Monday, June 03, 2013

Babylon System is the Vampire

"Babylon System" - Bob Marley 1979

We refuse to be
What you wanted us to be
We are what we are
That's the way it's going to be

Me say de Babylon system is the vampire, falling empire,
Suckin' the blood of the sufferers



We refuse to be
What you wanted us to be
We are what we are
That's the way it's going to be.

You can't educate I
For no equal opportunity
Talkin' 'bout my freedom,
People freedom and liberty

Yeah, we've been trodding on the winepress much too long
Rebel, rebel
Yes, we've been trodding on the winepress much too long
Rebel, rebel

Babylon system is the vampire
Suckin' the children day by day
Me say de Babylon system is the vampire, falling empire,
Suckin' the blood of the sufferers
Building church and university
Deceiving the people continually
Me say them graduatin' thieves and murderers;
Look out now they suckin' the blood of the sufferers

Tell the children the truth
Tell the children the truth
Tell the children the truth right now!
Come on and tell the children the truth
Tell the children the truth
Tell the children the truth
Tell the children the truth
Come on and tell the children the truth

'Cause we've been trodding on ya winepress much too long
Rebel, rebel
And we've been taken for granted much too long
Rebel, rebel now

Trodding on the winepress
got to rebel, y'all !
And we've been taken for granted much too long
Rebel, rebel now

From the very day we left the shores
Of our Father's land
We've been trampled on
Oh now! (we've been oppressed, yeah!) Lord, Lord, go to ...

Now we know everything we got to rebel
Somebody got to pay for the work
We've done, rebel.

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