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Nas – N.Y. State of Mind Lyrics 11 years ago
This song is so dope...simple NY beat with Nas displaying for the first time to the world his unreal flow as this was the first track on his debut classic "Illmatic"
A sign of the respect Nas has earned - this song appears in the Norton Anthology of African American Literature, the textbook for ENGL 260 at U of I.

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The Notorious B.I.G. – Ten Crack Commandments Lyrics 12 years ago
This song is true as fuck, biggie knows what he's talking about

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Twista – Still feels so good Lyrics 13 years ago
Twista is a fucking pimp, this is the best song on Kamikaze. Nobody represents the Chi like Twista

roll one, light one, smoke one, sip some...

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Delerium – Silence Lyrics 13 years ago
I never liked techno until I heard this song on a good ass sound system while i was rollin..........it's now one of my favorite songs and i love trance and progressive music. the paul oakenfeld remix (4:18) is my favorite version cus it doesn't drag on and the bass at the climax fucking pounds!

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Tupac Shakur – I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto Lyrics 13 years ago
One of tupac's finest works of poetry........he's a genius

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Tupac Shakur – Picture Me Rollin' Lyrics 13 years ago
bullshit gorefist this song has a lot of meaning. it's tupac giving a big FUCK YOU to all the haters out there.....while they're busy hating on tupac plotting and scheming against him, he's telling them to just "picture me rollin' in my 500 benz".....and none of those broke ass niggers can say shit driving their 88 deltas hustlin to get some gas money.........this is tupac's song pretty much saying "you ain't got shit on me"

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Do or Die – Paperchase Lyrics 13 years ago
Do or Die is fucking tight. We're all on a paper chase. These niggas can flow

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Eminem – If I Had... Lyrics 14 years ago
"Sure, I'm a nerd. I'm a musician too. That's something Eminem will never be. At least I'm not a burnout like you. "

-* I didn't see that last sentence before I sent my last response. Ouch, man that really hurts. Calling me a burnout and all. However, I'm a business student at the University of Illinois and have a good job working for the Save the Earth foundation. And I don't suck dick, either................so don't talk shit Flanders.

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Eminem – If I Had... Lyrics 14 years ago
HAHAHA, don't get your panties in a jumble buddy. You sound like Flanders after one too many insults from Homer. First of all, you don't know who the fuck I am so don't think that I spend all my money on drugs and that they're the only thing that make me happy (even though they do tend to make me happy). What my point was that Eminem is a good artist because he preaches to a large audience that relates to him, while you, hornblower, obviously do not have a clue what eminem is talking about. So if you feel compelled to insult artists on fan-pages, know what the fuck you're talking about first.

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Eminem – If I Had... Lyrics 14 years ago
HAHAHA, don't get your panties in a jumble buddy. You sound like Flanders after one too many insults from Homer. First of all, you don't know who the fuck I am so don't think that I spend all my money on drugs and that they're the only thing that make me happy (even though they do tend to make me happy). What my point was that Eminem is a good artist because he preaches to a large audience that relates to him, while you, hornblower, obviously do not have a clue what eminem is talking about. So if you feel compelled to insult artists on fan-pages, know what the fuck you're talking about first.

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Eminem – If I Had... Lyrics 14 years ago
Hey Hornplayer918: First let me give you credit for posting a well-written post that was easily readable, and not overly emotional.
However, that's all I have to say that's good about your post. You don't know what the fuck you're talking about. I'm assuming (based on you meantioning y our christian values and seeing that your username is "hornplayer") that you're from a Christian family most likely with conservative values, and also that you're most likely a nerd.
First of all, you're "political correctness" in your posting is nice, but it's bullshit. Being politically correct is restrictive to human expression, and that's one of the greatest things about eminem. He tells it like it is, because he doesn't give a fuck. If you fail to see the quality in this song and Eminem's work, you don't understand people. *Real* people know what Eminem is talking about. Working minimum wage, surviving, not living. It sucks. Eminem tells it like it is, that's why people like him. They can relate to him. They know what it's like to work a dead end job and drugs being your only escape from boredom. I'm lucky enough to be a little better off than that, but it's only because I too, don't give a fuck. In fact, a large amount of adolescents in this country just don't give a fuck, because of reasons eminem states in this song (check out rock bottom too, or any of his other songs.) So before you go preaching your christian propaganda to us, people who are interested in sharing their thoughts about what their favorite songs are about, realize that you are not wanted here. Go to your high school band concert, I'll be passing around a joint with my buddies listening to some Eminem.

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Joni Mitchell – Woodstock Lyrics 14 years ago
This is one of my favorite songs. It's a great anthem for the hippie generation.
The song is a story of a character who met someone inspirational (the guy in the band) and followed him and joined the hippie movement. The next stanza seems like a conversation between her and the man. She wants to be part of the "movement" (for lack of a better term). The final stanza speaks of how Woodstock was a culmination for their entire movemtn. Everyone was happy. Happy peace lovers.

The chorus is pretty self explanatory: we're made of the same stuff as stars and gold, billion year old carbon. "And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden" probably means something different for everyone.

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Ian Van Dahl – Castles In The Sky Lyrics 14 years ago
Moonst@r: the song you're thinking of is "heaven" by dj sammy

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50 Cent – In Da Club Lyrics 14 years ago
I'm a person who loves rock music and I also really like good rap music such as 50, nas, eminem. I'm also a university student, but I also know a thing or two about drugs. People shouldn't be ignorant and say "rap isn't real music" or "rock sucks" or anything because it all depends on personal style and how well you can relate. Sure, lots of people relate to rock because it's what our parents listened to, and it's good, it's not very controversial. However, a lot of people don't like rap. They don't like how it has "taken over mtv" (which by the way, it hasn't, teen pop and stupid "road rules vs. real world challenge" shows have taken over mtv). It's ignorant to say rap isn't "real music" just because it's not your favorite genre. Music is anything with rhythm and melody. Rap and Rock both have these two elements. And don't say that rap sucks just because the "lyrics arent deep" there is just as much depth in rap as there is in rock. Sure bands like Pink Floyd are once in a generation bands which are incredibly deep, however there is rap that is just as good, it's just different. 50's lyrics are not stupid, they're real. 50 is a thug from the ghetto, and the only way to get rich when you're like that is by selling drugs. He raps about his experiences with that, which also led to him getting shot. It's a dangerous lifestyle, but also very interesting to learn about, especially if you have ever been involved in the drug business. Now that 50 is a successful rapper doesn't mean he has sold out. If I could get millions for making an album about my life's experiences, I'd do it in a heartbeat. This song is about 50 celebrating his success. He came from nothing and he's a millioinaire now. He's also saying that even though he's successful he's still in "the grind" if you know he means. He's real, and he's good. Real good.

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50 Cent – Wanksta Lyrics 14 years ago
JeffRobi62: The first thing that bounced off your hard head, is that 50 cent agrees with you. He doesn't like how fakes like Ja Rule act like they're thugs and still have "love for the streets." In this song, 50's calling out fakes like Ja Rule and saying that they talk like they're bad, but they're fake, they're "wankstas". On the other hand, 50 cent is a real thug. He's not lying about anything. If he can make a shitload of money rapping why should he waste his time selling dope. He even says "I get what you get for a brick to talk greasy." 50's been there and knows what it's like, and if he can make money doing this, something not so dangerous, why would he continue to keep hustlin on the corner. And no, Jeff, no matter how good of a producer had, you wouldn't sound good rapping.

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Wondermints – Ooh Child Lyrics 14 years ago
I love this song..........I love how it's used in Boyz n the hood..........a good, hopeful song

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Bush – Glycerine Lyrics 14 years ago
I think an intertwined meaning is a very strong possibility, and regardless, this is a brilliant song

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Bush – Glycerine Lyrics 14 years ago
Not to burst anybody's bubble, but there's a good chance that this song was written about an addiction to heroin. I don't know for sure if Gavin ever was addicted to heroin, but there are many metaphors of this song that can be interpreted to relate to heroin addiciton...

"must be your skin that I'm sinking in..." - Simple enough, describing injecting a needle into his skin.
"everything's gone white, and everything's grey." - describing how it is when he's high and out of it.

"i'm never alone
i'm alone all the time
are you at one
or do you lie
we live in a wheel
where everyone steals
but when we rise it's like strawberry fields" - Talking about how heroin is an escape from the pains of the real world (track marks are often described as "strawberry fields."

"I treated you bad, you bruised my face." - Talking about overusing heroin, and the repurcussions.

"I needed you more...." - addiction...

I believe that Gavin described a troubled relationship as a parallel to heroin addiction. If he really did, then it was quite a brilliant way to present it. This is a beautiful song, and one of my favorites, but it could be about anything.

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Yes – I've Seen All Good People: Your Move/All Good People Lyrics 14 years ago
Listening to this song while clam-baking a car with my two best friends was one of the best experiences of my life, and has changed me forever. This song is amazing.
I'm not sure what it's about. If I had to guess I'd say it's about living a quality life... "straight and stronger course" "don't surround yourself with yourself" Time is also a heavy theme in the song. Otherwise I'm confused. Whatever, it's a great song

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Mindless Self Indulgence – I Hate Jimmy Page Lyrics 15 years ago
I don't see how anybody could hate Jimmy Page. The guy did so much positive things for music, it's insane and very ignorant to hate him. In my opinion he's the second best guitar player of all time, behind Hendrix, and he's been a major influence for most of the best bands of the last 20 years (just as he was influenced by Hendrix and Chuck Berry and Coltrane and Walker and all those other guys.) Also, just because their music came out 20+ years ago doesn't mean we should forget about it. Good music is timeless. Bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd created the most intricate, beautiful music of our time and we should thank them for that. Nobody since them has been able to compare. And all the bands that come close (I'm sure you all have different opinions of what bands come close) have been influenced by Zeppelin in a way. And by the way, the only reason Zeppelin and Floyd are "mainstream" is because they're so fucking good. They're not some prepackaged boy band who were groomed to be the best and most popular bands in the world, they were real guys with real problems who worked hard and produced the best music available. There are many new bands who are close to Zeppelin/Floyd status of our day and I love these bands, but I'll never stop loving Zeppelin, Floyd, the Doors, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, etc. All these "dinosaurs" created great music which have deeply influenced many peoples lives and continue to do so today, and nobody has the right to "diss" one of these bands because they're too popular. We should appreciate what they've done for the music world, and if you don't like their music then listen to something else and appreciate it for what it is.

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Papa Roach – Between Angels And Insects Lyrics 15 years ago
I think that this song is great and shows that Papa Roach is a much deeper band than they appear to be. I'm sure they were influenced by the movie Fight Club, and I think that it's great that they're able to take the message from a great movie and translate it to a good song. Anything to get the message across is a positive. I wish people wouldn't dwell on stupid things such as the flaws in fight club or anything else and just listen to the message in the song and in the movie.

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Sublime – Santeria Lyrics 15 years ago
In Spanish, "Sancho" (roughly) translates to "the man who puts horns in a man's wife while he is away." So Brad was away and some Mexican Sancho stuck his horns in his girl.

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Eminem – White America Lyrics 15 years ago
This song is tough as hell because it's so damn true. All the soccer mom's out there are gonna flip when they hear this. I'm glad Eminem is using his influence and anger to attack something for a purpose, the increasing limits on freedom of speech in this country.

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Black Sabbath – War Pigs Lyrics 15 years ago
supernaut1978 - you could be a very academically successful or financially successful person, but regardless you are a tool. Why don't you listen and learn from bands like Rage Against the Machine, System of a Down, Tool, Bob Marley, John Lennon, and COUNTLESS others to think for yourself man. Fuck authority, they brainwash you. "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, for only you can free your mind." - Bob Marley
You've been brainwashed to think that anybody who opposes the current government is a 'commie". You don't even know what a commie is, it's just a label they've taught you. Break the walls down, be your own man, not some regurgitator of government doctrine. Do that or keep sacrificing your life to work 40 hours a week to make your boss rich, and put his punk ass kids through business school, and keep fighting somebody elses war so that American interests will be safe. Not the interests of the American people, that is, but the interests of the dominant upper class. My advice for you is question authority, free your mind, and think for your fucking self.

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John Lennon – Imagine Lyrics 15 years ago
Scheisse, everybody who says that us not being able to get over ourselves is exactly what they said to John about world peace. They called him a dreamer, but God knows he's not the only one. Everybody who has been touched by this song knows that even if they are just a dreamer, they're not the only one, and that gives me hope.

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Grateful Dead – Casey Jones Lyrics 15 years ago
Hey Sierp, why don't you try thinking for yourself rather than regurgitating all the bullshit your parents and teachers have told you your whole life because even though they had good intent, what they were teaching you was really just what the government uses to brainwash the masses. See the hate and anger it has caused in you? You are attacking a group of people (on a message board of all places) who have done nothing to you. The government teaches you to hate hippies, and they do this because they know that hippies are really just non-conforming free thinkers. They're afraid of people like that because if everybody would think for themselves then they couldn't oppress anybody longer. So "Sierp" you can either go on being a tool or you can break the cycle and free your mind. If you choose the latter, I suggest you listen to some music by John Lennon (Imagine in particular), Rage Against the Machine, Tool, System of a Down, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, and others. Also read as many books as possible. My favorites for freeing your mind are books by Carlos Castaneda (Journey to Ixtlan and A Separate Reality in particular) and The Grapes Of Wrath by John Steinbeck (which illustrates government oppression better than any other book.)
By the way, smoking a joint never hurt anybody, and it will reveal a lot to you about yourself.

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Cat Stevens – If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out Lyrics 15 years ago
I love Cat's message in his song's and I think this song is a great anthem but I am curious why Cat decided to become a muslim. I'm not against islamic people, but songs like this are the reason I gave up being catholic. I still believe in God but I think that organized religion brainwashes too many people and is too corrupt. It seems to me that Cat has changed the opposite way that I have changed and I'd like to know why.

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System of a Down – Aerials Lyrics 15 years ago
This song shows that system of a down is a truly enlightened band rather than just an angst ridden group of guys. They see past the material and see that the way we are living and the system that tells us how to live is fucked up. However, this song illustrates how they think even deeper than that, in acknowledging how we are all one and we need to free our minds to see this (through meditation, or drugs to an extent). If anybody has ever read anything by Carlos Castaneda particularly Journey To Ixtlan or A Separate Reality, you will see the parallels between this song and those books. If anybody is really touched by this song I suggest you read some Castaneda because his books have changed my life.

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Kansas – Dust In The Wind Lyrics 15 years ago
This song makes me not worry about anything, because no matter how pissed off you can be about something, it's all still dust in the wind.

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John Lennon – God Lyrics 15 years ago
I'm not sure if this song is anti-faith, it seems like it literally but I think the song is really about self-reliance. The only thing that you can control is yourself, and I think John is saying that he's given up on everything else except himself, because that's all important to him.

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John Lennon – Working Class Hero Lyrics 15 years ago
This song is great and portrays capitalism as it truly is. We're trained to be nothing more than what the bueracracy says we can be. We spend our whole lives miserable and in fear because of capitalism, and the only rewards we get are tv and religion.

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John Lennon – Imagine Lyrics 15 years ago
I love this song because I relate to it totally. I have a very similar world view to John and even though some people say I'm crazy to believe it ("I'm a dreamer..."), but based on the popularity of this song I'm definitely not the only one. Instead of just agreeing with the message in the song though, people have to start implementing the message in this song.
Things like religion, countries, and money are the reasons for war and fighting, and if there was none of this then there'd be no war. And by religion I think John is saying that organized religion is the problem and not just believe in God because I don't see how that would adversely affect world peace. I think he's talking about how theres so much fighting in places like the middle east because of religion, even though the religions are very similar like all religions are.

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Ben Harper – Burn One Down Lyrics 15 years ago
I love this song, Ben Harper is a good man who doesn't care what people think of him. And if it's his choice and it doesn't harm anybody else, than everybody should mind their own f'n business. And for all you Bible thumpers out there who don't like Ben anymore because of this song, read Genesis 3:18.

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Bob Dylan – With God on Our Side Lyrics 15 years ago
This songs about how people blindly go to war thinking that its for a good reason (country and religion.) They don't even know what they're fighting for. Plus, everything thinks God is on their side.

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Bob Dylan – Only a Pawn in Their Game Lyrics 15 years ago
This song is great, and shows how the government uses everybody as pawns in order for themselves to gain. The poor white man thinks he is better off, but in reality its only the authority that prospers. It's a lose-lose situation for everybody not in power.

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Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone Lyrics 15 years ago
I believe this song is either about a woman who lived her whole life with money and prestige and one day she either realizes that all that money is worthless, or she loses that money somehow. She always looked down on the poor people, but never took time to look at them objectively, and now she's one of them.

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Bob Dylan – Knockin' on Heaven's Door Lyrics 15 years ago
I agree with dunehermit. The lyric about it getting too dark to see is brilliant, and shows how a badge and a gun can blind a persons morals and sense of right and wrong.

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Bob Dylan – Desolation Row Lyrics 15 years ago
Wow, this song has so many literary allusions it is quite a task deciphering what this song is about. I'm really stumped. I'd appreciate it if anyone could clue me in to what Bob's talking about.

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Bob Dylan – Blowin' in the Wind Lyrics 15 years ago
This song, to me, is about how knowledge and enlightenment is right in front of us but we cannot see it (just like the wind.)
"how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?" and "how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?" are very clear anti-war messages and Dylans saying that people still don't realize that war is pointless.
Additionally, the line about the mountain washing to the see shows that nothing lasts forever, the line about people not being free shows that there is too much oppression in the world. He also talks about people turning their heads and pretending they do not see the trouble in the world. Dylan is saying that the answer to all these questions is right in front of us, yet we do not see it.



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Dave Matthews Band – Ants Marching Lyrics 15 years ago
I agree with you guys totally. We spend our whole lives like ants, going to work coming home, and going to work. Theres no difference between when the week ends and begins. People should learn from this song, that there are more important things in life than your job. You should have fun and enjoy life and let those you love know it rather than being a monotonous ant.

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Creed – What If Lyrics 15 years ago
I particularly like the lyric "what if your words could be judged like a crime?"
I think that reflects how we truly don't have freedom of speech.

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Creed – My Own Prison Lyrics 15 years ago
Definitely Creed's best song. It makes me sad to see Creed being turned into the latest tool of the corporate machine, but they'll always have the My Own Prison album.
This song, in particular, does such a good job conveying the emotion the narrator feels in how he uses Biblical metaphors to illustrate how he is responsible for his actions, and he has created his own prison.

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Cat Stevens – Peace Train Lyrics 15 years ago
A great song about hope of peace and unity. If everybody would have such a hopeful outlook on life and got on the peace train, then this would be a very happy world.

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Cat Stevens – The Wind Lyrics 15 years ago
I love this song, but I don't know what it's exactly about. To me, it means living a simple, enjoyable life. By going where your heart takes you, not having too many wants, and not dwelling on your past mistakes, you will live a happy, complete life.

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Nas – One Mic Lyrics 15 years ago
This is a really good song, I love how he only needs One Mic to get his message across.

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Local H – High-Fiving MF Lyrics 15 years ago
I love the lyric "You're just a walking billboard for all the latest brands."
Too many dumbass kids walk around acting as billboards for Abercrombie & Fitch, Nike, and other brands. They do this unknowingly because these are the "cool" brands, but all they are is a walking billboard. We should have more respect for ourselves than to do that.

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Local H – Bound For The Floor Lyrics 15 years ago
This song is about how society and the bureaucracy keep every average person bound for the floor (they're "born to be down.") The normal person has to work their ass off at a shit job for nothing more than a little house they're always paying off and a tv to watch. However, these modern peasents are used to it, and don't do anything about it. The bureacracy has trained them to be happy with this tedious life they are living, and thus they keep it copacetic (completely satisfactory - the dictionary definition) and don't do anything to better their situation.

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Bob Marley and the Wailers – Trenchtown Rock Lyrics 15 years ago
I think it's about the power of music. When you love music so much, nothing else matters and nothing affects you.

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Bob Marley and the Wailers – Three Little Birds Lyrics 15 years ago
I agree completely NattyDread, if everyone was as mellow as Bob the world would be a wonderful place.

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Bob Marley and the Wailers – Redemption Song Lyrics 15 years ago
I agree with what you guys have posted, and I especially like the lyric: "How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look." The people in power kill all who oppose them because they are afraid of losing their power. Men like Martin Luther King Jr. and Bob Marley were seen as threats to the current power structure, and they were eliminated. Just like the Jews in power who had Jesus killed, we stand and watch and don't do anything about it. These martyrs give their lives in an attempt to help us free our minds, and we don't do anything about it. It's time to do something.

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