Draw Your Brakes
Scotty Lyrics


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Forward and fiaca
Menacle and den gosaca
Stop that train I want to get on
My baby she's leaving me now
Did you hear that
Express yourself brother
Stop that train I want to get on
My baby she's leaving me now
Oh, and she really first got the train towards another guy
And I really couldn't believe that she's gone and she was telling a lie, woah
Good God
And I tell you that the girl has really left I to cry
When she went bye, bye, bye
Good gracious
Stop that train I want to get on
Draw your brakes brother I just can't take it
'Cause the girl has really gone
Stop that train I want to get on, oh
And the girl is gone for true
Goodness gracious
La la la la la la la, ooh hoo
La la la la la la la, wooh
La la la la la la la, ooh yes (ooh yes)
La la la la la la la, ooh
Skylarker
Oh
Play your guitar brother
'Cause this is indeed a sad, sad song
She said she was going on the morning train
Oh
And I know I don't see she personal to talk to her again
That means she have a guy forward away with her
And I just can't take it no more
Stop that train
See I express I-self
Draw your brakes brother
'Cause you really taking my girl away from me




Stop that train, I want to get on
Oh ho, I can't even hold on to the back of the train

Overall Meaning

The song "Draw Your Brakes" by Scotty is a classic reggae song that tells the story of a man who is heartbroken after his girlfriend leaves him for another man. The lyrics are infused with Caribbean dialect and idioms, and they paint a vivid picture of the man's pain and desperation. The chorus repeats the line "Stop that train I want to get on" as a plea to the conductor to let him on the train to catch up to his girlfriend before it's too late.


The first verse describes the man's frustration and despair as he watches his girlfriend leave him for another man. The line "Forward and fiaca, menacle and den gosaca" is a reference to the movement of the train, and it suggests that the man is struggling to keep up with it. The second verse reveals that the man is in disbelief that his girlfriend has left him, and he is heartbroken at the idea that she has lied to him. The bridge of the song features a guitar solo, which serves to enhance the emotional impact of the lyrics.


Overall, "Draw Your Brakes" is a powerful and emotional song that captures the pain and heartbreak of love lost. The reggae-infused rhythms and the Caribbean dialect add to the song's authenticity and make it a beloved classic within the genre.


Line by Line Meaning

Forward and fiaca
Moving ahead and feeling lazy


Menacle and den gosaca
Trouble and danger are close


Stop that train I want to get on
Stop the train, I need to get on it


My baby she's leaving me now
My lover is leaving me


Did you hear that
Have you heard what happened?


Express yourself brother
Speak your mind, my friend


Oh, and she really first got the train towards another guy
She was unfaithful and left with someone else


And I really couldn't believe that she's gone and she was telling a lie, woah
I was in disbelief that she left me and lied about it


Good God
My goodness


And I tell you that the girl has really left I to cry
She left me heartbroken and in tears


When she went bye, bye, bye
When she left me


Good gracious
Oh my goodness


Draw your brakes brother I just can't take it
Slow down, my friend, I can't handle this


'Cause the girl has really gone
Because the girl has really left me


And the girl is gone for true
And the girl has truly left


La la la la la la la, ooh hoo
Singing a sad tune


La la la la la la la, wooh
Singing a sad tune


La la la la la la la, ooh yes (ooh yes)
Singing a sad tune


La la la la la la la, ooh
Singing a sad tune


Skylarker
Someone who spends time idly


Oh
Expressing emotions


Play your guitar brother
Take comfort in music, my friend


'Cause this is indeed a sad, sad song
Because this song is truly mournful


She said she was going on the morning train
She told me she was leaving on the next train


And I know I don't see she personal to talk to her again
I won't have the chance to speak to her in person again


That means she have a guy forward away with her
That means she's with another man and is gone for good


And I just can't take it no more
I can't bear this any longer


Stop that train
Stop the train


See I express I-self
Let me speak my mind


Draw your brakes brother
Slow down, my friend


'Cause you really taking my girl away from me
Because you're taking my girl away from me


Stop that train, I want to get on
Stop the train, I need to get on it


Oh ho, I can't even hold on to the back of the train
I can't even catch up to the train




Lyrics Β© Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: DERRICK CLIFTON HARRIOTT, KEITH ROWE, TEX DIXON

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Comments from YouTube:

@xesfoureyes502

It doesn't get any skunkier than this, a classic. I grew up listening to the The Harder They Come soundtrack, with my father saying it was the best reggae album ever made, and he might've been right too.

@TooSkinnyKenny

i love it too but wonder why it has the same song on it twice. And do the producers know Vanilla Ice stole this song and called it "Stop That Train" and put it on HIS album without crediting the original writer?

@derekperez1418

Most definitely the best reggae compilation. It has everything, even Jimmy Cliffs Many Rivers To Cross

@ruthdixon7807

scotty delivers the smoooothest of lyrical laments over the original stop that train.

@dalehoytdilworth8413

The barbecue restaurant below me keeps playing this song. He must know how much I love this song; good taste for sure extends beyond his food.

@Zlervo

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@NeverKnowinglyUndersouled

A rare example of a song that's even better than the original 😍

@sonyamcneal9046

Bob Sanders is so correct. I was surprised that hardly anything is said about him. RIP Scotty

@SundaeExpress

I reckon this is better than the original.

@Ston247

I was nine years old. My father brought home this album and The Superfly album. Five years later I'd own my first guitar. Who knew?
I'd jam the first cut ( You Can Get It If You Really Want),but I didn't want to get up and change the needle to the other track. So, this track would flow on. It became my favorite little diddy off this album.

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