Bob Marley – Small Axe – Lyrics concerning the establishment and their inevitable fall.

Bob Marley – Small Axe – Lyrics concerning the establishment and their inevitable fall.

The world has a number of arrogant, greedy people who selfishly believe they are better than everyone else, deserve a bigger slice and are prepared to lay waste to the world to get it.
They plunder and destroy without thought to the cost.
They have no feelings for the wild-life, environmental destruction or human tragedy their leave in their wake. All that matters is their own wealth, power, pleasure and opulence.
They will cost us all the planet if we let them.
Bob’s song is about their inevitable downfall. They need putting in their place. They are digging a pit for themselves. They need chopping down and putting in it!
My weapons are my words!
“Small Axe”
Why boasteth thyself
Oh, evil men
Playing smart
And not being clever?
I said, you’re working iniquity
To achieve vanity (if a-so a-so)
But the goodness of Jah, Jah
I-dureth for-I-ver
So if you are the big tree
We are the small axe
Ready to cut you down (well sharp)
To cut you down
These are the words
Of my master, keep on tellin’ me
No weak heart
Shall prosper
And whosoever diggeth a pit
Shall fall in it, fall in it
And whosoever diggeth a pit
Shall fall in it (… fall in it)
If you are the big tree, let me tell you that
We are the small axe, sharp and ready
Ready to cut you down (well sharp)
To cut you down
(To cut you down)
(To cut you down)
These are the words
Of my master, tellin’ me that
No weak heart
Shall prosper
And whosoever diggeth a pit
Shall fall in it, uh, bury in it
And whosoever diggeth a pit
Shall bury in it, uh (… bury in it)
If you are the big, big tree
We are the small axe
Ready to cut you down (well sharp)
To cut you down
If you are the big, big tree, let me tell you that
We are the small axe
Ready to cut you down (well sharp)
To cut you down
Sharpened …

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