Lion

Album: Honorary Citizen (1997)
  • You talkin' about lion, iron, but you can't go to zion
    Talkin' about lion, iron, but you far from zion

    I only hear you words
    But I don't see no works
    You think my father's a fool
    You never get away
    No matter what you say
    Cause you have broken my father's rule

    And then you come around, lion, iron, but you can't go to zion
    Talkin' 'bout lion, iron, but you far from zion

    Knots on your head
    Talkin' 'bout you dread
    And you believe, that is all
    Long hair on your face
    And your works is disgrace
    You and the wicked them must fall

    And then you talk about lion, iron, but you can't go to zion
    Talkin' 'bout lion, iron, but you far from zion

    Preach lot in the days
    And you kill in the nights
    And you believe, that is right
    Put down your gun
    Or your days will be done
    You won't be around, to have no fun

    So I am the lion, iron, and I must go to zion
    I am the lion, iron, and I must go to zion
    I am the lion, iron, and I must go to zion
    Cause I am the lion, iron, and I must go to zion
    No bet you, lion, iron, and I must go to zion
    I am the lion, iron, and I must go to zion
    Cause I am the lion, iron, and I must go to zion
    No bet you, lion, iron

    Dress back baldhead bwai
    Step back likkle pick out tail bwai, me is a big bwai out dere Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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Comments: 4

  • Andy from New Zealand Rasta is fairly new? I'm not totally sure but I would say it has formed over a period of time and may go back to ancient religion? Any way RASTA is not a set religion, all religions have room to grow, I don't care about Bob and Peter's little feud I'm sure deep down they respected each other. Bruce Lee was a master of taking many aspects from different religions and system and making them work for him, and he shared his ideas with others. I think that is good.
    I'm sure Rasta has many branches which can also be good if you like things to learn and understand.
  • Trevor from Tulsa, OkIt might be because Marley's vision of Rastafari is different to what Garvey set-up, Rasta used to be about the whites being proclaimed devils and that blacks should overcome. Most of the youths don't understand this because they only look at the story one-sided. Marley did change Rastafari, and in my opinion for they better, although many of his personal attributes weren't as pretty as most people think. Tosh and Marley were great visionaries and nothing should ever break their visions.
  • Tyjah from Lagrange, GaI don't have anything to add about what happen between the two, but the two put out some of the truest words of Rasta, Peter said best to say "righteousness" other than the word LOVE there is nothing greater.
    Ty, Ga.
  • Mike from Warwick, Ri"Lots of guys who where deadlocks who is 1,000,000 miles away from rasta...they are like night to day...see..and I know what the cause of what rasta means...righteousness!"...taken from a Peter Tosh boxed set....Pete's answer to Marley's Iron, Lion, Zion...awesome tune but you have to think Peter Tosh is being a bit childish in his assessment of Bob Marley and rastafarism...anyway, I live in Warwick, Rhode Island, what the heck do I know.
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