Sizzla - Subterranean Homesick Blues

Yeah! Got to know yourself!
It's burning, it's a burning fire.

As for those in the basement,
Marijuana's the medicine,
And those on the pavement,
Burning down the false government,
The man in the trench coat,
Badge out, laid off,
Says he's got a bad cough,
Wants to get it paid off,
Look out kid,
It's something you did,
Jah knows when,
But you're doing' it again,
You better duck down the alley way,
Looking' for a new friend,
The man in the coon-skin cap,
In the big pen,
Wants eleven dollar bills,
You only got ten.

Maggie comes fleet foot,
Face full of black soot,
Talking' that the heat put plants in the bed but,
The phone's tapped anyway,
Maggie says that many say,
They must bust in early May,
Orders from the D.A.,
Look out kid,
Don't matter what you did,
Walk on your tip toes,
Don't try No Doze,
Better stay away from those,
That carry around a fire hose,
Keep a clean nose,
Watch those plain clothes,
You don't need a weather man,
To know which way the wind blows.

You get sick, then get well,
Hang around an ink well,
Things fell, hard to tell,
If anything is going' to sell,
Try hard, get barred,
Get back, write Braille,
Get jailed, jump bail,
Don't stop, you don't fail,
Look out kid,
You're going to get hit,
By users, cheaters,
Six-time losers,
Hang around the theaters,
Girl by the whirlpool,
Looking' for a new fool,
Don't follow leaders,
Watch the parking' meters.

Ah get born, keep warm,
Girls come learn to dance,
Get dressed, get blessed,
Try to be a success,
Please her to please me,
Don't steal, don't shop lift,
Twenty years of schoolin',
And they put you on the day shift,
Look out kid,
They keep it all hid,
You come out from the dark zone,
Light yourself a fire torch,
Wear your sandals,
Try to avoid the scandals,
Don't want to be a bum,
Get yourself a gun,
The pump don't work,
'Cause the vandals took the handles.

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