Black Steel (5:40)

Cover of Maxinquaye

From Maxinquaye and 23 other releases

‘Black Steel’ is a cover of the legendary Public Enemy track ‘Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos’. Featuring the vocals of his young lover Martina Topley-Bird, Tricky re-crafted this political manifesto into a sultry yet driving - and now timeless - track.

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I got a letter from the government the other day
Opened it and read it, it said they were suckers
They wanted me for their army or whatever
Picture me givin' a damn, I said, never

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics

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