"Slave Driver" as written by Junior Reid and Writer Unknown....
Ooh-ooh-oo-ooh. Oo-oo-ooh! Oo-oo-ooh.
Slave driver, the table is turn (catch your fire)
Catch your fire, so you can get burn, now (catch your fire)
Slave driver, the table is turn (catch your fire)
Catch your fire, you gonna get burn (catch your fire) wo, now!

Every time I hear the crack of a whip
My blood runs cold
I remember on the slave ship
How they brutalize the very souls
Today they say that we are free
Only to be chained in poverty
Good God, I think it's illiteracy
It's only a machine that makes money
Slave driver, the table is turn, you'll ooh-ooh-oo-ooh

Slave driver, uh! The table is turn, baby, now (catch your fire)
(Catch your fire) so you can get burn, baby, now (catch your fire)
Slave driver, the table is turn, y'all (catch your fire)
(Catch your fire) so you can get burn, now (catch your fire)

Every time I hear the crack of a whip
My blood runs cold
I remember on the slave ship
How they brutalize your very soul

Oh God, have mercy on our souls!
Oh, slave driver, the table is turn, y'all (catch your fire)
Catch your fire, so you can get burn (catch your fire)
Slave driver, the table is turn, y'all (catch your fire)
Catch your fire, so you can get burn


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"Slave Driver" as written by Bob Marley

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    General CommentI think what bob is saying is that after the slaves were freed, it changed the system. Instead of stolen black men and women doing the work, anyone without money has to work as a slave for the capitalistic slave drivers.
    superkyle420on September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant song. Surprised there aren't more comments!
    "Today they say we are free
    Only to be chained by poverty"
    Bob Marley really was a revolutionary.
    Imagine what he could have done if he was still alive today...
    dodgey-10on September 16, 2015   Link

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