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Uprising

Album Title: Uprising


Album Year: 1980


Uprising

Uprising would be the final studio album featuring Bob Marley & the Wailers to be released during Marley's lifetime. Prophetically, it also contains some of the band's finest crafted material, as if they were cogent that this would be their final outing. The album's blend of religious and secular themes likewise creates a very powerful and singular quest for spirituality in a material world.

Album Tracks

01Coming In From The Cold
In this life, in this life, in this life,
In this oh sweet life,
We're coming in from the cold.
We're coming in, coming in, coming in,
Coming in from the cold..

It's you, it's you, it's you I'm talking to,
Well you, it's you, it's you,
It's you, I'm talking to now.
Why do you look so sad, and foresaken.
When one door is closed,
Don't you know, another is open.

Would you let the system,
Make you kill your brotherman,
No dread no..
Would you make the system,
Make you kill your brotherman,
No dread no..
Would you make the system,
Get on top of your head again,
No dread no..
Well, the biggest man you ever,
Did see was just a baby.

In this life, in this life,
In this oh sweet life,
We're coming in from the cold,
We're coming in, coming in, coming in,
We're coming in from the cold,
It's life, it's life, it's life,
Coming in from the cold,
We're coming in, coming in, coming in,
Coming in from the cold..

It's you, it's you, it's you I'm talking to,
Well you, it's you, it's you,
It's you I'm talking to now..
Why do you look so sad and foresaken,
Don't you know,
When one door is closed,
When one door is closed,
Many more is open.. well..

Would you let the system,
No dread no..
Would you let the system,
Make you kill your brotherman,
No dread no..
Would you make the system,
Get on top of your head again,
No dread no..
The biggest man you ever,
Did see was once a baby.

In this life, in this life, in this life,
In this oh sweet life.
We're coming in from the cold,
We're coming in, coming in, coming in,
Coming in from the cold,
We're coming in, coming in, coming in..
Coming In From The Cold
02Real Situation
Check out the real situation,
Nation war against nation,
Where did it all begin, when will it end..
Well it seems like, total destruction,
The only solution.
And there ain't no use,
No one can stop them now,
Ain't no use, nobody can stop them now.

Give them an inch, they take a.. yard.
Give them yard they take a mile,
Once a man and twice a child,
And everything is just for a while.
It seems like, total destruction,
The only solution.
And there ain't no use,
No one can stop them now.
Ain't no use no one can stop them now.
Ain't no use no one can stop them now.
Ain't no use no one can stop them now.

Check in the real situation,
Check it out, check it out,
Nation fight against nation,
Where did it all begin, where will it end.
Well it seems like total destruction,
The only solution.
No use can't stop them,
Ain't no use can't stop them,
Ain't no use no one can't stop them now.
Can't stop them now. (no one can stop them now)
Ain't no use no one can stop them now.
Ain't no use you even try.
Ain't no use got to say bye bye.
Ain't no use no one can stop them now.
No one can stop them now..
Real Situation
03Bad Card
You a go tired fe see me face,
Can't get me out of the race,
Oh man, you said I'm in your place,
A make you draw bad card,
And then you draw bad card.

Propaganda spreading over my name,
Say you want to bring another life to shame,
Oh man, you just playing a game.
And then you draw bad card, (draw bad card)
A make you draw bad card, (draw bad card)
A make you draw bad card.

I want to disturb my neighbour,
'Cause I'm feeling so right.
I want to turn up my disco,
Blow them to full Watts tonight, ey.
In a rub-a-dub style.. in a rub-a-dub style.
In a rub-a-dub style.. in a rub-a-dub style.

'Cause we guarding the palace so majestic.
Guarding the palace so realistic.
Them a go tired fe see we face, (oh yeah)
Me say them can't get we out of the race,
Oh man, it's just a big disgrace.

The way you draw bad card, (draw bad card)
The way you make wrong moves, (make wrong moves)
The way you draw bad card, (draw bad card)
A make you draw bad card, (draw bad card)
A make you draw bad card,
In a rub-a-dub style.. in a rub-a-dub style..
Bad Card
04We And Dem
We now know how we and them,
A go work this out.
We no know how we and them,
A go work it out.
But someone will have to pay,
For the innocent blood,
That they shed ever day, oh children mark my word.
It's what the Bible say.. yeah, yeah!

We no know how we and them a go work this out.
We no know how we and them a go work it out.
But in the begin, Jah created everything.
He gave man, dominion over all things.
But now it's too late, you see man have lost their faith, hey-hey-hey,
Eating up all the flesh from off the earth, hey.

We no know how we and them a go work this out.
We no know how we and them a go work it out.

(..)

We no know how we and them a go work it out.
Them a flesh and bone.
We no know how we and them a go work it out.

But we have no friends in a high society,
We no have friends, oh mark my identity,
We no have no friends.. oh no.

We no know how we and them a go work this out.
We no know how we and them a go work it out.
We no know how we and them a go work this out.
We no know how we and them a go work it out..
We And Dem
05Work
We Jah people can make it work,
Come together and make it work.
We.. can make it work.
We.. can make it work.

Five days to go, working for the next day.
Four days to go, working for the next day,
Say we got three days to go, working for the next day.
Two days to go, working for the next day.
Say we got one day to go, working for the,
Every day is work, work, work, work..

We.. can make it work.
We.. can make it work.

(..)

We Jah people can make it work,
Come together and make it work.
We.. can make it work.
We.. can make it work.

We got five days to go, working for the next day.
Four days to go, working for the,
Say we got three days to go, working for the next day.
Two days to go, working for the next day.
Say we got, one day to go, working for the,
Every day is work, work.
I work in the mid-day sun, work.
I work till evening come, work.
If you ain't got nothing to do, work.
We got some work for you.
Work
06Zion Train
Zion train is coming our way.
Zion train is coming our way.
Oh people, get on-board. (you better get on board)
Thank the Lord. (praise Fari)
I gotta catch this train,
'Cause thee is no other station,
Then you going in the same direction. (oh-oh)

Zion train is coming our way.
Zion train is coming our way.

Which man can save his brother soul,
Oh man it's just self control. (oh-oh)
Don't gain the world and lose your soul,
Wisdom is better than silver and gold, to the bridge. (oh-oh)

Oh where there is a will,
There's always a way.
Where there's a will,
There's always a way, way, way, way, way.

Soul train is coming our way.
Zion train is coming our way.

Two thousand years of history, (history)
Could not be wiped away so easily,
Two thousand years of history, (black history)
Could not be wiped away so easily. (so easily)

Oh children Zion train is coming our way, get on board now.
Said Zion train is coming our way,
You got a ticket so thank the Lord.
Zion train is, Zion train is, Zion train is, Zion train,
Soul train is coming our way..
Soul train is coming our way..
Zion Train
07Pimper's Paradise
She love to party, have a good time.
She looks so hearty, feeling fine.
She loves to smoke, sometime shifting coke.
She'll be laughing when there ain't no joke.

A pimper's paradise, that's all she was now..
A pimper's paradise, that's all she was.
A pimper's paradise, that's all she was now..
A pimper's paradise, that's all she was.
Every need, got an ego to feed.
Every need, got an ego to feed.

She loves to model, up in the latest fashion.
She's in the scramble, and she moves with passion.
She's getting high, trying to fly the sky.
Now she is bluesing when there ain't no blues.. whoah..

A pimper's paradise, that's all she was now..
A pimper's paradise, that's all she was.
A pimper's paradise, that's all she was now..
A pimper's paradise, that's all she was.
Every need, got an ego to feed.
Every need, got an ego to feed.

A pimper's paradise, that's all she was now.. whoah, whoah.
A pimper's paradise, that's all she was.
A pimper's paradise, I'm sorry for the victim now, oh now,
A pimper's paradise, soon their heads, soon their,
Soon their very heads will bow.
Pimper's paradise, don't lose track, don't lose track of yourself, oh ,oh!
Pimper's paradise, don't be just a stock, a stock on the shelf,
Stock on the shelf oh,
Pimper's paradise, that's all she was..
Pimper's Paradise
08Could You Be Loved
Could you be loved.. and be loved..
Could you be loved.. and be loved..

Don't let them fool you.
Or even try to school you, oh no!
We've got a mind of our own,
So go to hell if what you're thinkin' isn't right.
Love would never leave us alone,
In the darkness there must come out to light.

Could you be loved.. and be loved..
Could you be loved.. and be loved..

The road of life is rocky,
And you may stumble too,
So while you point your fingers,
Someone else is judgin' you.
Love your brotherman..

Could you be loved.. and be loved..
Could you be loved.. and be loved..

Don't let them change you, oh..
Or even rearrange you, oh no!
We've got a life to live.
They say, only, only,
Only the fittest of the fittest shall survive,
Stay alive..

Could you be loved.. and be loved..
Could you be loved.. and be loved..

You ain't gonna miss your water,
Until your well runs dry,
No matter how you treat him,
The man will never be satisfied.

Could you be, could you be, could you be loved?
Could you be, could you be loved?
Could you be, could you be loved?

Say something, say something, say something,
Say something..
Reggae, reggae,
Say something,
Rockers, rockers,
Say something,
Reggae, reggae,
Say something,
Rockers, rockers,
Say something could you be loved
Could You Be Loved
09Forever Loving Jah
Wo-o-o-o! ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya! woy-oh!
Yeah-yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah! oh!
(We'll be forever loving Jah)
(We'll be forever loving Jah)

Some they say see them walking up the street,
They say we're going wrong,
To all the people we meet.
But-a we won't worry, we won't shed no tears,
We found a way to cast away the fears,
Forever, yeah!

(We'll be forever loving Jah) We'll be forever!
(We'll be forever loving Jah) Forever, yes, and forever!
(We'll be forever loving Jah) There'll be no end.

So, old man river, don't cry for me,
I have got a running stream of love you see.
So, no matter what stages,oh stages,
Stages, stages they put us through,
We'll never be blue.
No matter what rages, oh rages,
Changes, rages they put us through,
We'll never be blue.
We'll be forever, yeah!

(We'll be forever loving Jah) We'll be forever!
(We'll be forever loving Jah) Forever, yes, and forever!
(We'll be forever loving Jah) There'll be no end.

'Cause only a fool lean upon,
Lean upon, his own misunderstanding, oh ho, oh, yeah!
And then what has been hidden,
From the wise and the prudent,
Been revealed to the babe and the suckling,
In everyt'ing, in every way, I say, yeah!
(We'll be forever loving Jah) we'll be forever!
(We'll be forever loving Jah)

'Cause just like a tree, planted, planted by the rivers of water
That bringeth forth fruits, bringeth forth fruits in due season.
Everything in life got its purpose,
Find its reason in every season,
Forever, yeah!
(We'll be forever loving Jah) We'll be forever!
(We'll be forever loving Jah) On and on and on!
(We'll be forever loving Jah) We'll be forever, yes, yes,
We'll be forever.
(We'll be forever loving Jah)
Forever Loving Jah
10Redemption Song
Old pirates yes they rob I,
Sold I to the merchant ships.
Minutes after they took I,
From the bottom less pit.
But my hand was made strong,
By the hand of the Almighty.
We forward in this generation, triumphantly.
All I ever had is songs of freedom
Won't you help to these songs of freedom,
'Cause all I ever had.. 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, oh,
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, redemption songs, redemption songs.

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery,
None but ourselves can free our mind.
Ooh, 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, oh,
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.
Redemption Song
11Redemption Song (Band Version) 
12Could You Be Loved (12" Mix) 


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