What does Zion Train mean?

Bob Marley: Zion Train Meaning

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Zion Train Lyrics

Zion train is coming our way;
The Zion train is coming our way;
Oh, people, get on board! (you better get on board!)
Thank the Lord (praise Fari) -
I gotta catch a train, 'cause there is no other station;
Then you going in the same direction...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2016 !⃝

    new York train means its final destination is new York.
    Zion train???
    Zion definitely means heaven.
    Because according to Rastafarian beliefs, Emperor haille Selassie 1 was Jesus Christ, who ascended to heaven(zion).

  2. Rastafaria
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    Mar 25th 2015 !⃝

    It's Marley's interpretation of the R & B classic "People Get Ready". It's about atoning for your sins and transgressions and getting ready to meet Jah and the "train to glory/heaven/everlasting life". It's a common idiom in religions. God is going to bring a Holy Train to pick up all his/her people and take them away from this madness.


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