Rasta Man Lyrics

Bunny Wailer


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Neville Livingston
album: Track 6 in album Blackheart Man
release date: 1976-9-8
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genres: Reggae
styles: Roots Reggae
length: 3:51
drums: Carlton “Carly” Barrett
bass: Aston “Family Man” Barrett
guitar: Peter Tosh, Eric Frater and Earl "Chinna" Smith
keyboard: Harold Butler and Tyrone Downie
percussion: Bunny Wailer
horn: Herman Marquis, Bobby Ellis and Richard "Dirty Harry" Hall
bongos: Willie Pep

Cover Art

Bunny Wailer Blackheart Man cover art
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Them kill Limumba for his own-a-rights,
But them can't kill the Rasta Man at all, 'tall, 'tall.
Them can't kill the Rasta Man at all.

That's the strangest man I've seen.
(That's because he's a Rasta Man)
Having the mark of a Nazarine.
(That's because he's a Rasta Man)
He carries a prophetical message.
(That's because he's a Rasta Man)
Borning out of time and out of age.
(That's because he's a Rasta Man)

The Rasta come from Zion.
Rasta Man a Lion.
(Oh what a Rasta Man) (repeat)

Remember Jeremiah children.
(He was a Rasta Man)
Or even Iziah.
(He was a Rasta Man)
Moses in the pit of mud.
(He was a Rasta Man)

Trodding from Buzrak with his garments dipped in blood.
(He was a Rasta Man)

Oh what a dread, dread whola one,
The Rasta Man come from Zion.
What a strange, what a dread, but a righteous man,
The Rasta Man, him come from Zion.
What a dread, dread up-full one,
The Rasta Man come from Zion.

What a dread-black, dread-lock one,
The Rasta Man come from Zion.

Lightening!
Seven years years of famine for seven years of plenty
Is like two grains of wheat for one bale of barley.
A hand-full of corn shall be on the hillside
And with that you've got to be satisfied.

It was Elijha who prayed that it did not rain.
(He was a Rasta Man)
He prayed and the rains came again.
(He was a Rasta Man)
It was Joshua who commanded the sun stand still.
(He was a Rasta Man)
He did that according to his Master's will.
(Who was a Rasta Man)

What a dread, dread whola one,
The Rasta Man come from Zion.
What a strange, what a dread, but a up-full one.
The Rasta Man come from Zion.
What a black, dread up-full one.
The Rasta Man come from Zion.
What a strange, dread-lock one.
The Rasta Man come from Zion.

What a dread, what a dread, what a whola one.
The Rasta Man come from Zion.
What a dread, dread lightening one.
The Rasta Man come from Zion.
What a strange dread, dread earthquake one.
The Rasta Man come from Zion.


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Blackheart Man
  • 2 Fighting Against Conviction
  • 3 The Oppressed Song
  • 4 Fig Tree
  • 5 Dreamland
  • 6 Rasta Man
  • 7 Reincarnated Souls
  • 8 Amagideon (Armagedon)
  • 9 Bide Up
  • 10 This Train