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Bob Marley — Babylon System
Album: Survival
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5.7

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Total ratings: 104









Released: 1976
Length: 4:12
Plays (last 30 days): 1
We refuse to be
What you wanted us to be;
We are what we are:
That's the way (way) it's going to be. You don't know!
You can't educate I
For no equal opportunity:
(Talkin' 'bout my freedom) Talkin' 'bout my freedom,
People freedom (freedom) and liberty!
Yeah, we've been trodding on the winepress much too long:
Rebel, rebel!
Yes, we've been trodding on the winepress much too long:
Rebel, rebel!

Babylon system is the vampire, yea! (vampire)
Suckin' the children day by day, yeah!
Me say: de Babylon system is the vampire, falling empire,
Suckin' the blood of the sufferers, yea-ea-ea-ea-e-ah!
Building church and university, wo-o-ooh, yeah! -
Deceiving the people continually, yea-ea!
Me say them graduatin' thieves and murderers;
Look out now: they suckin' the blood of the sufferers (sufferers).
Yea-ea-ea! (sufferers)

Tell the children the truth;
Tell the children the truth;
Tell the children the truth right now!
Come on and tell the children the truth;


Tell the children the truth;
Tell the children the truth;
Tell the children the truth;
Come on and tell the children the truth.

'Cause - 'cause we've been trodding on ya winepress much too long:
Rebel, rebel!
And we've been taken for granted much too long:
Rebel, rebel now!

(Trodding on the winepress) Trodding on the winepress (rebel):
got to rebel, y'all (rebel)!
We've been trodding on the winepress much too long - ye-e-ah! (rebel)
Yea-e-ah! (rebel) Yeah! Yeah!

From the very day we left the shores (trodding on the winepress)
Of our Father's land (rebel),
We've been trampled on (rebel),
Oh now! (we've been oppressed, yeah!) Lord, Lord, go to ...

(*Sleeve notes continue:
Now we know everything we got to rebel
Somebody got to pay for the work
We've done, rebel.)
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My absolute favorite Bob Marley song and, believe me, I've listened to nearly everything he's done. Almost nothing he's done ranks less than a 7 for me.
Probably my favorite disc of his, good stuff!
Thats a pretty idiotic statement. algrif wrote:
Nice sigue from the Specials Bill. If it wasn't for the success of Ska and Bluebeat, Marley would be an unknown.
Great song...great lyrics.
Kinda old :wall: Not the song but the artist. Played to death! :beat:
I like the Bob, but boy, this dragggggggsssss....
Babylon system is the vampire, yea! Suckin' the children day by day, yeah! Me say: de Babylon system is the vampire, falling empire,
Rebel! :motor: PS:Safe choice for Haloween, ey?
Zweiblumen wrote:
Ugh. Reggae.
Yay! Reggae! And not just any reggae. This has always been one of my Marley faves.
Zweiblumen wrote:
Ugh. Reggae.
yea,What he said!
:cool:
Nice sigue from the Specials Bill. If it wasn't for the success of Ska and Bluebeat, Marley would be an unknown.
Ugh. Reggae.
Yay! My upload! Great, lesser-known Marley tune from one of his (IMO) top 3 albums. Thanks everyone for voting on the LRC! :group-hug: