Steppin’ Razor

 

I was feeling a little Irie today and thought I’d get some reggae going. Peter Tosh (1944–1987) came along way after Willie Boy, but  this song kinda reminds me of him. There’s something about this little guy calling out against his oppressors and threatening retribution that cuts across the cultural lines between these two  – a Native American in 1909 and a Rasta from Jamaica in the late ’70s. Besides, Steppin’ Razor’s got funk.

 

Lyrics:

If you wanna live
Treat me good
If you wanna live, live
I beg you treat me good

I’m like a walking razor
Don’t you watch my size
I’m dangerous
Said I’m dangerous
(2X)

If you are a bully
Treat me good
If you are a bully, a bully
I beg you treat me good

I’m like a stepping razor
Don’t you watch my size
I’m dangerous, dangerous
(CHORUS)

If you are a chucky
Nobody chucky from me
If you are a chucky, a chucky
Nobody chuck from me, Yea

CHORUS

I’m like a chopping razor
Don’t you watch my size
I’m dangerous, dangerous

If you eat asphalt
I beg you treat me good
If you drink lead soup
You better treat me good

CHORUS

If you are bull bukka
Nobody buk from me
If you are duppy
You move away from me

CHORUS

I’m like a stepping, walking
I’m dangerous, dangerous

If you wanna live
Treat me good
Warning you if you wanna live You better treat me good

I’m like a stepping, walking, cutting, flicking,
jumping,chopping, walking
I’m dangerous(2x)
I’m like a stepping, jumping, flicking, bumping, boring
I’m dangerous(2x)

If you drink mortar 
Treat me good
And if you eat brick
Treat me good

I’m like a flashing lightnin’ and a rolling thunder
I’m dangerous(2x)
I’m like a stepping razor
Don’t you watch my size
I’m dangerous, dangerous

Treat me good
If you wanna live
You better treat me good

Talking: …You don’t through a fifth of the trilliation
I go through…
Only a name would be here to represent…

If you wanna live
You better treat me good
You could a drink lead soup
I’m dangerous
You could a eat asphalt
I’m dangerous
You could a eat brick crackers
I’m dangerous…
I saw the sun…Fucking dangerous…

Peter Tosh – Steppin’ Razor
from www.lyrics007.com

 

Music to evade the authorities by.

‘Duppies’ are restless spirits of the dead that are believed to haunt the living and are always malevolent.

“Bull Bukka” is a bully and an “uncouth individual.”

 

Sidenote – Steppin’ Razor was written by Joe Higgs for the Wailers (Bob Marley’s band) in the 60’s.

~ by ravenjake on January 15, 2008.

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