Rat Race is Very Deep Hard Hitting Lyrics from Bob Marley

Bob Marley’s song Rat Race

Rat Race

I’m singing that when the cat’s away

The mice will play

Political violence fill your city. Yeah!

Don’t involve Rasta in your say say

Rasta don’t work for no C.I.A .

Rat race, rat race, rat race, yeah, rat race.

I’m saying when you think it’s peace and safety

A sudden destruction

Collective security for surety. Yeah!

Don’t forget your history. Know your destiny

In the abundance of water the fool is thirsty

Rat race, rat race, rat race, rat race.

Oh it’s a disgrace to see the human race

In a rat race, rat race.

Very deep and hard hitting lyrics from Bob Marley at a time when Jamaica’s political scene was one filled with uncertainty, chaos and blood letting violence.

The United States Central Intelligence Agency,CIA, was rumored to have aligned themselves to one of Jamaica’s political parties in an attempt to cut down what were seen as Communist elements operating within and aspiring to run the country. Marley constantly criticized this involvement and was said to have placed Bob Marley on the CIA black list for his very critical lyrics.

Bob Marley’s use of proverbs and Jamaican folklore is displayed yet again in Rat Race ‘when the cats away the mice will play’, ‘in abundance of water the fool is thirsty’. Here Marley with his ageless wisdom advocates a kind of xenophobia when it comes to foreign interference in domestic affairs that is most times driven by a hidden agenda.

Bob Marley’s song Rat Race Sound Track

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