"Trenchtown Rock" as written by and Bob Marley....
One good thing about music
when it hits you you feel no pain.
One good thing about music
when it hits you you feel no pain.
So hit me with music.
Hit me with music now yeah.
Hit me with music.
Brutalize me with music.
Trenchtown rockers they don't watch that.
Trenchtown rockers

Kingston town movin'
Kingston town.

One little thing I've found
Is that you can't fool Jah I know.


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"Trenchtown Rock" as written by Bob Marley

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    General Commentbob marley is one of those artists where if you cover one of his songs, it can only be a tribute. sublime took a really awesome song and wanted a chance to do it themselves. i think that people who are trying to find drug references in it are taking away from the real motives behind the song, and sort of insult sublime. it kind of shows that you don't think that they're capable of a song that isn't about drugs. so good job.
    kaitmanderon November 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is a bob marley cover i think that kicks ass. i love this song so damn much, i cant belive there are no comments on it yet.
    antisoapon July 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome cover, one of their best. i think brad used bob's lyrics to describe heroin ("when it hits you, you feel no pain") but it could also be about how powerful music can be.
    sunisshining42on March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome cover, one of their best. i think brad used bob's lyrics to describe heroin ("when it hits you, you feel no pain") but it could also be about how powerful music can be.
    sunisshining42on March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsunisshnng you are an IDIOT, everything that bradley sings does not refer to heroin. everyone that posts on this sublime site thinks that everyong written by sublime is dealing with heroin. "when it hits you, you feel no pain" is refering to music and how music cannot harm you and thats beauty of it. it does not deal with heroin moron...
    aufbaulon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthah aufbaul beat me to what i was goin to say. doesnt the line "one good thing about music, when it hits you you feel no pain" give it away that its about music?
    hashishon February 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti completly agree w/ aufbaul and hashish (haha...nice name, buddy) plus, it's a bob marley cover, so he can't very well change the meaning of a song that's already been written, now can he?
    Reginaon March 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm not really a big Sublime fan, but this song is a great cover, and of course, the origianl is amazing as well.
    moldbyhandon July 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsunisshining42- i had the exact same feeling, relating the words to heroin. i was wondering if anyone thought the same thing. also, because of that, whenever i hear this version, it makes me tear up. EVERY TIME. not only because it's a brilliant rendition, but i always think about that idea.
    monticelloon September 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentregina- anyone can do anything they want when it comes to music, except change the lyrics so much that it insults the original artist. they can even substitute a line for another line they write, as long as it's cool with everyone who has the rights to that song (as far as i know).

    as far as meanings go, if bradley covers a song that means one thing (whether or not it's obvious), and bradley means the same exact lyrics (unchanged, unaltered) in a completely different way, whose right is it to say that he can't do that? music has an infinite amount of meanings to everyone and anyone. the meaning can't be copyrighted, that's the beauty of music. it is an artform, and art is specifically intended for the viewer or listener to experience it in their own personal way. what right would i have if i told you you couldn't feel a certain way about a song? none. it's the same thing with this. except he actually covered it, recorded it, and a lot more people heard it.
    monticelloon September 23, 2005   Link

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