"Trenchtown Rock" as written by and Bob Marley....
One good thing about music, when it hits ya
(You feel no pain)
Wo-wo-wo, I say
One good thing about music, when it hits ya
(you feel no pain)
Hit me with music, yeah, hit me with music now!

This is (Trench Town Rock) don't watch that
(Trench Town Rock) big fish or sprat now
(Trench Town Rock) you reap what you sow
(Trench Town Rock) and only Jah-Jah know
(Trench Town Rock) I never turn my back
(Trench Town Rock) I give the slum a try
(Trench Town Rock) I never let the children cry
(Trench Town Rock) 'cause you got to tell Jah-Jah why
(Groovin') It's Kingston twelve
(Groovin') It's Kingston twelve
(Groovin') It's Kingston twelve, now
(Groovin') It's Kingston twelve
(No want you fe galang so) oh no!
(No want you fe galang so) scaba-dip, scaba
(You want come cold I up) scaba-diba-dip, scaba-dip, scaba-dip
(But you can't come cold I up)
Wo-wo-wo, I'm a groover
And the world know by now, now, now, now, now, now, now, now, y'all
Oh now, I say, you feel no pain now
One good thing about music
When it hits ya (you feel no pain) feel no pain
Hit me with music, now, wo now
Hit me with music now
Hit me with music, 'arder, brutalize me!
(Hit me with music!)

This is (Trench Town Rock) I say don't watch that
(Trench Town Rock) if you are big fish or sprat
(Trench Town Rock) you reap what you sow
(Trench Town Rock) I, everyone know now
(Trench Town Rock) don't turn your back!
(Trench Town Rock) I say, give a slum a try
(Trench Town Rock) never let the children cry
(Trench Town Rock) or you got to tell Jah-Jah why
It's Kingston twelve
(Groovin') it's Kingston twelve
(Groovin') I said, it's Kingston twelve now
(Groovin') wo-wo-wo-wo, it's Kingston twelve
(No want you fe galang so) since I told you that
(No want you fe galang so) we should live with love
(You want come cold I up) and I don't do that
(But you can't come cold I up) I look da now
And then it's Kingston twelve, uh!
Good God, look a-here now (you feel no pain) uh!
Hit me with music, yeah, come on (hit me with music)
(Hit me with music), oh my brother (hit me with music) brutalize me!
(Hit me with music) oh hurt me (hit me with music)
We can trash this ourselves!
(Hit me with music)
(Trench Town Rock) don't call no cop
(Rock) we can trash things ourselves
(Trench Town Rock) got no stacks on no shelves
But let me tell ya, behave yourselves!
(Trench Town Rock)


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"Trenchtown Rock" as written by Bob Marley

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  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about the power of music. When you love music so much, nothing else matters and nothing affects you.
    MrMojoRisin5552on May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, "Trenchtown Rock" is about the empowering feeling you get when listening to good music, namely this song.
    OceanOfChaoson May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAWESOME SONG! so many people re-did this, and thats becuase its so great and true.
    spandexsurfer77on April 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso true, that's it, damn, just chills....
    Hawkkon October 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you all, but I belive there is more to the song that makes you have a better appriciation for it. I think its about Marley reflecting on his time when his mother moved him and his family to Kingston in trench town after his dad died when he was 10. This is when and where he met and started playing music with Neville "Bunny" Livingston (aka Bunny Wailer) and later with Joe Higgs, a very ifluetial Rastafarian mentor and singer to Marley, and Peter McIntosh (Tosh). He is just singing about how when you are passionate about music nothing els matters, and how that was true in his life. Anyways, I wrote too much, but I thought it might be interesting to people who don't know a lot about Robert Nesta Marley's life.

    Marley will never die, peace out.
    mysteryslugson April 24, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. So hit me with music, brutalize me with music"
    Anyone who truly appreciates and identifies with ANY form of music no matter what the genre can understand what this statement ultimately means. That statement gives me chills.
    acyeahmanon July 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain..." tattooed on my left forearm. It is my mantra.
    youfeelnopainon September 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentacyeahman and wheels the line "burtalize me with music" is only in the sublime version so maybe you should listen to a song before you comment on it or at least read the lyrics.
    LDR1989on July 17, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Comment"Hit me with music now, Hit me with music, harder, brutalize me with music."

    does that NOT say it all?
    wheelson June 15, 2002   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationWow I must be crazy...
    but I honestly thought there were two meaning to the entire song!
    The obvious one was exactly what he said...
    about MUSIC....

    the 2nd underlying meaning ...
    was about WEED!

    Hit me with music?
    He's also saying
    Give me a hit of that weed, then I'll feel no pain

    Am I losing it ?
    Please someone agree with me LOL
    DustynJon December 04, 2009   Link

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