That this is the official song of Amnesty International pretty much says it all. This Bob Marley masterpiece (co-written with Peter Tosh) was recorded for The Wailers sixth album Burnin’ (released in 1973, the last with Tosh and Bunny Wailer). We include the performance of this song at London’s Rainbow Theater in June 1977, which has been called one of the best live performances in the history of pop music:
We sick an' tired of-a your ism-skism game -
Dyin' 'n' goin' to heaven in-a Jesus' name, Lord.
We know when we understand:
Almighty God is a living man.
You can fool some people sometimes,
But you can't fool all the people all the time.
So now we see the light (What you gonna do?),
We gonna stand up for our rights! (Yeah, yeah, yeah!)