Special Feature
October 22, 2010
Our Nation Is Born

Fri, Oct 22, 2010

by Kenneth “Vibrating Scakes” Alleyne (c) 1979


We are all moving on together
So we must now plan collectively for a brighter day
No one knows what’s in store for the future
True dedication can get us there

1. Independence is a milestone
In our march to prosperity
Now St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Has a real nationality
We are a nation of many races
And has tried to integrate
The strength of so many faces
Shall bear the prospects of our fate


So in this moment of history tell it in every community
Our nation is born colonialism is gone
This is a time of national freedom so share a love with someone
The 27th dawn, of October our nation is born
One history, one ecstasy, one destiny for all ah we
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey!

2. While we take this stand as a nation
Let us not forget our past
For this future we praise our heroes
Who fought slavery to the last
Special honors to Marcus Garvey
His sacrifice gave us all a chance
And all the men who fought in this century
To bring us this day of independence

3. Though some manipulate the franchise
Of world adult suffrage
There’s still hope of a bright tomorrow
For all the under-privilege
Let love excel our wishes
Our advancement needs plenty of work
Remember back is death for the nation
That upholds less action and lots of talk

4. My people join hand in hand now
Put your differences aside
Get your hearts and soul together
We got to build this nation with pride
Work in harmony with good leaders
Never elect no one here to rule
Then we can feel at home like good comrades
Our people must not be election tools