(+Lyrics + Translation) Whiskey Meaning and Lyrics Translation by Burnaboy

Music Review: Whiskey by Burnaboy

“Whiskey,” is a song by a Nigerian Grammy Award winner, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu aka Burnaboy. 

The song “Whiskey,” premiered on July 8, 2022. It is one of the songs in Burnaboy’s just-released 19-track album titled “Love, Damini.”

What is the song “Whiskey,” by Burnaboy all about?

Burnaboy in the song “Whiskey,” is bothered about the economic situation of the country. He is bothered about its unfavorable state which leaves citizens depressed.

Some of the unfavorable conditions Burnaboy mentioned are lack of jobs, hypocrisy, people acting holier than thou, political greed, power failure, flood, and so on.

Whenever Burnaboy takes liquor over all these issues, he may end up staggering or falling. According to him, his “staggering,” or “falling” is not because he is sick or he is suffering from a particular disability, it can be linked to these economic issues.

What do you all think?

Whiskey Lyrics Translation by Burnaboy

Chorus/Intro

I fall too easy, and I poured the whiskey

But no be disability, oh, no be disability, oh (But, it is not a disability)

I fall too easy, and I poured the whiskey

But no be disability, oh, no be disability, oh (But, it I not a disability)

Verse 1

Some people bind and cast (Some people bind and cast)

Some of them pray and fast

See pastor don dey fat (See, the pastor is getting fat.)

Shey na the thing wey God command (Was that what God commanded.)

Because of oil and gas, my city so dark

Pollution make the air turn black

Every man have to stay on guard

Chorus

I fall too easy, and I poured the whiskey

But no be disability, oh, no be disability, oh (But, it is not a disability)

I fall too easy, and I poured the whiskey

But no be disability, oh, no be disability, oh (But, it is not a disability)

Verse 2

People dey wey dey sleep for their house dey get no work (People are sleeping in their house because they do not have a job.)

Some they walk on the other side of town (Some walk on the other side of town.)

Dey dem for hold up, some they pray for the traffic (They are on hold up, some are praying for the traffic.)

Make dey hail you make you show love (So they can hail you and you can show love.)

When e reach when to go back home you go-go club (When it is time to go back home, you would go to the club.)

I no say e no easy my brother (I know it is not easy my brother.)

Cause you dey take am easy my brother (Cause, you are taking it easy my brother.)

As long as you are breathing my brother

As long as you no sink inside water (As long as you did not sink inside the water.)

Chorus

I fall too easy, and I poured the whiskey

But no be disability, oh, no be disability, oh (But, it is not a disability)

I fall too easy, and I poured the whiskey

But no be disability, oh, no be disability, oh (But, it is not disability)

Outro

People wey dey pray for the rain but e no fall (People are praying for the rain, but, it did not fall.)

Rain dey fall for another man’s place and e no stop (But, the rain is falling in another man’s place nonstop)

E be like swimming pool for him house as e don flood (It is like a swimming pool in his house based on the flood.)

All the things wey him get for his house many don lost (All the things he has in his house have all gotten lost.)

Feel free to click any of the links to read other Burnaboy’s song meanings and Lyrics Translation

Watch the video for the song “Whiskey,” by Burnaboy below

Duration: 3 minutes 24 seconds

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