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

“Vampire”

Composed by Lee "Scratch" Perry

2 versions

4:02

Throw Down Your Arms album
Vampire” promo single
Throw Down Your Arms (deluxe edition) album

4:01 dub version

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

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

Obadiah, Obadiah,
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire.
Obadiah, Obadiah,
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire.
I We have the chalice to light up Jah fire
When I and I catch them vampire.
I and I are gon' set them on fire.
I man trot up down the unity lane
See a dreadlocks running down the Rastaman,
Swear that if him catch him, he will kill him down dead .
The dreadlocks couldn't catch the Rastaman.
Obadiah, Obadiah,
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire.
Obadiah, Obadiah,
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire.
I We have the chalice to light up Jah fire
When I and I catch them vampire.
I and I are gon' set them on fire.
A true Rastaman no go shop a bin shop.
A true Rastaman do not does not gamble.
A true Rastaman do not does not play card pack.
A true Rastaman always humble.
Obadiah, Obadiah,
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire.
Obadiah, Obadiah,
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire.
I We have the chalice to light up Jah fire
When I and I catch them vampire.
I and I are gon' set them on fire.
A true Rastaman no fire no long gun
A true Rastaman no throw homemade bomb.
A true Rastaman, him no drink fe drunk.
A true Rastaman do not does not gamble.
Obadiah, Obadiah,
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire.
Obadiah, Obadiah,
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire.
We have the chalice to light up Jah fire
When I and I catch them vampire.
I and I are gon' set them on fire.
Babylon a mash up the scene,
And blaming the they blame it on Rastaman.
Babylon a mash up the scene,
And blaming the they blame it on Rastaman.
Babylon a mash up the scene,
And blaming the Rastaman.
Obadiah, Obadiah,
Jah Jah sent us here to catch vampire.

Musicians

Source: Throw Down Your Arms

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