The Bible Of Bob Marley


When I think of song writing, my immediate response is Robert Nesta Marley. One would have to prove to me that there has ever been a greater song writer in the history of music; as his words of wisdom extend far beyond the realms of conventional music. I consider them to be philosophical and prophetic. I shared a quote yesterday from one of my favorite songs of his (Redemption Song) and found that my friends responded in a positive way upon reading it. It was from there that I came up with the concept of this blog. Once again I’ll reiterate, I have always thought of Bob Marley as more of prophet and a philosopher, so I started to gather pieces of his songs and adjoin them together. The finish product I entitled “The Bible of Bob Marley”. It reads as follows:

See the morning sun, the morning sun, on the hillside (Soul Rebel). When ya see Jah light.
Let me tell you if you’re not wrong, everything is all right (Exodus). You can lively up yourself and don’t be no drag (Lively Up Yourself). Just concentrate, ’cause heaven lives on (African Herbsman). So much trouble in the world, bless my eyes this morning (So Much Trouble In The World). My heart says follow t’rough (Waiting In Vain). Is this love that I’m feelin’?(Is This Love) To think that we could get along?(Stand Alone). These are the words of my master, keep on tellin’ me (Small Axe). Bend down low, let me tell you what I know (Bend Down Low). Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds (Redemption Song). I’ve got to pick myself from off the ground in this a concrete jungle (Concrete Jungle). I heard my mother, she was praying. And the words that she said, they still linger in my head. She said, “A child is born in this world, he needs protection” (High Tide or Low Tide). Open up your heart (Mellow Mood). ‘Cause we’re moving right out of Babylon (Africa Unite). If I count there’ll be a million or two (Stand Alone). This was cause through love and affection (All In One). Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner. There ain’t no hiding place from the Father of Creation (One Love). I say Lord, I’ve got to keep on moving (Keep On Moving). I wanna know when you’re gonna come – soon (Waiting In Vain). You see things are not the way they used to be. I won’t tell no lies. One and all got to face reality… yeah (Natural Mystic). From Mandeville to slide-a-ville, coffin runnin’ around (Mr. Brown). Good Lord, help me (Put It On). What more can I do?(How Many Times). No bullet can stop us now, we neither beg nor will we bow (Jamming). Only the fittest of the fittest shall survive (Could You Be Loved). But there is just one thing I would like you to know, oh (Caution). Though the road is rocky (Rainbow Country). Above the falling rain (Kaya). Hypocrites and parasites will come up and take a bite (Who The Cap Fit). Some a lawful, some a bastard, some a jacket (Rat Race). If you hope good down from above (No More Troubles). We’ll be forever loving Jah (Loving Jah). We’re more than sand on the seashore, we’re more than numbers (Wake Up And Live). Oh, children, Zion train is comin’ our way; get on board now (Zion Train). Why not help one another on the way? (Positive Vibration). You’ll find your redemption and then you give us the teachings of his Majesty; for we no want no devil philosophy (One Drop). Forget your troubles and dance! Forget your sorrows and dance! Forget your sickness and dance! Forget your weakness and dance! (Them Belly But We Hungry). We’re the survivors (Survival). So let the words of our mouth and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in thy sight (By The Rivers of Babylon). We’re coming in from the cold (Coming In From The Cold).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: