In the theme of 150 years abolition of slavery in dutch colonies on the first of July.


Translated lyrics (sranan tongo - english):

2Times Band-Den mu aksi Pardon

It is thundering
For 150 years now
You've never begged us pardon for the slavery you kept us in
"White Master" it is over now!
"White man" I know why you don't beg our forgiveness
Because when you do so
You know you'll have to pay us ...Fayah!

Chorus:
You must beg our pardon
For the penalties you've never paid to us
African Surinam pardon
For the mistakes you've made and never paid any transaction form
Beg Surinam for pardon
Wowooi...Yeah yeaah
Beg Surinam for pardon
Listen... Listen...

"White Master" demands his own chances, but he never gave us
He wants God's blessings, but he never blessed us
Slavery look what you've done to us
Long whips on our backs and iron chains around our necks
Hot stone, please don't burn me like that
Is how our ancestors were screaming while you left your mark on their skin
The sick ones between the slaves
You throwed them overboard as food for the fish at sea

Chorus:
You must beg our pardon
For the penalties you've never paid to us
African Surinam pardon
For the mistakes you've made and never paid any transaction form
Beg Surinam for pardon
Wowooi...Yeah yeaah
Beg Surinam for pardon
Listen... Listen...

They must respect us our ancestors
My great grandfathers and the others who preceded us long before
400 years they have fought
Fought for their rights, fought to be free
Surinam, let's not forget history
All those years our ancestors fought for us
Write it down in books for our children
To let them know about our history

Chorus:
You must beg our pardon
For the penalties you've never paid to us
African Surinam pardon
For the mistakes you've made and never paid any transaction form
Beg Surinam for pardon
Wowooi...Yeah yeaah
Beg Surinam for pardon
Listen... Listen...

One moment to be quiet
To be quiet
We compel you for the ones who preceded us
Before us
Baron, Boni, Joli Coeur, and the others who fought for us
To be free, for all of us to be free, be free, be free

Chorus:
You must beg our pardon
For the penalties you've never paid to us
African Surinam pardon
For the mistakes you've made and never paid any transaction form
Beg Surinam for pardon
Wowooi...Yeah yeaah
Beg Surinam for pardon
We know that you're NOT our "White Master"
But we only say so to let our descedants know what you were thinking about yourself