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Keith Millea
05-11-2011, 08:15 PM
05.11.11 - 11:33 AM

http://www.commondreams.org/further/2011/05/11-3

Get Up Stand Up


by Abby Zimet

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Reggae icon Bob Marley died 30 years ago today at just 36, but his light (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Marley-s-light-shines-30-years-later_8771432)shines on. Timothy White's Catch A Fire, reportedly the best book about him, here (http://www.amazon.com/Catch-Fire-Life-Bob-Marley/dp/080506009X); his 10 most politically memorable songs here. (http://newsone.com/entertainment/casey-gane-mccalla/top-10-most-politically-significant-bob-marley-songs/)

Lots of good videos in the last link.Here's my all-time favorite below.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=V73wKoDw7tc


Wake Up And Live lyrics
One, two, three, four!

Wake up and live, y'all,
Wake up and live!
Wake up and live now!
Wake up and live!

Life is one big road with lots of signs,
So when you riding through the ruts, don't you complicate your mind:
Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy!
Don't bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality, yeah!

All together now:
Wake up and live (wake up and live, y'all),
Wake up and live (wake up and live),
wake up and wake up and live, yeah! (wake up and live now),
Wake up and (wake up and live) - wake up and live!
Rise ye mighty people, ye-ah!
There's work to be done,
So let's do it-a little by little:
Rise from your sleepless slumber! Yes, yeah! Yes, yeah!
We're more than sand on the seashore,
We're more than numbers.
All together now:
Wake up and live now, y'all!
(Wake up and live) Wake up and live!
Wake up and live, y'all!
(Wake up and live) Wake up and live now!
You see, one - one cocoa full a basket,
Whey they use you live big today: tomorrow you buried in-a casket.
One - one cocoa full a basket, yeah, yes!
Whey they use you live big today: tomorrow you bury in-a casket.

W'all together now:
(Wake up and live now!) Wake up and live! Oh! Yeah-eah!
(Wake up and live!) Uh!
(Wake up and live now!) Wake up and live!
(Wake up and live) Keep on playin'!
(Wake up and live, y'all) Uh! Yeah! Yeah!
(Wake up and live!)
(Wake up and live now!)
(Wake up and live!) Break it down!
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[Saxophone solo]
Come on, man!
How is it feelin' over there?
(Wake up and live now) All right!
(Wake up and live!) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Uh!
Come on, man!
You gotta wake up and live!
---
Life is one big road with lots of signs, yes!
So when you riding through the ruts, don't you complicate your mind:
Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy!
Don't bury your thoughts; put your dream to reality, yeah!

W'all together now:
(Wake up and live, y'all)
(Wake up and live!) Wake up and live, yea-eah!
(Wake up and live now!)
(Wake up and live!)
Wake up and live now!
(Wake up and live) Wo-oh!
Wake up and live now!
Wake up and live

JAH Rastafari

Magda Hassan
05-11-2011, 10:05 PM
Thank you Keith! Wow. 30 years.... I feel so old and Bob looks forever young. Glad we still have his music.