Redemption Song Lyrics

Bob Marley & The Wailers


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Edwin Hawkins, Edwin R. Hawkins, Bob Marley
album: Track 10 in album Uprising
release date: 1980-6-10
popularity : 38 users have visited this page.
length: 3:48
composer: Bob Marley
lyricist: Bob Marley

Cover Art

Bob Marley & The Wailers Uprising cover art
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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
But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the almighty
We forward in this generation triumphantly
All I ever had is songs of freedom
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
Some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fulfill 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 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
Yes some say it's just part of it
We've got to fulfill 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


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Coming in From the Cold
  • 2 Real Situation
  • 3 Bad Card
  • 4 We and Dem
  • 5 Work
  • 6 Zion Train
  • 7 Pimper's Paradise
  • 8 Could You Be Loved
  • 9 Forever Loving Jah
  • 10 Redemption Song