DAMON ALBARN lyrics - Mr. Tembo

DAMON ALBARN
"Mr. Tembo"

Injili, injili
Can I sing with you
'Bout Mr. Tembo
And what he's got to do?

But first I'm going back
To the Colworth Road
To find The Mission
And help him with his load

Mr. Tembo is on his way up the hill
With only this song to tell you how he feels
But to get there he will need a helping hand
Is where he is now, but it wasn't what he planned

Injili, injili
We will sing with you
Just like the T.V.
In Mr. Tembo's room

Up the emphatic night
He checked in on his own
At Mkomazi Inn and
Made it his home

Mr. Tembo is on his way up the hill
With only this song to tell you how he feels
But to get there he will need a helping hand
Is where he's now, but it wasn't what he planned
Is where he's now, but it wasn't what he planned

Injili, injili
We will sing to you
'Bout Mr. Tembo
Or what he's going through

He gets up early
While you are still in bed
Mr. Tembo
Green blanket by his head

Mr. Tembo is on his way up the hill
With only this song to tell you how he feels
But to get there he will need a helping hand
Is where he's now, but it wasn't what he planned
Is where he's now, but it wasn't what he planned

(Fred, will you take those lions off the front of the boat?
Good God, man, lets have some heart in you, will you please!? (All right)
I'm trying to run this expedition in a decent manner)

(Logistics, foliage, gulf, bungalow, spies, canals, cows, hay-bells,
Telegraph wires, pylon power,
Farmhouse over chimneys still used,
Stone, satellites, football, pictures, favorite flags, and lots of dogs,
Neon cross on top of a block of flats and a church, not as usual)

Mr. Tembo is on his way up the hill
With only this song to tell you how he feels
But to get there he will need a helping hand
Is where he's now, but it wasn't what he planned
Is where he's now, but it wasn't what he planned