TUESDAY TUNES | BOB MARLEY | COULD YOU BE LOVED

Posted on February 10, 2015 by Trace

J u k e b o x 
 — BOB MARLEY —
COULD YOU BE LOVED 

 inspired by the global day of Love just passed and the god-like devotion to Marley, we witnessed on the Gili Islands, Indonesia.

“My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.”  ― Bob Marley

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Nearly every cafe, warung, bar, boat on the Gili’s will greet you with Bob bouncing out of their speakers. It’s the same on Bali, but the Gili’s… they really worship the man; devotees of all things Rasta.

The song was released in 1980 on Bob Marley & the Wailers last album ‘Uprising’ and is included on their greatest hits album ‘Legend’. It was written in 1979 on an airplane while The Wailers were experimenting on guitar. The song is considered by many reggae fans to be disco influenced.

In the middle of the song, background singers quote a verse from Bob Marley’s first single ‘Judge Not’ ― “The road of life is rocky;  And you may stumble too. So while you point a finger, someone else is judging you”.

Instruments used on the original record of this song are guitars, bass, drums, acoustic piano, the Hohner clavinet and an organ, as well as the Brazilian cuíca.

bob marley playing guitarBy now you would probably be aware of BOB the biography, however if you’re not up to scratch, this is a truly inspiring and humbling movie, released in April 2012… it’s a must see ― entitled ‘MARLEY’.  See the trailer here

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Bob Marley has left this World but his legacy lives on, not only in his music and his children, and their music, but also with some deeply soulful quotes.  There is something Bob was noted as saying, for nearly every occasion that can make you think a lot, about what you have to be grateful for.

Some of our favourite Bob Marley Quotes here:

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively”

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.”

“To love is to risk, not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure. But risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in my life is to risk nothing.”

“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections”

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 * Love how you can see the photographers reflection in the mirror

“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect — you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break — her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”

“Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect – and I don’t live to be – but before you start pointing fingers… make sure you hands are clean!”

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“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.”

“If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy… Truth is,  everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.”

“Me only have one ambition, y’know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together – black, white, Chinese, everyone – that’s all.”

“One good thing about music is that once it hits you, you feel no pain”

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All quotes by ― Bob Marley
Song Bio: Wiki

LYRICS  ✪ “Could You Be Loved”
Could you be love and be loved?
Could you be love and be loved?

Don’t let them fool ya,
Or even try to school ya! Oh, no!
We’ve got a mind of our own,
So go to hell if what you’re thinking is not right!
Love would never leave us alone,
I am the darkness there must come out the light.

Could you be love and be loved?
Could you be love, wo now! – and be loved?

(The road of life is rocky and you may stumble too,
So while you point your fingers someone else is judging you)
Love your brotherman!
(Could you be – could you be – could you be love?
Could you be – could you be love?
Could you be – could you be – could you be love?
Could you be – could you be love?)

Don’t let them change ya, oh! –
Or even rearrange ya! Oh, no!
We’ve got a life to live.
They say: only – only –
Only the fittest of the fittest shall survive –
Stay alive! Eh!

Could you be love and be loved?
Could you be love, wo now! – and be loved?

(You ain’t gonna miss your water until your well runs dry;
No matter how you treat him, the man will never be satisfied.)
Say something! (Could you be – could you be – could you be love?
Could you be – could you be love?)
Say something! Say something!
(Could you be – could you be – could you be love?)
Say something! (Could you be – could you be love?)
Say something! Say something! (Say something!)
Say something! Say something! (Could you be love?)
Say something! Say something! Reggae, reggae!
Say something! Rockers, rockers!
Say something! Reggae, reggae!
Say something! Rockers, rockers!
Say something! (Could you be loved?)
Say something! Uh!
Say something! Come on!
Say something!…

 

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