Creole speak

Those of you familiar with Bob Marley may have heard this one before. Dedicated to politicians everywhere...

Everyday bucket go da well, one day di batam drap out.

Literally: Everyday the bucket goes to the well, one day bottom drops out.

Meaning: The course of events, especially secret misdeeds, seems permanent but eventually there comes a change. This is a well-known British proverb but the version recorded here has a distinctive touch.

From Creole Proverbs of Belize, compiled by Colville Young.