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Bob Marley: Concrete Jungle Meaning


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Song Released: 1971

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No sun will shine in my day today; (no sun will shine)
The high yellow moon won't come out to play:
(that high yellow moon won't come out to play)
I said (darkness) darkness has covered my light,
(and the stage) And the stage my day into...


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    Feb 17th, 2:20pm report

    Errata:(stage) Should be changed

    "I said (darkness) darkness has covered my light,
    (and the stage) And the stage my day into nights..."


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    Jan 22nd, 2017 1:32pm report

    When Bob Marley wrote "Concrete Jungle," he was broke and stranded in a foreign country. While writing the song, he most likely reflected upon his time in the impoverished neighborhoods of Jamaica. One of the lyrics says, “No chains around my feet But I’m not free.” This line depicts Marley being ensnared in the troubles of poverty with no way out. Furthermore, "Concrete Jungle" focuses around the ghetto-like slums of West Kingston, Jamaica. West Kingston was often called the “Jungle” or “Concrete Jungle.” During his song, Marley focuses on the poverty and brutality that has plagued West Kingston, and implies his desire to spread his messages to audiences other than Jamaica.

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