"Redemption Song" as written by and Edwin R./marley Hawkins....
Old pirates yes they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit

But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the almighty
We forward in this generation
Triumphantly

Won't you help to sing, these songs of freedom
All I ever had, is songs of freedom
'Cause all I ever had, redemption songs
Redemption songs

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
'Cause none of them can stop the time

How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look
Some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fulfill the book

Won't you help to sing, these songs of freedom
'Cause all I ever had, redemption songs
Redemption songs, redemption songs

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
'Cause none of them can stop the time

How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look
Yes some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fulfill the book

Won't you help to sing, these songs of freedom
'Cause all I ever had, redemption songs
All I ever had, redemption songs
These songs of freedom, songs of freedom


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"Redemption Song" as written by Bob Marley

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    General CommentWHATS MORE TO SAY, ITS A BOB MARLEY COVER!!!! One of the best covers song s ever. It has a great message of breaking away from"mental slavery"and "freeing our minds." The killing of our prophets refers to the wars and the killings of mercenaries or bringers-of-peace, and he says this must be done however to fulfill the bible. He is saying this as a criticism of what some people actually believe, that these wars and killings must be done to fulfill the bible. Pretty stupid. In times of war or struggle, these "songs of Freedom" may be all one has to hold ont to, and to dream of peace and freedom. Bob Marley rules, and so does NUFAn for doing this cover

    fez5on September 14, 2002   Link

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