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Beware is the song that ends Act 1 (for now). This tune will continue to evolve; it follows Lumumba, Joseph Mobutu, and King Baudouin (bolstered by the female leads) -- right at the point where Belgium is handing over sovereignty to Congo after a century. At this point in history, Lumumba got up and pushed King Baudouin out of the way during his speech (when Baudouin thanked his lineage of “gracious and genius” kings) and Lumumba gave a speech of his own that set the country ablaze.

lyrics

KASA-VUBU

Patrice, beware of incensing our new allies

LUMUMBA

No Joseph, *they* should beware of the glory of Congo



MOBUTU

Beware!

LUMUMBA

Beware!

LUMUMBA/BAUDOUIN/KASA-VUBU

Beware!

MOBUTU

Those who insult their allies!

LUMUMBA/BAUDOUIN/KASA-VUBU

Beware!

MOBUTU

Those who want to be fools!

LUMUMBA/BAUDOUIN/KASA-VUBU

Beware!

MOBUTU

Those who want to stay a-live!

LUMUMBA/BAUDOUIN/MOBUTU/KASA-VUBU

Beware what comes to…

BAUDOUIN/MOBUTU/KASA-VUBU

Beware!

LUMUMBA

Day. Independence is coming!

BAUDOUIN/MOBUTU/KASA-VUBU

Beware!

LUMUMBA

The winds of change are here!

BAUDOUIN/MOBUTU/KASA-VUBU

Beware!

LUMUMBA

Now the African’s rising!

LUMUMBA/BAUDOUIN/MOBUTU

Beware what comes to…

LUMUMBA/MOBUTU/KASA-VUBU

Beware!

BAUDOUIN

We’re handing over our power

LUMUMBA/MOBUTU/KASA-VUBU

Beware!

BAUDOUIN

Something we’ve never done

LUMUMBA/MOBUTU/KASA-VUBU

Beware!

BAUDOUIN

And they’re all gonna love me!

LUMUMBA/BAUDOUIN/ MOBUTU/KASA-VUBU

Beware what comes to…


LUMUMBA/BAUDOUIN/ MOBUTU

Things will never



LUMUMBA/MOBUTU
Things will never

Things will never



BAUDOUIN

Things….

will never be the same!



LUMUMBA

My fellow citizens, although this independence of the Congo is being proclaimed today by agreement with Belgium, a country with which we are on equal terms…

no Congolese will ever be able to forget that it was by fighting that it has been won, a day-to-day fight, an ardent and idealistic fight. It was a noble struggle to put an end to the humiliating slavery that was imposed upon us by force. Imposed upon us by *his* bloodline. But alas, there will be a day when they tell the history of Africa with triumph and dignity. They've tried to imprison us (holds up bandaged hands); we will not be imprisoned in mind or in body. For this day, June 30th, 1960, is our day! From today forward, we are no longer your monkeys! From this forward, we will write our own history. From this day forward, we are free!


LUMUMBA/BAUDOUIN

So De..


clare this day the day for the Congo



Today we’re free from bondage and sorrow



Take a stand today for a tomorrow



Stand with me today for a tomorrow



Stand with me today for a tomorrow


LILIAN

You must earn their love, everyone believes in you

If you don’t then…



I will never…


You must earn their love, and I believe, my love



If you don’t then…


ALL

We will never…

Beware!!

Independence is coming!

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released December 9, 2018

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My Country My Country Denver, Colorado

My Country, My Country is a new, unproduced musical following Congolose indepedence by award-winning writer Brenton Weyi and multi-genre singer/songwriter Brodie Kinder

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