Peter Tosh - Fools Die Lyrics




The lips of the righteous teaches many
But fools die for want of wisdom
The rich man's wealth is in the city

Vexation of the soul is vanity
Destruction of the poor is their poverty
The poor man's wealth is in a holy place

Why do you fight each other?
Why do you kill your brother?
Then your reward will be the cemetery

We got to build a better nation
Clean up, clean up Jah creation
Or there will be no future for you, you and me





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Peter Tosh Fools Die Comments
  1. oocardo campbell

    The Maverick himself.

  2. Isa Halim

    Those aren't flutes...they are birds..carrying Peter's dreadlocks to a holy place

  3. brian schroeter

    Real consciousness African black warrior

  4. Eduardo Bailon

    RIP PETER.HE WAS A GREAT MAN.THANKS FOR THE LEGACY YOU GAVE US FOR ALWAYS OUR GOOD FRIEND...PETER LIVE!!!.

  5. George Hamilton

    HEIGHTS OF GREAT MEN 2020!!! 🇯🇲👈🏿

  6. George Barnett

    What is the sole of a man a man sole is the awareness of is self u said u want to go home go home where to the place call Africa??? Africa is a name was given to ower mother land by the man call scepio Africanes we need to know the right names of ower land an stop think the name is Africa we ar acheablanea not African we have bean fooled by the romans

  7. arnette morgan

    Greatness.

  8. Dennis Mwelwa

    I dont get tired listening to this song..the message is too much and i feel like crying

  9. BRad From The Valley

    A Peter will deny the Lord and A fool will humble the wise, and Yet Christ picks you up, and you fed me. The Rock Tawabashi The LOrd of Lords.

  10. Bootsy Naples

    Been listening to reggae music since 1970. Yet I had never heard this version. It made me miss him, with all my heart and soul.

  11. scorpioreign1115

    ♥️🇯🇲♥️🇯🇲

  12. Eugene C. Holly

    "Fools Die (For Want Of Wisdom)"


    The lips of the righteous teaches many

    But fools die for want of wisdom

    The rich man's wealth is in the city



    Vexation of the soul is vanity

    Destruction of the poor is their poverty

    The poor man's wealth is in a holy place



    Why do you fight each other?

    Why do you kill your brother?

    Then your reward will be the cemetery



    We got to build a better nation

    Clean up, clean up Jah creation

    Or there will be no future for you, you and me

  13. Shinade Thomas

    love this song so reality! respect and love from trinidad and tobago.

  14. Simon Tombe

    Satan always fight against Gods children.R.I P. Peter always be remembered , blessings 🙏❣️ you.

  15. Isa Halim

    You don't fool yourself..everybody have
    The answer.....Bob Marley

    This song went and made me weep......

  16. Elaine Reid

    Love this brother
    One of JAH prophets
    They murdered HIM
    Because he was teaching the peoples through his music the truth !!
    Rest in love mighty Peter
    Amun RASTAFARI amun

  17. Thembela Hlophe

    4 January 2020...dis talented guy still rock my soul 😊

  18. Omar Ryan

    To say this song is beautiful and soulful is an understatement

  19. Nigel Graham

    Masterpiece brother Peter. Eternal Fire Burns...

  20. Fredericka Clarke

    Big up mr farakhan i love you, no one any evil vibes create,cause, withre, sent or invited, he that creats et all, wins, rules, Who is bless, no one can cursed 🙏✅

  21. Colin Smith

    th[s guy is truely a black legend a son of Jamaica the spirits of time will immortalize his works

  22. Sofia John

    Wisdom song Peter Tosh music Rip king

  23. Ntjinano Johannes

    I started listening to reggae music, especially of Peter since I was very young. By compering with that of the other, Peter 's songs carries educative massage which can empower ones' soul. I Sometimes I asks myself why did the world baptised Bob as the "King of Reggae" not Tosh. Yes Bob also is great I love his work and enjoys his songs. Many time I tried to listen to these two Heroes's songs at the same time , I always comes with the same question why not Tosh? So may there souls rest in peace, I love them (Tosh and Marley).

  24. LYNN BOWEN

    It breaks my heart to see him and others die so young before reaching their full potential and becoming elders. They had so much to teach us, but their time on earth was cut short.

  25. LYNN BOWEN

    I always love Peter. One of my favorites and I only have two. Voice and the music live on.....

  26. Lappies Labuschagne

    We need a revival of peaceful music like regae in South Africa

  27. Rejy Varkey

    I'm still ALIVE!!!

  28. Hel Cha

    12/12/2019 !

  29. Yve Rak W

    I never heard this song but I like it very much .

  30. Libby Muchiri

    I n I love this tune

  31. kelvin Kelworld

    Some preachers needs to listen to tosh music. Rip legend hit like if you listing Dec 2019

  32. Baboucarr Gaye

    ONE LOVE. Onè Heart .RESPECT

  33. Thami Mntambo

    what a powerful message in this beautiful song!!!!

  34. Anna Phillips

    One of the most beautiful songs ever written and sang

  35. fresh donkey

    Hey brothers and sisters scrolling through the comments, Jah bless you.

  36. W G

    Peter Tosh, vc me emociona a cada vz q ouço essa relíquia...maior respeito.

  37. Monique Robinson

    Ego vs ignorance......who wins????

  38. Monique Robinson

    Fools die for want of wisdom and some die because they say tell me what you want......or leave me alone.
    It's liberty or rest.....that is sad

  39. Lazarous Xavier

    I'm speeches to be honestly. This song l never heard before. It's so beautiful !

  40. Gaspard Ndao

    thank you for theplqy is good#

  41. Majestik777 *

    Beautiful! Words can't express what a strong soul this man had. We never gonna give it up!

  42. Elaine Reid

    Rest in love oh mighty Peter !!!
    They murdered you because you was one of JAH prophet
    Amun RASTAFARI amun
    Selah

  43. Colistus Gustave

    He was killed by black men, probably send by Caucasian men. We black people are our own enemy. I don’t know what is going on. It seems that black people don’t want to see other people of color succeed, they will kill you out of jealousy, envy, bitterness and spite. Whenever you becomes successful, black people start hating. What is going on with black people?

  44. Lindley DePue

    A true prophet and musical genius of our time. Even in death, people are listening to his brilliant arrangements every day! I met Peter Tosh in 1979 and he has impacted my life immeasurably! I will never forget that meeting! I've also been fortunate to meet Bob Marley and Dennis Brown as well, but to me, Peter Tosh stands out in a crowd! You left the world a musical and prophetic legacy and you will never be forgotten! RIP, Peter Tosh!

  45. Eddy k

    If u are still here 2019 for the legend hit the like button.

    Sean Hennsey

    Yeah him n Bob they scared the Hell out of everybody with the truth They will never b forgotten rip to the Legends

    Raymond

    Not still here, just arrived! Peter is a legend!

    JOSEPH NWAGHANATA

    Peter & Bob although gone, but can never be forgotten

    Toronto Black Farmers and Growers Collective

    So inspiring, never get tired of his powerful message and music. May the American rest his soul in peace. One LOVE my brother and soldier.

    Toronto Black Farmers and Growers Collective

    This phone trying to put words in my mouth, THE Almighty not Ameyican. really sick.

  46. Stan Shi

    The lips of the righteous teaches many
    But fools die for want of wisdom
    The rich man's wealth is in the city

    Vexation of the soul is vanity
    Destruction of the poor is their poverty
    The poor man's wealth is in a holy place

    Why do you fight each other?
    Why do you kill your brother?
    Then your reward will be the cemetery

    We got to build a better nation
    Clean up, clean up Jah creation
    Or there will be no future for you, you and me

  47. Jackie Hylton

    Today 10/19 is Peter's Birthday, I always remember that, still miss this powerful voice

  48. Stephano Evans

    A one of a kind Tosh .!! 1 of a Kind....

  49. Phillip Tembo

    Yes . He was one among the the best.

    Glendon Codling

    Yes.He was the best among beyond the best

  50. Dalecio Silva Souza

    maconheiro

  51. Oneek Williams

    A great song from the greatest ,rip.

  52. malaikah shernloh

    I listen to this song when i was 9 years now im 24 years and the words have revived me.

  53. Mathews Mulenga

    Very touching song it inspired me

  54. Keisha McKenzie

    The lips of the righteous teaches many
    But fools die for want of wisdom
    The rich man's wealth is in the city, dududuuuuuuuu

    Vexation of the soul is vanity
    Destruction of the poor is their poverty
    The poor man's wealth is in a holy place, dududuuuuuuuu

    Why do you fight each other? Mmm
    Why do you kill your brother?
    Then your reward will be the cemetery, heee heeee dududu
    Your reward will be the cemetery, heeeheeee dududuuuuuuuu

    We got to build a better nation
    Clean up, clean up Jah creation
    Or there will be no future for you, you and meeeee, dududuuuuuuuu

    The lips of the righteous teaches many
    But fools die for want of wisdom
    The rich man's wealth is in the city, oooohh oooohhhhhhh dududuuuuuuuu

    Vexation of the soul is vanity
    Destruction of the poor is poverty
    The poor man's wealth is in a holy place, dududuuuuuuuu dududuuuuuuuu hmmmm hmmmm

  55. ndaki masuke

    the focus was from hand to mouth
    that is rich man wealth
    did play any part to our living health
    and this lovely earth
    were is our future and today youth

  56. laga ndum

    Another under rated singer. One of the best in reggie music

  57. Michael Joss

    With Bob one of the best musican .Love his Songs.

  58. jah soja

    Best of the best ... Peter tosh..we need Peter tosh. Rip breda your message stay for ever...

  59. Abraham Makhunga

    It is like someone taken by a flight to reach heaven and meet the almighty God .U forget everything when you listen to this song

  60. Patrick Collier

    My brother Raphael de beer . hope to find u soon.

  61. Micheline Burgett

    I can listen this song for 24 hous . Peter Tosh , you are with the Lord Almighty God right now because you had been selving to the World the Words of our Lord Jesus Christ . You were the greatest servant of Lord Jesus in the World . is at leat your family still alived ? I heurd also that they killed your beloved son !!!!??? Why the World becomes so evil ? Let always praise the Lord as you were always Praise the Lord . I loved you , Peter Tosh and i am still listening your voice in your teaching Lord . n your songs . I am 54 years old now and i was just 15years when i started to listen and dance your musics in the East Africs , the Country called Burundi . We were always in loved with you , Peter Tosh including Bob Marley. Jimmy Ciff and Toots .

  62. abraham simpamba

    This song 🎶 makes me cry 😭!! My your soul rest in internal peace ✌🏼 peter tosh....

  63. Andrew Crowley

    Stepping Razor Respect

  64. Fantasy World Radio

    THE LIPS OF THE WISE TEACH MANY ...

  65. patrick mbugua

    Destruction of your soul is in poverty wagwan

  66. Mduduzi Dlamini

    All the people who press thumbs down are vimpires

  67. Mona X

    He transcendence to immortality began while writing and singing this song. Be still and listen to perfection.🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲

  68. YochananbenYahuah

    Beautiful music. The three best Roots rock reggae artist to ever live where Bob Marley, Bunny wailer and Peter Tosh

  69. Jacqueline Hicks

    The poor man's wealth is in a holy holy place!!!! Now that's wisdom. Most people won't even reach this place of existence in this one lifetime. We will have to live many many lifetimes to experience this wisdom. One reason is because we won't find time to be quiet to really be still and know I am god. God is in the quiet place in the most holy place. We talking too much

    Jacqueline Hicks

    @YochananbenYahuah The I am inside of us is God

    YochananbenYahuah

    @Jacqueline Hicks okay, I miss read your comment, but everything you said was correct and beautiful. Have a beautiful and blessed day and may Yahweh guide and protect you my sister

    Jacqueline Hicks

    @YochananbenYahuah u say yahweh another one says Yahuah do we really even know the Name. The Name noone is pure enough to utter.?.

    Jacqueline Hicks

    @YochananbenYahuah wasn't debating. You have a nice day too I don't debate.

    Jacqueline Hicks

    Just a poem I wrote: venting:My mind is telling me it wants suger,my body is saying it needs water whatever fruit herb seed or plant based nutrient to heal me sustain me keep me balanced to free me and for its maintenance. It works together with mind and spirit to aid in the continual process growth and progression of my existence and ultimately my transformation my ascension and ultimately my desire for the only thing that matters my immortality. My spirit is I Am the immortal part of me that knows all things. The All that is alive and vital and all knowing. The part of me that is connected to Source that is source. It is life, it exists outside of time,and right in the depths of nothingness and everything it spans far beyond this realm to realms and dimensions we can only dream of but can remember if we sit quietly for extended periods of time. Can u see them you have been there, you helped to create them. Life is in the essence of foreverness and right inside eternal. I am is strong and powerful and all knowing it goes on forever and can never die. It is continual and on going it needs nothing outside of itself to exist maintain function or regenerate. I am is the most loving and protective force inside of you it knows u more then u think and more then the person next to you for it is all that is all that was and all that will be.

  70. Dayleeyah Kalonji

    This defines genius....Peter Tosh heals

  71. Dawn Hewitt

    My heart melts every time... ❤️

    Glendon Codling

    Same here my friend

  72. Teahu Claude

    Les paroles en français svp

  73. W G

    Obrigado por existir PETER TOSH!!!

  74. Johnson Nzilagazi

    Respect tosh. Jah bless.

  75. Jason Docherty

    I miss u my elder , your superior music brought attention to my ears even as ah likkle kid , I could relate straight away , I miss u family 🙏💯♥️🇯🇲🔥😭😤🥊

  76. robertson nyaga

    A true Prophet , Thank you Tosh!!

  77. Kathleen Karimbocas

    this music is for black people to know jah

  78. marinaldo da hora gonsalves

    Máximo respeitado os grande Peter toch

  79. Junior Sting

    The greatest from that time until this time moving into the future long live the king.

  80. Peter Ogu

    To every creation there is an imitation. That is why Bob Marley can not be compared to Peter Tosh

  81. Michael Elloitt

    R.I.P Peter tosh truth

  82. Giovanni Martin

    Gracias por tu musica hermano!!!

  83. Collins Oyombe

    Peter Tosh was a seer, a prophet an activist and a talented guitarist and orator, when you listen to I am that I am, Maga dog, Lessons in my life, No nuclear War, and this particular song u see raw talent a man full of wisdom he inspired the Late Lucky Dive, dying at the age of 43 in 1987 was a very sad moment for reggae consciousness, he lived before his time..... R. I. P king Tosh.....

  84. Jevezy

    2019 and still sounding great.

  85. Neville Griffiths

    What a powerful song coming from the prophet peter tosh

    Gofaone Pusompe

    I dedicate the song two my two late friends Rotlhe Relemogeng who left this world in November 2012 due to car accident. To my late brother Lone Bigman Setshogo who I learnt of his demise yesterday and he was buried last week without me knowing about it. We used to listen to Peter together and fools die was our favorite song. Rip my brothers and yours is a journey that none of us is spared

  86. No BS

    The genius on top of his craft, prophet Peter Tosh

  87. Mr. Anonymous

    Sweetest Ned, this one is for you ; )

  88. REVELATION KABAKA FAMILY

    It took me all this years to notice that this is an identical twin to stiff necked fool by Bob Marley,love prevails more than hate does,reggae music is unifying,

  89. Augustus Fields

    Peter would say Jah is in every man .

  90. Wilfred kutlwano Mogapi

    In Robben Island the Apartheid regime allowed all music genres in except reggae in prison. It was evident that, this is definitely food for the soul.

  91. Paulo Jara

    Rastafari!!

  92. Jeremiah Hurley

    Reggae true King .

  93. Orlando Salcedo

    Excelente. 🇻🇪

  94. Lee Richards

    Reggae G.O.A.T.

  95. Lawrence Sylva

    One of his best songs.. Touching!

  96. Solomon Kyari

    Peter each time o listen to this song , tears drops from my eyes. I love you bro.

  97. Muzi Wesley

    The great Peter Tosh