Songs of Freedom Disc 4

SONGS OF FREEDOM Disc 4

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                Tracks transcribed from album
                [Album originally released 21/9/1992]
    
                Contents:
    
                 1. Africa Unite                (S-6)                           [2:54]
                 2. Survival                    (S-5)                           [3:52]
                 3. One Drop                    (S-7)                           [3:51]
                 4. One Dub                     [dub version of "One Drop"]     [3:53]
                 5. Zimbabwe                    (S-2)                           [3:47]
                 6. So Much Trouble In The World(S-1)                           [3:57]
                 7. Ride Natty Ride             [12" mix]                       [6:22]
                 8. Babylon System              (S-4)                           [4:18]
                 9. Coming In From the Cold     [12" mix]                       [6:04]
                10. Real Situation              (U-2)                           [3:08]
                11. Bad Card                    (U-3)                           [2:47]
                12. Could You Be Loved          [12" mix]                       [5:26]
                13. Forever Loving Jah          (U-9)                           [3:50]
                14. Rastaman Live Up            (C-10)                          [5:19]
                15. Give Thanks and Praises     (C-5)                           [3:13]
                16. One Love/People Get Ready   [12" mix]                       [7:07]
                17. Why Should I                                                [3:31]
                18. Redemption Song             [Live: The Stanley Theatre,     [4:06]
                                                Pittsburgh, PA, 23/9/1980]
    
    
                 1. AFRICA UNITE  [Bob Marley]
    
                This track is identical to SURVIVAL (Track 6)
    
    
                 2. SURVIVAL   [Bob Marley]
    
                This track is identical to SURVIVAL (Track 5)
    
    
                 3. ONE DROP   [Bob Marley]
    
                This track is identical to SURVIVAL (Track 7)
    
    
                 4. ONE DUB    [Bob Marley]     [dub version  of  "One Drop"]
    
                [Mainly instrumental, but with the following words (+ heavy echo):]
    
                Na na na-na na;
                A na na na-na na;
                Na na na-na na;
                Na na na-na na!  Oo-wee!
    
                His Majesty,
                For we no want no devil philosophy.
    
                They made their world so hard
                Everyday!  Everyday!
    
                Ow!  (Oo-oo!  See blee-oo!)
    
    
                5. ZIMBABWE   [Bob Marley]
    
                This track is identical to SURVIVAL (Track 2)
    
    
                6. SO MUCH TROUBLE IN THE WORLD  [Bob Marley]
    
                This track is identical to SURVIVAL (Track 1)
    
    
                7. RIDE NATTY RIDE  [Bob Marley]  [12" mix]
    
                Rub, a-rub, rubby-doo-day;
                Rum-pum-pum a-rum-pum-pum-pum!
                Dready got a job to do
                And he's got to fulfill that mission, yeah!
                To see his hurt - yea-eah yeah! - is their greatest ambition, yeah!
                But-a he will survive in this world of competition,
                'Cause no matter what they do,
                Natty keep on comin' through,
                And no matter what they say-ay,
                Natty de deh every day. yeah!
                Natty Dread rides again,
                Through the mystics of tomorrow,
                Natty Dread rides again:
                Have no fear, have no sorrow, yeah!
    
                All and all you see a-gwan
                Is to fight against Rastaman.
                So they build their world in great confusion
                To force on us the devil's illusion.
                But the stone that the builder refuse
                Shall be the head cornerstone,
                And no matter what game they play,
                Eh, we got something they could never take away;
                We got something they could never take away:
    
                And it's the fiyah (fiyah)!  It's the fiyah (fiyah)!
                That's burning down everything:
                Feel the fiyah (fiyah)!  Fiyah (fiyah)!
                Only the birds have their wings, yeah!
                No time to be deceived;
                Oh, brothers, you should know and not believe:
                Jah say this judgment day could never be with water,
                No water could put out this fiyah (fiyah):
                This fiyah (fiyah)!  This fiyah (fiyah)!
                This fiyah (fiyah), a yaga y'all!  Ride, Natty, ride!
                Go deh, Dready, go deh,
                'Cause now the fire is out of control,
                Panic in the city, wicked weeping for their gold!
                Everywhere this fiyah is burning,
                Destroying and melting their gold,
                Destroying and waisting their souls.
    
                Go ride, Natty, ride!
                Go deh, Dready!  Go deh!
    
                Tell you what: now the people gather on the beach
                And the leader try to make a speech,
                But the Dreadies understandin' that it's too late:
                A-fiyah is burning;
                Man, pull your own weight!
                Fiyah is burning;
                Man, pull your own weight!
                Natty Dread rides again (Natty Dread rides again);
                And me say, Go deh, Dready!  Go deh!  (go deh, go deh)
                Oh, ride, Natty, ride!  (Dread rides again)
                And go deh, Dready!  (Go deh, go deh)
                Ridin' through the storm,
                Riding through the calm (go deh, go deh).
                Oh, ride, Natty, ride!
                Go deh, Dready, go deh!
                Oh, ride, Natty, ride!
                Go deh, Dready, do deh!
    
                Tell you what:
                'Cause now the fire is out of control,
                Panic in the city, wicked weeping for their gold!
                Everywhere this fiyah is burning,
                Destroying and melting their gold,
                Destroying and waisting their souls.
    
                Go ride, Natty, ride!
                Go deh, Dready!  Go deh!
    
                Tell you what: now the people gather on the beach
                And the leader try to make a speech,
                But the Dreadies understandin' that it's too late:
                A-fiyah is burning;
                Man, pull your own weight!
                Fiyah is burning;
                Man, pull your own weight!
                Natty Dread rides again (Natty Dread rides again);
                And me say, Go deh, Dready!  Go deh!  (go deh, go deh)
                Oh, ride, Natty, ride!  (Dread rides again)
                And go deh, Dready!  (Go deh, go deh)
                Ridin' through the storm,
                Riding through the calm (go deh, go deh).
                Oh, ride, Natty, ride!
                Go deh, Dready, go deh!
                Oh, ride, Natty, ride!
                Go deh, Dready, do deh!
    
                And no matter what they say-ay,
                Natty de deh every day. yeah!
                Natty Dread rides again,
                Through the mystics of tomorrow,
                Natty Dread rides again:
                Have no fear, have no sorrow, yeah!
    
                All and all you see a-gwan
                Is to fight against Rastaman.
                So they build their world in great confusion
                To force on us the devil's illusion.
                But the stone that the builder refuse
                Shall be the head cornerstone,
                And no matter what game they play,
                Eh, we got something they could never take away;
                We got something they could never take away:
                Oh, ride, Natty, ride!
                Go deh, Dready, go deh!
                Oh, ride, Natty, ride!
                Go deh, Dready, do deh!
                Ride, Natty, ride!              /fadeout/
    
    
                8. BABYLON SYSTEM   [Bob Marley]
    
                This track is identical to SURVIVAL (Track 4)
    
    
                9. COMING IN FROM THE COLD [Bob Marley]                [12" mix]
    
                (Coming in from the cold)
                (Coming in from the cold)
    
                Would you make the system get on top of your head again?
                   (No, Dread, no!)
                Would you make the system make you kill your brotherman?
    
                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-a (coming in), coming in-a (coming in),
                   coming in-a (coming in), coming in-a, coming in,
                (Coming in) from the cold.
    
                It's you - it's you - it's you I'm talkin' to -
                Well, you, heh! (it's you) - you (it's you) - you I'm talking to now.
                Why do you look so sad and forsaken?
                When one door is closed, don't you know other is open?
    
                Would you let the system make you kill your brotherman?
                   No, no, no, no, no, no!  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 - was just a baby.
    
                In this life (in this life, in this life),
                   In this (in this life, oh sweet life):
                Coming in from the cold;
                We're coming in-a (coming in), coming in-a (coming in),
                   coming in (coming in), ooh! (coming in)
                Coming in from the cold!
    
                It's life (it's life), it's life (it's life), it's life (it's life):
                   it's - wa - well! - coming in from the cold!
                We're coming in-a (coming in), coming in-a (coming in) -
                   ooh (coming in), hey! (coming in),
                Coming in from the cold!
    
                It's you - you - you I'm talking -
                Well, yes, you, bilyabong! (it's you);
                   ew! - you I'm talking to now.
                We-e-ell, why do you look so - look so - look so sad -
                   look so sad and forsaken?
                Don't you know: When one door is closed - when one door is closed,
                   many more is open?
    
                We-e-e-ell, would you let the system get on top of your head again?
                   No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, Dread, no!  Ooh!
                Would you let the system make you kill your brotherman?
                   No, Dread, no!
                We-e-e-ell, would you make the system get on top of your head again?
                   (No, Dread, no!)  No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!
                Well, the biggest - biggest man you ever - ever
                   Did-a see was-a - was-a once a baby.
    
                In this life, in this life, in this life,
                   In this, oh, sweet life,
                We're (coming in from the cold) from the cold!
                We're coming in-a (coming in), coming in-a (comin' in),
                   comin' in-a (coming in), wo-o!  Yea-ea-eah!
                Coming in from the cold
    
                We're comin' in-a, comin' in-a, comin' in-a, comin' in-a!
                Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yea-ea-ea-eah!
                Coming in from the cold
                Coming in (coming in), coming in (coming in) -
                   (coming in) (coming in)
                (coming in) from the - from the cold! -       /fadeout/
    
    
                10. REAL SITUATION  [Bob Marley]
    
                This track is identical to UPRISING (Track 2)
    
    
                11. BAD CARD  [Bob Marley]
    
                This track is identical to UPRISING (Track 3)
    
    
                12. COULD YOU BE LOVED  [Bob Marley]            [12" mix]
    
                Could you be loved and be loved?
                Could you be loved and be loved?
    
                Don't let them fool ya,
                Or even try to school ya!  Oh, no!
                We've got a mind of our own,
                So go to hell if what you're thinking is not right!
                Love would never leave us alone,
                A-yin the darkness there must come out to light.
    
                Could you be loved and be loved?
                Could you be loved, wo now! - and be loved?
    
                (The road of life is rocky and you may stumble too,
                 So while you point your fingers someone else is judging you)
                (Could you be - could you be - could you be loved?
                 Could you be - could you be loved?
                 Could you be - could you be - could you be loved?
                 Could you be - could you be loved?)
    
                Don't let them change ya, oh! -
                Or even rearrange ya!  Oh, no!
                We've got a life to live.
                They say: only - only -
                   only the fittest of the fittest shall survive -
                Stay alive!  Eh!
    
                Could you be loved and be loved?
                Could you be loved, wo now! - and be loved?
    
                (The people who walk in darkness have seen a great light;
                 Could you be loved?  Could you be loved?
                    Could you be - could you be - could you be loved?
                 ............................ thing's gonna be all right!
                 Could you be loved?  Could you be loved?
                    Could you be - could you be - could you be loved?)
    
                Don't let them change ya, oh! -
                Or even rearrange ya!  Oh, no!
                Get up!  Get up!  Get up!  Get up!  Get up!  Get up!  Get up!  Get up!
                   Get up!  Get up!
                Get up!  Get up!  Get up, now!
                We've been - we've been a-sit down too long!
                Get up!  Get up!  Get up, now!
                   Get up, now!  Up - eh!
    
                Could you be loved and be loved?
                Could you be loved, wo now! - 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?)
                Say something!  Say something!
                   (Could you be - could you be - could you be loved?)
                Say something!  (Could you be - could you be loved?)
                Say something!
                Say something!  Say something!
                Say something!
                Say something!
                Say something!
                Say something!  Reggae, reggae!
                Say something!  Rockers, rockers!
                Say something!  Reggae, reggae!
                Say something!  Rockers, rockers!
                Say something!
                Say something!                  /fadeout/
    
    
                13. FOREVER LOVING JAH  [Bob Marley]
    
                This track is identical to UPRISING (Track 9)
    
    
                14. RASTAMAN LIVE UP    [Bob Marley]
    
                This track is identical to CONFRONTATION (Track 10)
    
    
                15. GIVE THANKS AND PRAISES     [Bob Marley]
    
                This track is identical to CONFRONTATION (Track 5)
    
    
                16. ONE LOVE/PEOPLE GET READY [Bob Marley/Curtis Mayfield] [12" mix]
    
                One Love!
                One Heart!
                Let's get together and feel all right.
                Hear the children cryin' (One Love!);
                Hear the children cryin' (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.  Wo wo-wo wo-wo!
                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 beliefs?
    
                One Love!   What about the one heart?
                One Heart!  What about - ?  Oh!  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!),
                All right!
                   Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
                Let's get together and feel all right.
                One more thing!
                ---
                /Instrumental break/
                ---
                Let's get together to fight this Holy Armagiddyon (One Love!),
                So when the Man comes there will be no, no doom (One Song!).
                Have pity on those whose chances grows t'inner;
                There ain't no hiding place from the Father of Creation.
    
                Sayin':
                (Let's get together and feel all right.)
                (Thanks and praise to the Lord; I will feel all right.)
    
                Sayin':
                ---
                /Instrumental break/
                        (Feel all - )
                        (Feel all ri- )
                ---
                (Let's get together and feel all right.)
                (One love!)
                (One heart!)
                (Thanks and praise to the Lord; I will feel all right.)
    
                (Let's-a get together and feel all right.)
                One more thing:
                (Let's get together and feel all right.)
                ---
                /Instrumental break/
                ---
                One Love!   What about the one heart?
                One Heart!  What about the: let's get together and feel all right
                I'm pleadin' to mankind! (One Love!);
                One Heart (one heart), wo-ooh!
                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.
                Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
                Let's em-a get together and feel all right.        /fadeout/
    
    
                17. WHY SHOULD I  [Bob Marley]
    
                (Why should I bend down my head and cry?
                Why should I bend down my head and cry?)
                The old world has ended, yeah;
                The new world has just begun,
                And all them people that live therein
                Shall live on and on.
                One more thing:
                Got to get what I need,
                Got to get what I want.
                Got to get what I need,
                Got to get what I want.
                Got to get satisfaction,
                Got to get the action.
                Got love and affection.
                One more thing:
    
                Once there was two roads before us
                To pick our choice, yeah!
                But good has overcome bad;
                The sheep has heard their master's voice:
                So tell me why.
    
                Why should I bend down my head and cry?
                   No reason why; no reason why; no reason why.
                (Why should I bend down my head and cry?)
                   Got to move!  Got to groove!)
    
                (Got to get what I want)  What did you say?  (Got to get it)
                (Got to get what I need)  Got to get it, today now.
                (Got to get what) Like I say: (I want.  Got to get it)
                Got to get it - satisfaction.
    
                The old world has ended, yeah!
                The new world has just begun,
                And all them people that live therein
                Shall live on and on.
                One more thing:
    
                (Why should I bend down my head and cry?) My father is a king.
                (Why should I bend down my head and cry?) All the riches in the earth.
                So tell me why,
                (Why should I bend down my head and cry?)
                   Why should I bend down my head and cry?   /fadeout/
    
    
                18. REDEMPTION SONG  [Bob Marley]  [Live: The Stanley Theatre,
                                                   Pittsburgh, PA, 23/9/1980]
                Yeah!
                Yes, this little son ghere is called "Old Pirates", you know:
                "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 'and was made strong
                By the 'and of the Almighty.
                We forward in this generation
                Triumphantly.
                Won't you help to sing
                Another song of freedom? -
                'Cause all I ever have:
                Redemption songs;
                Redemption songs.
    
                Emancipate yourself from mental slavery;
                None but ourself 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?
                Some say it's just a part of it:
                We've got to fulfil de book.
    
                Won't you help to sing
                Another song of freedom? -
                'Cause all I ever have:
                Redemption songs;
                Redemption songs;
                Redemption songs.
    
                Sing wi' me, children:
                In every way, now;
                In everyday;
                In every way;
                In everyday.
    
                Emancipate yourself from mental slavery;
                None but ourself can free our mind.
                Have no fear for atomic energy,
                'Cause none of them can stop the time.
                How long shall dey kill our prophets,
                While we stand aside and look?
                Some say it's just a part of it:
                We've got to fulfil de book.
                Won't you help to sing, o-oo-oo!
                Another song of freedom? - yeah, child!
                'Cause all I ever had, did ya know? -
                Redemption songs.
    
                Sing the harmony:
                Redemption songs;
                Come on with me, children!
                In every way, now;
                In everyday;
                In every way, now;
                In every way.
    
                Thank you, very much!
    
    

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