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lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Aug 15, 2017 8:46
 

 crogers wrote:
Suggestion:  if you're not really feeling this, for whatever reason, I suggest that you sing it.  Yes, out loud.  No, seriously, sing the damn song.  The lyrics are posted right here, just click the Lyrics link and sing along with the song.  Just belt it out.  No one will think you're weird, I promise.  You have a throat that is capable of song — it doesn't matter if you think your voice is something less than stellar... just work it!

If you, after having dutifully sung this remarkable little song, still don't like it, you will have my respect (for whatever that's frickin' worth...) and IMO you will have earned the right  to go on hating it, with a bullet, i.e. "I sang it, I hated it, you can now all summarily go screw yourselves."  

I'm betting you won't feel the same way about it.  I'm betting you'll find that it tickles a part of you that maybe you've forgotten about — the part that makes you want to be a better person, the part that allows you to show compassion for other people, the part that makes you cry at movies that deal with real people living their real lives (and no, NOT the Kardashian flavor of pseudo-reality), that part inside you that you're a little scared to acknowledge.  It's worth it, believe me.  

Why should you believe me?  Well... maybe you shouldn't.  After all, who the hell am I?   However, I can tell you that when I hear this song, I get to feel something wonderful that perhaps you and some others have forgotten how to feel.  I don't care whether reggae appeals to you in general, Marley specifically, or the human race in total.  There is something special in this — just have to lock on and have the courage to feel it.

Peace. 

 
Peace indeed!  I got to hear this tune (this time) as I finished my drive to work, and while it sounds much better blasting from my truck's stereo, I was happy to have a chance to finish listening at my desk at work....where I got to see the snarky comments that seem to have been sparked by your (wonderful IMHO) post.  And I'm also going to up my 9 rating to a 10.  I think this is my fav Marley tune.  LONG LIVE RP and PEACE BE UPON EVERYONE.
markybx
(Oud Amsterdam)
Posted: Jun 08, 2016 6:47
 

My wife always starts dancing when she hears reggae, but she is from the Carribeeeann.
SquiddlyDiddly
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: Jun 08, 2016 6:40
 

 crogers wrote:
So... mean and hateful then.  OK, got it.
 
You just made me chortle. Well worth a {#High-five}
RabbitEars
Posted: Jan 08, 2016 12:07
 

 crogers wrote:
Suggestion:  if you're not really feeling this, for whatever reason, I suggest that you sing it.  Yes, out loud.  No, seriously, sing the damn song.  The lyrics are posted right here, just click the Lyrics link and sing along with the song.  Just belt it out.  No one will think you're weird, I promise.  You have a throat that is capable of song — it doesn't matter if you think your voice is something less than stellar... just work it!

 
nice suggestion. it is a great campfire jam song... so much heart in it. 
crogers
(Sunny California)
Posted: Jan 02, 2016 15:41
 

 ChrisVIII wrote:
 crogers wrote:
If you've rated this less than a 7, you might consider the possibility that you're either dead inside or simply a mean, hateful person.

Just sayin'....
  
Thanks for you condescension but I'm fine. I am not inferior to you, I simply have a different musical taste. Reggae music tends to make me aggressive because it never really starts, it makes me fell like shaking the person singing or those listening with a stupid air on their face. Makes feel like telling them to move and do something, to wake up. 

" just saying' ",  idiot.  

 
So... mean and hateful then.  OK, got it.
ChrisVIII
(Spain)
Posted: Jan 01, 2016 7:46
 

 crogers wrote:
If you've rated this less than a 7, you might consider the possibility that you're either dead inside or simply a mean, hateful person.

Just sayin'....

 

 
Thanks for you condescension but I'm fine. I am not inferior to you, I simply have a different musical taste. Reggae music tends to make me aggressive because it never really starts, it makes me fell like shaking the person singing or those listening with a stupid air on their face. Makes feel like telling them to move and do something, to wake up. 

" just saying' ",  idiot.  
crogers
(Sunny California)
Posted: Oct 30, 2015 17:13
 

Suggestion:  if you're not really feeling this, for whatever reason, I suggest that you sing it.  Yes, out loud.  No, seriously, sing the damn song.  The lyrics are posted right here, just click the Lyrics link and sing along with the song.  Just belt it out.  No one will think you're weird, I promise.  You have a throat that is capable of song — it doesn't matter if you think your voice is something less than stellar... just work it!

If you, after having dutifully sung this remarkable little song, still don't like it, you will have my respect (for whatever that's frickin' worth...) and IMO you will have earned the right  to go on hating it, with a bullet, i.e. "I sang it, I hated it, you can now all summarily go screw yourselves."  

I'm betting you won't feel the same way about it.  I'm betting you'll find that it tickles a part of you that maybe you've forgotten about — the part that makes you want to be a better person, the part that allows you to show compassion for other people, the part that makes you cry at movies that deal with real people living their real lives (and no, NOT the Kardashian flavor of pseudo-reality), that part inside you that you're a little scared to acknowledge.  It's worth it, believe me.  

Why should you believe me?  Well... maybe you shouldn't.  After all, who the hell am I?   However, I can tell you that when I hear this song, I get to feel something wonderful that perhaps you and some others have forgotten how to feel.  I don't care whether reggae appeals to you in general, Marley specifically, or the human race in total.  There is something special in this — just have to lock on and have the courage to feel it.

Peace. 
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Jun 03, 2015 5:49
 

 ziakut wrote:
If I were in the Bahamas with a joint and unlimited drinks and a beautiful sunsetting beach...I'd like this. Otherwise....nahhhh.


Same here.  Can't be dealing with the awful guitar "solo" bits.  It must have felt great to be that wasted.


crogers
(Sunny California)
Posted: Mar 31, 2015 19:08
 

If you've rated this less than a 7, you might consider the possibility that you're either dead inside or simply a mean, hateful person.

Just sayin'....

 
hempmandan
(Menlo Park, CA)
Posted: Mar 08, 2015 22:23
 

All Bob songs are 9's and 10's....he's too important...
 
amma123
(Ithaca, NY)
Posted: Feb 05, 2015 11:27
 

Well isn't this a nice antidote to the snow swirling outside my window...
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jan 20, 2015 13:16
 

 BobMcboyle wrote:
That feeling of boredom is in your mind, it ain't coming from the song. You need to say 'in dependence upon this song I experience a feeling of boredom, not everyone experiences this - some people experience pleasant feelings - therefore I can't say the song itself is boring, only that I experience boredom.'
 
It's hard to tell if you are being serious or facetious but this is an interesting post.  By a similar train of thought one could say that trees and other plants are not really green; that they are merely projecting light with a wavelength somewhere around 520 and 570 nanometres, which are interpreted by the cones at the backs of our eyes as being "green".  This would, of course, have greatly hampered Richard LLewelyn when he was writing How Green Was My Valley.
scraig
(Santa Barbara, CA)
Posted: Sep 24, 2014 14:14
 



B is for Bob
boober
(KC,Mo)
Posted: Sep 17, 2014 11:08
 

 ziakut wrote:
If I were in the Bahamas with a joint and unlimited drinks and a beautiful sunsetting beach...I'd like this. Otherwise....nahhhh.
 
The music puts me there.....I don't have to be there.
ScottN
(Half inch above the K/T boundary)
Posted: May 22, 2014 10:30
 

It becomes a good day whenever I hear this wonderful song.
And Jah provide the bread...
vluvlu
(Virginia Beach, VA)
Posted: Mar 20, 2014 14:08
 

Ahhh Marley...I love ya.
Musicfan96
(Graz)
Posted: Mar 20, 2014 14:07
 

best song to relax after a busy day ;)
horstman
(Syracuse, New York)
Posted: Jan 08, 2014 18:37
 

I was just humming this song in my head, click on RP and now it's playing in my room. Pure Magic! Love Bob.
nipplering
Posted: Dec 15, 2013 6:02
 

Can always count on Bob to improve a dull, rainy Sunday afternoon.
unclehud
(Hallelujah! Back in the ATL suburbs!)
Posted: Nov 22, 2013 13:34
 

 BobMcboyle wrote:
That feeling of boredom is in your mind, it ain't coming from the song. You need to say 'in dependence upon this song I experience a feeling of boredom, not everyone experiences this - some people experience pleasant feelings - therefore I can't say the song itself is boring, only that I experience boredom.'
 
Chuckle, chuckle.  You guys crack me up.