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These Songs of Freedom, Songs of Freedom   2 comments

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Music is the language of the world, by which we are all connected, and the self is formed. The series, “Playing for Change,” is a modern example of how peoples of different languages and cultures are all moved by music. One of my favorite songs is Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song,”  and is one of the “Playing for Change” series.

At this time of reflection and resolution, I share so we may all resolve to seek freedom through peace.

kenne

Redemption Song — Bob Marley

Old pirates, yes, they rob I;
Sold I to the merchant ships,
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit.
But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the Almighty.
We forward in this generation
Triumphantly.
Won’t you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
‘Cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs,
Redemption songs.

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Have no fear for atomic energy,
‘Cause none of them can stop the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look? Ooh!
Some say it’s just a part of it:
We’ve got to fulfill the Book.

Won’t you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
‘Cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs,
Redemption songs,
Redemption songs.

/Guitar break/

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our mind.
Wo! Have no fear for atomic energy,
‘Cause none of them-a can-a stop-a the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look?
Yes, some say it’s just a part of it:
We’ve got to fulfill the book.
Won’t you have to sing
These songs of freedom? –
‘Cause all I ever had:
Redemption songs –
All I ever had:
Redemption songs:
These songs of freedom,
Songs of freedom.

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profile_pic2There are so many things I want to share, but time doesn’t allow – aren’t you glade.

If you every doubt that we are all connected, just listen to music.  You’ve seen it on T-shirts, heard it in songs and read it in literature, “Music, The Universal Language.”


“Music is a form of energy, like the sun.
Music is the voice through which spirits speak,
using a language that is beyond words,
a music that is beyond notes.”

— Jazz Bassist William Parker

The power of music is documented in a new film, “Playing for Change: Peace Through Music.” Producer Mark Johnson traveled the globe recording tracks for such classics as Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” and Bob Marley’s “One World.”  It just doesn’t get better!

kenne

Posted November 29, 2008 by kenneturner in Blues, Information, Peace & War

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