Jamaica's alright, if you wanna get in the middle of a knife fight
Jamaica's alright, if you wanna get AIDS or dysentery
Jamaica's alright, if you wanna be mugged or murdered
Jamaica's alright, if you're a misogynist, or a homophobe

Jamaica's alright, if you like only one kind of music
Jamaica's alright, if you like small bananas and spiders
Jamaica's alright, if you wanna buy drugs from your hotel room
Jamaica's alright, if you want your hand lopped off by a machete



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Jamaica's Alright (If You Like Homophobes) song meanings
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    General Commentthe title is a rip off of FEAR's 1982 song, "New York's alright (if you like saxophones)"
    Mother_Superioron May 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentalot of Jamaican culture is really homophobic. There was a reggae song that was a big hit there in the 90's by Buju Banton called Boom Bye Bye which is about shooting BattyBoys (fags) in the head. It was pretty funny because it became a big hit here on the NY black radio stations back then because no body understood the lyrics, until a gay jamaican protested.
    JeffKaos71on March 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, most people see jamica as a sunny, happygolucky, wonderful holiday destination place, when in reality some really bad people can live there
    cheddaringoon September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the line "if you like small bananas and spiders" is wrong. i'm not 100% on it, but I think it should be either "if you like peeling bananas and spiders" or "if you like, kiwi, bananas, or spiders". Again, I'm not sure, but that's what I hear.
    Elbiedooon May 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe line is...
    "if you like to eat bananas and spiders"
    Underboostedon June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty sure it's "if you like puny bananas and spiders"
    impon April 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningaccording to Wikipedia...

    "Fear homage and reference to Bad Brains rumored Homophobia"
    alecw19on July 04, 2011   Link

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