Bob Marley Love Songs

Beloved Flower Lover

In the song “Is this love” Bob expresses the more intimate expressions of love as he questions the mixed emotions associated with the feeling of love. In the first verse of Bob Marley’s love song the feelings of love is expressed, showing the caring and devoted side of his personality.

I wanna love you and treat you right;

I wanna love you every day and every night:

We’ll be together with a roof right over our heads;

We’ll share the shelter of my single bed;

We’ll share the same room, yeah! – for Jah provide the bread.

Is this love – is this love – is this love –

Is this love that I’m feelin’?

Is this love – is this love – is this love –

Is this love that I’m feelin’?

I wanna know – wanna know – wanna know now!

I got to know – got to know – got to know now!

The song is a favourite among many of the admirers of Marley’s music as it expresses the emotions that many people are unable to do, people connect to the feelings of desire. As a man expresses in the second verse of the song Marley speaks form the heart as a man possessed to ensure that his lover is treated right.

I’m willing and able,

So I throw my cards on your table!

I wanna love you – I wanna love and treat – love and treat you right;

I wanna love you every day and every night:

We’ll be together, yeah! – with a roof right over our heads;

We’ll share the shelter, yeah, oh now! – of my single bed;

We’ll share the same room, yeah! – for Jah provide the bread.

The interesting thing about Marley’s love songs is the way he was able to politicise the romantic. Marley was able in all of his songs to instil a broader message to people.

Marley would set the mood right but in that, same breath there is a calling lovers to respect and honour each other. Love was to Marley more than just sexual ecstasy it was a process of love and devotion. This theme is most represented in the song “No Woman, No Cry”. In the first Verse Marley reflects on life.

Said – said – said: I remember when we used to sit

In the government yard in trenchtown,

Observing the ’hypocrites

As they would mingle with the good people, we meet.

Good friends we have, oh, good friends we’ve lost

Along the way.

In this great future, you can’t forget your past;

So dry your tears, I seh.

For people who look like Bob and Rita, loving each other has been the only way through which we have been able to sustain ourselves through poverty and political oppression.

One can’t help but think that the song is Bob’s only personal reflection on the early years with Rita after they got married. As a newly married couple, the only thing they shared was their musical ambitions and poverty. These are the experiences that help to bring people together. In the second verse, Marley continues to reflect on this theme.

Said – said – said: I remember when-a we used to sit

In the government yard in trenchtown.

And then georgie would make the fire lights,

As it was logwood burnin’ through the nights.

Then we would cook cornmeal porridge,

Of which I’ll share with you;

My feet is my only carriage,

So I’ve got to push on through.

As Carolyn Cooper suggests Marley’s music must be seen as a vital part of the contribution to Caribbean literature. In one verse and in one verse Marley was able to say speak about and express many ideas.

Marley using music as his tool was able to ensure that the message reached a popular audience. It was able to reach the audience because as a son of the soil he was able to speak for his generation of youth struggling to build a life and family.

Marley however was able to be the romantic man as he articulated erotic desires in a respectable and captivating fashion. As most men will agree, putting on a Marley love song sets the mood right for the night. This is exactly the case in relation to the song “Stir It Up”.

In the first verse, Marley is able to express the romance between two lovers.

Stir it up; little darlin’, stir it up. Come on, baby.

Come on and stir it up: little darlin’, stir it up. o-oh!

It’s been a long, long time, yeah!

(stir it, stir it, stir it together)

Since I got you on my mind. (ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh) oh-oh!

Now you are here (stir it, stir it, stir it together), I said,

It’s so clear

There’s so much we could do, baby, (ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

Just me and you.

Come on and stir it up; …, little darlin’!

Stir it up; come on, baby!

Come on and stir it up, yeah

Little darlin’, stir it up! o-oh!

Those who speak of the song consider it to be one of the best love songs performed by Bob Marley. The commentators of Marley’s work constantly see it as a masterpiece of intuitive sensitive seduction. Marley was able to seduce women through his seductive lyrics, which is most pronounced in the song “Turn the Lights down Low”.

Turn your lights down low

And pull your window curtains;

Oh, let Jah moon come shining in –

Into our life again,

Sayin’: ooh, it’s been a long, long (long, long, long, long) time;

I kept this message for you, girl,

But it seems I was never on time;

Still I wanna get through to you, girlie,

On time – on time.

I want to give you some love (good, good lovin’);

I want to give you some good, good lovin’ (good, good lovin’).

Oh, I – oh, I – oh, i,

Say, I want to give you some good, good lovin’ (good, good lovin’

This song is known for its hint to the relationship that Marley had with Cindy Breakspear. Rita in her book No Woman, No Cry discusses the song revealing that she refused to perform the background vocals for the song.

Marley one of the Greatest Romantic Performers of All Time?

In conclusion, Marley stands as one of the greatest romantic, passionate, tender and amorous performers of all time. It is not only that Marley was skilled at seduction through lyrical expertise it was also the rhythm that accompanied the lyrics. It was the way that Marley possessed the energy of love. This transformed him into a man who reminded us that you can combine a masculine political messenger with a sensitive female sex symbol. He blessed us all by bringing erotic feelings into a place of honour and respect on the international scene. For our team, he encourages feelings of safety and honour around female and male loving.

We appreciate you Bob….and play you all the tim

The Team

The London Flower Lover

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2 Responses to Bob Marley Love Songs

  1. suejames says:

    nuff love

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