Ziggy Marley
all religion should be wiped out,
so that people may just live.
what divides us is an illusion,
made up by men in their confusion.
-Dragonfly album

I don't care if it hurts, I'm tired of lies and all
these games
I've reached the point in life ain't no longer can I be this way.
don't come crying to me, I too have shed
my share of tears
I'm moving on yes I'm grooving on, well
I'm finally free
I've got to be true to myself...got to be true to myself.....
-Dragonfly album
"When I was a child, I would look back and say "They were the good old days." If I was going through sh*t, I would remember when I was down and out and say, "Yeah, those were the good old days." I could have realized then, that these are the good old days. I don't have to wait to realize the good old days."
I of the universe, won't be prisoners of your little world
the mind is limitless where time does not exist
we travel far beyond the realms of expectations
I refuse to be what you expect of me.
-Dragonfly album
"Religion has become so many different things. Religion is an economic thing for some people. Religion is a gun. If religion had a good purpose; if religion could be used to bring people together, then man would have created something great. But we're man: we mess up everything. We mess up nature. We mess up God. We take what is given to us and make it into what we think it should be. God is like the sun. When the sun shines, it shines for everyone. God is for everyone."
said you I'm living in my fantasy
but is you who are blinded from reality
the material world mean so much to you
you just can't get what I'm telling you

there's a rainbow in the sky all the time, don't be blind
don't be blind.
-Dragonfly album
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"It was a beautiful day, and I was breathing in some fresh oxygen when this dragonfly came up to me. He was hovering right in front of my face, and I was really examining him, thinking, "How does he see me?" We are always looking at them [animals], but how do they look at us? I became enlightened - or some would say crazy - 'cause at different points in my life I would look at a dog and when our eyes met, I realized that the dog and all creatures are my family. They're people with personalities. They're like you and me. The same thing happens with a tree. I was in my yard and thought that the tree was a living being. We take trees for granted. We don't believe they are as much alive as we are."
"The evolution of the music is the evolution of the self. What the
self cause is not everyone going to play the same thing. The music is
itself, yet still it is the individual who play the music which give it
what it has from that individual. The evolution of the music, whatever
my evolution is, the music shall reflect that because the music come out
of me. So each individual's evolution and enlightenment will reflect in
the music dat him do."
Love is the only law to obey
Oh yea, don't care what they say
Love is the only law to obey
Don't care what they say.
-One Bright Day album (Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers)

Many waters cannot quench
Love, many waters cannot quench
I've stopped searching
Now I see
So much love inside of me
Love, many waters cannot quench
I've stopped searching
Now I see
So much love inside of you
Love, many waters cannot quench.
-Spirit of Music album (Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers)
cause in a town called sorrow there was joy
yes and there I met the painless tear
freed he expressed emotions that egos fear
my life is full of colors yeah my mind is clear

there's a rainbow in the sky rainbow in the sky

found i mercy in every sunrise
I am born again from the womb of the night
all I have I have left behind
minds' eye eye's eye a light will shine
-Dragonfly album
"I am positive and realistic at the same time. With the world going on like it's going on, there's people out there who have a reason who have a voice of truth. The music that I do is the voice of truth. "
"If you keep hiding your true self your life become like slow death. Once you become free from the lies and the hiding of yourself then life becomes vibrant again."
"There is no life without music, friend. No life. There is not one person on earth who do not listen to music. Because the Earth is music. The birds, the bees, the rivers, the wind, the rain, everything. Man did not create music, the earth created music and man listened to the earth and made music off of the earth. "
We're always trying to satisfy these wants and needs
Take you some time for that inner peace
When our eyes are open
We'll see things differently
There's so much gloom
Hiding the reality
It's just a beautiful day
A beautiful day.
-Spirit of Music album (Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers)
Start living on a higher vibration
Now we take it to the heights of creation

Perfection of divinity
Is everyone's duty
Don't waste your time
Living for the vanities
We are creatures of faith
Victims of destiny
Which we create.

-From Spirit of Music album (Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers)
I can't make you happy, unless I am.
-From Dragonfly album
don't you try to stop
what you feel inside
when we hit that spot
we tell ya world collide
some people try to stick
to what they know outside
acting like a programmed chip
we tell them free they mind
I got the power to move ya
JAH got the power to move ya
-From Free Like We Want 2 B album
"My music, it is a service.  I am here to give service, to my family - which is the human race, the whole earth.  I am here to give service, and what I do is give service.  This is what I am here for.  My music is of service to the human family.  That is my purpose."
"Success is spiritual enlightenment. The road I'm on now is to try to be successful in my own form of spirituality. When I reach that enlightened state, that is success."

-From the book, Inside the Music:Conversations With Contemporary Musicians by Dimitri Ehrlich