by Nina Simone
Video & Audio
Just the original track.
The three-minute music video is all about various dudes running a race—and losing.
On his album Equal Rights, Peter Tosh transforms the "sinner man" into the Downpressor Man—another way of saying, the oppressor-man. Where you gonna run to?
Still feeling confused about how classical music influenced "Sinnerman"? Listen to French composer Debussy strut his stuff and you may start to see a connection. Nina Simone performed this song as a teenager.