ODE TO JOY (BABYLON CAN’T CONTROL I) - LYRICS 
(Written by Robin Hopcraft & Idris Rahman)
 
 
I know you’re feeling vexed my brother 
Life has been too hard for you
Meditate on the greater things
May happiness return for you
Some grow old before their time
Control your mind, it’s up to you
Hold your head high, don’t feel sad 
This ode to joy I have for you
Babylon can’t work I say
Don’t carry that sack of rocks fi true
Dissatisfied and jealous minds
Happiness escape from you 
 
Plant a seed and watch it grow
It will bare sweet fruits, I know
Love your lover, make her feel
How much she really means to you
 
Yeah
 
Babylon can’t control I
Babylon can’t use I
Babylon can’t control I
Babylon can’t use I
 
Babylon can’t work I say
Don’t carry that sack of rocks fi true
Dissatisfied and jealous minds
Happiness escape from you
 
If we share the love around
There’s plenty there for me and you
Don’t give up now, don’t let go
Remember Jah Jah Love you so
 
Babylon can’t control I
Babylon can’t use I
Babylon can’t control I
Babylon can’t use I
Babylon can’t control I
Babylon can’t use I
Babylon can’t control I
Babylon can’t use I
 
No, them can’t use I
Them can’t confuse I
Neither refuse I