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Babylon System Lyrics – Bob Marley

Babylon System Lyrics

We refuse to be
What you wanted us to be;
We are what we are:
That’s the way (way) it’s going to be. You don’t know!
You can’t educate I
For no equal opportunity:
(Talkin’ ’bout my freedom) Talkin’ ’bout my freedom
People freedom (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 yea! (vampire)
Suckin’ the children day by day yeah!
Me say: de Babylon system is the vampire falling empire
Suckin’ the blood of the sufferers yea-ea-ea-ea-e-ah!
Building church and university wo-o-ooh yeah! –
Deceiving the people continually yea-ea!
Me say them graduatin’ thieves and murderers;
Look out now: they suckin’ the blood of the sufferers (sufferers).
Yea-ea-ea! (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 – ’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) Trodding on the winepress (rebel):
Got to rebel y’all (rebel)!
We’ve been trodding on the winepress much too long – ye-e-ah! (rebel)
Yea-e-ah! (rebel) Yeah! Yeah!

From the very day we left the shores (trodding on the winepress)
Of our Father’s land (rebel)
We’ve been trampled on (rebel)
Oh now! (we’ve been oppressed yeah!) Lord Lord go to…

[*Sleeve notes continue:
Now we know everything we got to rebel
Somebody got to pay for the work
We’ve done rebel.]

By – Bob Marley

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