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It's a payback in the song.
It's a payback and that's all.
The Vic Tayback!
The big payback!
The Vic Tayback
The Big Payback
I don't know karate, but I know ka-razee
I don't know karate, but I know ka-razor
Straight razors were a popular weapon in the small town, and rural south that James Brown was raised in.
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