Redemption Song 1980 Bob Marley

By: Katie Work

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Bob Marley is an Jamaican singer/songwriter who has released many popular reggae songs and albums. He is the most popular celebrity that came from a third world country.

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.

In the song Redemption Song Marley touches on many struggles through out American History in the 60s. The first lines are about Civil Rights. Marley explains that in order for blacks to gain their freedom they have to free themselves and believe that they do deserve rights. Then he touches on atomic power and tells the audience that even if another country attacks us with an atomic bomb time will still continue and their is still hope. Then he goes back to Civil Rights and says that prophets like Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X died and they still stand by and do nothing. Overall Marley wants to convey that we should not fear other countries and to stand up for civil rights.

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