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Exodus

Album Title: Exodus


Album Year: 1977


Exodus

Recorded in London following an attempt on his life, Exodus shows Bob Marley mellowing a bit. Despite some powerful political tracks, Marley adopts a less fiery, more reflective approach than his previous outings. Still, it's hard to find reggae as good as this.

Album Tracks

01Natural Mystic
There's a natural mystic blowing through the air,
If you listen carefully now you will hear.
This could be the first trumpet, might as well be the last.
Many more will have to suffer,
Many more will have to die, don't ask me why.

Things are not the way they used to be,
I won't tell no lie.
One and all have to face reality now.
Though I've tried to find the answer, to all the questions they ask.
Though I know it's impossible, to go livin' through the past,
Don't tell no lie.

There's a natural mystic blowing through the air.
Can't keep them down..
If you listen carefully now you will hear.

There's a natural mystic, blowing through the air.

This could be the first trumpet, might as well be the last,
Many more will have to suffer,
Many more will have to die, don't ask me why.

There's a natural mystic blowing through the air,
I won't tell no lie.
If you listen carefully now you will hear,
There's a natural mystic blowing through the air.
Such a natural mystic, blowing through the air.
There's a natural mystic blowing through the air.
Such a natural mystic, blowing through the air.
Such a natural mystic, blowing through the air.
Such a natural mystic, blowing through the air.
Natural Mystic
02So Much Things To Say
Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
Ooh yeah, yeah!

They got so much things to say right now,
They got so much things to say.
They got so much things to say right now,
They got so much things to say.

Eh! but I'll never forget no way, they crucified Je-sus Christ;
I'll never forget no way, they stole Marcus Garvey for rights, oo-ooh!
I'll never forget no way: they turned their back on Paul Bogle, hey-ey!
So don't you forget (no way) your youth,
Who you are and where you stand in the struggle.

They go so very, so very, so very, so very, so very, so very,
So very, so very, so very, so very, so very,
Everything they say, so much to say.
They got so much things to say, so much things to say.

I and I nah come to fight flesh and blood,
But spiritual wickedness in high and low places.
So while they fight you down,
Stand firm and give Jah thanks and praises.
'Cause I and I no expect to be justified,
By the laws of men, by the laws of men.
Oh, true they have found me guilty,,
But through, through Jah proved my innocency.

Oh, when the rain fall, fall, fall now,
It don't fall on one man's housetop. remember that,
When the rain fall,
It don't fall on one man's housetop.

They singin', so very much, so very much, oh so very much,
So very, very,
They got so much things to say right now,
Yeah, they got so much things to say.

Hey, but I and I, I and I nah come to fight flesh and blood,
But spiritual wickedness in high and low places.
So while, so while, so while they fight you down,
Stand firm and give Jah thanks and praises.
I and I no expect to be justified,
By the laws of men, by the laws of men.
Oh, hey through Jah to prove my innocency,
I told you wicked think they found me guilty.

They got la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la,
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la,
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la,
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
They la very much all the time.

So much things to say, rumour about,
They got so much without humour,
They don't know what they're doin', yeah.
So Much Things To Say
03Guiltiness
Guiltiness, (talkin' 'bout guiltiness)
Pressed on their conscience, oh yeah.
And they live their lives, (they live their lives)
On false pretence, every day,
Each and every day, yeah.

These are the big fish,
Who always try to eat down, the small fish,
Just the small fish.
I tell you what, they would do anything,
To materialize their every wish, oh yeah-eah-eah-eah.

Say, woe to the downpressors,
They'll eat the bread of sorrow!
Woe to the downpressor,
They'll eat the bread of sad tomorrow!
Woe to the downpressors,
They'll eat the bread of sorrow!
Oh, yeah-eah! oh, yeah-eah-eah-eah!

Guiltiness.. (talkin' 'bout guiltiness)
Pressed on their conscience, oh yeah, oh yeah.
These are the big fish, (these are the big fish)
Who always try to eat down the small fish,
Just the small fish.

I tell you what,
They would do anything,
To materialize their every wish, oh, yeah-eah-eah-eah-eah-eah.

But, woe to the downpressors,
They'll eat the bread of sorrow!
Woe to the downpressors,
They'll eat the bread of sad tomorrow!
Woe to the downpressors,
They'll eat the bread of sad tomorrow!
Oh, yeah-eah! oh yeah-e-e-e-e-e!

Guiltiness. oh yeah. ah!
They'll eat the bread of sorrow every day.
Guiltiness
04The Heathen
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!
The Heathen
05Exodus
Exodus!
Movement of Jah people! Oh-oh-oh, yea-eah!

Men and people will fight ya down, (tell me why!)
When ya see Jah light. (ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!)
Let me tell you if you're not wrong, (then, why?)
Everything is all right.
So we gonna walk, all right! through de roads of creation,
We the generation, (tell me why!)
(Trod through great tribulation) trod through great tribulation.

Exodus, all right!
Movement of Jah people!
Oh, yeah! O-oo, yeah! All right!
Exodus!
Movement of Jah people! Oh, yeah!

Yeah-yeah-yeah, well!
Uh! Open your eyes and look within,
Are you satisfied (with the life you're living) Uh!
We know where we're going, uh!
We know where we're from.
We're leaving Babylon,
We're going to our Father land.

2, 3, 4: Exodus!
Movement of Jah people! Oh, yeah!
(Movement of Jah people!) Send us another brother Moses!
(Movement of Jah people!) From across the Red Sea!
(Movement of Jah people!) Send us another brother Moses!
(Movement of Jah people!) From across the Red Sea!
Movement of Jah people!

Exodus, all right! Oo-oo-ooh! Oo-ooh!
Movement of Jah people! Oh, yeah!
Exodus!
Exodus! All right!
Exodus! Now, now, now, now!
Exodus!
Exodus! Oh, yea-ea-ea-ea-ea-ea-eah!
Exodus!
Exodus!
Exodus! All right!
Exodus! Uh-uh-uh-uh!

Move!
Move!
Move!
Move!
Move!
Move!

Open your eyes and look within,
Are you satisfied, with the life you're living?
We know where we're going,
We know where we're from.
We're leaving Babylon, y'all!
We're going to our Father's land.

Exodus, all right!
Movement of Jah people!
Exodus!
Movement of Jah people!
Movement of Jah people!
Movement of Jah people!
Movement of Jah people!
Movement of Jah people!

Move!
Move!
Move!
Move!
Move!
Move!
Move!

Jah come to break downpression,
Rule equality,
Wipe away transgression,
Set the captives free.

Exodus, all right, all right!
Movement of Jah people! Oh, yeah!
Exodus!
Movement of Jah people! Oh, now, now, now, now!
Movement of Jah people!
Movement of Jah people!
Movement of Jah people!
Movement of Jah people!
Movement of Jah people!
Movement of Jah people!

Move!
Move!
Move!
Move!
Move!
Move! Uh-uh-uh-uh!

Move(ment of Jah people)!
Move(ment of Jah people)!
Move(ment of Jah people)!
Move(ment of Jah people)! Movement of Jah people!
Move(ment of Jah people)!
Move(ment of Jah people)!
Movement of Jah people!
Movement of Jah people!
Movement of Jah people!
Exodus
06Jamming
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.
Jamming
07Waiting In Vain
1, 2,
1, 2, 3.

I don't wanna wait in vain, for your love.
I don't wanna wait in vain, for your love.
From the very first time I blessed my eyes on you, girl,
My heart says follow trough.
But I know, now, that I'm way down on your line,
But the waitin' feel is fine.
So don't treat me like a puppet on a string,
'Cause I know I have to do my thing.
Don't talk to me, as if you think I'm dumb;
I wanna know when you're gonna come.. see.
I don't wanna wait in vain, for your love,
I don't wanna wait in vain, for your love,
I don't wanna wait in vain, for your love.
'Cause if summer is here,
I'm still waiting there,
Winter is here,
And I'm still waiting there.

Like I said,
It's been three years since I'm, knockin' on your door,
And I still can knock some more.
Ooh girl, ooh girl, is it feasible?
I wanna know now, for I to knock some more.
Ya see, in life I know there's lots of grief,
But your love is my relief.
Tears in my eyes burn, tears in my eyes burn.
While I'm waiting, while I'm waiting for my turn,
See!

I don't wanna wait in vain, for your love,
I don't wanna wait in vain, for your love,
I don't wanna wait in vain, for your love,
I don't wanna wait in vain, for your love,
I don't wanna wait in vain, for your love, oh!
I don't wanna, I don't wanna, I don't wanna, I don't wanna,
I don't wanna wait in vain.
I don't wanna, I don't wanna, I don't wanna, I don't wanna,
I don't wanna wait in vain.
I don't wanna, I don't wanna, I don't wanna, I don't wanna,
I don't wanna wait in vain.
No I, no I (I don't wanna, I don't wanna, I don't wanna,
I don't wanna, I don't wanna wait in vain)
No, no-no, I, no, I (I don't wanna, I don't wanna, I don't wanna,
I don't wanna, I don't wanna wait in vain)
It's your love that I'm waiting on (I don't wanna, I don't wanna,
I don't wanna, I don't wanna, I don't wanna wait in vain)
It's me love that you're running from.
It's Jah love that I'm waiting on (I don't wanna, I don't wanna,
I don't wanna, I don't wanna, I don't wanna wait in vain)
It's me love that you're running from.
Waiting In Vain
08Turn Your Lights Down Low
Turn your lights down low.
And pull your window curtains.
Oh, let Jah moon come shining in, into our life again.

Sayin', ooh, it's been a long, long (long, long, long, long) time.
I kept this message for you, girl.
But it seems I was never on time,
Still I wanna get through to you, girlie,
On time.. on time.

I want to give you some love.. (good, good lovin')
I want to give you some good, good lovin'. (good, good lovin')
Oh, I, oh, I, oh, I,
Say, I want to give you some good, good lovin'. (good, good lovin')
Turn your lights down low,
Never try to resist, oh no!
Oh, let my love come tumbling in,
Into our life again.

Sayin', ooh, I love ya!
And I want you to know right now,
I love ya!
And I want you to know right now,
'Cause I.. that I..

I want to give you some love, oh-ooh!
I want to give you some good, good lovin'.
Oh, I, I want to give you some love;
Sayin', I want to give you some good, good lovin'.

Turn your lights down low, wo-oh!
Never, never try to resist, oh no!
Ooh, let my love, ooh, let my love come tumbling in,
Into our life again.
Oh, I want to give you some good, good lovin' (good, good lovin').
Turn Your Lights Down Low
09Three Little Birds
Don't worry, about a thing,
'Cause every little thing, gonna be all right.
Singin', don't worry, about a thing,
'Cause every little thing, gonna be all right.

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds,
Pitch by my doorstep.
Singin' sweet songs,
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', (this is my message to you-ou-ou)

Singin', don't worry, 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing, gonna be all right.
Singin', don't worry, (don't worry) 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds,
Pitch by my doorstep.
Singin' sweet songs,
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', (this is my message to you-ou-ou)

Singin', don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing, gonna be all right, don't worry!
Singin', don't worry about a thing, I won't worry!
'Cause every little thing, gonna be all right.

Singin', don't worry, about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right, I won't worry!
Singin', don't worry, about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin', don't worry, about a thing, oh no!
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!
Three Little Birds
10One Love/People Get Ready
One love, one heart.
Let's get together and, feel all right.
Hear the children crying, (one love)
Hear the children crying. (one heart)
Sayin', "Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right."
Sayin', "Let's get together and feel all right."
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

Let them all pass all their dirty remarks. (one love)
There is one question, I'd really love to ask. (one heart)
Is there a place for the hopeless sinner,
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own?
Believe me.

One love, one heart.
Let's get together and, feel all right.
As it was in the beginning. (one love)
So shall it be in the end. (one heart)
Alright, "Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right."
"Let's get together and feel all right."
One more thing.

Let's get together to fight this Holy Armageddon. (one love)
So when the Man comes, there will be no, no doom. (one song)
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner.
There ain't no hiding place, from the Father of Creation.

Sayin', "One love, one heart,
Let's get together and feel all right."
I'm pleading to mankind (one love)
Oh, Lord (one heart) Whoa.

"Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right."
Let's get together and feel all right.

"Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right."
Let's get together and feel all right.
One Love/People Get Ready
11Jamming (Long Version) 
12Punky Reggae Party (Long Version) 


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