Let me tell you a story of a boy I know
(A boy he knows)
Who grew up in the cane fields, now he lives in the snow
(Oh, no! Not the snow)
People come from miles around to here this reggae lover
(Loves his reggae)
But they don't understand it's only just a cover
(What did you say?)

--Oh my
What an international guy
(International guy) Talkin' bout
Rastafari, private eye
(Rastafari private eye)

Oh, Bogey and Marley would have sure been proud
(Hey, that's our boy!)
To see him chasing down criminals and singing out loud
(He's singing while he's chasing)
If you had a hit-and-run you can still feel fine
(Just relax, honey)
He's got electronic surveillance at the scene of the crime
(It's like an eye in the sky)

--Oh my
What a technological guy
(Technological guy) Talkin' bout
Rastafari, private eye
(Rastafari private eye)

You can put him in a trench coat
Even give him a thirty-eight
(Yes, even a gun)
But he won't drink whiskey, only coconut milk...
And he drinks it straight
(Straight, no chaser)

--Oh my
What a nutritional guy
(Nutritional guy) Talkin' bout
Rastafari, private eye
(Rastafari private eye)

If you're missing diamond rings or even your son
(Where IS my son?)
He's the dreadlocks to call with the 4-1-1
(Information, please)
When the police chief says, "I think he's on to the crooks"
(Even the chief thinks so)
He says, "No shit, Sherlock, why don't you lock them up!"
(Hey-Hey-Hey!)

--Oh my
What a controversial guy
(Controversial guy) Oh my
He's like an eye in the sky
(Eye in the sky) Oh my
He's singing while he's chasing
(And chasing while he's singing)
etc... Talkin' bout
RASTAFARI PRIVATE EYE!