Trench Town Rock

Originally performed by Bob Marley and The Wailers

(Marley)
© Fifty Six Hope Road Music Ltd. (ASCAP)

One good thing about music, when it hits you (you feel no pain)
Oh, oh, I say, one good thing about music, when it hits you (you feel no pain)
Hit me with music, hit me with music now

This is (Trench Town rock), don't watch that
(Trench Town rock) big fish or sprat now
(Trench Town rock) you reap what you sow
(Trench Town rock) and only Jah, Jah know
(Trench Town rock) I'd never turn my back
(Trench Town rock) I'd give the slum a try
(Trench Town rock) I'd never let the children cry
(Trench Town rock), 'cause you got to tell Jah, Jah why

(Groovin') It's Kingston 12
(groovin'), it's Kingston 12
(groovin') it's Kingston 12 now
(groovin'), it's Kingston 12
No want you come galang so, oh no
(... no want you fe galang so), ska-ba-dip-ska-ba
(You want come cold I up ...) Ska-ba-dibby-dip,
ska-ba-doop, ska-ba-doop (... cold I up)
Oh, oh, I'm groovin', and the world knows by now,
now, now, now, now, now, now, now, y'all

Oh now, I said, you feel no pain now
One good thing about music, when it hits you (you feel no ...) feel no pain
Hit me with music now, oh now, hit me with music now
Hit me with music, harder, brutalize me (... music)

This is (Trench Town rock), I say don't watch that
(Trench Town rock) big fish or sprat now
(Trench Town rock) you reap what you sow
(Trench Town rock) and everyone know now
(Trench Town rock) I'd never turn my back
(Trench Town rock) I'd give the slum a try
(Trench Town rock) I'd never let the children cry
(Trench Town rock), 'cause you got to tell Jah, Jah why

(Groovin') It's Kingston 12
(groovin'), it's Kingston 12
(groovin') I said, it's Kingston 12 now
(groovin'), oh, oh, oh, it's Kingston 12
(No want you fe galang so) Didn't I told you that
(no want you fe galang so) we should leave with love?
(You want come cold I up ...) I'm not gonna do that, man,
nothin' (... come cold I ...), and look deh now
(Groovin') And then it's Kingston
12, uh

(Good God ...) Good God, lookie here now, uh
Hit me with music ...


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