"Ambush in the Night" as written by and Bob Marley....
(Ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh-wa!)
See them fighting for power (ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh-wa!)
But they know not the hour (ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh-wa!)
So they bribing with their guns, spare parts and money
Trying to belittle our integrity now
They say what we know
Is just what they teach us
And we're so ignorant
'Cause every time they can reach us (shoobe, doowa)
Through political strategy (shoobe, doowa)
They keep us hungry (shoobe, doowa)
And when you gonna get some food (shoobe, doowa)
Your brother got to be your enemy, well

Ambush in the night
All guns aiming at me
Ambush in the night
They opened fire on me now
Ambush in the night
Protected by his majesty
Ooh-wee, ooh-wee. Ooh-wa-ooh!
(Ooh-wee) Ooh-wee, ooh-wee (ooh-wa), Ooh-wa!
Ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh wa-oh!
Ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh wa-ah!

Well, what we know
Is not what they tell us
We're not ignorant, I mean it
And they just cannot touch us
Through the powers of the most I (shoobe, doowa)
We keep on surfacin' (shoobe, doowa)
Through the powers of the most I (shoobe, doowa)
We keep on survivin', yeah

This ambush in the night
Planned by society
Ambush in the night
They tryin' to conquer me
Ambush in the night
Anything money can bring
Ambush in the night
Planned by society
Ambush in the night


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"Ambush in the Night" as written by Bob Marley

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  • +1
    General CommentWhen B.M. was shot down he was considered a really dangerous figure for USA political and economical interest in Central America. As USA policy during the almost last 70 years has been focuses in spread capitalism trough the world and its way of life B.M. as other great resistant like Che Guevara were tried to be killed by CIA. CIA trained and financed army to their interest either maintaining one government or fighting against. In other B.M. song he said. "Rasta don't work for no, C.I.A" the song it's RAT RACE. So this episode was the interest of USA to maintain their economical imperialism system in the region. (Please a just talk about USA politician not citizens)
    kayaspiriton September 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI focused on how he was "protected by his majesty" Just my perspective, brother...
    UnjcleNestaon February 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like when songs are about things that happend to the artists, in the sense of this song...its about him being shot, and the reason he thought it was... awesome song...
    spontonioon December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree. bob wanted to tell the people won't be stopped by police violence and represion
    free worldon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot just by police violence but by the whole political system at the time. When he states "through political strategy the keep us hungry and when you want to get some food, your brothers got to be your enemy", he is really saying how messed up the system is that its causing brothers to turn on brothers.
    hankamank26on June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the funky synthesizer line especially after bob sings ambush in the night in the chorus. the live version in santa barbara is awesome.

    go bob
    bottlerocket88on June 30, 2010   Link
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    General Commentany thing money can bring
    mikadoon August 01, 2010   Link

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