All The Way To Italy

Author: 
Mighty Sparrow
Date Published: 
1990
Source: 
Let The Music Play!

Well, I didn't know Trini like to play soccer so.
Lord, I didn't know Trinbagonian like soccer so.

From the time they hear T&T
Have a chance to go Italy
They come out and start to gallery.

Blue Boy changed he name to Super Blue
Right in the with squad of 22
On the way to Italy.

Lancelot Layne went inside a studio.
Come out making big jumbie moko
On the way to Italy.

David Lamy take over the TV
Talking about ancient football history.
It was plain for the world to see
All ah we went soccer crazy
On the way to Italy.

On the way, on the way, on the way, all the way.
Don't care what they say.
We know we could play.
Next time we'll be going all the way.

Now in politics
It was antics and semantics.
To still the critics
Robbie say we go give dem six ...
...

But everybody happy
Whistling a melody
On the way to Italy.

On the way, on the way, on the way, all the way.
Don't care what they say.
We know we could play.
Next time we'll be going all the way.

A midnight robber
Shot and killed Jeffrey Stollmeyer,
A most popular businessman and sporting figure.
...

Newspapers predicting licks like peas.
Saga selling out all dem red jerseys
On the way to Italy.

Hugo pass across the West Indies,
Nearly kill the Lesser Antilles
On the way to Italy.

People say we going to hold them Yankees.
Beat them like a Good Friday ...
But in the end it's them same Yankee
Let go one and embarrass we
On the way to Italy.

On the way, on the way, on the way, all the way.
Don't care what they say.
We know we could play.
Next time we'll be going all the way.

Well, I never see so much red jersey since I born.
Tom, Dick and Harry, it's a red something they had on.
People say it was IMF money
And a lack of psychology
That cause we not to go Italy.

Gally say he ent making excuse,
But bad refereeing cause we to lose
On the way to Italy.

The crowd should have boo down the referee
When he didn't award the penalty
On the way to Italy.

...

On the way, on the way, on the way, all the way.
Don't care what they say.
We know we could play.
Next time we'll be going all the way.