Exodus
Movement of Jah people, ohh, yeah
Heaven will tell to let me tell you this

Men and people will fight ya down (tell me why)
When you see Jah light
Let me tell you if you're not wrong (then, why?)
Everything is all right
So we gonna walk, alright
Through di roads of creation
We the generation (tell me why)
(Trod through great tribulation) trod through great tribulations

Exodus, alright
Movement of Jah people
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah, alright
Exodus
Movement of Jah people, oh, yeah

Yeah-yeah-yeah, well
Uh, open your eyes and look within
Are you satisfied (with the life you're living)? Uh
We know where we're going, uh
We know where we're from
We're leaving Babylon
We're going to our Fatherland
Two, three, four

Exodus
Movement of Jah people, oh, yeah
(Movement of Jah people) send us another brother Moses
(Movement of Jah people) from across the Red Sea
(Movement of Jah people) send us another brother Moses
(Movement of Jah people) from across the Red Sea
(Movement of Jah people)

Exodus, alright, ooh-ooh
Movement of Jah people, oh, yeah
Exodus
Exodus, alright
Exodus, now, now, now, now
Exodus
Exodus, oh, yeah
Exodus
Exodus, alright
Exodus

One, two, three, four, move
Move, move
Move, move, move

Open your eyes and look within
Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
We know where we're going
We know where we're from
We're leaving Babylon, y'all
We're going to our Father's land

Exodus, alright
Movement of Jah people
Exodus
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people

Move, move
Move, move
Move, move, move

Jah come to break down pression
Rule equality
Wipe away transgression
Set the captives free

Exodus, alright, alright
Movement of Jah people
Oh, yeah
Exodus
Movement of Jah people
Now, now, now, now

Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people

Move, move
Move, move
Move, move, uh-uh-uh-uh
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people
Move


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Exodus Lyrics as written by Bob Marley

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    This song is not about any certain race, to think that contradicts the message he has tried to send us. This song to me is about the human journey from the unconscious to the light (conscious).

    "Open your eyes and look within Are you satisfied with the life you're living? We know where we're going; we know where we're from We're leaving Babylon, we're going to the fatherland"

    open yours eyes and look within, refers to the human struggle we have with staying conscious, many search their whole lives trying to find out who they are from the outside world, one can only know god and only know them selves when they look from within. We have always known where we were going, to a new world order. Bob Marley was one of many conscious people along with the likes of Jesus Christ, Buddha, and Ghandi. With the spiritual enlightenment of the people we will create a heaven on earth or "the homeland"

    br0wn_eyed_maon February 25, 2008   Link
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    i love the laugh after 'when ya see jah light' :D

    Aerobabeon March 15, 2003   Link
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    i think this is on the list of the top ten best songs to jam on ever ever ever

    youenjoymyselfon April 30, 2004   Link
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    I think this might be about the exodus of 1879, in which African Americans move westward in response to the Jim Crow laws, which effectively made the African Americans second class legal and social citizens.

    Cr4wfordon December 17, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    This song is about the black man moving back to Africa, escaping Babylon (America). It can also be viewed as God's children escaping Babylon back to Africa. Or leaving a spiritual Babylon and going to a greater spirituality.

    chylandon December 29, 2004   Link
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    yes, now that i look back on it, i realize it's obviously about the back to africa movement advocated by Marcus Garvey and the Rastafarian religion. I believe babylon isn't quite america though--it's the white powers that keep blacks on the lower rungs of society, previously through slavery, and now economically (but it is most likely most prevalent in America).

    "Jah people" are the people of Jah, the Rastafarians.

    Cr4wfordon May 15, 2005   Link
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    It has an obvious connection to the Exodus story of teh Bible from Egypt, but I also do believe that it symbolizes the movment back to Africa at the same time.

    musicology200on February 23, 2006   Link
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    Babylon is NOT another name for america!!! though it is about the movement of black people back to africa

       Babylon is a name for the system that keeps people in ignorence and plays with peoples mids like polatics!
    BobMarleyfan90on June 15, 2006   Link
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    this song is about the egyptian exodus, the second book of the bible, and how moses lead the jews out of egypt. great song by the way

    superaveragemanon January 01, 2007   Link
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    Exodus does have to do with the whole movement of israleis from egpt, but i think that in this song marley is referring to the african american's who called themselves the Exodusers and moved west in 1879 to escape the south after reconstruction ended. i just realized thar marley tends to mention us history a lot in his songs (buffalo solier, this one... there's probably more too...)

    Laurz208on February 15, 2007   Link

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