What was Bob Marley's song "I Shot the Sheriff" really about?
In the 2012 documentary Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend, Marley's ex-girlfriend reveals the origin of the lyrics. To the surprise of many, she explains that the lyrics, "Sheriff John Brown always hated me, For what, I don't know: Every time I plant a seed, He said kill it before it grow" was actually in response to the fact that Marley was very opposed to her use of birth control pills.
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