Song of Freedom dari Bob Marley

Redemption Song. Lewat lagu ini Bob Marley seolah meninggalkan pesan sebelum kematiannya, tentang 'freedom and redemption'. Marley, bukan semata pesohor. Lewat lagunya ia memberikan semangat kepada mereka yang tertindas, baik di negeri asalnya, Jamaika, maupun dunia. Redemption Song adalah single terakhir Marley sebelum ia meninggal pada 11 Mei 1981. 



Bob Marley berhasil menuntaskan album terakhirnya pada musim panas 1980. Ia berusaha meramu musiknya saat ia sedang dalam pengobatan mengatasi kankernya. Bob Marley & The Wailers merilis Redemption Song bersama album Uprising tahun 1980. Marley sempat membawakan lagu ini live pada sebuah show di Pittsburgh, 23 September 1980.


Redemption Song 


Old pirates, yes, they rob I,

Sold I to the merchant ships,

Minutes after they took I

From the bottomless pit.



But my head was made strong

By the hand of the Almighty.

We forward in this generation

Triumphantly.



Won't you help to sing

These songs of freedom?

'Cause all I ever have,

Redemption songs,

Redemption songs.



Emancipate yourself 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 de book.



Won't you help to sing

These songs of freedom?

'Cause all I ever have,

Redemption songs,

Redemption songs,

Redemption songs.



Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,

None but ourselves can free our mind.

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.

All I ever had,

Redemption songs

These songs of freedom

Songs of freedom

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