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bobmarleythewailersnattydreadLUMPENPROLETARIATRevelation reveals the truth…  So, my friend, I wish that you could see, like a bird up in the trees, the prisoners must be free…  So, if a fire make it burn…  Let righteousness cover the Earth, like the water cover the Earth…

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Revolution” (1974) by Bob Marley and The Wailers

Revelation reveals the truth—revelation
(revolution, revolution, revolution – oooo-doo-doo-doo-doo)
(revolution – oooo-doo-doo-doo-doo)

It takes a revolution (revolution) to make a solution
(doo-doo-doo-doo)
Too much confusion (aaa-aaah), so much frustration, eh!
I don’t wanna live in the part (live in the part)
Can’t trust no shadows after dark (shadows after dark), yeah-eh!
So, my friend, I wish that you could see,
Like a bird in the tree, the prisoners must be free, yeah! (free)

Never make a politician (aaa-aaah) grant you a favour
(doo-doo-doo-doo)
They will always want (aaa-aaah) to control you forever, eh!
(forever, forever)
So, if a fire make it burn (make it burn, make it burn)
And if a blood make ya run (make ya run, run, run)
Rasta de ‘pon top (aaa-aaah), can’t you see? (doo-doo-doo-doo)
So you can’t predict the flop. Eh-eh! (doo-doo-doo-doo)

We got lightning (lightning), thunder (thunder)
brimstone (brimstone) and fire—fire (fire, fire)
Lightning (lightning), thunder (thunder)
brr-brimstone (brimstone) and fire—fiyah—fire—fiyah!
(fire, fire)

Kill, cramp and paralyse all weak at conception
(aaa-aaah, doo-doo-doo-doo)
Wipe them out of creation (creation), yeah-eah! (creation)
Wa-Jah, Jah, Jah! Wa-Jah, Jah, Jah! (creation)
Wa-Jah, Jah, Jah! (creation)

Oh! Let i’es is i’es (i’es), in i’es is black (i’es)
In i’es is red (i’es), in i’es is dread

Let righteousness cover the earth
Like the water (aaa-aaah) cover the sea, yeah! Yeah!

Lightning (lightning), doo-doo-doo (thunder)
doo-doo-doo (brimstone), doo-doo-doo (fire, fire)
A lightning (lightning), thunder (thunder)
brimstone (brimstone) and fire

Songwriter:  MARLEY, ROBERT NESTA

“Revolution” lyrics © Bob Marley Estate

Revolution” (1980, rehearsal take) by Bob Marley and The Wailers

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[BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS lyrics are property and copyright of their owners.  “Revolution” lyrics are provided here for educational and personal use only.]

[21 NOV 2016]

[Last modified at 12:21 PST on 21 NOV 2016]

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