Friday, April 07, 2006

Sweet-talkin' man

Y'ever wonder what make some women stay with some men?

Well wonder no more.

I find out why on Wednesday afternoon.

On Wednesday afternoon I had the radio on.

A song come on, a song by the Tradewinds.

The Tradewinds is a group from the West Indies. One o' them musicians, Dave Martin, is a Guyanese. He write plenty o' the songs and I think he sing most o' them.

Them songs poke fun at life in the West Indies, we food, we games, we conversations, we travel habits; some o' them a li'l naughty but you should see grandmas giggle as they listen.

This particular song was about sweet talking a woman. The song say that is not enough for a man to tell a woman that he love she. Women want to hear more.

One man give he wife everything...big house, car, lovely things in the home, everything...and still she leave he, she leave that kind, generous husband for she 'sweet-man'.

[A 'sweet man' is the 'other' man, the man she cheating with].

Listen, it don't matter how a man ugly, if he know how to sweet-talk a woman, ha, he gon look like movie star.

The song give plenty sweet-talkin' lessons. A man must say things like:

"I love you like how toothpaste love a brush, I love you like how toilet love a flush...I love you like how dogs love plenty trees, like how virus love the flu and drugstore love disease. Love you like a plumber love a leak, like watchman love a sleep, tomcat love a rat, police love arrest, brassier love a chest...

La la la
La la la..."

Ha ha ha

Ha ha ha.


DaveM said...

A group of giggling there's a picture.

PI said...

Just been catching up and so glad you didn't go away.
I love that song - the words are so rich but I couldn't hear the tune. Can you sing a little louder?
There was and old film 'Saratoga Trunk' - not a very good one, but Ingrid Bergman said 'I love you like a pig loves muck!'

Aunty Marianne said...

Sweet talk... aah it's good but it just isn't enough.

DCveR said...

Guess I'm way over the sweet talking stage, after ten years together I would be able to fool GH anymore...

Modern Viking said...

Gyal, you make romance sound so easy.

watersprite said...

Enjoyed part of the song you posted. LOL - How come some women fall for these sweet-talkin men? :D

I usually end up laughing.

Good one.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Same thing I want to know, Watersprite. How some women fall for them.

Yeah Viking, romance 101 hahaha

Oh no, Dcver, it's never too late, go on, try some sweet-talk. Tell us how GH responds.

Ohhh Marianne, what more can a gal want?

Pat, it's sung in a real laid back style. Oooh, I like that, it's naaasty, love you like a pig loves muck. Heh heyy.

They can be very wicked, Davem, those grandmas.

Radmila said...

Like a buzzard love shite... like a con love a mark... like a woman love a story...LOL

Annie said...

Ha! I have to say, if I ever have a son, this is the advice I would give him about women... Just try talking to them. It doesn't even have to be sweet-talk, just talking is a start...

Ale said...

funny- well sad actually!

i SURE like THINGS!!!! dont TELL me just GIVE ME!!!! GIMMIGIMMIGIMMI!!!!!!!!

Robin said...

" like a toilet love a flush"
so romantic
pure poetry
Shakespearian almost,

I now have to clean the tea I was drinking from my monitor.

bakannal time said...

lol. dat song cracks me up. annie, make sure you tell him to listen too. i tink dat's even more important. works for me:-)

cream said...

Toilet humour! That's it! That's why Karen is still with me after 26 years!
A daily dose of bullshit makes many a flower bloom!

piu piu said...

ooo its a difficult balance to achieve...sweet talk without being sleazy....

most south americans sadly come across as sleazy in british culture because we girls are used to mating rituals that involve cynicism and sarcasm....

Guyana-Gyal said...

Piu, now that's culture clash...sweet talking West Indian men / Latino men and cynical, sarcastic British girls.

HAHA Cream, that's good manure for the garden, eh?

Bakannal, LOL you sure you listen? Do men hear? :-D

Robin, you were drinking tea from your monitor? tea hea hea hea

They wuz pokin' fun at the West Indian sweet talking men, Ale, just pokin' fun. Somebodyyyy send this to Nico so he knows!!!

Annie, I hope he listens to you, but I think boys have selective hearing :-D

Ay, Radmilla, if you only knew the sweet talkin' tales our men can weave, and they do it soooo sweetly too.

Mad Bull said...

Bwoy, I not so sure that those lyrics would work on todays Caribbean woman. Remember Macka Diamond's hit song, "Money Oh"...

Raheel said...

lolz alot of wicked love is in the lyrics :p

kfm said...

will aaalwaays love dem tradewinds...always...i does sing dem tunes an somtimes i duz change dem words...kick de ball like Beckham, kick am strait in de goooal...hahahaha..but ting at de battam com bak

'ka said...

ha ha ha....
i know SOME men are really bad at sweet talk... but i dunno if this song can be considered as good or sweet talk :D

"like how toilet love a flush"??? LOL

cadiz12 said...

it's true; a sweetalker-- a real one, not just some guy laying it on thick-- gets me every time.

Caribbean Colors said...

My mom used to say about Romeos "That man could talk you out of your underwear."
And I agree, sometimes they did.

bakannal time said...

Nobody did it better than Billy.

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometimes declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

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Jon Lame said...

Whats the title of that song? Its so funny. Even if it didn't work. She'd be laughing and that i guess that works. =)

Charles said...

"like how watchman love a sleep"
Truer words have never been said.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Hello Charles, Jon lame, welcome :-)

There's a song, from Trinidad, Charles, "who will guard the guard." haha

Hm, I'm not sure what the name of the song is, Jon, but there's a link to the Tradewinds here, maybe it's there:

Alex, they sang a song about sex too...haha...poking fun, as usual...something to do with a suitcase...

Is that one of your faves, Bakannal?

Cadiz, when the right guy lays it on...swoon :-)

'Ka, the Tradewinds poke fun at everything.

Well now, KFM, they online...I gon look for they CD's for you.

Those singers are very mischievous, Raheel :-D

MB, what you saying? I am behind times? We gals got to ask for $$ now and not sweet-talk?

Zoomfreaky said...

Hihi like to see a man try those lines on me. I think I will start laughing and I'll never quite recover.
Am not a believer of sweettalk(ers), but I do like a man who can make me laugh, so I like that band.
Thanx for colouring my grey Holland sky with your colourful world. Spring still doesn't want to show it's naughty head. Grrr.

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for this song. Can someone tell me what it is called and where I can find it?