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Don’t Touch Your Friend!

May 1, 2014


We’ve had a little Ebola in Liberia. Maybe you’ve heard. It’s a nasty thing with no cure that kills almost everyone who gets it within a week. And it’s not easy. You have diarrhea, vomit, and bleed to death internally… then give it to the people who lovingly cared for you in your dying days.

I was worried for about ten minutes until I did some research. See, you only get Ebola by taking care of someone about to die from it. I work at a university not a hospital so (thankfully) my contact with diarrhea, vomit, and blood is pretty limited. My expat coworkers, however, convened a meeting and demanded the office provide body suits for us to wear in the market and while teaching.

I haven’t worn an Ebola suit but I am loving this hit song:

Ebola in Town
D-12, Shadow & Kuzzy of 2Kings

Something happen
Something in town
Oh yeah the news
I said something in town

Ebola in town
Don’t touch your friend!
No touching
No eating something
It’s dangerous!

Ebola in town
Don’t touch your friend!
No kissing!
No eating something
It’s dangerous!


I woke up in the morning
I started hearing people dem yelling
“Da what thing happen? What thing happen? Ma pekin what thing?”
Eh man!

They sit down grab me
They say something in town
That thing that in town it quick to kill
That me scary-o
Ebola. Ebola in town.

I started yelling
I started running
What place I will go?
I go to Guinea
I went everywhere
Ebola. Ebola there.
I’m not going anywhere.
I’m right here.
I’m not going nowhere.
I’m right here.
I know the medicine.
That distant hugging
I said distant shaking
Distant kissing
Don’t touch me!


Something in town-oh
Something in town-eh
Ebola. Ebola in town.
It’s dangerous-o.

Ebola is very wicked.
It can kill you quick quick
Be careful how you shaking hands-o
Be careful who you touch
Ebola is more than HIV/AIDS
It can kill you quick quick
It can kill you fast fast

Don’t touch your friend.

I say it will kill you-o.


My pa Jehovah
Please save us from Ebola
Nowhere to go
Nowhere to hide
And I ain’t come in town
My people, ya’ll please take time
Take time before you get that disease
Don’t overlook it
That thing it quick to kill

Don’t take it for joke
My people, I saw it before
Be on the safe side, you hear me?


If you like the monkey
Don’t eat the meat
If you like the baboon
I said don’t eat the meat
If you like the bat-o
Don’t eat the meat

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Candace permalink
    May 2, 2014 3:04 am

    It’s like a public service announcement! Hope it saves some lives.


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