She love to party, have a good time
She looks so hearty, feeling fine
She loves to smoke, sometime shifting coke
She'll be laughing when there ain't no joke

A pimpers paradise, that's all she was now
A pimpers paradise, that's all she was
A pimpers paradise, that's all she was
Every need got an ego to feed
Every need got an ego to feed

She loves to model, up in the latest fashion
She's in the scramble and she moves with passion
She's getting high, trying to fly the sky
Now she is bluesing when there ain't no blues
A pimpers paradise, that's all she was now
A pimpers paradise, that's all she was
A pimpers paradise, that's all she was
Every need got an ego to feed
Every need got an ego to feed

A pimpers paradise, that's all she was now
A pimpers paradise, that's all she was
A pimpers paradise, I'm sorry for the victim now
A pimpers paradise, soon their heads, soon their
Soon their very heads will bow
Pimpers paradise, don't loose track
Don't loose track of yourself oh no!
Pimpers paradise, don't be just a stock, a stock on the shelf
Stock on the shelf, Pimpers paradise that's all she was


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    General CommentI can't really say this is directly based on a prostitute. I mean saying that she is a "pimpers paradise" doesn't exactly mean that she is a whore. When I first heard this I was about 18 y.o. And immediatley the connection for me was in relation to young women and their vulnerability when they venture out in the world and they get caught up in the material things and party life; they are naive to the nature of men and what we really want. Atleast for the pretty ones they have stuff provided to them i.e drugs, clothes, and money and because of this "use and be used system" it creates the easy access to things they want and they may start to treat life as a joke. I've seen it a million times. Their eyes get big at the sight of the glamour and glitz by the and time they reach their mid-twenties they are turned-out walking trajedies or they have grown to be so beautiful "your very head will bow." I prefer to see that latter ;-)
    circa-81on November 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree that the main message is summed up in "Don't lose track of yourself"
    I'm a woman and I spend a lot of time sighing at bad messages about women, but even though this song sounds a little bit bad about women, I really think ultimately it is a song about something that really happens- what circa describes, about girls moving to the city and getting lost in the glitz in the glamour.
    In the end, all you have are a couple friends and your family, everything else is easily lost, so everything she is starstruck by is just empty- meanwhile, she's getting a slutty reputation. Bad all around.
    wildflower29561on January 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with circa-8. And i think we should look at the man writing and singing this. I think its almost sorrowful. I just first heard this song the other day, and i love Bob Marley so much, (were born on the same day) so i listen to him a lot and couldn't believe i never heard this before and i was playing Grand Theft Auto and it came on the radio in the car. I didn't get a chance to listen to the lyrics (getting chased by the police and what else...) but the actual musical side it made me smile and comforted.

    Listen to the lyrics soon after and thats what brought me here... i didn't quite understand and didn't think he meant the impression his choosen words were giving. If i was to write this into a story i would have an Narrator (Bob Marley)following the steps of a young girl turned woman through a certain chapter in life where the young finally reach the world the men, and its obsessive hold on glamour, and get swept off with it all. sad really. and probably only going to get worst.

    PhoenixF430on March 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is not about a whore imho but about a girl like any other who like to party, take a few drug, and is exploited by 'pimpers' who look for girls like this, they show her a good time and give her these things in order to corrupt her into a life of drug addiction and then prostitution, alas like so many girls 'a victim' falls into the trap of a pimper - sad beautiful song, rip bob - u had it...
    aquamacon June 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely one of the top three chilles songs i have ever heard. I can't believe it has no comments. Beautiful.... beautiful. Oh yeah and the song was abouta whore.
    UwASToLdWronGon March 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdrug addiction
    rastamanvibrationon June 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with UwASToLdWronG is a great song is really weird it has no comments bob marley is a legen and he's alive. He'll never die
    coheednrosesmarleyon July 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes it's a song about a whore but the deeper meaning of the song can be summed up by the one line: "Don't loose track of yourself oh no!"
    Irieirieincon August 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentagreed with everyone above but by the title 'Pimpers paradise' he means that because she's caught up in that life style and vanity that she would be vunerable to a pimp's lies and promises and charm, making her someone a pimp would wanna target to work for him. This was and could still be a common thing in jamaica.
    Marley is truth
    marleyistruthon April 07, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"I'm sorry for the victim now!!! Soon their heads.."-line give me goosebumps! The lyrics are just heartbreaking. This goes deep into you. Sad, really..
    SimonTheGreaton June 11, 2010   Link

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