This has to be my favorite Marley song. Just listen. And if you haven’t heard this before…I don’t want to rule ya, I don’t want to fool ya…haha just kidding, guys.
Stiff Necked Fools, You think you’re cool To deny me for simplicity Yes you have gone, for so long With your love for vanity now Yes you have got the wrong interpretation Mixed up with vain imagination
So take Jah Sun, and Jah Moon And Jah Rain and Jah Stars And forever yes erase your fantasy
The lips of the righteous, teach many But fools die for want of wisdom The rich man’s wealth is in his city The righteous wealth is in His Holy Place
So take Jah Sun and Jah Moon And Jah Rain, and Jah Stars And forever, yes erase your fantasy Destruction of the poor is in their poverty Destruction of the soul is vanity
So stiff necked fools, you think you’re cool To deny me for simplicity Yes you have gone, gone for so long With your love for vanity now
But I don’t wanna rule ya I don’t wanna fool ya I don’t wanna school ya Things you, you might never know about
It takes a revolution to make a solution;
Too much confusion, so much frustration..
I don’t wanna live in the park;
Can’t trust no shadows after dark.
So, my friend, I wish that you could see,
Like a bird in the tree, the prisoners must be free
Never make a politician grant you a favor;
They will always want to control you forever
So if a fire make it bun
And if a blood make it run,
Rasta de pon top, can’t you see?
So you can’t predict the flop.
We got lightning, thunder, brimstone, and fire…
Kill, cramp and paralyze all weakheart conception;
Wipe them out of creation.
Oh! Let i’es is i’es, in i’es is black,
In i’es is red, in i’es is dread.
Let righteousness cover the earth
Like the water cover the sea, yeah!