Bob Marleys "The Heathen"
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20-07-2014, 10:29 AM
Bob Marleys "The Heathen"
I like Bob Marley. He's got some good tunes but I've often wondered what he meant by the song "The Heathen."
I've heard it said that by heathen he meant an uncivilized person, a barbarian and that the song is anti-slavery.
I'm not convinced of this. Why does he speak of The sweet victory of Jah? It feels like he's celebrating the idea of the heathens back being against the wall. Was this otherwise peaceful mans brain warped by religious based bigotry?
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20-07-2014, 12:30 PM
RE: Bob Marleys "The Heathen"
It was much more likely warped by pot...Thumbsup


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20-07-2014, 01:30 PM (This post was last modified: 20-07-2014 01:35 PM by Chas.)
RE: Bob Marleys "The Heathen"
(20-07-2014 10:29 AM)Drunkin Druid Wrote:  I like Bob Marley. He's got some good tunes but I've often wondered what he meant by the song "The Heathen."
I've heard it said that by heathen he meant an uncivilized person, a barbarian and that the song is anti-slavery.
I'm not convinced of this. Why does he speak of The sweet victory of Jah? It feels like he's celebrating the idea of the heathens back being against the wall. Was this otherwise peaceful mans brain warped by religious based bigotry?

He was a Rastafarian. He believed in Jah. And Haile Selassie. SmokinSmokin

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20-07-2014, 01:56 PM
RE: Bob Marleys "The Heathen"
Marley was the shit. Yeah he was religious, but his message was righteous in spite of that fact.

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

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20-07-2014, 01:59 PM
RE: Bob Marleys "The Heathen"
Marley was awesome!

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20-07-2014, 02:04 PM
RE: Bob Marleys "The Heathen"
That reminds me, i haven't smoked in ages and my neighbor just hooked me up with a bud. But i have kids in the house and nowhere to go! Weeping

Oh well, patience is a sober virtue.

(okay that's not entirely true in this case)

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

~ Umberto Eco
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