A few days ago, award winning songwriter Kofi Kinaata, blew our minds again with his new single, “Things Fall Apart”. The song has got folks talking because it’s music for the ages with a thought provoking content and insightful lyrics. Because we don’t want you to get lost, we have taken our time to explain the song lyric by lyric for everybody to understand especially for those of you who are not really conversant with the Fanti dialect in which he sang. Take time and go through it and understand the message that Kofi Kinaata is sending across.
Friday chapel all night Saturday na yɛ wɔ club no mu. Yɛrɛyɛ more things Amen shocker no gugu cup no mu. Adehyebena no a ɔdze Bible bae no nkrɔfo se noara dze schnapp no bae. Ntsi girls no a odur chapel no wɔkɔree no bra bɔhwɛ nhɔn ara nso na club no wɔ bae
Ntsi Nyamesom paa na yɛresom yi a, bisa wonua na bisa woara nso woho. Nyamesom paa na yɛresom yi a, ma Jehovahfo reba a na ereguan yi. Ntsi Nyamesom paa na yɛresom yi a, na etar obi ne kun dɛ plaster yi. Nyamesom paa na yɛresom yi a, hwɛso mame yi a erekun’ na agye ne dan yi.
Mese atanbuda paa, eda Nyame bɛba physical, sɛ w’ankonsida paa dze a anhwɛ a na Heaven w’enya nyimpa. Cuz nokwar no wɔhɔ nso o asɔfo yi nntum w’nnka. Sikasem no ntsi chapel yi ahiafo nntum w’nnba nntum w’nnba ooo, ehɔ mpo dze ɔno things fall apart, eka a wɔse annointed ma nntouch, Chapel yi wɔwɔ schools paa nanso members yi w’nntum mpo w’nnkɔ bi.
Ntsi eyi Nyamesom paa na yɛresom yi, bisa wonua na bisa woara nso woho. Nyamesom paa na yɛresom yi a w’ama egyanka n’asem ayɛ mɔbɔr yi. Ntsi Nyamesom paa na yɛresom yi a na wonua fom wo a nntum nfa nkyɛ no yi. Ntsi Nyamesom paa na yɛresom yi a, nom na m’nnbow na edze wodze ahyɛ bitters yi aseey
Kramosɔfo ee gye w’ahom na adze yi a eka yi wɔdaho a wɔnom mara monhwɛ Abu n’adze yi ɔdaho ara nom. Kramosɔfo ee gye w’ahom ɔse ɔyɛ American-Muslim ɔnom biribiarabi na nkrɔfo yi hɔn adze yi wɔdaho ara wɔnom
Hwɛ ennhu Christian ennhu Muslim ennhu nkaafo no ennhu sɔfo ennhu kɔmfo basaa. Kataaseyɛ prɔyɛ ebɔ no ɔhyɛe nso w’annyɛ MP wokurom kɔn nsutɔ a pakyaa. Obia se ɔyɛ bad man dem ntsi lecturer pɛ dɛ ɔnye da ansa w’ama wo pass mark. For money we go share blood Nyame bɛyɛ ɔbɛkyɛr y’nntum yɛpɛ no fast fast ntsi fast life fast cars fast-track courts, church service hɔ na ehu snapchat gods. 31st na ɔwɔ church ɔdze ne ho ama Nyame, on the 3rd na w’agye neho kɔ trek. Part time Christian, you wan fight full time devil, you dey joke! Ntsi eyi Nyamesom paa na yɛresom yi a, Ei! Nyamesom paa na yɛresom yi a. Ntsi Nyamesom paa na yɛresom yi a Nyamesom paa na yɛresom yi.
You go for all night church service on Friday and moves into the club on Saturday so as you’re saying Amen in church you’re also thinking of chilling with shocker (alcoholic drink) at the club with their defense being both the Bible and Schnapp comes from the same source and it’s amazing how the same ladies you see in church are the same ones you’ll also meet in the club.
So ask your brother and yourself, are we really worshipping God as we claim? If we’re are worshipping God, why do we run away at the sight of Jehovah’s Witnesses? Why are you chasing after someone’s husband? Why are you killing to take over someone’s property?
If God appears in his Glory on judgement day and He’s not considerate, no soul might make it to Heaven. Because Pastors today are shying away from speaking the truth. The church has become so money conscious that the poor is not able to attend. Things have fallen apart in the church and immediately one speaks against these unbiblical acts you’re villified with the biblical quotation that “Touch not my anointed” – Psalm 105:15a. It’s also sad that these churches have schools but they charge high fees that the members can’t even attend.
So ask your brother and yourself, are we really worshipping God as we claim? If we’re are worshipping God, why have we rendered the orphan hopeless? Why can’t you forgive a brother when he wrongs you? Why do you publicly advise people not to get drunk but you “booz” privately? Are we worshipping God as we claim? Imam save yourself the energy of speaking against alcoholism because Abu and co are still drinking. He says he’s an American-Muslim so he’s permitted to drink any kind of drink, he and his cohorts still take in alcohol.
Now you can’t differentiate between a Christian, a Muslim and the rest. You can’t distinguish who is a Man of God and a traditional priest because everything is messed up. Bribery and corruption everywhere. MPs make empty promises and the road to their constituencies is unmotorable whenever it rains. Everybody bids to known as a bad person so a lecturer would want to have sex with you before you get the pass mark. People are shedding blood for quick money because God’s time will delay. We all want to make it in life very quickly. Church services are now the hubs of Snapchat gods. Someone gives the life to Christ on 31st December and on 3rd January, they are on the road to prostitution and womanizing. You’re a part-time Christian yet you want to fight a full-time devil, you are joking!!! So are we really worshipping God as we claim? Ei! Is this the how we are worshipping God as we claim?
What a song and what a message it carries. By this, Kofi Kinaata has proven his credentials and abilities to go down in history as one of the best if not the best songwriters Ghana will ever produce.