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(Ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh-wa!)
See them fighting for power (ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh-wa!),
But they know not the hour (ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh-wa!),;
So they bribing with their guns, spare-parts and money,
Trying to belittle our
Integrity now.
They say what we know
Is just what they teach us;
And we're so ignorant
'Cause every time they can reach us (shoobe, doo-wa)
Through political strategy (shoo-be, doo-wa);
They keep us hungry (shoobe, doo-wa),
And when you gonna get some food (shoobe, doo-wa),
Your brother got to be your enemy, we-e-ell!

Ambush in the night,
All guns aiming at me;
Ambush in the night,
They opened fire on me now.
Ambush in the night,
Protected by His Majesty.
Ooh-wee, ooh-wee. Ooh-wa-ooh!
(Ooh-wee) Ooh-wee, ooh-wee (ooh-wa), Ooh-wa!
Ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh wa-ooh!
Ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh wa-ah!

Well, what we know
Is not what they tell us;
We're not ignorant, I mean it,
And they just cannot touch us;
Through the powers of the Most-I (shoobe, doo-wa),
We keep on surfacin' (shoobe, doo-wa);
Thru the powers of the Most-I (shoobe, doo-wa),
We keep on survivin'.

Yeah, this ambush in the night
Planned by society;
Ambush in the night;
They tryin' to conquer me;
Ambush in the night
Anyt'ing money can bring;
Ambush in the night
Planned by society;
Ambush in the night - /fadeout/



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    UnregisteredJul 26, 2014 at 7:20 pm
    Bob Marley sang from his heart to the people of Jamaica and Black people. He was the voice in song for the african american and the african nation. The down trodden. The underprivileged whom he knew as his people. He sang from his heart to the ones who have been held down by the system which he refers to as the "babylon system". He sang about government corruption and about black on black crime...but no matter what they try to do to destroy us we still surface and survive.
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    UnregisteredMar 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    This song couldn't be any clearer. It does not need defining and the lyric lives on even today. Political strategies and all that - ripping off the poor to benefit the rich. Mr. Osbourn's strategy to axe the 50p tax means that little extra money is no longer there. But once again the poor is made to pay more every day - just for example. Actually it is ambush in broad day light.

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