Baldheads out of townChase those crazy baldheadsOut of town
Bob always had hope that one day “the movement of the people” would finally wake u
p and chasethose crazy oppressors out of town. Unfortunately, these oppressors are pulling their strings cleverlyand control countries with
frightening ease. The very concept of a “movement of the people” has
become unrealistic because the system has done everything required to prevent such a thing. Once themasses have been manipulated to the extend that they have become surrendered and gullible sheeple,no sane movement can ever rise. But Bob Marley
’s conclusion is still correct: at one point, these ruthless
oppressors will need to be chased out of town in order to establish a society in tune with nature.
What I particularly like
about Bob Marley is that he was always concerned about people’s welf
are andthat he never gave up on instilling hope.
How can you be sitting thereTelling me that you careThat you care?When everytime I look aroundThe people they are sufferingIn every way, in every where
Although it is self-evident that the world has become a place of indescribable suffering, we are all beingtrained to look away. Watch TV. Go to the movies. Check out the next party. But anyone who can openhis eyes, can see how billions of innocent animals are slaughtered on a regular basis; how millions of children go hungry and die; how millions of people are forced out of their lands and homes in order tomake way for new development; how mother earth is raped and tortured. These are just some of many
atrocities and there’s no end in sight.
So my brethren, my sisthrenWhich way will we choose?We better hurry, oh hurry'Cause we got no time to lose
Bob Marley knew that we would eventua
lly run out of time if we didn’t
fast. We haven’t acted fast,
which means that we chose the wrong side: to comply with the system and go along with its self destructive schemes.
In this age of technological inhumanityWe're the survivors black survivalScientific atrocity, we're the survivorsAtomic mis-philosophy, we're the survivorsNuclear mis-energyIt's a world that forces lifelong insecurity
These lines are some of BM’
s most brilliant lyrics. Even decades ago, he understood clearly howtechnology would destroy anything humane. People are no longer treated like human beings but aretreated like numbers or machines.
The concept of “black and white” has changed over time: in the past,