Bob Marley & The Wailers - Redemption Song

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Old pirates yes they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottom less pit
Genesis 37:23-28

But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the Almighty
Genesis 49:24

We forward in this generation, triumphantly
Won't you help to sing these 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, oh
Some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fulfil 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 mind
Ooh, 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, oh
Some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fulfil 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

Note:

This song is the original version first released in 1980.
It was later covered by Bunny Wailer in 1981.

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