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10cc – Baron Samedi lyrics

I'll show you man who walk on fire
And don't get burned
Don't get burned, don't get burned
He don't get burned
I'll show you man who tread on glass
And he don't get cut
Don't get cut, don't get cut
He don't get cut
You can take a knife and slit his throat
And he won't drop dead
Won't drop dead, won't drop dead
He won't drop dead
Been a ju-ju boy for a thousand years
And he ain't cut yet
Ain't cut yet, ain't cut yet
He ain't cut yet
Hold 'em
You've got to crease 'em and fold 'em
You've got to shape 'em and mould 'em
Take a piece of their soul man
Well he can take a little moonlight
Suck the poison from a snakebite
Movin' round about midnight
He's got the power of life
See the sacrifice of the virgin women
See the deadly snake and the headless chicken
Take a sip from dripping red
Make it with the living dead
Take you up when you feeling down
When you're sick he will come around
Takes his cures from out the ground
He's the one who can hypnotize
And you'll never believe your eyes
He can cause the dead to rise



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    During the 1960's the tyrant dictator of Haiti "Papa Doc Duvalier" tried to curry favour with his Voodoo worshipping people, by encouraging them to believe that he was "Baron Samedi", the Voodoo spirit of the dead. And the song is 10CC's take on the late "Papa" suggesting that his spiritual status conferred upon the "papa" immortality of at least 1000 years. The second half of the song makes numerous references to the rituals (some sacrificial) notorious in Voodoo culture.
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