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Slickers every wolf lyric question

Postby kingj » Mon May 29, 2017 1:53 pm

For years.....I can't get 1 word he's saying in this song..
Here's the line....
People see u drive by Far I in ur big car..
They say there goes a...?????????..rasta but they don't know your a wolf...
Can someone please help my dyslexic ass out here with that 1 word??Kalcidis......Welda....anyone????
It's so obvious I just can't hear it!!
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Re: Slickers every wolf lyric question

Postby minidub » Mon May 29, 2017 3:31 pm

well, i hear:
people see you drive by so right (i don't hear fari)
not that this makes more sense...it's just how i hear it

and:
they say there goes a killer rasta

nice to revisit this album, thanks.

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Re: Slickers every wolf lyric question

Postby kalcidis » Mon May 29, 2017 3:36 pm

I hear it as:
People see you drive pass by alright in your big car
They say there goes a killer rasta, buy they don't know you're a wolf.

Guessing they mean killer rasta as in someone that's perceived as hardcore rasta (but obviously the person in question is a wolf in sheep clothing).
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Re: Slickers every wolf lyric question

Postby kalcidis » Mon May 29, 2017 3:39 pm

Posted same time as minidub. Relistening with those lyrics in mind "so right" sound more correct than "alright".
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Re: Slickers every wolf lyric question

Postby kingj » Mon May 29, 2017 3:53 pm

Kalcidis
So struggling with killer....just not a word at that time
I thought it was...tailor...as in tailor made...righteous..
The Far I part makes sense to me
...sounds like it too...he's all far I in his big car...dreadlocks far I..??
Yea???
Wtf do I know???!!!!!
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Re: Slickers every wolf lyric question

Postby minidub » Mon May 29, 2017 4:05 pm

just don't hear fari at all, but then you addressed kalcidis only.

definitely hear killer though, no doubt.

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Re: Slickers every wolf lyric question

Postby kingj » Mon May 29, 2017 4:06 pm

Ok mini
I also thought it could be
There goes a hail up rasta.....
I do this with American songs too....!!!
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Re: Slickers every wolf lyric question

Postby Jonathan » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:28 am

Well, that is peculiar. I also hear:

"People see you drive past, so right in your big car
They say: there goes a killer rasta but they don't know you're a wolf."

I'm with Kalcidis, though... Usage of the word killer in front of the word rasta is - at the very least - unconventional and seems really odd. From thousands of roots lyrics, not sure I've ever seen the word "killer" in front of the word "rasta", for obvious reasons. Rastafarians and consequently roots artists generally go out of their way to avoid any permutations of the words kill, dead, etc. in the language. Dedicated becomes Livicated, etc.

Very odd, but thanks for inviting us to revisit this. Love those harmonies.


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Re: Slickers every wolf lyric question

Postby jb welda » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:14 am

well, if I were to write it, it would go like this:

"People see you drive past, so right in your big car
They say: there goes a star but they don't know you're a wolf."


however since I don't know the song right off hand, I doubt that's how it goes.

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Re: Slickers every wolf lyric question

Postby Novice » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:50 pm

People see you drive pass(ed) so ride in your big car...They say there goes a ginal rasta....

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Re: Slickers every wolf lyric question

Postby kingj » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:20 pm

Definitely saying Far I....Definitely
U can hear the f no doubt about it
Killa rasta??...ok!!
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Re: Slickers every wolf lyric question

Postby flashman » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:28 pm

I don't hear that at all. I hear 's' not 'f'. Plus it doesn't make any sense anyway. The killer part is hard to figure out, though, because it also maybe doesn't make sense. Did they really not say 'killer' ? I hear tunes referred to a killers quite a lot. Did that come later then? "dis ya one a killaaaaaa' etc... Also, Jacob Miller was called Killer Miller.
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Re: Slickers every wolf lyric question

Postby diddleybop » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:46 am

Hi guy's haven't posted for a while. I have listened to this song four times and i think the lyrics go "People see you drive by for I in your big car.They say here goes Atilla Rasta." Makes sense to me. Like Big Youth wolf in sheep clothing, the rich man taking advantage of the impoverished by dressing as one of them.
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