Hasa Diga Eebowai

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Hasa Diga Eebowai

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Performer: Various
Album: The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording
Released: May 17, 2011
Recorded: ?
Genres: Show tunes, Comedy
Composer: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone
Writer: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone
Length: 4:25

Hasa Diga Eebowai is track 4 off of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of The Book of Mormon. It was composed and written by South Park creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Avenue Q creator, Robert Lopez. The Broadway recording contains vocals by Michael Potts, Andrew Rannells, Josh Gad, Michael James Scott, Lawrence Stallings, Rema Webb, Maia Nkenge Wilson, Tommar Wilson, Darlesia Cearcy, John Eric Parker, Ta'Rea Campbell, Tyson Jennette, and Brian Tyree Henry.

As the song explains, the phrase Hasa Diga Eebowai translates to, "fuck you, God." It is used by the suffering Ugandans whenever something terrible happens. Initially, the Mormons assume it means something like the Lion King's Hakuna Matata (No worries) and say it several times before realizing they're actually blaspheming.

Song

Audio from the Original Broadway Cast Recording, with lyrics.

Lyrics

MAFALA:
In this part of Africa, we ALL have a saying--whenver something bad happens,
we just throw our hands up to the sky and say HASA DIGA EEBOWAI!

ELDER CUNNINGHAM:
Hasa Diga Eebowai?

MAFALA:
It's the only way to get through all these troubled times.
Theres war, poverty, famine... but having a saying makes it all seem better!

There isn't enough food to eat!
Hasa Diga Eebowai!
People are starving in the street!

UGANDANS and MAFALA:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!
Hasa Diga Eebowai!
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

ELDER PRICE:
Well, that's pretty neat!

ELDER CUNNINGHAM:
Does it mean no worries for the rest of our days?

MAFALA:
Kind of!

We've had no rain in several days!

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

MAFALA:
And 80% of us have AIDS!

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

MAFALA:
Many young girls here get
Circumcised,
Their clits get cut right off.

ALL:
Way oh!

WOMEN:
And so we say up to the sky-

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

MAFALA:
Now you try! Just stand up tall, tilt your head to the sky,
and list off all the bad things in your life!

ELDER CUNNINGHAM:
Somebody took our luggage away!

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

ELDER PRICE:
The plane was crowded,
And the bus was late!

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

MAFALA:
When the world is getting you down,
There's nobody else to blame!

UGANDANS:
Way oh!

MAFALA:
Raise your middle finger to the sky,
And curse his rotten name!

ELDER PRICE:
Wait, what?!

ELDER CUNNINGHAM:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

ELDER CUNNINGHAM:
Am I saying it right?

ELDER PRICE:
Excuse me sir, but what EXACTLY does that phrase mean?

MAFALA:
Well, lets see... "Eebowai" means "God".
And "Hasa Diga" means... "Fuck You".
So I guess in English it would be "Fuck you, God!"

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

ELDER PRICE:
WHAT?!

MAFALA:
When God fucks you in the butt-

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

MAFALA:
Fuck him right back in his cunt!

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

Hasa Diga Eebowai!
Hasa Diga Eebowai!
Fuck you, God!

ELDER PRICE:
Excuse me, Sir, but you should really NOT be saying that.
Things aren't always as bad as they seem!

MAFALA:
Oh really? Well take this fucking asshole, Mutumbo.
He got caught last week trying to RAPE a baby.

ELDER PRICE:
What?! Why?!

MAFALA:
Some people in his tribe believe having sex with a virgin will cure their AIDS.
There aren't many virgins left, so some of them are turning to babies.

ELDER PRICE:
But... that's horrible!

MAFALA:
I know!

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

MAFALA:
Heres the butcher, he has AIDS.
Heres the teacher, she has AIDS.
Heres the doctor, he has AIDS.
Heres my daughter, she has A....
Wonderful disposition.
She's all I have left in the world.
And if either of you lays a hand on her...
I will give you my AIDS!

UGANDANS:
If you don't like what we say,
Try living here a couple days!
Watch all your friends and family die!
Hasa Diga Eebowai!
(Fuck you!)
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

Fuck you God in the ass, mouth, and cunt-a
Fuck you God in the ass, mouth, and cunt-a
Fuck you God in the ass, mouth, and cunt-a
Fuck you in the eye!

Hasa-
Diga Eebowai!
Hasa-
Fuck you in the other eye!

Fuck you!
Fuck you God!
Fuck you!
Fuck you God!
Fuck you!
Fuck you God!

Hasa Diga!
Fuck you God!
In the cunt!