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Bob Marley: Concrete Jungle Meaning

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Song Released: 1971


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Concrete Jungle Lyrics

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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    anonymous
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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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    KevinMM
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    Oct 28th, 10:16pm report


    I looked this up on google thinking’s I’d find a definite answer. I’d like to start by saying although a Bob Marley fan, and even more a huge reggae fan in general dub/roots/etc, I have not researched this information. Just like everyone else who did not speak to Bob Marley personally, I could be wrong.
    This song is about prison, period. Prison is a jungle in itself. A jungle made of concrete. Many times there is literally no sun, no moon, no light. The chains are, at that point off, but one is still not free, a captive. No soft touch and no caress; a tragic reality but still most do their best in spirit and find a way to laugh (as clowns) which is is a direct and bold way to refer to it. Concrete jungle.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 28th, 10:11pm report


    I will start by saying although a Bob Marley fan, and even more a huge reggae fan in general dub/roots/etc, I have not researched this information. So just like everyone else who did not speak to Bob Marley personally, I could be wrong.

    This song is about prison, period. Prison is a jungle in itself. A jungle made of concrete. Many times there is literally no sun, no moon, no light. The chains are, at that point off, but one is still not free, captive. No soft touch and no caress; a tragic reality but still most do their best in spirit and find a way to laugh (as clowns) which is is a direct and bold way to refer to it. Concrete jungle.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 11th, 2019 3:13am report


    Thé high yellow moon is thé White woman. She won t Côme out to play ....poor her. Time ll tell



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    anonymous
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    Feb 17th, 2018 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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