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Rebel Music

Album Title: Rebel Music


Album Year: 1986


Rebel Music

REBEL MUSIC is a collection of Marley's songs that simultaneously speaks of the oppressed masses and calls for justice. All this was accomplished with the help of a select group of crack musicians including the I-Threes (whose harmonies are prominent in the title track) and the Barrett Brothers rhythm section, who soldiered on after the departures of Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Along with the surprisingly upbeat title track, REBEL MUSIC is made complete with a live version of "Get Up, Stand Up," the quintessential protest song.

Album Tracks

01Rebel Music (Three O'Clock Roadblock) 
02So Much Trouble In The World 
03Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) 
04Rat Race("Songs Of Freedom" Version)
Uh! Ya too rude!
Uh! Eh! OH What a rat race!
Oh, what a rat race!
Oh, what a rat race!
Oh, what a rat race!
This is the rat race! Rat race! (Rat race!)

Some a lawful, some a bastard, some a jacket:
Oh, what a rat race, yeah! Rat race!

Some a gorgon-a, some a hooligan-a, some a guine-gog-a
In this 'ere rat race, yeah!
Rat race!
I'm singin' that
When the cat's away,
The mice will play.
Political voilence fill ya city, ye-ah!
Don't involve Rasta in your say say;
Rasta don't work for no C.I.A.
Rat race, rat race, rat race! Rat race, I'm sayin':
When you think is peace and safety:
A sudden destruction.
Collective security for surety, ye-ah!

Don't forget your history;
Know your destiny:
In the abundance of water,
The fool is thirsty.
Rat race, rat race, rat race!

Rat race!
Oh, it's a disgrace
To see the human-race
In a rat race, rat race!
You got the horse race;
You got the dog race;
You got the human-race;
But this is a rat race, rat race!
 
05Medley:War/No More Trouble (Live)
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!
 
06Roots
Roots Natty roots
Dread Binghi dread
I and I are the roots
Some are the dry wood

Fe catch up the fire
Whoa, Lo ok at that
They need some dry wood
To cook up the raw food
Whoa, look at that

I got to survive
Inna dis man maniac downpression
Got to survive
In iration, yeah
Roots Natty roots
Dread Binghi dread
Remember that I and I are the roots
Some are wolf
Inna sheep's clothing
Whoa, look at that
Many are called
But only a few are chosen
Whoa, look at that
Nothing that dividers can do
Can't seperate us from our father
Whoa, look at that
You see, blood is thicker than water
Whoa, look at that

Got to survive
inna disyah ghetto, yeah
Roots Natty roots
Dread Binghi dread
Remember that I and I are the roots
Roots Natty roots
Dread Binghi dread
Whoa, I and I are the roots
Some are leaves
While some are branches
But remember I and I are the roots
Some are dry wood
Fe catch up the fire
Whoa, look at that

Got to survive
Inna dis man maniac downpression
Got to survive
In iration
Roots Natty roots
Dread Binghi dread
Hey, I and I are the roots
Ooh we, roots Natty roots
Dread Binghi dread
Oh Yeah, I and I are the roots
 
07Slave Driver (Original)
Ooh-ooh-oo-ooh. Oo-oo-ooh! Oo-oo-ooh.
Slave driver, the table is turn; (catch a fire)
Catch a fire, so you can get burn, now. (catch a fire)
Slave driver, the table is turn; (catch a fire)
Catch a fire: gonna get burn. (catch a fire) Wo, now!
Ev'rytime I hear the crack of a whip,
My blood runs cold.
I remember on the slave ship,
How they brutalize the very souls.
Today they say that we are free,
Only to be chained in poverty.
Good God, I think it's illiteracy;
It's only a machine that makes money.
Slave driver, the table is turn, y'all. Ooh-ooh-oo-ooh.
Slave driver, uh! The table is turn, baby, now; (catch a fire)
Catch a fire, so you can get burn, baby, now. (catch a fire)
Slave driver, the table is turn, y'all; (catch a fire)
Catch a fire: so you can get burn, now. (catch a fire)
Ev'rytime I hear the crack of a whip,
My blood runs cold.
I remember on the slave ship,
How they brutalize the very soul.
O God, have mercy on our souls!
Oh, slave driver, the table is turn, y'all; (catch a fire)
Catch a fire, so you can get burn. (catch a fire)
Slave driver, the table is turn, y'all; (catch a fire)
Catch a fire..
 
08Ride Natty Ride 
09Crazy Baldhead 
10Get Up, Stand Up (Live)
Get up, stand up! Stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up! Stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up! Stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up! Don't give up the fight!

Preacherman, don't tell me,
Heaven is under the earth.
I know you don't know,
What life is really worth.
It's not all that glitters is gold,
Half the story has never been told:
So now you see the light, ey!
Just stand up for your rights, come on!

Get up, stand up! Stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up! Don't give up the fight!
Get up, stand up! Stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up! Don't give up the fight!

Most people think,
Great God will come from the sky,
Take away everything,
And make everybody feel high.
But if you know what life is worth,
You will look for yours on earth,
And now you see the light,
You stand up for your rights. Jah!

Get up, stand up! (Jah, Jah!)
Stand up for your rights! (oh-hoo!)
Get up, stand up! (get up, stand up!)
Don't give up the fight! (life is your right!)
Get up, stand up! (so we can't give up the fight!)
Stand up for your rights! (Lord, Lord!)
Get up, stand up! (keep on strugglin' on!)
Don't give up the fight! (yeah!)

We sick an tired of your ism-skism game,
Dyin' n goin to heaven in-a Jesus name, Lord.
We know when we understand,
Almighty God is a living man,
You can fool some people sometimes,
But you can't fool all the people all the time,
So now we see the light, (what you gonna do? )
We gonna stand up for our rights! (yeah, yeah, yeah!)

So you better,
Get up, stand up! (in the morning! git it up!)
Stand up for your rights! (stand up for our rights!)
Get up, stand up!
Don't give up the fight! (don't give it up, don't give it up!)
Get up, stand up! (get up, stand up!)
Stand up for your rights! (get up, stand up!)
Get up, stand up!
Don't give up the fight! (get up, stand up!)
Get up, stand up!
Stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up!
Don't give up the fight..
 
11Wake Up And Live, Pts. 1 & 2
One, two, three, four!

Wake up and live, y'all,
Wake up and live!
Wake up and live now!
Wake up and live!

Life is one big road with lots of signs,
So when you riding through the ruts, don't you complicate your mind:
Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy!
Don't bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality, yeah!

All together now:
Wake up and live (wake up and live, y'all),
Wake up and live (wake up and live),
wake up and wake up and live, yeah! (wake up and live now)
Wake up and (wake up and live) - wake up and live!
Rise.. ye mighty people, ye-ah!
There's work to be done,
So let's do it-a little by little:
Rise from your sleepless slumber! Yes, yeah! Yes, yeah!
We're more than sand on the seashore,
We're more than numbers.
All together now:
Wake up and live now, y'all!
(Wake up and live) Wake up and live!
Wake up and live, y'all!
(Wake up and live) Wake up and live now!
You see, one - one cocoa full a basket,
Whey they use you live big today: tomorrow you buried in-a casket.
One - one cocoa full a basket, yeah, yes!
Whey they use you live big today: tomorrow you bury in-a casket.

W'all together now:
(Wake up and live now!) Wake up and live! Oh! Yeah-eah!
(Wake up and live!) Uh!
(Wake up and live now!) Wake up and live!
(Wake up and live) Keep on playin'!
(Wake up and live, y'all) Uh! Yeah! Yeah!
(Wake up and live!)
(Wake up and live now!)
(Wake up and live!) Break it down!

Come on, man!
How is it feelin' over there?
(Wake up and live now) All right!
(Wake up and live!) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Uh!
Come on, man!
You gotta wake up and live!

Life is one big road with lots of signs, yes!
So when you riding through the ruts, don't you complicate your mind:
Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy!
Don't bury your thoughts; put your dream to reality, yeah!

W'all together now:
(Wake up and live, y'all)
(Wake up and live!) Wake up and live, yea-eah!
(Wake up and live now!)
(Wake up and live!)
Wake up and live now!
(Wake up and live) Wo-oh!
Wake up and live now!
Wake up and live!
 


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