"Trenchtown Rock (Live)" 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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    General CommentIm surprised no one as commented on this song. It is a great song by my favorite musical artist, who i consider a direct descendant of god. This man grew up in a government yard in trenchtown which is a lot of land not big enough to house 2 yet alone his family. All this time the army or there form of it came on the street and shot innocent ppl without guns. What im leadin to is trench town rock shows how bob marley can make the pest of situations. He is my idol and knows what he is sayin. Hes better than everyone, hendrix too.
    AcRushon July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTHE most powerful lyric ive ever heard in my life: "one good thing about music, when it hits you ya feel no pain." wow's me every time
    CrimsonanCloveron April 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBob Marley is a REAL role model, his spirit, it just transcends time and really hits you. I adore this song, just having a good time, forgetting the hard times and getting lost in the music. This song is definitive in its lyrics and sound of what music is all about.
    productofthe80son July 27, 2006   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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    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, but I'll feel no pain

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

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