Burnin' and Lootin' (Bob Marley Cover)

by The Johnny Red Eyes

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One of our oldest covers, this song has not progressed much from days of practicing at DC Music. The line up has changed but the simplicity of this arrangement has not.


All Lyrics by the man himself: Bob Marley

This morning I woke up in a curfew,
Oh God, I was a prisoner, too - yeah.
Could not recognize the faces standing over me;
They were all dressed in uniforms of brutality. Eh!

How many rivers do we have to cross,
Before we can talk to the boss? Eh!
All that we got, it seems we have lost;
We must have really paid the cost.
That's why we're gonna be

Burnin' and a-lootin' tonight,
(Say we gonna burn and loot)
Burnin' and a-lootin' tonight,
(One more thing)
Burnin' all pollution tonight,
(Oh, yeah, yeah)
Burnin' all illusion tonight.

Give me the food and let me grow,
Let the Roots Man take a blow. Yeah!
All them drugs gonna make you slow now,
It's not the music of the ghetto.
That's why we're gonna be

Weeping and a-wailin' tonight,
(Ooh, can stop the tears?)
Weeping and a-wailin' tonight,
(We've been suffering these long lonely years)
Weeping and a-wailin' tonight
(Will you say cheer?)
Weeping and a-wailin' tonight
(But where?)


released April 20, 2015
Original song written by Bob Marley for Bob Marley and the Wailers
Album Burnin'
Released 19 October 1973
Recorded April 1973

We do not own the rights to this song. This is merely a cover created by fans for fans

Cover by:
The Johnny Red Eyes

Produced by:
Brian Steels

Recorded in:
The Practice Hole (Toronto) April 17th, 2015




The Johnny Red Eyes Toronto, Ontario

Formed in 2010, The Johnny Red Eyes are a band that incorporates influences from noise, punk, ska, and progressive rock.

Early formations began playing punk/ska at shows in and around Toronto. But after a line up change and a trip to Halifax, the bands sound matured, writing an interesting collection of tracks filled with interesting time signatures, strange progressions & genre-bending movements
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