"Ride Natty Ride" as written by and Bob Marley....
Dready got a job to do
And he's got to fulfill that mission
To see his hurt is their greatest ambition, yeah!
But we will survive in this world of competition
'Cause no matter what they do
Natty keep on comin' through
And no matter what they say
Natty do them every day, yeah!
Natty dread rides again
Through the mystics of tomorrow
Natty dread rides again
Have no fear, have no sorrow, yeah!

All and all you see a-gwan
Is to fight against Rastaman
So they build their world in great confusion
To force on us the devil's illusion
But the stone that the builder refuse
Shall be the head cornerstone
And no matter what game they play
We got something they could never take away
We got something they could never take away

And it's the fire (fire), it's the fire (fire)
That's burning down everything
Feel that fire (fire), the fire (fire)
Only the birds have their wings, yeah!
No time to be deceived
Oh, brothers, you should know and not believe
Jah say this judgement, it could never be with water
No water could put out this fire (fire)
This fire (fire), this fire (fire)
This fire (fire), a yaga y'all! ride, natty, ride!
Go there, dready, go there,
'Cause now the fire is out of control
Panic in the city, wicked weeping for their gold!
Everywhere this fire is burning,
Destroying and melting their gold,
Destroying and wasting their souls

Go ride, natty, ride!
Go there, dready, go there!

Tell you what now the people gather on the beach
And the leader try to make a speech
But the dreadies understandin' that it's too late
Fire is burning
Man, pull your own weight!
Fire is burning
Man, pull your own weight!
Natty dread rides again (natty dread rides again)
And me say, go there, dready! Go there! (go there, go there)
Oh ride, natty, ride! (dread rides again)
And go there, dready! (go there, go there)
Ridin' through the storm,
Riding through the calm (go there, go there)
Oh ride, natty, ride!
Go there, dready, go there!
Ride, natty, ride!
Go there, dready, do there!


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"Ride Natty Ride" as written by Bob Marley

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    General Commentthis song is about the Plight of The Rastaman, many have tried to stop the rasta man but to no avail.
    RIDE NATTY RIDE!

    R.I.P. Robert Nesta Marley
    Steppingrazoron December 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsweet music and melody
    mikadoon August 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOnly the birds have their wings, yeah
    mikadoon August 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Oh, brothers, you should know and not believe" phrase what strikes me most. Bob is pure!
    doflamingooon July 12, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song also shows Old Testament influences in the Rasta faith as well as Bob's Catholic upbringing with verses like "The stone that builder refuse shall become the head cornerstone" which is basically Psalm 118:22. Even the word JAH for God is seen in Pslams 68:4 in the King James Version. This song also references the destruction on Babylon.
    ddop32on December 22, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song is taking about how the natty dreads (rastas) have a job to do... and that job is overthrowing the babylon system!!!!
    bobbmarrleyyy1on April 19, 2014   Link
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    General CommentGreat energy in this song!
    Stepa_THCon September 28, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe line that goes "Go deh, dready, go deh" just sound so cute. It makes me happy.
    SimonTheGreaton June 11, 2010   Link

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