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Bob Marley — Forever Loving Jah
Album: Uprising
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Released: 2001
Length: 3:47
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We'll be forever loving Jah
We'll be forever loving Jah

Some they say see them walking up the street
They say we are going wrong to all the people we meet
But we won't worry, we won't shed no tears
We found a way to cast away the fears
Forever Yeah!

We'll be forever loving Jah
We'll be forever
We'll be forever loving Jah
Forever yes and forever
We'll be forever loving Jah, there'll be no end

So old man river don't dry for me
I have got a running stream of love you see
So no matter what stages, oh stages, stages
Stages they put us thru we'll never be blue
No matter what rages, oh rages, changes.
Rages they put us thru, we'll never be blue
We'll be forever yeah!

We'll be forever loving Jah
We'll be forever
We'll be forever loving Jah
Forever and ever and forever
Cause there is no end

Cause only a fool lean up on, lean upon
His own misunderstanding
And what has been hidden from the wise and the prudent,
Been revealed to the babe and the suckling
In every thing, in every way I say

We'll be forever loving Jah
We'll be forever
We'll be forever loving Jah

Cause just like a tree planted planted by the river of water
That bringeth forth bringeth forth, fruits in due season
Every thing in life got its purpose
Find its reason in every season, forever Yeah!

We'll be forever loving Jah
We'll be forever
We'll be forever loving Jah
On and on and on
We'll be forever loving Jah
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Ireeites, I and I in Oneness.
 Rooney wrote:

I'm not soulless, not corrupt and I STILL don't listen to Bob Marley solely based on the boredom factor.

 
It helps if you are forever loving Jah. 
 :+:_DL wrote:

I doubt these corrupted soulless murderers would be listening to Bob Marley.

 
I'm not soulless, not corrupt and I STILL don't listen to Bob Marley solely based on the boredom factor.
{#Dancingbanana}Reminds me of the time I lived in Jamaica! Ya Man!{#Clap}{#Dancingbanana_2}
                                        The Shade Creates a Familiar  Verwandschaft Shaft
 
                                                           Thus spoke the Preacher
                                                           Things I despise are just
                                                                   A part of me.
                                                                     Apart you
                                                                     My freund.
Perfect, just what I need when it's dark, cold and wet outside!! F OFF WINTER!!!  {#Sunny}
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZzzzzzzzzz
 :+:_DL wrote:

I doubt these corrupted soulless murderers would be listening to Bob Marley.

 
Whereas Dubya and Uncle Dick were brave heroes defending the Homeland. By invading a country we never had to fight. And ignoring the Al Qaeda threat. And letting the Taliban re-establish themselves in Afghanistan. And ignoring New Orleans after Katrina hit until the press made them pay attention...
I can not get enough of Marley.. :) {#Good-vibes}
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Update: Poacher made good and sent me a buffet of reggae from many sources. While still not a fan, my consciousness has been raised a degree or two. I'll allow my distaste for reggae probably has a lot to do with encountering a dozen too many aggro Rastafari while quietly minding my own business during time in Jamaica, and the resulting assumption that (as in most religions) the talk does not match the walk.

This is yet another wonderful aspect of Radio Paradise: engaging, intelligent, experienced people who are passionate about life and music willing to engage and discuss. Thanks, Poacher, you're a gent.

 
I have listened to RP almost exclusively since 2005. This comment is an excellent example of what I view as the "RP Crowd"

Bill dishes out some amazingly diverse music and it's up to us as listeners to absorb and respond...Bill looks at what we report.

Thanks for your lucid comments...I learn so much from my fellow RP listeners. It has become a way of life. 
I{#Whistle} would much prefer my soulless murdering leader be a pothead than a Prozac junkie like W , or a NAZI like his dad and grand paw{#Dancingbanana} they might not be soulless then....... instead of TREASONIS.....
 
 :+:_DL wrote:

I doubt these corrupted soulless murderers would be listening to Bob Marley.
 
Michelle Obama is a corrupted, soulless murderer? Go figure. Who knew?

I mean, I know she wants to make your kids eat less Twinkies, but really - that seems a bit harsh . . .

Sweet tune, though - Bob is indeed legendary . . . and that's a hilarious little animation!
 rockpommel16 wrote:
 
I doubt these corrupted soulless murderers would be listening to Bob Marley.
 rockpommel16 wrote:


 
If only.... Actually they probably would !

will be forever lovin bob marley
psychic seque again, billg.

Bob Marley — Forever Loving Jah 
i take my teenage sons bike trailing on the alafia river...bout a 90 min ride...we always make it a reggae ride..always..just puts us in the right frame..we listen to marley almost exclusively...cause most other reggae just can't come close.        (ummmm...we don't smoke but for those of u who do we don't actually ride the bikes "on" the river....just felt like i needed to clarify that)
...rain outside........sun inside....thanx,bill......{#Daisy}
Always loving Jah!  {#Sunny}

Jah loves you back!
 
Love it Bill - straight from classic Ben Harper to Bob - very NICE!!!
Heavenly😍😍😍Pass me that fat one!!!!
 Poacher wrote:

I am really pleased you listened to the dub buffet. In all honesty, it was quickly thrown together, but I think I made my point. 

I was never going to convert you - it would be like someone making me listen to Germanic Opera. . . by giving me lots of styles of Germanic Opera to listen to. . . and wanting to convert me over. And that will never happen! However, it might open my ears to some of the subtle variations and perhaps I might not take the piss so much.

However, I am delighted you listened and commented. It was my pleasure to provide. Peace.

 

I never met any "Aggro Rastas" — only the very peaceful  followers who live on Anguilla where I lived for many years.
It's 30 below outside right now - great to hear some sunshine tunes.
Blunts+beer+beach=Bliss (+Marley)=Heaven{#Meditate}

Seems only appropriate on a day when 'God and Jesus' are trending on Twitter thanks to Justin Bieber.
Ah, Marley.  Love it.
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Update: Poacher made good and sent me a buffet of reggae from many sources. While still not a fan, my consciousness has been raised a degree or two. I'll allow my distaste for reggae probably has a lot to do with encountering a dozen too many aggro Rastafari while quietly minding my own business during time in Jamaica, and the resulting assumption that (as in most religions) the talk does not match the walk.

This is yet another wonderful aspect of Radio Paradise: engaging, intelligent, experienced people who are passionate about life and music willing to engage and discuss. Thanks, Poacher, you're a gent.
 
I am really pleased you listened to the dub buffet. In all honesty, it was quickly thrown together, but I think I made my point. 

I was never going to convert you - it would be like someone making me listen to Germanic Opera. . . by giving me lots of styles of Germanic Opera to listen to. . . and wanting to convert me over. And that will never happen! However, it might open my ears to some of the subtle variations and perhaps I might not take the piss so much.

However, I am delighted you listened and commented. It was my pleasure to provide. Peace.

Update: Poacher made good and sent me a buffet of reggae from many sources. While still not a fan, my consciousness has been raised a degree or two. I'll allow my distaste for reggae probably has a lot to do with encountering a dozen too many aggro Rastafari while quietly minding my own business during time in Jamaica, and the resulting assumption that (as in most religions) the talk does not match the walk.

This is yet another wonderful aspect of Radio Paradise: engaging, intelligent, experienced people who are passionate about life and music willing to engage and discuss. Thanks, Poacher, you're a gent.

Gracias por este lujo de escuchar a Marley. A 30 años de su desaparición solamente física.
Saludos desde Argentina! 
Have I stumbled on the religious station? Looking forward to hearing some Wiccan, Janist and Shinto tunes!
F O R E V E R
Poacher, rotterdam:
Entertaining responses, but still in the dark. Five reggae songs, significantly different from each other in style. Read the original post. I'm willing to learn.


 Poacher wrote:

. . .  riddim, dubwise, dubplate, roots, steppers, ragga . . .

See? It is easy to name loads of styles derived from reggae. I'd add some exponents of the style but I don't think you would be interested. All I would say is don't knock a music style unless you know what you are talking about.
 

Sorry, but i cannot see the problem you people have!? this is nice music, no?!

 Businessgypsy wrote:
It's easy to name five entire blues forms that are radically different from each other, encompassing thousands of songs. 
  • Traditional Delta blues example: Robert Johnson
  • Chicago Blues example: BB King
  • Folk roots blues example: Lucinda Williams
  • Modern electric blues example: Robin Trower
  • Southern (USA) rock blues example: Allman Brothers
  • Country blues example: Hank Williams
Sorry, that's six - and I could go on. Forget forms or even artists, can you name five reggae songs that are significantly different from each other? Original songs, not the Spliffy All Stars doing a Radiohead bit. To paraphrase the inimitable fredriley: pass the joint, hold the reggae.
  
 
peacockangel wrote:

Ska - rock-steady - sound system - dub - dance hall ...

yeah I see your point
 
. . .  riddim, dubwise, dubplate, roots, steppers, ragga . . .

See? It is easy to name loads of styles derived from reggae. I'd add some exponents of the style but I don't think you would be interested. All I would say is don't knock a music style unless you know what you are talking about.


 Businessgypsy wrote:
It's easy to name five entire blues forms that are radically different from each other, encompassing thousands of songs.
  • Traditional Delta blues example: Robert Johnson
  • Chicago Blues example: BB King
  • Folk roots blues example: Lucinda Williams
  • Modern electric blues example: Robin Trower
  • Southern (USA) rock blues example: Allman Brothers
  • Country blues example: Hank Williams
Sorry, that's six - and I could go on. Forget forms or even artists, can you name five reggae songs that are significantly different from each other? Original songs, not the Spliffy All Stars doing a Radiohead bit. To paraphrase the inimitable fredriley: pass the joint, hold the reggae.
 

Ummmm, couldn't you also say that about the output of JS Bach? I mean the lack of significant difference between one number and the next? I always thought that excellent musicians / composers just reworked their theme to produce more beautiful music.
For cryin outload............Me not wanna hear any complainin from any quater..youus u get me....
This is the best radio station on the planet and Bill & REB are demmie gods sent to keep us minds
directed in the direction wees minds is suposted to be directed in.....{#Dancingbanana}
heres one for u complainers...{#Moon}
 peacockangel wrote:

Ska - rock-steady - sound system - dub - dance hall ...

yeah I see your point

 
roots - chant -

and it never influenced any music either

 Businessgypsy wrote:
It's easy to name five entire blues forms that are radically different from each other, encompassing thousands of songs.
  • Traditional Delta blues example: Robert Johnson
  • Chicago Blues example: BB King
  • Folk roots blues example: Lucinda Williams
  • Modern electric blues example: Robin Trower
  • Southern (USA) rock blues example: Allman Brothers
  • Country blues example: Hank Williams
Sorry, that's six - and I could go on. Forget forms or even artists, can you name five reggae songs that are significantly different from each other? Original songs, not the Spliffy All Stars doing a Radiohead bit. To paraphrase the inimitable fredriley: pass the joint, hold the reggae.
 
Ska - rock-steady - sound system - dub - dance hall ...

yeah I see your point

 fredriley wrote:
Ben Harper's Christian rock followed by Bob Marley. Looks like it's Songs of Praise time on RP... Praise the Lord and pass the spliff. On second thoughts, hold the Lord and just gimme the dope {#Devil_pimp}
 
Fred, you old dog you! {#Cowboy}


fredriley wrote:
(shrug) You could say the same thing about blues, but believe it or not, there's an awful lot of variation in reggae just as there is in blues.
It's easy to name five entire blues forms that are radically different from each other, encompassing thousands of songs.
  • Traditional Delta blues example: Robert Johnson
  • Chicago Blues example: BB King
  • Folk roots blues example: Lucinda Williams
  • Modern electric blues example: Robin Trower
  • Southern (USA) rock blues example: Allman Brothers
  • Country blues example: Hank Williams
Sorry, that's six - and I could go on. Forget forms or even artists, can you name five reggae songs that are significantly different from each other? Original songs, not the Spliffy All Stars doing a Radiohead bit. To paraphrase the inimitable fredriley: pass the joint, hold the reggae.


 peter_james_bond wrote:

Because bears like Reggae. {#Devil_pimp}

 
Yup, certainly not good for the tears..


Had to log in to give this a higher rating.   Marley with a 6?
 Candela wrote:

 

 

 

{#Daisy}


 

Oh dude, what a great username you have!{#Clap} I wonder how many know what it means, no one I ever talk to about how special the Candela leaf is ever knows what I am talking about! Pretty pertinent to the artists singing this song too, eh?{#Cowboy}
happy birthday bob.  we'll be forever singing your songs. 
 TJS wrote:
Jah?  As in gan-jah?  I've never seen the big deal about reggae.  It's like 1 song.  All of it.
 
(shrug) You could say the same thing about blues, but believe it or not, there's an awful lot of variation in reggae just as there is in blues.


...forever rolling drunk...jah...jah


Ben Harper's Christian rock followed by Bob Marley. Looks like it's Songs of Praise time on RP... Praise the Lord and pass the spliff. On second thoughts, hold the Lord and just gimme the dope {#Devil_pimp}
Reggae never advances.  What's up with that?  I used to like dub. 
Good stuff...
 romeotuma wrote: (comment has been edited)
This song is soooo good for the bears...
 
Because bears like Reggae. {#Devil_pimp}

 TJS wrote:
Jah?  As in gan-jah?  I've never seen the big deal about reggae.  It's like 1 song.  All of it.
 
Here, read this — it will explain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jah

 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...
This song is soooo good for the ears...
This song is soooo good for the ears...
This song is soooo good for the ears...
This song is soooo good for the ears...
This song is soooo good for the ears...
This song is soooo good for the ears...
This song is soooo good for the ears...
This song is soooo good for the ears...
This song is soooo good for the ears...

 

Thought I'd help ya with that cut & paste commentary, romeo.


This song is soooo good for the ears...


 TJS wrote:
Jah?  As in gan-jah?  I've never seen the big deal about reggae.  It's like 1 song.  All of it.
 
then you have never listened to it LOUD or through a sound system..
although its great as background music, you have to learn to FEEL the
rhythm....its all about the BASS and the drums.
to say that all reggae is the same is as ignorant as saying all soul music or country
music sounds the same..its just comes from a lack of familiarity with the genre.



{#Daisy}

I can get behind this!
Jah?  As in gan-jah?  I've never seen the big deal about reggae.  It's like 1 song.  All of it.
 Ericac wrote:
Always perks-up my day when there's a Marley tune. I feel like an ice cold Red Stripe!!
 

Cool ride . . .  {#Motor}
Forever hearing blah.

 

 

 

{#Daisy}


 
''And what has been hidden from the wise and the prudent,
Been revealed to the babe and the suckling''- a quote from Jesus Christ
i saw this on another website about this song.  thought i would share it with you.  not particularly religious just like the quote.
Ahhh. My blood pressure just dropped about 20 pts. ::grooving at my desk:: {#Cool}
feeling irie~
Always perks-up my day when there's a Marley tune. I feel like an ice cold Red Stripe!!
A wonderful afternoon of RP just ruined by a Marley track. Never fails. See "mute" button.
:heartkiss: for ya' soul sista from across the sea
GregK wrote:
Certainly underplayed.
You are certainly kidding, right!?
a_genuine_find wrote:
...and I a dear friend from Jamaica who described it as 'I the physical self, and I the spiritual self'... That's why 'I and I' is a masterpiece of a phrase, it has multiple layers and interpretations?
Indeed.
Another way some Rastafarians use to express the idea of Jah is the phrase "I and I" (such as "I and I survive" used in a song by Bad Brains, usually written "I&I") to represent each and every person who recognizes themselves to be part of a trinitarian unity "Haile Selassie I / Jah / I." from Wikipedia.. Respect
Funny, I always interpreted "I and I" to mean "I - the speaker personally - and I - the coomunity, and the ancestors", so that saying I&I was a way of saying "I personally claim this thing, and claim unity with my people, who also make this statement through me." When Bob sings "Old Pirates came and rob I, sold I to the merchant ships," what he's saying (or so I thought) is not that he himself was shipped over from Africa, but that his people were. Leaving out the second I would then be a statement of this sort "I was not there, but my people were, and I identify so strongly with them that I might as well have been there." Oh well.
...and I a dear friend from Jamaica who described it as 'I the physical self, and I the spiritual self'... That's why 'I and I' is a masterpiece of a phrase, it has multiple layers and interpretations?
maxmox wrote:
Another way some Rastafarians use to express the idea of Jah is the phrase "I and I" (such as "I and I survive" used in a song by Bad Brains, usually written "I&I") to represent each and every person who recognizes themselves to be part of a trinitarian unity "Haile Selassie I / Jah / I." from Wikipedia.. Respect :mrgreen:
Funny, I always interpreted "I and I" to mean "I - the speaker personally - and I - the coomunity, and the ancestors", so that saying I&I was a way of saying "I personally claim this thing, and claim unity with my people, who also make this statement through me." When Bob sings "Old Pirates came and rob I, sold I to the merchant ships," what he's saying (or so I thought) is not that he himself was shipped over from Africa, but that his people were. Leaving out the second I would then be a statement of this sort "I was not there, but my people were, and I identify so strongly with them that I might as well have been there." Oh well.
:good-vibes: :yes:
Oh, awesome, thanks for rotating in tonight, bill, just what I needed! Bob, you had such a way of spreading positivity, spreading a messsage of love and gratitude. much respect to you :notworthy: :sunny: So, old man river, don't cry for me; A-have got a running stream of love you see. So, no matter what stages - oh stages - Stages - stages they put us through, We'll never be blue No matter what rages, oh rages, Changes - rages they put us through, We'll never be blue: We'll be forever, yeah! (We'll be forever loving Jah) We'll be forever! (We'll be forever loving Jah) Forever, and ever, yes, and forever! (We'll be forever loving Jah) 'Cause there is no end.
ThePoose wrote:
Poor old Family Man Barrett: he lost his lawsuit yesterday in which he claimed he was an integral part of making Bob's music. ...
Sad to hear this. Family Man was THE Man! His bass lines really were an integral part of Marley's tunes. Check out the bass line in Is This Love, one of my fav's. There's many other songs where FM's bass makes the music, just listen :-) As a bass player, I understand how a good player makes the backbone of the song. Most folks don't realize it.
feelin irie...havent heard this in years, thanks billy, one of my favorite albums of all time! peace~
I think this might be the best transistion I have heard in a very long time. 9:23 am - Bob Marley - Forever Loving Jah 9:19 am - Calexico - Sirena
dionysius wrote:
Barely tolerable Rasta "reasoning" from Bob, who is past his peak here. He was such a great songwriter (if not the best singer) in the late '60s/early '70s, but after a few records on Island and shedding Peter and Bunny, he wasn't half the writer he once was. Listen to Burnin' or earlier, and you'll hear the real, soulful Bob. This is sadly lacking in comparison.
Sorry, I have to disagree with you here. The Island albums (with the exception of Kaya) are just as good, just different.
Barely tolerable Rasta "reasoning" from Bob, who is past his peak here. He was such a great songwriter (if not the best singer) in the late '60s/early '70s, but after a few records on Island and shedding Peter and Bunny, he wasn't half the writer he once was. Listen to Burnin' or earlier, and you'll hear the real, soulful Bob. This is sadly lacking in comparison.
infinity wrote:
Who/what is this Jah?
Rastafarians consider Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia to have been the religious symbol for Jah incarnate. Referring to him by the title of Jah Rastafari, some consider him to have been the personification of Jah, but this is only one interpretation or metaphor for Rasta belief. Each and every Rasta is encouraged to seek truth for themselves, and no central dogma is imposed. <1> Another way some Rastafarians use to express the idea of Jah is the phrase "I and I" (such as "I and I survive" used in a song by Bad Brains, usually written "I&I") to represent each and every person who recognizes themselves to be part of a trinitarian unity "Haile Selassie I / Jah / I." from Wikipedia.. Respect :mrgreen:
infinity wrote:
Who/what is this Jah?
The King of Kings, Lord of Lords! His almighty Jah Rastafari. (Jah is the rastafarian word for God)
Who/what is this Jah?
TonyBear wrote:
How does Bob Marley like his donuts? Wi'jam in.
cute!
How does Bob Marley like his donuts? Wi'jam in.
Certainly an underplayed and underappreciated Marley classic! Yay! Thanks for making my day.
Poor old Family Man Barrett: he lost his lawsuit yesterday in which he claimed he was an integral part of making Bob's music. The claim, upheld by the courts, by Marley heirs Rita, Ziggy et al. was that Barrett and his trusty Fender jaxx Bass was simply equivalent to a session musician. What a bass decision!
as if it ain't hard enough to get any work done on this, our real first warm day of the spring here in the northeast!
Who said you can't write good songs while on drugs ?
Love the tune! I also adore the artwork!
:cool:
Ha ha! :roflol: Didn't even realize my upload was added! Thanks everyone for voting. I'll be forever loving Jah, for sure!
forever loving this jam