Bob Marley’s song Redemption Song :Songs of Freedom?

Bob Marley’s song Redemption Song

Redemption Song

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 apart of it

We’ve got to fulfil the book

Won’t you help me sing

These songs of freedom?

‘Cause they all I ever had

Redemption songs

Redemption songs

Redemption songs

Bob Marley’s Redemption song is one of Bob’s most recognized and best known (lyrical content) songs. Bob Dylan and Bob Marley become unrecognizable as distinct musicians on this track as many compared the Dylan’s acoustic guitar feel with the one strummed on this track.

Marley would deliver a powerful rendition of this song at his last ever live stage performance in the United Kingdom at the Crystal Palace Concert Bowl.

“How long shall they kill our prophets, while we stand aside and look?” is indeed a timeless piece of social commentary.

The black power movement in the United States of America had seen many leaders of the struggle against oppression such as Malcolm X and Medgar Evers cut down by the bullet. Even here in the Caribbean people such as Walter Rodney the black Guyanese historian suffering the same fate from the explosion of a walkie talkie bomb in his possession. Such was the time, a revolutionary period.

Many black leaders are still dying although not a physical death but a mental one that is just as dangerous while imperial forces seek to re colonize places such as Africa.

This legend of a musician was at this coming to the end of his physical journey but starting a fire that would last way into the twentieth century and beyond. Without much in depth analysis it is essential a straight forward track delivering a wholesome picture of the philosophy of an artist that had come full circle in both his life and career.

Bob Marley’s song Redemption Song Sound Track

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