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​Parables

This song is by Tarrus Riley and appears on the album Parables (2006).

Read between the lines
Open up your third eye
Read between the lines
Open up your eyes (spoken)

Mister Babylon yeaaa
Has got the people's eyes blind folded
Lost in a nursery rhymes culture, and fiction ah
Still there's a real world (check it)
And it's full of so many things that are not right
It's no fairy tale, it's a harsh reality

It looks like the 3 blind mice
Dem are the big guys who put the price on the rice
When the dish ran away with the spoon
Many were left hungry desperate for food

You got to check those parables
You got to sauce it
'Cause Babylon too tricky and they moving real slippery
Check those parables, you've got to sauce it
Read between the lines and wise

Now Jack and Jill went up the hill
Robbed people against them will
Them think them wise and think them skill
No get no water
Humptey Dumbptey had to fall... to climb the wall
And highly name them had to call, to get the plaster

You got to check those parables
You got to sauce it
'Cause Babylon too tricky and they moving real slippery
Check those parables, you've got to sauce it
Read between the lines and wise

Now little Bo peep, must have sleep
Or if you lose sleep in times like these
When basic necessity are headache and stress to eat
Massive buildings burning down, sept 11, 911
Check the clothes and everyone and then you'll see how it was done

Those parables
You got to sauce it
'Cause Babylon too tricky and they moving real slippery
Check those parables, you've got to sauce it
Read between the lines and wise

Mister Babylon
Now they' re the master of great manipulation
And they'll distract your head, to change your meditation, I-n-I
Still there's a real world, and full of many many things that are not right
It's no fairytale, it's a harsh reality

It looks like the 3 blind mice
Dem are the big guys who put the price on the rice
When the dish ran away with the spoon
Many were left hungry desperate for food

You got to check those parables
You got to sauce it
'Cause Babylon too tricky and they moving real slippery
Check those parables, you've got to sauce it
Read between the lines and wise

Now the itty bitsy spider, washed away with water
Natural disaster, America and Jamaica
Ivan and Katrina, tsunami can't recover
Help us most high Jah, 'cause you've got the power

Check those parables
You got to sauce it
'Cause Babylon too tricky and they moving real slippery
Check those parables, you've got to sauce it
Read between the lines and wise

Mister Babylon yeaaa
Has got the people's eyes blind folded
Lost in a nursery rhymes culture, and fiction ah

So check your parables
You got to sauce it
'Cause Babylon too tricky and they moving real slippery
Check those parables, you've got to sauce it
Read between the lines and wise

You better check those parables...