Survival by Bob Marley

I let the iPod go random most of the time, and today, just after dusk in Maputo it served up two songs from this album, which I hadn’t listened to for quite some time. What powerful music! Could this be Marley’s best? Hard to say, but also hard to beat.
A favorite here? Babylon System.

A sample:
Babylon system is the vampire, yea! (vampire)
Suckin’ the children day by day, yeah!
Me say: de Babylon system is the vampire, falling empire,
Suckin’ the blood of the sufferers, yea-ea-ea-ea-e-ah!
Building church and university, wo-o-ooh, yeah! –
Deceiving the people continually, yea-ea!
Me say them graduatin’ thieves and murderers;
Look out now: they suckin’ the blood of the sufferers (sufferers).
Yea-ea-ea! (sufferers)

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