You live in the city
You stay by yourself
You evade all wickedness
Still some people they brand you yeah
Just because you are rasta
You move to the country
You live in the hills
You evade all company
When you check them in the new spying glass
They want to know all your business

You live in the city
You mind your own business
What you see you don't see
But some people they always see
They never mind their own business
You move to the country
You live in the hills
You think you're far from the weak
When you check it in your spying glass
They want to know rasta business

Spying glass!
Spying glass, yeah

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Spying Glass Lyrics as written by Robert Del Naja Nellee Hooper

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    i wonder if the only way to escape from being spied is to be a spy yourself

    Sajannaon April 17, 2008   Link
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    this song simple says "please keep away from me" reminds me of Radiohead's "no alarms and no surpises" nice song and very intimate and true... love it..

    deliibrahimon May 17, 2007   Link
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    Isn't he also singing something like "I finally detour / I finally die" as some sort of chorus?

    Pedroleumon October 16, 2020   Link
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    The lament of an urban Rastafarian, who finds that he can't shake the sensation of loneliness he finds on his path. He manages to let the wickedness of the world pass him by, even when he knows it's around him, but he can't reconcile the type of people he's around no matter where he goes. The modern mindset of conversational interogation that passes for "normal" would be anathema for someone whose life is dedicated to finding peace within themselves.

    popjackon December 27, 2022   Link

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