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Babylon By Bus

Album Title: Babylon By Bus


Album Year: 1978


Babylon By Bus

Arguably the most influential live reggae album ever, Babylon by Bus captures Bob Marley and the Wailers during the European leg of their Kaya tour in the spring of 1978. The success of this set was not entirely unexpected, however. If the universal and widespread acclaim of LIVE! - their first concert recording - was an indicator, all involved knew that a Bob Marley & the Wailers performance contained unique energies and a vibe all of its own.

Album Tracks

01Positive VibrationPositive Vibration
02Punky Reggae PartyPunky Reggae Party
03ExodusExodus
04Stir It UpStir It Up
05Rat RaceRat Race
06Concrete JungleConcrete Jungle
07Kinky ReggaeKinky Reggae
08Lively Up YourselfLively Up Yourself
09Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Road Block)
(Do do do do-do do do!
Do do do do-do do do!
I rebel music;
I rebel music.)
Why can't we roam (oh-oh-oh-oh) this open country? (open country)
Oh, why can't we be what we wanna be? (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
We want to be free. (wanna be free)
3 o'clock roadblock - curfew,
And I've got to throw away -
Yes, I've got to throw away -
A yes-a, but I've got to throw away,
My little herb stalk!
I (rebel music) - yeah, I'm tellin' you! -
(I) I rebel music (rebel music). Oh-ooh!
Take my soul (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
and suss - and suss me out (suss me out). Oh-ooh!
Check my life (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh),
if I am in doubt (I'm in doubt); I'm tellin':
3 o'clock roadblock - roadblock - roadblock,
And "Hey, Mr. Cop! Ain't got no - (hey) hey! (hey, Mr Cop) -
(What ya sayin' down there?) - (hey) hey! (hey, Mr Cop) -
Ain't got no birth certificate on me now."
(..)
(I rebel music)
(I rebel music)
(oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
(open country)
(oh-oh-oh)
(Do do do!)
I (rebel music) - yeah, I'm tellin' you! -
(I) I rebel music (rebel music).
Oh-ooh! Take my soul (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
and suss - and suss me out (suss me out). Oh-ooh!
Check my life (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh),
if I am in doubt (I'm in doubt); I'm tellin':
3 o'clock roadblock - roadblock - roadblock,
And "Hey, Mr. Cop! Ain't got no - (hey) hey! (hey, Mr Cop) -
(What ya sayin' down there?) - (hey) hey! (hey, Mr Cop) -
Ain't got no birth certificate on me now."
Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Road Block)
10War/No More Trouble
Until the philosophy,
Which hold one race superior and another,
Inferior,
Is finally,
And permanently,
Discredited.
And abandoned.
Everywhere is war.
Me say war.

That until there no longer,
First class and second class citizens of any nation.
Until the colour of a man's skin,
Is of no more significance, than the colour of his eyes.
Me say war.

That until the basic human rights,
Are equally guaranteed to all,
Without regard to race.
Dis a war.

That until that day,
The dream of lasting peace,
World citizenship,
Rule of international, morality.
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued,
But never attained.
Now everywhere is war.
War!

And until, the ignoble and unhappy regimes,
That hold our brothers in Angola,
In Mozambique,
South Africa,
Sub-human bondage,
Have been toppled,
Utterly destroyed.
Well, everywhere is war..
Me say war.

War in the east,
War in the west,
War up north,
War down south.
War, war.
Rumours of war.
And until that day, The African continent,
Will not know peace,
We Africans will fight, we find it necessary,
And we know we shall win,
As we are confident,
In the victory.

Of good over evil.
Good over evil, yeah!
Good over evil.
Good over evil, yeah!
Good over evil.
Good over evil, yeah!

(we don't need) no, we don't need (no more trouble) no more trouble!
(we don't need no more trouble)

Wo! oh-oh-oh!
(we don't need) we don't need no (no more) trouble!
We don't need no trouble!

(we don't need no more trouble)
Make love and not war! 'Cause we don't need no trouble.
What we need is love, (love)
To guide and protect us on. (on)
If you hope good down from above, (love)
Help the weak if you are strong now. (love)

We don't need no trouble;
What we need is love. oh, no!
We don't need - we don't need - no more trouble!
Lord knows, we don't need no trouble!

(we don't need) we don't need trouble (no more trouble) -
No more trouble - no more trouble!
Seek happiness! (..) oh, ..!
Come on, you all and speak of love. (..) oh, yeah!

We don't need no trouble;
What we need is love, now. (what we need is love!)
(we don't need) oh, we don't need no more trouble!
We don't need, no - we don't need no trouble!
We don't (need) - no, brothers and sisters ... (no more trouble!)

We don't need no trouble; we don't need no trouble!
We don't need no trouble!
What we need is love!

We don't need - we don't need no more - we don't need -
No more trouble - we don't need no more trouble!
Trouble we don't need (we don't need),
(we don't need) Lord, knows! -
We don't need no more war (no more trouble).
No more trouble - we don't need no more - more trouble!
War/No More Trouble
11Is This LoveIs This Love
12Heathen
De heathen back dey pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, pon de wall!
De heathen back dey pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, pon de wall!

Rise up fallen fighters,
Rise and take your stance again.
Tis he who fight and run away,
Live to fight another day.
With de heathen back dey pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, pon de wall!
De heathen back dey pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, pon de wall!

As a man sow, shall he reap,
And I know that talk is cheap.
But the hotter the battle,
A the sweeter Jah victory.
With de heathen back dey pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, pon de wall!
De heathen back dey pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, pon de wall!

De heathen back dey pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, pon de wall!
De heathen back dey pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, pon de wall!

Rise up, fallen fighters,
Rise and take your stance again.
Tis he who fight and run away,
Live to fight another day.
De heathen back dey pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, pon de wall!
De heathen back dey pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, pon de wall!
De heathen back dey pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, pon de wall!
De heathen back dey pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, pon de wall!
De heathen back dey pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, pon de wall!
De heathen back dey pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, pon de wall!
Heathen
13Jammin'
Ooh, yeah! All right!

We're jammin'.
I wanna jam it wid you.
We're jammin', jammin',
And I hope you like jammin', too.

Ain't no rules, ain't no vow, we can do it anyhow,
I and I will see you through.
'Cause every day we pay the price with a little sacrifice,
Jammin' till the jam is through.

We're jammin'.
To think that jammin' was a thing of the past.
We're jammin'.
And I hope this jam is gonna last.

No bullet can stop us now, we neither beg nor we won't bow,
Neither can be bought nor sold.
We all defend the right, Jah Jah children must unite,
Your life is worth much more than gold.

We're jammin'.. (jammin', jammin', jammin')
And we're jammin' in the name of the Lord.
We're jammin'.. (jammin', jammin', jammin'),
We're jammin' right straight from Yah.

Yeah! Holy Mount Zion.
Holy Mount Zion.
Jah sitteth in Mount Zion,
And rules all creation..

Yeah, we're, we're jammin'. (wotcha-wa),
Wotcha-wa-wa-wa, we're jammin'. (wotcha-wa),
See, I wanna jam it wid you.
We're jammin'.. (jammin', jammin', jammin')
I'm jammed, I hope you're jammin', too.

Jam's about my pride and truth I cannot hide,
To keep you satisfied.
True love that now exist is the love I can't resist,
So jam by my side.

We're jammin'.. (jammin', jammin', jammin'), yeah-eah-eah!
I wanna jam it wid you.
We're jammin', we're jammin', we're jammin', we're jammin',
We're jammin', we're jammin', we're jammin', we're jammin'.
Hope you like jammin', too.
We're jammin', we're jammin', (jammin'),
We're jammin', we're jammin', (jammin').
I wanna (I wanna jam it wid you) I wanna..
I wanna jam wid you now..
Jammin', jammin'.. (hope you like jammin' too).
Eh-eh! I hope you like jammin', I hope you like jammin',
'Cause (I wanna jam it wid you). I wanna jam it wid you.
I like, I hope you, I hope you like jammin', too.
I wanna jam it.
I wanna jam it.
Jammin'


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