Babylon by Bus (1978)

Babylon by Bus
  1. Positive Vibration
  2. Punky Reggae Party
  3. Exodus
  4. Stir It Up
  5. Rat Race
  6. Concrete Jungle
  7. Kingy Reggae
  8. Lively Up Yourself
  9. Rebel Music
  10. War
  11. Is This Love
  12. The Heathen
  13. Jammin'


ORIGINAL TEXT: DEUTSCHE ÜBERSETZUNG:
Positive Vibration

Live if you want to live
Rastaman vibration yeah! Positive
I and I vibration yeah! Positive
Iyaman Iration, yeah! Irie Ites!
Positive vibration yeah! Positive

If you get down and quarrel everyday
You're saying prayers to the devil, I say
Why not help one another on the way
Make it much easier

Say you just can't live that negative way
You know what I mean
Make way for the positive day
Cause it's a new day
New time, new feeling yeah!
Say it's a new sign
Oh what a new day

Picking up,
Are you picking up now
JAH love, JAH love protect us (repeat)

Rastaman vibration yeah! Positive
I and I vibration yeah! Positive
Iyaman Iration, yeah! Irie Ites"
Vibes, got to have a good vibe
Picking up,
Are you picking up now (repeat)



Positive Vibration (vielen Dank an Strike)

Leb, wenn du leben möchtest
Rastaman Schwingungen yeah! Positiv
Wir Schwingen Yeah! Positiv
Schöpfung des hohen Menschen, yeah! Geile Höhe!
Positive Schwingungen Yeah! Positiv


Wenn du runtergehst und jeden Tag streitest
Du sagst Gebete zum Teufel, sage ich
Warum nicht dem anderen auf seinem Wege helfen und es viel einfacher machen


Sag dir, dass du nicht gerade auf diese Negative Weise, so leben kannst
Du weißt, was ich meine
Mach dich bereit für den Positiven Tag
weil es ein neuer Tag ist
Neue Zeit, Neues Gefühl Yeah!
Sag, ist das ein neues Zeichen
Oh was für ein neuer Tag


Nimm es auf! Nimmst du es auf?
Jah's Liebe, Jah's Liebe schützt uns
Jah's Liebe, Jah's Liebe schützt uns
Jah's Liebe, Jah's Liebe schützt uns


Rastaman Schwingungen yeah! Positiv
Wir Schwingen Yeah! Positiv
Schöpfung des hohen Menschen, yeah! Geile Höhe!
Positive Schwingungen Yeah! Positiv
Nimm es auf! Nimmst du es auf?




Punky Reggae Party

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Exodus

Exodus, movement of JAH people
Exodus, movement of JAH people
men and people will fight ya down
when ya see JAH light
let me tell you if you're not wrong
everything is allright
walk, through the roads of creation
we're the generation
who trod through great tribulation

Exodus, movement of JAH people
Exodus, movement of JAH people

open your eyes and look within
are you satisfied with the life
you're living
we know where we're going
we know where we're from
we're leaving babylon
into our father's land

Exodus, movement of JAH people
Exodus, movement of JAH people
Exodus, Exodus, Exodus
Exodus, Exodus, Exodus
movement of JAH people
movement of JAH people
movement of JAH people
movement of JAH people

move, move, move, movement of JAH people

JAH come to breakdown downpression, rule equality
wipe away transgression
and set the captives free

Exodus, movement of JAH people
Exodus, movement of JAH people



 

Stir It Up

Stir it up little darlin' stir it up
Oh yeah, yeah
Stir it up little darlin'

It's been a long long time
Since I had you on my mind
Now you are here it's so very clear
There's so much we could do
Just me and you
Come on and stir it up little darlin'

I'll push the wood, light the fire
I'll satisfy your hearts desire
I will stir it every, every minute
All you have to do, girl,
Is keep it in it

Quench me when I'm thirsty
Cool me down baby when I'm hot
Your recipe is so tasty
When you show and stir your pot



 

Rat Race

Ah! Ya too rude
Oh what a rat race
Oh what a rat race
This is the rat race

Some a lawful, some a bastard, some a jacket
Oh what a rat race, rat race

Some a gorgan, some a hooligan, some a guine-gog
In this rat race, yeah!
Rat race
I'm singing
When the cats away
The mice will play
Political voilence fill ya city
Yea-ah!
Don't involve Rasta in your say say
Rasta don't work for no C.I.A.
Rat race, rat race, rat race
When you think is peace and safety
A sudden destruction
Collective security for surety
Yeah!

Don't forget your history
Know your destiny
In the abundance of water
The fool is thirsty
Rat race, rat race, rat race

Oh it's a disgrace to see the
Human-race in a rat race, rat race
You got the horse race
You got the dog race
You got the human-race
But this is a rat race, rat race



Rattenrennen (vielen Dank an Swiss Nauruan Wailer)

Uh! Du bist zu grob!
Uh! Eh, welch ein Rattenrennen*!
Oh, welch ein Rattenrennen!
Oh, welch ein Rattenrennen!
Dies ist das Rattenrennen! Rattenrennen! (Rattenrennen!)

Einige sind gesetzestreu, einige sind Bastarde, einige sind Entführer:
Oh, welch ein Rattenrennen, yeah! Rattenrennen!

Einige sind fürchterlich, einige sind Randalierer, einige sind "guine-gog"**
in diesem Rattenrennen hier, yeah!
Rattenrennen!

Ich singe, dass,
wenn die Katzen weg sind,
werden die Mäuse spielen.
Politische Gewalt erfüllt die Stadt, yeah!
Beziehe Rasta nicht in dein Geplapper ein;
Rasta arbeitet nicht für das CIA.
Rattenrennen, Rattenrennen, Rattenrennen! Rattenrennen, ich sage:

Wenn du meinst, es herrscht Frieden und Sicherheit:
eine plötzliche Zerstörung.
Kollektive Gewissheit, bestimmt, yeah!
Vergiss nicht deine Vergangenheit;
kenne dein Schicksal:
In der Fülle des Wassers,
der Idiot ist durstig.
Rattenrennen, Rattenrennen, Rattenrennen!

Rattenrennen!
Oh, es ist eine Schande,
die menschliche Rasse zu sehen
in diesem Rattenrennen, Rattenrennen!
Man hat die Pferderasse;
man hat die Hunderasse;
man hat die Menschenrasse;
doch dies ist das Rattenrennen, Rattenrennen!
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* "rat race" heisst wörtlich Rattenrennen, bezeichnet aber im sprichwörtlichen Sinne in der Wirtschaft und der Politik "Machtkampf", "Konkurrenzkampf" oder auch "Gehetze" und "Hetzjagd". Zu beachten auch das Wortspiel am Ende mit den Rassen und dem sprichwörtlichen Rennen (beides im englischen mit "race" zu übersetzen).
** "guine-gog": ich habe keine Idee, was das bedeutet, null Ahnung...




Concrete Jungle

No sun will shine in my day today
The hich yellow moon won't come out to play
I said darkness has covered my light
And the stage my day into night
Where is the love to be found
Won't someone tell me
Cause life must be somewhere to be found
Instead of concrete jungle
Where the living is harder

Concrete jungle
Man you got to do your best
No chains around my feet
But I'm not free
I know I am bound here in captivity
yeh-I've never known the happiness
I've never known what sweet caress is
Still-I'll be always laughing like a clown
Won't somebody help me 'cause
I've got to pick myself from off the ground
In this ya concrete jungle
I said what do you got for me now
Concrete jungle ah won't you let me be now



 

Kinky Reggae

I went downtown
I saw miss brown
She had brown sugar
All over her booga-wooga

I think I might join the fun
But I had to hit and run
See I just can't settle down
In a kinky part of town

Ride on
Don't you know I've got to oh baby ride on,
See I just can't settle down
Oh I'm a leaving town

Kinky reggae take me away
Kinky reggae, kinky reggae, kinky reggae now,
Kinky ride on, ride on baby

I went down to picadilly circus
Down there I saw marcus
He had a candy bar



 

Lively Up Yourself

You're gonna lively up yourself
And don't be no drag,
You lively up yourself cause reggae is another bag
You lively up yourself and don't say no
You're gonna lively up yourself cause I said so

(Hear what you gonna do)
You rock so you rock so like you never did before
You dip so you dip so, dip thru my door
You come so you come so oh yeah
You skank so you skank so be alive today

You're gonna lively up yourself and don't say no
You lively up yourself big daddy says so
You lively up yourself and don't be no drag
You lively up yourself cause reggae is another bag

What you got that I don't know
I'm a trying to wonder why you act so
(Hey, do you hear what the man seh?)
Lively up your woman in the morning time you'all
Keep a lively up your woman when the evening come
And take her take ya.

You rock so you rock so you dip so you dip so
You skank so you skank so and don't be no drag
You come so you come so for reggae is another bag.

Get what you got in that bag
What have you got in the other bag
You got hanging there?
What you say you got?
I don't believe you!



 

Rebel Music

I, rebel music
I, rebel music
Why can't we roam this open country
Oh why can't we be what we want to be
We want to be free

3 o'clock - roadblock, curfew
And I've got to throw away
Yes I've got to throw away
Yes I've got to throw away
My little herb stalk

I, rebel music
I, rebel music

Take my soul and suss me out
Check my life if I am in doubt
3 o'clock - roadblock
And hey Mr. Cop, ain't got no
(What you say down there)
Ain't got no birth certificate on me now

I, rebel music
I, rebel music
Take my soul and suss me out
Check my life if I am in doubt
3 o'clock - roadblock
And hey Mr. Cop, ain't got no
(What you say down there)
Ain't got no birth certificate on me now.



 

War

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 persued, 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



 

Is This Love

I wanna love you, and treat you right
I wanna love you, every day and every night
We'll be together, with a roof right over our heads
We'll share the shelter, of my single bed
We'll share the same room, JAH provide the bread

Is this love, is this love, is this love
Is this love that I am feeling (repeat)
I wanna know, wanna know, wanna know now
I got to know, got to know, got to know now
I'm willing and able
So I throw my cards on your table
I wanna love you and treat you right
I wanna love you, every day and every night
We'll be together, with a roof right over our heads
We'll share the shelter, of my single bed
We'll share the same room, JAH provide the bread

Is this love, is this love, is this love
Is this love that I am feeling (repeat)
Oh yes I know, yes I know, yes I know now (repeat)

I'm willing and able
So I throw my cards on your table
See I wanna love you, I wanna love and treat
You right, I wanna love you, every day and every night
We'll be together, with a roof right over our heads
We'll share the shelter, of my single bed
We'll share the same room, JAH provide the bread



 

The Heathen

Rise up fallen fighters
Rise and take your stance again.
'Cause he who fight and run away
Live to fight another day.

Chorus:

As a man sow, shall he reap
And I know that talk is cheap.
So the hotter the battle
Is the sweeter the victory.

Rise up freedom fighters
Rise and take your stance again.
'Cause he who fight and run away
Live to fight another day.

Chorus



 

Jammin'

We're jamming
I wanna jam it with you,
We're jamming, jamming
And I hope you like jamming too

Ain't no rules, ain't no vow, we can do it anyhow
I and I will see you through,
'Cos every day we pay the price with a little sacrifice
Jamming till the jam is through.

We're jamming
To think that jamming was a thing of the past,
We're jamming, jamming
And I hope this jam is gonna last

No bullet can stop us now, we neither beg nor will we bow
Neither can be bought or sold.
We all defend the right, JAH JAH children must unite
Your life is worth much more than gold.

We're jamming, jamming
We're jamming in the name of the Lord
We're jamming, jamming
We're jamming right straight from JAH

Holy mount Zion
Holy mount Zion
JAH sitteth in Mount Zion
And rules all Creation

Yeah, we're jamming, jamming
I wanna jam it with you
We're jamming, jamming
I'm jammed, I hope you're jamming too

Jam's about my pride and truth I cannot hide
Too Keep you satisfied.
True love that now exist is the love I can't resist
So jam by my side.



 
Album Info
Laurie Lewis - Photography
Bob Marley - Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals, Producer
Rita Marley - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
Judy Mowatt - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
Junior Hanson - Guitar
Alfa Anderson Barfield - Guitar (Electric)
Aston Barrett - Guitar (Bass)
Carlton "Carlie" Barrett - Drums
Chris Blackwell - Producer
Barry Diament - Remastering
Tyrone Downie - Keyboards
Rob Fraboni - Remastering
Marcia Griffiths - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
Jack Huber - Producer
Junior Murvin - Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Photography
Earl Lindo - Organ, Clavinet
Jack Nuber - Producer
Alvin Patterson - Percussion
The Wailers - Producer
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Performer
Neville Garrick - Art Direction, Design, Photography
Wire Lindo - Organ, Clavinet
Kate Simon - Photography
Al Anderson - Guitar
 


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