Bob Marley - Small Axe
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BOB MARLEY


Small Axe Lyrics

Why boasteth thyself
Oh, evil men
Playing smart
And not being clever?
I said, you're working iniquity
To achieve vanity (if a-so a-so)
But the goodness of Jah, Jah
I-dureth for-I-ver

So if you are the big tree
We are the small axe
Ready to cut you down (well sharp)
To cut you down

These are the words
Of my master, keep on tellin' me
No weak heart
Shall prosper
And whosoever diggeth a pit
Shall fall in it, fall in it
And whosoever diggeth a pit
Shall fall in it (... fall in it)

If you are the big tree, let me tell you that
We are the small axe, sharp and ready
Ready to cut you down (well sharp)
To cut you down

(To cut you down)

(To cut you down)

These are the words
Of my master, tellin' me that
No weak heart
Shall prosper
And whosoever diggeth a pit
Shall fall in it, uh, bury in it
And whosoever diggeth a pit
Shall bury in it, uh (... bury in it)

If you are the big, big tree
We are the small axe
Ready to cut you down (well sharp)
To cut you down
If you are the big, big tree, let me tell you that
We are the small axe
Ready to cut you down (well sharp)
To cut you down
Sharpened ...

Songwriter(s): Bob Marley
Copyright: Odnil Music Ltd., Fifty Six Hope Road Music Ltd.
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Meaning to "Small Axe" (3 meanings)
carlos moya 01/04/14,07:23
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This song is about empires falling they are the big tree and we tiny little ants are small axes cutting them down.this poem is a work of art ready to explode on the ear of any human it is a treasure that must be kept in our hearts
Greg 06/18/12,12:25
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This song is about the company Big Tree Records, which was the island's dictatorial record company. Along with more poetic meanings; the main meaning is about the other companies victory against them.
emperorneutral 09/10/09,14:53
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bob really talked about the sufferer and to be frank he had africa at heart.this song shows that if the oppressor thinks he is a big tree africa(the axe) is gonna cut him down..he is a true africanist
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