Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Downpressor Man”

Composed by Peter Tosh

3 versions

5:09

Throw Down Your Arms album
Throw Down Your Arms (deluxe edition) album

5:08 dub version

Throw Down Your Arms album
Throw Down Your Arms (deluxe edition) album

4:10 radio edit

Throw Down Your Arms” advance promo single

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

Downpressor man, where you gonna run to?
Tell me, downpressor man, where you gonna run to?
Downpressor man, where you gonna run to
All along that day?
You're gonna If you run to the sea, but the sea will be boiling.
When If you run to the sea, the sea will be boiling.
When If you run to the sea, the sea will be boiling
All along that day.
Downpressor man, where you gonna run to?
Tell me, downpressor man, where you gonna run to?
Downpressor man, where you gonna run to
All along that day?
You're gonna If you run to the rocks, but the rocks will be melting.
When If you run to the rocks, the bore rocks will be melting.
When If you run to the rocks, the rocks will be melting.
I said, all along that day.
So I said, Downpressor man, where you gonna run to?
I said, Tell me, downpressor man, where you gonna run to?
I said, Downpressor man, where you gonna run to
All along that day?
You drink your big champagne and laugh, "Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!"
You drink your big champagne and laugh, "Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!"
You drink your big champagne and laugh, "Ha, ha!"
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,
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're gonna run to the law, begging them to hide you.
You're gonna run to the law, begging them to hide you.
You're gonna run to Jah, begging him to hide you,
All, all along that day.
And I said, downpressor man, where you gonna run to?
Where you gonna run to, downpressor man,
Where you gonna run to?
I said all along, all along that day?
(Downpressor man) Downpressor man, downpressor man,
Downpressor man, downpressor man,
Where? Drownpressor man,
Where you gonna run to, downpressor man?
I don't know where you're gonna run to
All along that day.
Downpressor man,
You can't run, you can't bribe Jah, Jah,
Can't call him in a bar,
He gon' drink some lemon soup.
Can't bribe him 'round a corner,
Can't gets him paid.
Downpressor man (downpressor man), Lord,
Downpressor man, I said downpressor man (downpressor man).
Don't run, ownpressor man.
Downpressor man, where you gonna run to?
Downpressor man.
You can't bribe no one (downpressor man),
Them no want money,
They run with money,
'Cause money gets funny.
(Downpressor man.)
Downpressor man, where you gonna run to?
Tell me, downpressor man, where you gonna run to?
Downpressor man, where you gonna run to
All along that day?
And if you make your bed in hell, I will be there.
Make your bed in hell, I will be there.
I say, make your bed in hell, I will be there
All along that day.
Downpressor man, where you gonna run to?
Tell me, downpressor man, where you gonna run to?
Downpressor man, where you gonna run to
All along that day?
If you run to the rocks, the rocks will be melting.
If you run to the rocks, the will be melting.
If you run to the rocks, the rocks will be melting.
I said, all along that day.
Downpressor man, where you gonna run to?
Downpressor man, where you gonna run to?
Downpressor man, where you gonna run to
All along that day?
Hnn, mmm.
Hnn, mmm.
Where you gonna fucking run to?
Downpressor man, where you gonna fucking run to?

Musicians

Source: Throw Down Your Arms

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