10 cc: Dreadlock Holiday Meaning
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Dreadlock Holiday Lyrics
Concentratin' on truckin' right
I heard a dark voice beside of me
And I looked round in a state of fright
I saw four faces one mad
A brother from the gutter
They looked me up and down a bit
And turned to each...
anonymous Jan 17th, 1:28am report
I actually think it is written with a slight sense of awe and respect, when someone realised they are out of their depth and met their match on the wordsmith and cool dude front. The ‘don’t walk through my words‘ are priceless.
anonymous Dec 12th, 2012 12:11pm report
The lyrics are about a white man lost in Jamaica, and being confronted by an unpleasant dreadlocked man looking for money, were based on a true event that happened to Moody Blues vocalist Justin Hayward and Eric Stewart in Barbados. The reference to cricket in the first chorus, reggae in the second, and Jamaica in the third, reflects finding common ground with the antagonist.
anonymous Aug 19th, 2011 8:07pm report
In my eyes its more about stupid 1stworld "im a cool dude" tourists who really think they could anyhow fit into their sheep travel destinations
they're better off back at the swiming pool .
anonymous Jan 12th, 2011 1:09pm report
The song is about a tourist in Jamaica who is constantly bothered by people who want to have money. It is based on Eric Stewart's vacation on Barbados with Justin Hayward.
anonymous Oct 30th, 2009 10:54pm report
I read that this is about what happened when one of The Moody Blues visited Jamaica and apparently every word of what happened is true. Graham Gouldman was friends with Justin Hayward AFAIK.
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