De Player

Composed by Ken 'Professor' Philmore & Mark Loquan
Lyrics and Vocals by Destra Garcia
Arranged by Junior 'Ibo' Joseph
Copyright © COTT 2012 All Rights Reserved
Released for Panorama 2012


The music for this song was approached a bit differently, with most of the song created spontaneously between Philmore and Loquan at the studio while doing the music bed. They were looking for a simple melody with a sing along effect for a party feel. Destra has put her own spin on a familiar topic of someone playing the field while in a relationship, but the player is getting some sound warnings. It may touch a nerve in the Trini psyche.


I know something eh right
I could make a jail tonight
Cuz I don't know who you's be thinking of
When we making love
I know is not me, cuz de names ain't right
I wasn't spying, ah ketch yuh lying
After all that I do for you
If yuh cheating boy, yuh go see, yuh better doh play with me

If yuh horn me, ah leaving yuh
Boy, doh play with me
I eh joking outside with you
Boy, doh play with me, hey
Doh play with me, hey,
Doh play with me, doh play with me, doh play with me, doh play with me
(Repeat from top of chorus)

I does work like a slave
Cyah say ah does misbehave
We does have we ups and we downs just right
But we never fight
Now suddenly I... cyah do nothing right
Ah getting irate, why yuh phone on vibrate
And now you always working late
When I put yuh out, yuh go see,
Yuh better doh play with me


Bacchanal... doh even tell me that ah paranoid
Bacchanal... right now ah trying not to get annoyed
Bacchanal... ah packing yuh clothes up in de meantime
Horning is a serious crime

I know I could be wrong
But not when ah feel so strong
Too much extra charge on yuh credit card
I not going mad
It going to get worse, if yuh think it bad
De phone is ringing, why yuh not answering
Tell me who calling you from south,
When I make yuh out, yuh go see,
Yuh better doh play with me

Repeat and fade