“I’ve been here before and will come again, but I’m not going this trip through.
“Babylon is everywhere. You have wrong and you have right. Wrong is what we call Babylon, wrong things. That is what Babylon is to me. I could have born in England, I could have born in America, it make no difference where me born, because there is Babylon everywhere.
“Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.
“When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.
“As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory.
“You not supposed to feel down over whatever happen to you. I mean, you’re supposed to use whatever happen to you as some type of upper, not a downer.
“My future is righteousness.
“Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can’t move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get nowhere with that.
“Me don’t dip on nobody’s side. Me don’t dip on the black man’s side, not the white man’s side. Me dip on God’s side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white.
“Rastafari not a culture, it’s a reality.
“The more people smoke herb, the more Babylon fall.
“My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
“My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.
“If you get down and quarell everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.
“The devil ain’t got no power over me. The devil come, and me shake hands with the devil. Devil have his part to play. Devil’s a good friend, too… because when you don’t know him, that’s the time he can mosh you down.
“It take many a year, mon, and maybe some bloodshed must be, but righteousness someday prevail.
“You have to be someone.
“Me only have one ambition, y’know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together – black, white, Chinese, everyone – that’s all.
“I don’t know how to live good. I only know how to suffer.
“Bob Marley isn’t my name. I don’t even know my name yet.