28/02/2021: “Caution” by Bob Marley

Released as a single in 1971 with “Stop The Train”, this lesser known cut also appeared on The Best Of The Wailers. Despite the name, that isn’t a compilation, but a complete album in its own right.

In classic early Wailers style, the song features gospel-like vocal harmonies, a twanging guitar hook, and warm, fuzzy bassline.

As is probably fairly obvious, the lyrics are a warning – don’t rush headlong through life in case you fall. It’s most likely connected with the spiritual struggle, the struggle to improve yourself despite life’s challenges.

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