"Downpressor Man" as written by and Peter Tosh....
Downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
Downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
Downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
All along that day

You gonna run to the sea
But the sea will be boiling
When you run to the sea
The sea will be boiling
When you run to the sea
The sea will be boiling
All along that day

You gonna run to the rocks
The rocks will be melting
When you run to the rocks
The rocks will be melting
When you run to the rocks
The rocks will be melting
I said, all along that day

So I said
Downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
I said, downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
I said, downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
All along that day

You drink your big champagne and laugh
You drink your big champagne and laugh
You drink your big champagne and laugh
All along that day

I wouldn't like to be a flea
Under your collar man
I wouldn't like to be a flea
Under your collar man
I wouldn't like to be a flea
Under your collar man
All along that day

You can run but you can't hide
You can run but you can't hide
You can run but you can't hide
Telling you all along that day

You gonna run to the law
Beggin' to hide you
You gonna run to the law
Beggin' to hide you
You gonna run to jah
Beggin' to hide you
All, all along that day

And I said downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
Where you gonna run to downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
I said all along
Along that day (downpresser man)
Downpresser man, downpresser man
Downpresser man, downpresser man

Wait, downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
Downpresser man
I don't know where you gonna run to
All along that day

Downpresser man
You can't run, you can't bribe jah-jah
Can't call him in a bar
Fe can drink some
Devil soup
Can't bribe him to run a car now
Can't test him faith
Downpresser man, don't, downpresser man
I said, downpresser man, don't run, downpresser man
Downpresser man, where you gonna run to

Downpresser man
You can't bribe no one
Them no want no money
Them run'f money
That money gets funny

Downpresser man


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"Downpressor Man" as written by Peter Tosh

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    My InterpretationPeter Tosh, of Bob Marley & the Wailers, wrote a song called Downpressor Man. It's about the fact that the elites who have oppressed and exploited people and nature throughout history will have to suffer the consequences of their actions. In the end we reap what we sow and there is no where to run to...

    To call someone a downpressor man is to remind them that they are connected to the rest of the world and will suffer with it.
    kalajoaoon January 22, 2013   Link

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