(Exodus)
(Movement of Jah people)

Men and people will fight ya down
When ya see Jah light
Let me tell you if you're not wrong
Well, everything is all right
So we gonna walk
Through the roads of creation
We the generation
Tread through great tribulation

In this exodus
Good god almighty
Movement of Jah people
Exodus
The movement of Jah people

Oh, well, well, well
Open your heart, uh!
And look within
Are you satisfied
With the life you're living?
We know where we're going
We know where we're from
We're leaving Babylon
We're going to the Father's land

In this exodus
Movement of Jah people
Exodus
The movement of Jah people
(Movement of Jah people)
(Movement of Jah people)
(Movement of Jah people)
(Movement of Jah people)
(Movement of Jah people) c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
Move
Move
Move
Move
Move
Move
Move
Move

Jah come to break down pressure
Rule equality, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Wipe away transgression
Set the captives free
Set the captives free
Set the captives free
(Set the captives free) set!
(Set)
C'mon! (set)
(Set)
(Set)
(Set-set-set-set)
(Set-set-set-set)
(Set-set-set-set)
(Set-set-set-set)
(Set-set-set-set)
(Set-set-set-set)
(Set-set-set-set)
(Set)
(Set)

Many people will fight you down
When you see, when you see Jah light
Let me tell you that you're not wrong
Everything is all right
Everything is all right
Walk through creation
Walk through creation
Walk through creation
Look, walk through creation

(Walk)
(Walk)
(Walk) Jah come to break down pressure
Rule equality, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Wipe away transgression
Set the captives free
Set the captives free
Set the captives free
Set the captives free

Bob Marley!

Bob Marley!


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"Exodus" as written by Bob Marley

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is not about any certain race, to think that contradicts the message he has tried to send us. This song to me is about the human journey from the unconscious to the light (conscious).

    "Open your eyes and look within
    Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
    We know where we're going; we know where we're from
    We're leaving Babylon, we're going to the fatherland"

    open yours eyes and look within, refers to the human struggle we have with staying conscious, many search their whole lives trying to find out who they are from the outside world, one can only know god and only know them selves when they look from within. We have always known where we were going, to a new world order. Bob Marley was one of many conscious people along with the likes of Jesus Christ, Buddha, and Ghandi. With the spiritual enlightenment of the people we will create a heaven on earth or "the homeland"
    br0wn_eyed_maon February 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBabylon is NOT another name for america!!! though it is about the movement of black people back to africa

    Babylon is a name for the system that keeps people in ignorence and plays with peoples mids like polatics!
    BobMarleyfan90on June 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRastafarianism parallels the plight of jews, how stayed in Babylon inexile, and after it killed many people, and returned to their own Zion. Bob Marley, in Rastafarian tradition, borrows terms and stories from the bible to parallel the plight of blacks. Rastafarians believe that many blacks have been exiled to Babylon (Western Society) should strive to return to Africa eventually, and this view is consistant with the way the term “Zion” is invoked in many of Bob Marley’s lyrics.
    betabeta1on August 04, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the laugh after 'when ya see jah light' :D
    Aerobabeon March 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is on the list of the top ten best songs to jam on ever ever ever
    youenjoymyselfon April 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this might be about the exodus of 1879, in which African Americans move westward in response to the Jim Crow laws, which effectively made the African Americans second class legal and social citizens.
    Cr4wfordon December 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the black man moving back to Africa, escaping Babylon (America). It can also be viewed as God's children escaping Babylon back to Africa. Or leaving a spiritual Babylon and going to a greater spirituality.
    chylandon December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, now that i look back on it, i realize it's obviously about the back to africa movement advocated by Marcus Garvey and the Rastafarian religion. I believe babylon isn't quite america though--it's the white powers that keep blacks on the lower rungs of society, previously through slavery, and now economically (but it is most likely most prevalent in America).

    "Jah people" are the people of Jah, the Rastafarians.
    Cr4wfordon May 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt has an obvious connection to the Exodus story of teh Bible from Egypt, but I also do believe that it symbolizes the movment back to Africa at the same time.
    musicology200on February 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about the egyptian exodus, the second book of the bible,
    and how moses lead the jews out of egypt.
    great song by the way
    superaveragemanon January 01, 2007   Link

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