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Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Redemption Song lyrics

Old pirates yes they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit
But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the almighty
We forward in this generation triumphantly

Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom
Cause all I ever had
Redemption songs
Redemption songs

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
Cause none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look
Some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fulfill the book

So won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom
Cause all I ever had
Redemption songs
Redemption songs
Redemption songs

Old pirates yes they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look
Some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fulfill the book

So won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom
Cause all I ever had
These songs of freedom
Cause all I ever had
Redemption songs
These songs of freedom
These songs of freedom



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/joe_strummer_the_mescaleros/redemption_song.html

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