We are the Small Axe

“If you are the big tree, we are the small axe. Ready to cut you down, to cut you down” Bob Marley was born on this day in 1945. His songs have been soundtrack to peace movements, and many of them carry a strong social and political meaning. Small Axe is not one of his most famous pieces, but it is a song that carries with itself a a strong message people’s power and for unity against tyranny. It was first released in 1973 with the  Bob Marley and the Wailer’s album ‘Burning’; written by Marley and producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. The first verse of the song concentrates on an evil figure, a man, who exploits inequality to achieve power and … Continue reading We are the Small Axe