Can't take your slogans no more,
can't take your slogans no more,
can't take your slogans no more,
can't take your slogans no more.

Wipe out the paintings of slogans
all over the streets,
confusing the people
while your asphalt burns our tired feet.
I see borders and barriers,
segregation, demonstration and riots,
a-sufferation of the refugees,
oh-oh, when, when will we be free?

Oh-oh-oh, we can't take your slogans no more,
can't take your slogans no more,
can't take your slogans no more,
no more sweet talk from-a grimepit,
no more sweet talk from the hypocrites.

So we know we can't take your slogans no more,
can't take your slogans no more,
can't take your slogans no more,
no more sweet talk from-a pulpit,
no more sweet talk from the pulpit.

No more sweet talk from-a grimepit,
no more sweet talk from the hypocrites,
no more sweet talk from-a grimepit,
no more sweet talk
from the hypocrites,
no more sweet talk from-a grimepit,
no more sweet talk from the hypocrites



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    General Commentone of my favorite songs by bob marley currently
    not really sure how to describe the meaning of it, but he talks about not wanting any more marketing/ads everywhere, just wants a normal society rather than an obnoxious economy. no more businessmen and hippocritic salesmen is what he seems to want.
    he talks about wanting to be free from all these things as well as fighting and rioting, just wanting peace.
    innovateon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can see what innovate is saying, slogans could be the constant day to day advertisments and media we are susceptible to, for those of you who see it, you can probally relate to how crazy it makes you.
    "Can't take your slogans no more" bob could be saying its to much so he doesent want to hear "no sweet talk" enough is enough.

    but in reality there is nothing we can really do but sit back go to school then work and wait until we die...but in the time being make the best of what we have and enjoy life to the fullest.
    vman7152on June 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHm... I guess the advertising thing might make sense...

    But to me... it seems more that he is saying... all the effort put into changing things for the better... its not working... peoples slogans brand them as one type of people or another and this causes divides.

    I think its him saying its time for things to change for the better. the no more sweet talk from hypocrites or from the pulpit to me is talking of the people who all talk as though they are doing something... but its not actually sorting anything out...

    I know what I mean.... I have trouble expressing myself :)
    JoeAnnaon June 16, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this is really relevant even today, with the refugee crisis in Syria and also the segregation that the media is trying to create.

    Bob spoke of how there will be no more sweet talk from the 'pulpit', 'grimepit' and 'hypocrites'. Basically meaning that from the bottom (grimepit) to the top (pulpit) everyone is a hypocrite.

    Its about making up our own minds about situations and not being pulled into a politcal debate about human life.
    TheZionTrainon February 08, 2017   Link

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