War/No More Trouble

February 13, 2009

Bob Marley & The Wailers – War/No More Trouble

What life has taught me
I would like to share with
Those who want to learn…

Until the philosophy which hold one race
Superior and another inferior
Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned
Everywhere is war, me say war

That until there are no longer first class
And second class citizens of any nation
Until the colour of a man’s skin
Is of no more significance than
the colour of his eyes
Me say war

That until the basic human rights are equally
Guaranteed to all, without regard to race
Dis a war

That until that day
The dream of lasting peace, world citizenship
Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion
To be pursued, but never attained
Now everywhere is war, war

And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes
that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique,
South Africa sub-human bondage
Have been toppled, utterly destroyed
Well, everywhere is war, me say war

War in the east, war in the west
War up north, war down south
War, war, rumours of war

And until that day, the African continent
Will not know peace, we Africans will fight
We find it necessary and we know we shall win
As we are confident in the victory

Of good over evil, good over evil, good over evil
Good over evil, good over evil, good over evil

…………

No, we don’t need no more trouble
We don’t need no more trouble

Wo! Oh-oh-oh!
We don’t need no trouble
We don’t need no trouble

Make love and not war
‘Cause we don’t need no trouble.
What we need is love
To guide and protect us on
If you hope good down from above
Help the weak if you are strong now

We don’t need no trouble;
What we need is love
We don’t need – we don’t need – no more trouble
Lord knows, we don’t need no trouble

We don’t need trouble –
no more trouble – no more trouble!
Seek happiness! Oh!
Come on, you all and speak of love! Oh, yeah!

We don’t need no trouble;
What we need is love, now
Oh, we don’t need no more trouble!
We don’t need, no – we don’t need no trouble!
We don’t – no, brothers and sisters … no more trouble!

We don’t need no trouble; we don’t need no trouble!
We don’t need no trouble!
What we need is love!

We don’t need – we don’t need no more – we don’t need –
no more trouble – we don’t need no more trouble!
Trouble we don’t need
We don’t need Lord, knows! –
we don’t need no more war
No more trouble – we don’t need no more – more trouble!

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