Put a smile on your face while passing through
Put away all the frown and that awful screw
We just sipping a cup and having some fun
And it's better than in the streets bashing guns
Telling me stay chilling

from Gregory Isaacs – Mr Cop Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

At the time of recording, Jamaica was in political turmoil. Violence and gun crime was rife, a State of Emergency had to be called by the government. Young Gregory felt he was hardly comparable with the “real” criminals!

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