Time To Breakaway

Composed by Ken 'Professor' Philmore & Mark Loquan
Lyrics by Mark Loquan
Arranged by Junior 'Ibo' Joseph (JJ Music Production)
Sung by Kerwyn Trotman
© COTT 2007 All Rights Reserved
Published by MLQ Music Ltd., email: mlqpan(at)hotmail.com
Released for Panorama 2008


"This is a song that gives this 'feel good', breakaway attitude, which is reflective of how much our music could make us feel alive, through our pan and people lighting up the stage and streets at Carnival. At a deeper level our music should also breakaway on the world stage, where it truly belongs."

Ever since Ken “Professor” Philmore heard “Colours Again”, which he arranged for Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille in 2006, he was saying to me that he would like to work with me on some music. It was the first time we had met when he heard the tune.

In 2007, we decided to compose a tune together, with Ken bringing part of the melody on pan, and I joining in on the keyboard. Within an hour we had the basic structure, chords and melody, and in a few days, we were in the studio with Ibo putting down the music bed.  It all happened relatively quickly and with great vibes, and certainly a privilege to work with Ken.

I spent a weekend writing the words, to illustrate the freedom with which we enjoy ourselves at Carnival, a freedom that we should never take for granted. It is a time when we see many glimpses of harmony among our people, a time when we let loose the creative energy that still remains largely untapped in Trinbago. It is this energy that is on display for the world. It is time to breakaway. 

Yet underlying our freedom, there are lessons that we can learn from our diversity of people coming together. May our youth be able to recognize this.


Verse 1
(Everybody moving on), everybody jumping up in a band
(Everybody grooving on), everybody getting on in a band
Hear de music revving up, like de party never stop
Feel de rhythm pumping up, and dem panmen jumping up
With a fire burning up, inside ah we
So leh we wake up, shake up, for de world to see
Freedom…..(How we full of energy)
Freedom…..(Blessed with rich diversity)
Freedom…..(Proud to be from T&T)

Time to breakaway, time to jump and play
Is another day, yes ah have to say
Reaching for de sky, on a natural high
Moving with the flow, here in Trinbago
Time to breakaway, time to dance and sway
Is another day, everybody say
All de youths should see, love and harmony
And de world could see, freedom not easy

(Tell me how ya making out), everybody luving up in de band
(Well ah feel like breaking out), all de woman hugging up with dey man
With rhythm to energize, and we feeling so alive
Can we fully realize, dat de spirit never dies
Yes de fire heating up, in all ah we
So leh we wine up, free up, for de world to see
Freedom….. (Panmen lighting up de stage)
Freedom….. (No more fighting in de place)
Freedom….. (We igniting de big stage)


(Look at how ya showing off), everybody gearing up in de place
(And ya feel like blowing off), all de lines could disappear from ya face
With a beer that beastly cold, and when music touch ya soul
Trying not to lose control, with such music for de world
Well like something touch a nerve, inside ah we
So leh we pump up, jump up, for de world to see
Freedom….. (What we have in T&T)
Freedom….. (Bursting with vitality)
Freedom….. (Feeling good to be so free)