babylon system lyrics – bob marley

bob marley
survival
babylon system
we refuse to be
what you wanted us to be;
we are what we are:
that’s the way (way) it’s going to be. you don’t know!
you can’t educate i
for no equal opportunity:
(talkin’ ’bout my freedom) talkin’ ’bout my freedom,
people freedom (freedom) and liberty!
yeah, we’ve been trodding on the winepress much too long:
rebel, rebel!
yes, we’ve been trodding on the winepress much too long:
rebel, rebel!

babylon system is the vampire, yea! (vampire)
suckin’ the children day by day, yeah!
me say: de babylon system is the vampire, falling empire,
suckin’ the blood of the sufferers, yea-ea-ea-ea-e-ah!
building church and university, wo-o-ooh, yeah! –
deceiving the people continually, yea-ea!
me say them graduatin’ thieves and murderers;
look out now: they suckin’ the blood of the sufferers (sufferers).
yea-ea-ea! (sufferers)

tell the children the truth;
tell the children the truth;
tell the children the truth right now!
come on and tell the children the truth;
tell the children the truth;
tell the children the truth;
tell the children the truth;
come on and tell the children the truth.

’cause – ’cause we’ve been trodding on ya winepress much too long:
rebel, rebel!
and we’ve been taken for granted much too long:
rebel, rebel now!

(trodding on the winepress) trodding on the winepress (rebel):
got to rebel, y’all (rebel)!
we’ve been trodding on the winepress much too long – ye-e-ah! (rebel)
yea-e-ah! (rebel) yeah! yeah!

from the very day we left the sh*r*s (trodding on the winepress)
of our father’s land (rebel),
we’ve been trampled on (rebel),
oh now! (we’ve been oppressed, yeah!) lord, lord, go to …

[*sleeve notes continue:
now we know everything we got to rebel
somebody got to pay for the work
we’ve done, rebel.]

/ bob marley lyrics