When we start up de jamming, cyar stop de wining

Misbehaving again



When you get hooked on de rhythm, from de iron man

You will get hooked on de tempo, and de bacchanal

And when you get de addiction, ‘cause de music sweet

You will get hooked on de steelband and de soca beat

Why we love it so, we don’t know….. we cannot explain it

You will get hooked, I tell ya so….. give me de tempo now

Take out ya flags and shake em up

And take out your rags and wave dem

Shake up ya rear, now get on bad, and hands in de air

There’s no place like home (no place like home)



When you touch down in Soca Island

I’ll be glad to see you once again

When you reach, there’s no way ya leaving

Pandemonium dis year again

Time to start back de liming, have no fear

Forget ya worries, we doh care

‘Bout stress and strain

‘Cause again we’ll be jumping, get yuh heart pumping

Panorama again





Time to start de Carnival

Leh we make a bacchanal (leh we go)

(Carnival, Carnival, bacchanal, bacchanal) Repeat

So when you think ya could take it no longer

Pack ya bags and find your way back home



Well you may have your own impression

Of our desire to just misbehave

But it’s simply a burning passion

A fire blazing to free up on stage

So jump in a steelband, move ya waist

Look de expression, on ya face

Doh let this end

Yes my friend you’ll be crying, feel like ya dying

If you miss dis again




REPEAT 1st four lines of Chorus and fade



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Released for Panorama 2008



Song writer Mark Loquan  celebrates ten years of writing music compositions for the steelband music panorama competition. 

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