Stupid Married Man
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


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Well you pick up a Jagabat running wild
You feel like a champ, all you face in smiles
You pick up a sardine running wild
You feeling happy, all you face in smiles
You tell she this kind of life must stop
You put she in a house and you furnish up
Your family don't agree
Because is married you going to married to she

And when you married you playing boss
You get so jealous, you get so cross
But if you plant cassava, you can't get fig
You put a hog in a palace, it still remain a pig
I say you stupid married man
Run and put ring on she hand
You know is horn you goin' get
And when you get it you want to cut off she neck

Well they sick in they head, they ain't got reason
They think that marriage is a medicine
Buying trouble and they making strife
Marry a devil but want an angel for a wife
Everything she was accustomed to
Must stop from the moment she say "I do"
Don't go here, don't do this, shut your trap
And have she belly always big, them girl ain't like that

When they married they playing boss
They get so jealous, they get so cross
But if you plant cassava, you can't get fig
You put a hog in a palace, it still remain a pig
I say you stupid married man
Run and threw ring on she hand
You know is horn you goin' get
And when you get it you want to cut off she neck

Some of them will have a girl for donkey years
And will abide with her numerous love affairs
She could have man from John John to Tableland
Well they cry to she but want to kill the man
But when they married it's a different score
Licks like fire if she talk to the neighbour next door
Always pulling and tugging she
Like if they get she in a sale at Kirpalani

When they married they playing boss
They get so jealous, they get so cross
But if you plant cassava, you can't get fig
You put a hog in a palace, it still remain a pig
I say you dotish married man
Run and put ring on she hand
You know is horn you goin' get
And when you get it you want to cut off she neck

Whoopsie, mama!

Listen to meh gospel...

Take my advice, I'm sure you will agree
It's you who breaking up your marriage with jealousy
If you see your girl in my Kapitan
Maybe a drop I'm giving she, so don't break she hand
You know it's a wahbeen you married to
So you self have to live like a cascadoo
Stay in you shell with no fault to find
You and she is two of a kind

When you married stop playing boss
Stop getting jealous, stop getting cross
When you plant cassava, you can't get fig
You put a hog in a palace, it still remain a pig
I say you stupid married man
Run and threw ring on she hand




Ah man you know is horn you goin' get
And when you get it you want to cut off she neck

Overall Meaning

Mighty Sparrow's song "Stupid Married Man" is a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of marriage and what happens when people rush into it without fully considering the consequences. The song tells the story of a man who picks up a woman and enjoys a carefree life with her until he decides to settle down and get married. Once they tie the knot, the man becomes possessive and jealous, trying to control every aspect of the woman's life. He even stops her from doing things she used to enjoy, like going out with friends or dressing a certain way. The irony is that the man is so obsessed with his own power that he doesn't realize he's destroying the very thing he loves.


The lyrics are meant to be humorous, but also carry a serious message. The song is a commentary on the way some men treat women in relationships, and how toxic behavior like jealousy and control can lead to the breakdown of a marriage. The line "You put a hog in a palace, it still remain a pig" is particularly powerful, suggesting that no matter how much the man tries to change or control his wife, she will always be her own person.


Line by Line Meaning

Well you pick up a Jagabat running wild
You found a promiscuous woman and pursued her.


You feel like a champ, all you face in smiles
You feel empowered and happy with yourself.


You pick up a sardine running wild
You found a woman with low self-esteem and took advantage of her.


You feeling happy, all you face in smiles
You are pleased with yourself and the situation.


You tell she this kind of life must stop
You demand that she changes her behavior to fit your standards.


You put she in a house and you furnish up
You provide her with a home and material possessions.


Your family don't agree
Your family disapproves of your relationship.


Because is married you going to married to she
You plan to marry her despite the objections from your family.


And when you married you playing boss
You become controlling and domineering once you are married.


You get so jealous, you get so cross
You become possessive and angry when she interacts with other men.


But if you plant cassava, you can't get fig
You cannot expect a different outcome if you do not change your behavior.


You put a hog in a palace, it still remain a pig
No matter how many material possessions you give her, she remains who she is.


I say you stupid married man
You are foolish for thinking that marriage will change anything.


Run and put ring on she hand
Hurry up and get married to her.


You know is horn you goin' get
You know that she will cheat on you.


And when you get it you want to cut off she neck
You will feel angry and want to harm her when she cheats on you.


Well they sick in they head, they ain't got reason
People who believe marriage will solve their problems are not thinking logically.


They think that marriage is a medicine
They believe that marriage will cure their emotional problems.


Buying trouble and they making strife
They create problems for themselves by getting married for the wrong reasons.


Marry a devil but want an angel for a wife
They choose women with questionable morals but expect them to behave like saints.


Everything she was accustomed to
You expect her to change her entire way of life.


Must stop from the moment she say "I do"
She must conform to your expectations as soon as you get married.


Don't go here, don't do this, shut your trap
You tell her what she can and cannot do, and you want her to be quiet.


And have she belly always big, them girl ain't like that
You pressure her to have children and criticize her if she doesn't.


Some of them will have a girl for donkey years
Some people will date a woman for a long time before getting married.


And will abide with her numerous love affairs
They will accept her infidelity while dating but will not tolerate it after marriage.


She could have man from John John to Tableland
She has had many partners before and they continue to pursue her.


Well they cry to she but want to kill the man
They become upset when she interacts with other men.


When they married it's a different score
Once they are married, their expectations and behavior change.


Licks like fire if she talk to the neighbour next door
They become physically abusive if she speaks to another man.


Always pulling and tugging she
They nag and criticize her constantly.


Like if they get she in a sale at Kirpalani
They want to control her every move as if they bought her like merchandise.


You know it's a wahbeen you married to
You know that the woman you married is not faithful.


So you self have to live like a cascadoo
You have to live with the consequences of marrying someone who is not loyal.


Stay in you shell with no fault to find
You should not blame her for your problems.


You and she is two of a kind
You both have your flaws and should work together to make your marriage successful.


Stop getting jealous, stop getting cross
Stop being possessive and angry.


I say you dotish married man
You are foolish for not realizing that marriage will not change anything.


Run and threw ring on she hand
Hurry up and get married to her.


Ah man you know is horn you goin' get
You know that she will cheat on you.


And when you get it you want to cut off she neck
You will feel angry and want to harm her when she cheats on you.




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