BOB MARLEY’S REDEMPTION SONG: “SONGS OF FREEDOM”

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[Celebrating Black History Month\Bob Marley\Poetry]
Bob Marley: "Won't You help to sing, These songs of freedom? 'Cause all I ever had, Redemption songs."
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The one and only Bob Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) the great musical messenger and freedom fighter.

In honor of Black History Month, the Black Star News will be featuring speeches, interviews, poetry, etc. all month from important figures who fought for Black liberation and who represent the Black experience with honor.

Today, in honor of Bob Marley (whose birthday 75 birthday would've been on Thursday) we publish here some of the poetic words, in the classic "Redemption Song."

Redemption Song

Old pirates, yes, they rob I

Sold I to the merchant ships

Minutes after they took I

From the bottomless pit

But My hand was made strong

By the hand of the Almighty

We forward in this generation

Triumphantly

 

Won't you help to sing

These songs of freedom?

'Cause all I ever have

Redemption songs

Redemption songs

 

Emancipate Yourselves from mental slavery

None but Ourselves can free Our minds

Have no fear for atomic energy

'Cause none of them can stop the time

How long shall they kill our prophets

While we stand aside and look?

Ooh!

Some say it's just a part of it

We've got to fulfill the book

 

Won't you help to sing

These songs of freedom?

'Cause all I ever have

Redemption songs

Redemption songs

Redemption songs

 

[Guitar break]

 

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery

None but ourselves can free our mind

Wo!

Have no fear for atomic energy

'Cause none of them-a can-a stop-a the time

How long shall they kill our prophets

While we stand aside and look?

Yes, some say it's just a part of it

We've got to fulfill the book

Won't you help to sing

These songs of freedom?

'Cause all I ever had

Redemption songs

All I ever had

Redemption songs

These songs of freedom

Songs of freedom

 

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