Follow Fashion Monkey
Bunny Wailer
Album: Protest

Get up you black yankees
don't be no follow fashion monkey.
Get up you black yankees
don't be no follow fashion monkey.

Follow, follow, follow fashion monkeys
never drink good soup.
So drink the water from your own streams
before you lose your roots, your roots, your roots.

Say I don't like the way you hold back from me
give me the vibes (I need) cause I'm ready.
Don't like the way you hold back from me
give me the vibes, cause I'm ready.

Be yourself and no one else
it's time you stop your adaptions.
Then you'll know the truth is in you
and learn to make your own decisions.

Get up you black yankees
don't be no follow fashion monkey.
Get up you black yankees
don't be no follow fashion monkey.

I've seen you play the games of lead and I'll follow
so many times before.
Now I'd just like your attention to borrow
to get my message through your doors, your doors, your doors.

There is too much barriers between you and I
'though we're both of the same kind.
It's the same current that runs through our minds
so trap your egos' to mine.

Stop a while and keep you cool
and listen to what I'm saying, saying.
'Though I know temptation is strong
you'll reap the treasure of knowing.
Then you'll start growing, growing, growing, growing!

Dread up that's your culture
live up that's life
don't let the devil use you.
For all them shining precious stones
they're gonna rub right off
so don't let them fool you.
Please don't let them fool you, fool you, fool you.

Get up you black yankees
don't be no follow fashion monkey.
Get up you black yankees
don't be no follow fashion monkey.
Get up you black yankees
don't be no follow fashion monkey.
Get up you black yankees
don't be no follow fashion monkey.

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