I as a Trini, pledge with my whole being, to play mih mas to the fullest|
I promise to be true to the masquerader born in me
I will revel in the freedom and forget all worries, for today is Carnival day.
I will embrace this celebration of life and take in the wonder that surrounds me|
This freedom of movement, motion and thought, pure and simple
The fever will take over.
It will take me to a place, a place where I am free
Free from my soul and my mind, free to be.
I will wear my full costume and not encourage mih family to jump wit de band|
I promise not to tie my cart to the truck and when security shouts MOVE,
I know what to do
And when ah reach de savannah I will play mih mas, and not stay on stage too long.
I will lose my senses to this frenzied motion, which breaks all barriers|
I will lose my senses in the swirl of colour that shines brighter than light itself
I will lose my senses to the vibrations that touch my soul
I will let the fever take over.
I will chip down de road with a drink in mih hand and the other in the air|
The music will make my spirit soar and the ‘spirits’ guide my way
For I am honoured to be a part of this spectacle of mas
And I will honour the call for this is Carnival day