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Soca will uplift you: Can't Take My Joy by Terri Lyons & Dj Private Ryan

By Published March 02, 2024

Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Island Vybe Radio rocks it live on the air!!

 
Soca music is also a powerful expression of joy and resilience, as it reflects the history, culture, and spirit of the Caribbean people. One of my favorite singers for Calypso and Soca is Miss Terri Lyons, the former Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago. She is just an awesome singer, and with DJ Private Ryan, she delivered an inspiring song on the Sunkissed Shores EP. This is, "The Sound of Joy and Resilience" in music. We celebrate Terri's work and feature her song from 2021 today. 
 
The song is a declaration of self-love, self-pride, and self-confidence, as Terri proclaims that no one can take away her joy, no matter what they do or say. The song is also a message of empowerment and encouragement, as the singer urges listeners to keep their heads up, stay positive, and never let anyone dim their light.
 
This song will lift your spirits if you are feeling down in the dumps. Terri exudes confidence when she sings. We paraphrased a snippet of the song's lyrics here:
 
"Bad-minded people want me to fail, but each time I fall, I rise again. They're not getting that satisfaction, which is why, no matter how hard they try, they can't take my joy; they can't take my joy away from me. That's why, all the lies they tell, they can't take my joy, take my joy from me, no way. That's why I am still winning and still shining every day!" Inspiring indeed, and I will add to it the following: Live, Love, and Be Happy!
 
The song is a reminder that joy is not something that can be given or taken by others; however, it is something that comes from within. Joy is a state of mind, a choice, and a way of being. Joy is also a source of strength, as it helps us overcome challenges, cope with stress, and face adversity. Joy is not dependent on external circumstances but on our internal attitude and perspective.
 
Soca music can help us cultivate and maintain this joy, as it uplifts our spirit, energizes our bodies, and stimulates our minds. Soca music can also help us connect with others who share this joy, as it creates a sense of community, solidarity, and belonging. Soca music can also help us express ourselves, as it allows us to celebrate our identity, culture, and heritage.
 
So, the next time you feel down, stressed, or discouraged, put on some soca music and let it fill you with joy. Remember that you are beautiful, powerful, and worthy and that no one can take your joy away. We can summarize the sentiments of Terri and DJ Private Ryan with the following: “They can hate me, they can rate me, they can break me, but they can’t take my joy.”
 
As you can see, Soca music can do it all, and today's post endeavors to motivate you to look at the songs from a different angle. Soca is not just for celebrating and dancing, partying, and having a good time, but also for music that can lift your spirit and boost your self-esteem. 
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Can't Take My Joy 
Artists/Performed by: Terri Lyons
Album/Riddim: Sunkissed Shores Riddim
Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by: DJ Private Ryan
Origin:  Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Genre: Soca
 
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