From the recording RIVERS - from the Congo to the Mississippi
A high-energy 6/8 number inspired by the traditional music of western Congo (Bas Congo), this song evokes the early morning journeys Siama and his family would take in the morning, walking through the bush to reach their farm.
Siama says they didn't go to offices in the morning. They'd go out and get their food and water, cutting out the middle man. In Lingala, he sings, "Bring me water. Bring me food".
Musicians: Siama (guitar and vocals), Greg Schutte (drums), Tony Axtell (bass), Brian Ziemniak (Steinway grand piano), Bobby J Marks (trumpet), Tim O'Keefe (percussion), Dallas Johnson (vocals)