Marley, Bob - The Heathen Lyrics




De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!

Rise up fallen fighters;
Rise and take your stance again.
'Tis he who fight and run away
Live to fight another day.
With de heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!

As a man sow, shall he reap
And I know that talk is cheap.
But the hotter the battle
A the sweeter Jah victory.
With de heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!

[Guitar solo]

De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!

Rise up, fallen fighters:
Rise and take your stance again.
'Tis he who fight and run away
Live to fight another day.
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!





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Marley, Bob The Heathen Comments
  1. Belize Jungle

    The Lions roar!!!

  2. welshgirl Louise

    🎶🎉

  3. Ninjah

    TRADUCTION EN FR
    Les païens, dos au mur !
    Mettons les païens dos au mur !
    Les païens, dos au mur !
    Mettons les païens dos au mur !
    Levez-vous, combattants déchus
    Levez-vous et reprenez votre position
    Que celui qui s’est battu et a dû fuir
    Vive pour se battre un autre jour
    Mettons les païens dos au mur !
    Mettons les païens dos au mur !
    Les païens, dos au mur !
    Mettons les païens dos au mur !
    Si un homme sème, il cueillera
    Et je sais que c’est facile à dire
    Mais plus dure est la lutte
    Plus douce sera la victoire de Jah
    Mettons les païens dos au mur !
    Mettons les païens dos au mur !
    Les païens, dos au mur !
    Les païens, dos au mur !
    Mettons les païens dos au mur !
    Mettons les païens dos au mur !
    Les païens, dos au mur !
    Les païens, dos au mur !
    Levez-vous, combattants déchus
    Levez-vous et reprenez votre position
    Que celui qui s’est battu et a dû fuir
    Vive pour se battre un autre jour
    Les païens, dos au mur !
    Les païens, dos au mur !
    Les païens, dos au mur !
    Les païens, dos au mur !
    Les païens, dos au mur !
    Les païens, dos au mur !
    Les païens, dos au mur !

  4. Mike Wizowski

    Bob is still living today more than ever before!!! 2019 Jah bless and keep you always. God wins.

  5. 20eyesmisfit

    You can't help but feel something when listening to reggae, real music.

  6. welshgirl Louise

    Awesome tune 🎶

  7. Kono Dutch

    They don't want to admit their Nazi Movement has been active for centuries.

    Kono Dutch

    Thos Nazi bone chapels need to be dismantled

  8. Jeremy Roybal

    https://youtu.be/T6cLpGrD3Gw

  9. Martin Tiema

    The bass guitar at 0:50 is just on another level

  10. Eulis Yulianti

    Rise up fallen faytas

  11. LOUDSTEEL

    Very Biblical lyrics, love Bob Marley for ever.

  12. Earl Kyat

    🇻🇮🇻🇮🇻🇮🇻🇮🇻🇮🇻🇮🇻🇮🇻🇮🇻🇮🇻🇮🇻🇮🇻🇮🇻🇮🇻🇮🇻🇮

  13. Titus Bomber

    I HAVE THE ORIGINAL 77 USA ISLAND BLACK LABEL IN MINT CONDITION SO I DONT CARE

  14. Alexia Wartzolff

    Di heathen back yeh pon de wall !!!

  15. omar taha

    This is so OLD!!

  16. Spider Lover

    38 religious conservatives disliked this

  17. Tha Don

    whos a heathen?

    Ebony Monae

    The devil

  18. Roger Singh

    39 idiots put thumbs down? lol

  19. clean up

    Death to the Heathen, no mercy.

  20. Jamie Simms

    Italy VS Itiopia.

  21. Jamie Simms

    This song has two small lines but it feels so dense and packed and full of content. I'm not sure that many people could do this.

  22. Fabio Moraes

    Jow tro mundo..... linda

  23. delaney marshall

    0:58 listen to the distortion on the bass

  24. hippiegypsygirl

    The heathens ARE back on the wall. We need to march and blow our trumpets

  25. David Waterhouse

    The Whole LP is amazing, I still have the vinyl, my Late Dad bought it when it came out in 77, and I was a pUnK Rocker! (still am) Still White, Still NOT left wing,(or right wing) Still only a little politically correct, still cool! Age 53

  26. Senetor Kang'aru.

    Kafiri akufaaye si Mwislamu asiyekufaa.

  27. LifeWorks, ndh enterprises,llc.

    arrest donald Trump!

  28. LifeWorks, ndh enterprises,llc.

    this is a sweet victory of trump!

  29. LifeWorks, ndh enterprises,llc.

    the year of donald Trump,old ugly rapist racist, ollllllll heathen!

  30. Foutrak Kanak

    Legende bob marley kanaky toublira jamais✊🤘✡

  31. Pól O'Giollagain

    Rise and take your stance again!!

  32. Osama Elsharef

    Bob Marley Was a man on a mission, all freedom seekers will know what he is all about.

  33. Antonio Ewers

    timeless....

  34. Failing Rabbit 自殺

    A good friend of mine put this song on his funeral... he died of cancer,
    "live to fight another day".

  35. LuisGarcia. 13

    live to fight another day...

  36. Nehemiah Hezekiah

    Bob Marley was Preaching.

    "As a man sow, so shall he reap.
    And I know that talk is cheap.
    But the hotter the battle,
    Then the sweeter the victory."

    Roses 4me

    This song and "Zimbabwe" are my favorites! Bob Marley live in Santa Barbara, CA concert is amazing! (It's here on Youtube)

  37. m s

    I like Bob Marley but I think Burning Spear is way better. IMO

    Derek Fletcher

    marvin s did burning spear ever end a war?

    Taonga Takaro

    @Derek Fletcher lol... tru dat!

  38. Patrick Judson

    The years may pass, the man may never age, his music stands the test of time and generation, Bob is alive in everymans soul if he but looks inside himself.

  39. ASSman

    most people think its he who fight and runs away,

    its he who fights then runs aways. not as in they fight then after that they runaway,

    its a figure of speach and worked for the syllable of the song.

    example,
    id rather fight then run away,

    it means youd rather fight instead of run

    El KwameReuben

    No, he clearly says "he who fight and run away lives to fight another day". It's a well-known saying, Bob is adapting it to refer to guerrilla warfare. From the Ethiopian resistance against the fascists to the armed liberation struggle against the apartheid regimes in southern Africa at the time this song was recorded, guerrilla warfare is all about making a sudden raid, then running back into the bush to continue the fight another day. Personally I take a next meaning from it too, that anyone who dies fighting/struggling for a just cause will live on....her or his soul may "run away" home to Zion, but will also return to continue the fight until the victory is won and we can all just relax and kick back enjoying peace love equal rights and justice on Earth as it is in Mount Zion I. I just shared this immortal tune in honour of the 16 or more unarmed Palestinian protestors murdered in cold blood by the fascist zionist regime yesterday in the Gaza Strip. Rise In Power. Death to all white black and brown downpressors and equal rights and justice for all man woman and child on Earth. Jah Rastafari

    Eulis Yulianti

    Just stare at them running away..but steady for their return

  40. S. Jackson

    Rise up fallen fighters
    Rise and take your stance again
    'Tis he who fights and run away
    Live to fight another day
    And (de heathen back dey 'pon de wall)
    Heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
    And de heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
    And de heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
    As a man sow, shall he reap
    And I know that talk is cheap
    But the hotter the battle
    How much sweeter Jah victory
    And (de heathen back dey 'pon de wall)
    Such a good heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
    And de heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
    And de heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
    Rise, oh, rise, oh, rise, oh, rise, oh, rise, oh
    Rise and take your stance again
    'Tis he who fight and run away
    Live to fight another day
    And (de heathen back dey 'pon de wall)
    Such a good heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
    And de heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
    Such a good (heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!) I'm saying
    As a man sow, shall he reap
    And I know that talk is cheap
    But the hotter the battle, yeah
    How much sweeter Jah victory
    And (de heathen back dey 'pon de wall)
    Heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
    De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
    De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
    'Pon the wall
    'Pon the wall
    'Pon the wall
    'Pon the wall

  41. JESUSKRISTO GOD

    ÒMNIMBUS, ÒMNIMBUS AND THE SONS OF GOD ON PLANET MARS.
    È-GODS

  42. Eric Hall

    Those supremacist heathen. ..hit dem back pon dee woll

  43. believe sadock

    I perceive is something spiritual about the Tuff Gong

    Ebony Monae

    Ya dig 😎

  44. Jean-Paul LAWRENCE TAMPU-EYA

    The Great Bob MARLEY!

  45. Eric Hall

    Darn 8! hit dem heathen backs pon d wall

  46. ZNI

    Maori battalion and all the warriors who fought for our land and freedom

    Patrick Mulrooney

    Halei salisi lambs bread bob was gods voice

  47. CityofPeace07

    8 heathens vote thumbs down for this song. May they all be in for a rude awaken. Jah, created us all. bless up

    Senetor Kang'aru.

    Hon.Bob Marley,as a man sow shall reap.Talk is so sweet.But hotter the battle.

    Christina Law

    CityofPeace07 0] l.p. 0

  48. David Snake Doe

    Heathen to me are all brainwashed people who listen to shitty mainstream music who thinks that Bob Marley is just somebody who smoked spliffs.

    I would seriously put them 'pon the wall.

    BOB LEGEND

    jakejamesgx3

    David Snake Doe heathen mean what heathen mean

    oreamnos

    the heathens are those who brain wash the poor people, not those whom fell to the brainwashing brother

    JonnyBGood

    I know I hate people that think he was just some bud smoking dude so he's cool, he way much more then that, way more... Revolutionary,Rebel,Poet,Artistic some might say Prophet, he was against injustice in the world, fought the evil which is dark with light which is love... R.I.P. Bob Marley

    Trapking glizz

    a heathen is a non israelite fwi other nations outside of the 12 gates

  49. Erin Smith

    lots of heathens here yo

  50. Sandra Tamayo

    yeah... get that shit right... Rudy sang that shit with his homie. Bob Marley & daddy...

  51. Alice Wonderland

    Fitting for Berners

  52. Alexis Randle

    Just found my new favorite bob Marley song. It changes like every month lol

    Maximil Talmi

    David Snake Doe let's not forget peter tosh!

    Tokunbo Omonubi

    I recommend the Exodus album. You would LOVE it if you love this. This is one of my fav as well

    IvanAwakened

    I suggest you checkout peter tosh if you haven’t already as well but yes this song made my day and I feel ya 😎.

    Nash Manama

    Mine has stayed the same for 6 years now

  53. James Garvey

    8 faygs disliked this.

  54. Colonthree Enterprises

    Why are you so perfect, Bob? :'3

  55. MeloLand

    Wonderful.

  56. PabloCruise91

    I feel bad for the people who don't care to look deeper into Bob Marley and The Wailers' music.

    Stéphane Vu-Hoang

    And their lyrics! These lyrics are profoundly Christian much more than some of the church hymns some hypocrites like singing on Sundays. Ya see bro' what matters is what comes from inside of your body, the Lord Jesus sees what's inside each of us. So long live reggae and their peacemakers! Holy Holy Holy is the Lord! Trust me Bob Marley is a very holy person.

    JAHNO71

    Not everyone likes Reggae believe it or not, but to me anybody who don't like Reggae are strange people

    Eulis Yulianti

    Bunch of ignorants

    danzig159

    Best music there is.

    Idle Hands

    @gethighonlife11 Heathen's are dwellers of the heath, Germanic tribes who worshiped the germanic gods. When Christian's came in contact with them, they defamed the word heathen and generalized it to mean those with no god. Heathens feel bad for you.

  57. Raul Valadez

    JAH PUT THE HEATHEN BACK THERE..PON THE WALL.....

  58. ramiz110

    Em

    Chorus 1:

    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

    Verse 1:

    Em C G
    Rise up fallen fighters,
    Em C G
    Rise and take your stance a-gain.
    Em C G
    'Tis he who fight and run a-way,
    C G
    Live to fight a-nother day. With...

    Chorus 2:

    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

    Verse 2:

    Em C G
    As a man sow; shall he reap,
    Em C G
    And I know that talk is cheap.
    Em C G
    But the hotter the bat-tle;
    Em C G
    A-the sweeter Jah victo-ry.

    Chorus 3:

    Em C G
    Put de heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

    Verse 3:

    Em C G
    Rise up fallen fighters,
    Em C G
    Rise and take your stance a-gain.
    Em C G
    'Tis he who fight and run a-way,
    C G
    Live to fight a-nother day.

    Chorus 4:

    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

  59. ramiz110

    *from 'Exodus' (1977)*


    Intro:

    Em

    Chorus 1:

    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

    Verse 1:

    Em C G
    Rise up fallen fighters,
    Em C G
    Rise and take your stance a-gain.
    Em C G
    'Tis he who fight and run a-way,
    C G
    Live to fight a-nother day. With...

    Chorus 2:

    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

    Verse 2:

    Em C G
    As a man sow; shall he reap,
    Em C G
    And I know that talk is cheap.
    Em C G
    But the hotter the bat-tle;
    Em C G
    A-the sweeter Jah victo-ry.

    Chorus 3:

    Em C G
    Put de heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

    Verse 3:

    Em C G
    Rise up fallen fighters,
    Em C G
    Rise and take your stance a-gain.
    Em C G
    'Tis he who fight and run a-way,
    C G
    Live to fight a-nother day.

    Chorus 4:

    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
    Em C G
    De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
    Em C G
    De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

    (Repeat to Fade)

    RK Tobi

    ramiz110 oh thanks for these chords 👍🏾

  60. Marylou B

    pas d'accord avec les paroles... étant une paienne... moi-même!
    mais rien à dire sur le plan musical... !

  61. karen Lee

    classic track

  62. Jared R

    rise up

  63. OhMyLawdProductions

    PON DE WALL!

  64. masterix6

    We face the most serious times of humanity. We must continue to be vigiliant of our thoughts and deeds