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BOB MARLEY’S LYRICS

A short (about 20 years) but what an incredible career?

  

Bob Marley’s Lyrics – List W

Bob Marley Alphabetical Song  Lyrics (W)

 Wait In Vain | Waiting In Vain | Wake Up And Live | Want More | War  | We And Dem | We And Them |
What Goes Around Comes Around | Who The Cap Fit | Why Should I? | Wisdom | Work


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Wait In Vain 

don’t wanna wait in vain for your love
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love
From the very first time I blessed my eyes on you, girl
My heart says, “Follow through.”
But I know now that I’m way down on your line
But the waiting feel is fine
So don’t treat me like a puppet on a string
‘Cause I know how to do my thing
Don’t talk to me as if you think I’m dumb
I wanna know when you’re gonna come
See, I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love
‘Cause it’s summer is here
I’m still waiting there
Winter is here and I’m still waiting there
Like I said,
It’s been three years since I’m knocking on your door
And I still can knock some more
Ooh, girl, ooh, girl
Is it feasible, I wanna know now
For I to knock some more?
Ya see, in life I know there’s lots of grief
But your love is my relief
Tears in my eyes burn
Tears in my eyes burn while I’m waiting
While I’m waiting for my turn.
See, I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love
Oh, I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna
I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna
No, I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna
I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna
I don’t wanna wait in vain.
It’s your love that I’m waiting on
It’s my love that you’re running from.
(Repeat)

Waiting In Vain 

1, 2, 3:

I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love.
From the very first time I rest my eyes on you, girl,
My heart says follow t’rough.
But I know, now, that I’m way down on your line,
But the waitin’ feel is fine:
So don’t treat me like a puppet on a string,
‘Cause I know I have to do my thing.
Don’t talk to me as if you think I’m dumb;
I wanna know when you’re gonna come – soon.
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love,
‘Cause if summer is here,
I’m still waiting there;
Winter is here,
And I’m still waiting there.

— Guitar solo —

Like I said:
It’s been three years since I’m knockin’ on your door,
And I still can knock some more:
Ooh girl, ooh girl, is it feasible?
I wanna know now, for I to knock some more.
Ya see, in life I know there’s lots of grief,
But your love is my relief:
Tears in my eyes burn – tears in my eyes burn
While I’m waiting – while I’m waiting for my turn,
See!

I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love, oh!
I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna –
I don’t wanna wait in vain.
I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna –
I don’t wanna wait in vain.
No, I don’t wanna (I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna –
I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna wait in vain) –
No I – no I (I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna – I don’t
wanna – I don’t wanna wait in vain) –
No, no-no, I, no, I (I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna –
I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna wait in vain) –
It’s your love that I’m waiting on (I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna –
I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna wait in vain);
It’s me love that you’re running from.
It’s Jah love that I’m waiting on (I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna –
I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna – I don’t wanna wait in vain);
It’s me love that you’re running from. 

Wake Up And Live 

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!

/ — 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!
— Saxophone solo — /

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

Want More 

Now you get what you want,
Do you want more? (want more)
Now you get what you want,
Do you want more? (want more)

You think it’s the end,
But it’s just the beginning.
You think it’s the end,
But it’s just the beginning.
Go down back-biter, down back-bite; down back-biter, down back-bite!
Down back-biter, down back-biter; down back-biter, down back-bite!

They stab you in the back
And they claim that you’re not looking.
But Jah have them in the region
In the valley of decision.
They stab you in the back
And they claim that you’re not looking.
But Jah have them in the region
In the valley of decision –
In the valley of decision.
Go down back-biter, down back-bite, down back-biter, down back-bite!

Now you get, what you want,
Do you want more?
Now you get, what you want,
Do you want more?
Now you get, what you want,
Do you want more?
You think it’s the end:
Do you want more?

— Guitar solo —

Go down back-biter, down back-bite, down back-biter, down back-bite!
Go down back-biter, down back-bite, down back-biter, down back-bite!

They stab you in the back
And they claim that you’re not looking.
But Jah have them in the region
In the valley of decision.
Now: what you want?
Want more? Want more?
Now: what you get?
Want more? Want more?
Now – Now: do you want more?
You think it’s the end: (think it’s the end)
Do you want more? (want more) (you think it’s the end)

War

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 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, yeah!
Good over evil –
Good over evil, yeah!
Good over evil –
Good over evil, yeah!

We And Dem 

We no know how we and dem a-go work this out, oy!
We no know how we and dem a-go work it out.

But someone will ‘ave to pay
For the innocent blood
That they shed every day,
Oh, children, mark my word;
It’s what the Bible say, yeah! yeah!

Oh, we no know how we and dem a-go work this out;
We no know how we and dem a-go work it out.

But in the beginning Jah created everythin’ (oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh),
Givin’ man dominion over all things.
But now it’s too late,
You see, men has lost their faith (oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh), hey-ey-hey!
Eating up all the flesh from off the earth, eh!

We no know how we and dem a-go work this out (we no know);
We no know how we and dem a-go work this out (no, we don’t know);
Dub-da-dub-da-dub!
Dub-a-dippidi-doop-de-doo!
Nim-a-nummany num-na-noo!
Num-a-nummana-num-da-nay!
Dippy-dippy-dippy: dip-de-dub-de-day!
Dip-a-dubbada-dub-da-day!

But I say: we no know how we and dem a-go work it out:
them a flesh and bone!
We no know how we and dem a-go work it out.

But we now have no friends
In-a high society, yea-a-eah!
We no have no friends;
Oh, mark my identity;
We no have no friends. Oh-oh! Yeah!

We no know how we and dem a-go work this out (no, we no know);
We no know how we and dem a-go work this out (we no know);
We no know how we and dem a-go work it out (no, we don’t know);
(We no know how we and dem a-go work this out.) Rasta!
(We no know how we and dem a-go work this out.) Ilyabom!

We And Them 

We now know how we and them
A go work this out
We no know how we and them
A go work it out
But someone will have to pay
For the innocent blood
That they shed ever day, oh children mark my word
It’s what the bible say Yeah! Yeah!
We no know how we and them a go work this out
We no know how we and them a go work it out
But in the beginning Jah created everything
He gave man dominion over all things
But now it’s too late, you see man have lost their faith
Eating up all the flesh from off the Earth
We no know how we and them a go work this out
We no know how we and them a g owork it out
We no know how we and them a go work it out
Them a flesh and bone
We no know how we and them a go work it out
But we have no friends in a high society
We no have friends, oh mark my identity
We no have no friends,
We no know how we and them a go work this out
We no know how we and them a go work it out
We no know how we and them a go work this out
We no know how we and them a go work it out

What Goes Around Comes Around 

Weren’t you the one who said that you don’t want me anymore
And how you need your space and give the keys back to your door
And how I cried and tried and tried to make you stay with me
And still you said your love was gone and that I had to leave

Now you’re talking bout a family
Now you’re saying I complete your dreams
Oh
Now you’re sayin I’m your everything
You’re confusing me
What you saying to me, don’t play wit me, don’t play wit me
Cause….

What goes around comes around
What goes up must come down
Now who’s cryin’, desirin’ to come back to me
What goes around comes around
What goes up must come down
Now who’s cryin, desirin’, to come back

I remember when I was sittin home alone
Waitin for you til 3 o’clock in the ‘morn
I remember when I was sittin home alone
Waitin for you til 3 o’clock in the ‘morn
Lord knows it wasn’t easy believe me
Never thought you’d be the one that would deceive me
Whatcha doin to me, you’re confusin me
Don’t play with me don’t play with me cause

And when you came home you’d always have some sorry excuse
Half explaining to me like I’m just some kind of a fool
I sacrificed the things I wanted just to do things for you
But when it’s time to do for me
You never come thru
Now you wanna be up under me
Now you have so much to say to me
Now you wanna make time for me
Whatcha doin to me, you’re confusin me
Don’t play with me don’t play with me cause

What goes around comes around
What goes up must come down
Now who’s cryin’, desirin’ to come back to me
What goes around comes around
What goes up must come down
Now who’s cryin, desirin’, to come back

I remember when I was sittin home alone
Waitin for you till 3 o’clock in the ‘morn
Night after night knowing something goin on
Wasn’t long before I be gone
Lord knows it wasn’t easy believe me
Never thought you’d be the one that would deceive me
Whatcha doin to me, you’re confusin me
Don’t play with me don’t play with me cause

What goes around comes around
What goes up must come down
Now who’s cryin’, desirin’ to come back to me
What goes around comes around
What goes up must come down
Gotta stop trying to come back to me

What goes around comes around
What goes up must come down
It’s called Karma baby and it goes around
What goes around comes around
What goes up must come down
Now who’s cryin’, desirin’ to come back to me

I remember when I was sittin home alone
Waitin for you til 3 o’clock in the ‘morn

It’s called Karma baby and it goes around

Who The Cap Fit 

Man to man is so unjust, children:
Ya don’t know who to trust.
Your worst enemy could be your best friend,
And your best friend your worse enemy.

Some will eat and drink with you,
Then behind them su-su ‘pon you.
Only your friend know your secrets,
So only he could reveal it.
And who the cap fit, let them wear it!
Who the cap fit, let them wear it!
Said I throw me corn, me no call no fowl;
I saying, “Cook-cook-cook, cluk-cluk-cluk.”

Some will hate you, pretend they love you now,
Then behind they try to eliminate you.
But who Jah bless, no one curse;
Thank God, we’re past the worse.
Hypocrites and parasites
Will come up and take a bite.
And if your night should turn to day,
A lot of people would run away.
And who the stock fit let them wear it!
Who the (cap fit) let them (wear it)!

And then a-gonna throw me corn,
And then a-gonna call no fowl,
And then a-gonna “Cook-cook-cook, cluk-cluk-cluk.”

— Instrumental break —

Some will eat and drink with you,
Then behind them su-su ‘pon you, yeah!
And if night should turn to day, now,
A lot of people would run away, yeah!
And who the cap fit, let them wear it!
Who the cap fit, let them wear it!
Throw me corn, me no call no fowl;
A-saying: “Cook-cook-cook, cluk-cluk-cluk.”
… : “Cook-cook-cook, cluk-cluk-cluk.”
Throw me corn (cook-cook-cook);
Me call no fowl (cluk-cluk-cluk) 

Why Should I?

Why should I bend down my head and cry?
Why should I bend down my head and cry?
The old world has ended,
The new world has just begun.
And all them people that live therein
Shall live on and on.
One more thing:
Got to get what I need,
Got to get what I want.
Got to get what I need,
Go tto get what I want.
Got to get satisfaction,
Got to get the action.
Got love and affection.
One more thing:
Once there was two roads before us
To pick our choice.
But good has overcome bad.
The sheep has heard their master’s voice.
So tell me why.
Why should I bend down my head and cry?
No reason why.
Why should I bend down my head and cry?
(Got to move) Got to groove.
Got to get what I want.
What did you say?
Got to get it.
Got to get what I need.
Got to get it, today now.
Got to get what I want.
Like I say, got to get it.
Got to get what I need…satisfaction.
The old world has ended,
The new world has just begun.
And all them people that live therein
Shall live on and on.
One more thing:
Why should I bend down my head and cry?
My father is a king.
Why should I bend down my head and cry?
All the riches in the earth.
So tell me why,
Why should I bend down my head and cry?

 

Wisdom

The lips of the righteous teach many,
But fools die for want of wisdom.
The rich man wealth is in his city;
Do you hear, do you hear, can you understa-and?!

Destruction of the poor, is poverty;
Destruction of the soul, is vanity.
The righteous’ wealth is in his Holy Pla-ace.
do you hear?

Those who have eyes, to see will see!

/break/

The rich man wealth is in his city;
do you hear, do you believe, do you understand?!

Destruction of the poor is poverty.
Destruction of the soul is vanity,
well hear me children!
The righteous’ wealth is in his Holy Pla-ace!

 

Work 

We, Jah people, can make it work;
Come together and make it work, yeah!
We can make it work;
We can make it work.

Five days to go: working for the next day;
Four days to go: working for the next day;
Say we got: three days to go now: working for the next day;
Two days to go (ooh): working for the next day, yeah.
Say we got: one day to go: working for the –
Every day is work – work – work – work!

We can make it work;
We can make it work.

— Short guitar break —

We, Jah people, can make it work;
Come together and make it work.
We can make it work;
We can make it work.

We got: five days to go work, oh! – working for the next day, eh!
Four days to go: working for the –
Three days to go now: working for the next day, yeah!
Two days to go: working for the next day
Say we got: one day to go now: working for –
Every day is work, wotcha-wa!
(Work!) I work in the mid-day sun;
(Work!) I work till the evening come!
(Work!) If ya ain’t got nothing to do!
(Work!) Ooh-ooh-ooh-oo-oo-ooh!
(Work!)

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