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Bob Marley — Could You Be Loved
Album: Legend (remastered)
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Total ratings: 2269









Released: 2002
Length: 5:21
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Could you be loved, and be loved?
Could you be loved, 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,
Ay-in the darkness there must come out to light.

Could you be loved, and be loved?
Could you be loved, 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 brother, man!

(Could you be - could you be - could you be loved?
Could you be - could you be loved?
Could you be - could you be - could you be loved?
Could you be - could you be loved?)

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 loved, and be loved?
Could you be loved, 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 loved?
Could you be - could you be loved?)
Say something! Say something!
(Could you be - could you be - could you be loved?)
Say something! (Could you be - could you be loved?)
Say something! Say something! (Say something!)
Say something! Say something! (Could you be loved?)
Say something! Say something! Reggae, reggae!
Say something! rasta, rasta!
Say something! Reggae, reggae!
Say something! rasta, rasta!
Say something! (Could you be loved?)
Say something! Uh!
Say something! Come on!
Say something! (Could you be - could you be - could you be loved?)
Say something! (Could you be - could you be loved?)
Say something! (Could you be - could you be - could you be loved?)
Say something! (Could you be - could you be loved?) /fadeout/
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 Eric_Denison wrote:

Trust you are still here a year later.  We'd like to keep you around a bit longer.
 

Still alive and kickin'.  Thanks for asking.  
 Alastair wrote:
Had to give this a 10.  I had open heart surgery 4 years ago and, facing the possibility of not being around, I wrote my will and planned my whole funeral.  I plan on "leaving" with this playing.

I'm still here though!
 
Trust you are still here a year later.  We'd like to keep you around a bit longer.
Absolutely my favorite Marley song. (Three Little Birds comes close, though.) The bass line just pulls you along.
All-cylinders-firing good music.
 brookap wrote:
if there was an 11 rating that you could only assign to your top five rated songs, this would be the first to make the cut. 10/10 does not do it justice.
 
Here it comes, sure, it's good. 10/10 is about right, ok?
if there was an 11 rating that you could only assign to your top five rated songs, this would be the first to make the cut. 10/10 does not do it justice.
This was as high as Reggae ever musically reached, IMO. It has unquestionably stood the test of time. If you don't agree, sit back with a smooth head and listen with a great pair of Bose in your favorite corner of the world and try again. You're welcome.
Can Bob really be rated on a scale of 1-10?  Talk amongst yourselves... 
Had to give this a 10.  I had open heart surgery 4 years ago and, facing the possibility of not being around, I wrote my will and planned my whole funeral.  I plan on "leaving" with this playing.

I'm still here though!
   
Musical family..... Always liked them.
New Years Eve, another year gone by and another year to love Bob Marley. 10 Another year to say, " Thank You Radio Paradise for the best programming on the planet".
{#Motor} Rolling along with Mr Marley. 
Welcome to Carnival Cruise Lines. Enjoy the 6 daily all you can eat buffets, the day drinking, the NoroVirus and Bob Marley
 fredriley wrote:

I expect that the gibbon would make another noise if you were trying to polish it ;-). The noise rather reminds me of The Librarian in Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. Ook ook!

 
"The sawing-wood sound is made by the cuíca, a drum from Brazil that is played - yes I'm serious - by putting your hand inside the drum and rubbing a wet cloth up and down on a stick stuck on the inside of the drumhead, while pressing down on the outside of the drumhead with the fingers of the other hand to increase or decrease the tension. When the stick is rubbed rhythmically, the drum makes the sound you hear on this recording." https://www.quora.com/What-makes-the-sound-at-the-beginning-of-Could-you-be-loved-by-Bob-Marley
Best Marley song I know.
{#Yes}
 Bert7 wrote:
1978 Vancouver ,BC Queen E Theatre, started dancing on the second song and didn't stop until it was over. Most moving concert I was ever at.

 
I can only imagine. I was 18 at the time, and admittedly naive about Bob Marley. How fortunate you got there before he left us.
 
1978 Vancouver ,BC Queen E Theatre, started dancing on the second song and didn't stop until it was over. Most moving concert I was ever at.

Crystal clear memory of where I was the first time I heard this.

Long time ago. Cruising over the 520 Bridge in Seattle. Tan BMW 2002 (with the round tail lights of course!). Subwoofer in the back as big as '70s home speaker. I FREAKED and played it over...and over... I likes me some throbbing bass and meaningful lyrics!
the sound of love supreme  : )
I feel like I could be loved {#Hug}
Really like this version...cool!  He was a visionary for sure.
Damn.  Passed at 36. May '81.  RIP Robert.  
Like so many artists - would have loved to see him and the band keep making such incredible music.  
 jocelynsart wrote:
My fav of his

 
And mine. Wanna dance? {#Bananasplit}
 bb_matt wrote:
I love the funky gibbon noise in the background - whatever it is - sounds like someone polishing a window, or a gibbon. 

 
Ditto! 
Astonishing how I can hear this song a million times, and on the million and oneth time I just start rocking my head again.

Yeah, oneth . . .  deal with it :-D

-Will (entertainscape.com)
the one song of Bob Marley that I can listen till the end without feeling the irrepressible need to switch the radio off ! That one has a tiny little bit more energy than the other I guess... 
This song has been played so often, it is dead.
The last great Bob Marley song to be released WHILE HE WAS STILL AROUND TO HEAR IT!
"Three Little Birds" next, please? 


;)
 bb_matt wrote:
I love the funky gibbon noise in the background - whatever it is - sounds like someone polishing a window, or a gibbon. 

 
I expect that the gibbon would make another noise if you were trying to polish it ;-). The noise rather reminds me of The Librarian in Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. Ook ook!
I love the funky gibbon noise in the background - whatever it is - sounds like someone polishing a window, or a gibbon. 
9? 10!!!
This is a Different mix to what i have heard previously....but Bob could groove:)
I challenge everyone to listen to this without making the slightest movement.  Feeling the groove, mon!
This version is so much cleaner than mine, wow you guys just showed me that is is really time to update my files.
Kicking back in swiftly, thank you RP Guys You Rock!
My fav of his
 Poacher wrote:
I watched the new documentary 'Marley' yesterday. Over two hours long but worth every second for anyone even remotely interested in reggae.

While it was more centered on his life rather than the music, it shows a glimpse into why Bob was such a phenomenon and why he is still being played all over the world. 

RIP Bob.  
 
It's on Amazon Prime Instant videos.  I am going to watch it this weekend.
{#Notworthy}
 Boy_Wonder wrote:
 
 

Couldn't have said it better myself.
I watched the new documentary 'Marley' yesterday. Over two hours long but worth every second for anyone even remotely interested in reggae.

While it was more centered on his life rather than the music, it shows a glimpse into why Bob was such a phenomenon and why he is still being played all over the world. 

RIP Bob.  
Your loss, not ours....
Inspired and sweet...but I'm done with Reggae.
 jlind wrote:


Just because the guy thinks reggae blows means he's an idiot? This music is horrible, I deal with it because the most rest of everything Bill plays in excelent, but if it were up to me this crap would not be in the rotation.
 
narrow is your  world view .....
I don't think I ever heard this remix before, nice version!
 jt1 wrote:
PSD button clearly working for me today. This came up when I was listening to something that appeared to have musical merit, but was far too down tempo for my current mood.
Just what I needed, even when I didn't know what it was that I needed. Could you ask more of a radio station?
 
Best of all is when you hit PSD and get a never-played song!
His best, I say!
Oh Yeah pump it up!
9 > 10 
PSD button clearly working for me today. This came up when I was listening to something that appeared to have musical merit, but was far too down tempo for my current mood.
Just what I needed, even when I didn't know what it was that I needed. Could you ask more of a radio station?
 jlind wrote:


Just because the guy thinks reggae blows means he's an idiot? This music is horrible, I deal with it because the most rest of everything Bill plays in excelent, but if it were up to me this crap would not be in the rotation.
 
Thankfully, it's not up to you or anyone else who would dismiss an entire genre of music as "horrible". 

i´m from bavaria, that's near germany 

 
mistabird wrote:
großartig!  feeling  und sound,  lyrics alles schön       {#Bananajam}
 


großartig!  feeling  und sound,  lyrics alles schön       {#Bananajam}
I love the wisdom in the lyrics....love Bob!
 helgigermany wrote:

Agree!

 
ditto!

 jlind wrote:
Just because the guy thinks reggae blows means he's an idiot? This music is horrible, I deal with it because the most rest of everything Bill plays in excelent, but if it were up to me this crap would not be in the rotation.
 
No, the content of his comment marks him as an idiot.  I'm not bothered by negative commentary, but at least have some construction in it. 
 spigolli wrote:
This track reminds me of the time when disco versions of non-disco tunes were in vogue.
 



Or when non-disco acts (Greatful Dead come to mind) would lay down disco influenced tracks. That said, this song seems more like pre-disco funk influenced.
 spigolli wrote:
This track reminds me of the time when disco versions of non-disco tunes were in vogue.
 
A dark time for music indeed... I'm just glad I didn't live through that era or I'd have driven myself to deafness just to make the hurting stop.

(I know, that assumes that I wouldn't like it if my tastes were not formed by other kinds of music first, but I'd like to think that I wouldn't have liked that kind of music.  After all, as soon as I explored the world outside of hair metal, I realized how much the majority of it sucked.)

 fredriley wrote:
That repetitive rubbing sound in the background detracts from the song - wtf is causing it, anyone know? And who's Sanchez?
 
It sounds like a treeful of aroused monkeys.
(actually it is a kind of instrument with a rubbing doohikey connected to a sounding board.)
That repetitive rubbing sound in the background detracts from the song - wtf is causing it, anyone know? And who's Sanchez?
Guitar World has a great interview with Junior Marvin about Marley and his experience with the band. Marley was extremely driven, and the way the music was developed is very interesting. I learned quite a bit. 
 Zep wrote:

Sometimes I really long for the days of PhysicsGenius.... *sigh*
 

Just because the guy thinks reggae blows means he's an idiot? This music is horrible, I deal with it because the most rest of everything Bill plays in excelent, but if it were up to me this crap would not be in the rotation.
 Zep wrote:


Sometimes I really long for the days of PhysicsGenius.... *sigh*
  i thought ac and pg were one and the same :-)

 helgigermany wrote:

Agree!

 
I'm a old-timer (2006?) but am back.  When did RP change the pages for artist/song comments?

Just wondering...

 sirdroseph wrote:
In the top 5 of Marley songs for me.{#Cowboy}
 
Agree!

In the top 5 of Marley songs for me.{#Cowboy}
This track reminds me of the time when disco versions of non-disco tunes were in vogue.
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Remastered? They need to remaster it a few dozen times more. It's still a steaming pile of crap. Time to hear what's on the LRC.
 
Sometimes I really long for the days of PhysicsGenius.... *sigh*
I've been schooled by Marley!!!
Jah mon, and pass the spliff witout da Humphrey Bogart!
 calypsus_1 wrote: 
Awful Picture!!

LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!! My favorite Bob Marley song...We be dancin'.....

Bob Marley - The legend by ~manohead
Fabrício R. Garcia

Bob Marley


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 Art_Carnage wrote:
Remastered? They need to remaster it a few dozen times more. It's still a steaming pile of crap. Time to hear what's on the LRC.

 
go sir - do not let the door hit you on the way out -

The road of life is rocky and you may stumble too,
So while you point your fingers someone else is judging you


 Art_Carnage wrote:
Remastered? They need to remaster it a few dozen times more. It's still a steaming pile of crap. Time to hear what's on the LRC.

 
You'll be listening to the LRC, or really anything else, for about 900 years before you find a better groove than this one.

Remastered? They need to remaster it a few dozen times more. It's still a steaming pile of crap. Time to hear what's on the LRC.

 jools wrote:
Interesting segue from K & D sessions...
 
Works for me {#Clap}
Interesting segue from K & D sessions...
Bob is a relic from my youth.
 flatpicker wrote:
I have to dance whenever this song is played!

Perfect!

... now I go dance...
btw... this version sounds a little different from what I'm used to... hmmm...

 

Had one of my best pick-ups on the dance floor while this song was playing.  The woman could really move.  It was magic while it lasted.
Well, could you?
 
 lattalo wrote:

I saw him in Boston at the last concert he gave in the United States.  I never had dreadlocks but was a big fan.  His
poetry was beautiful and it matched prefectly to the music.  My friend and I wanted to be an I-Three backup singer.
I found a bag of the best pot I have ever smoked on the floor afterward. 
 
On the floor? You are one very, very lucky guy. I never found any blow back in my smoking days, and it would have been like winning the lottery to find good stuff on the floor {#Cowboy}
 flatpicker wrote:
I have to dance whenever this song is played!

Perfect!

... now I go dance...
btw... this version sounds a little different from what I'm used to... hmmm...

 

Remix ................now I go dance..............
Go Bob. Sing it, mon.
ya mon...slappin da bass!
I don't know of a better, deeper groove.

Jaded as I am, I just say "wow" every time I hear this.

11.
Yea Mon!!  IRIE

 
sirdroseph wrote:
Good stuff Mon!{#Cowboy}
 


Good stuff Mon!{#Cowboy}
I have to dance whenever this song is played!

Perfect!

... now I go dance...
btw... this version sounds a little different from what I'm used to... hmmm...

Great ! Thanks for playing reggae!
 BillG wrote:


We play all of those, and many more:  click here
 
You do read this stuff! I thought you had monkeys to do that...{#Lol}
Big . . . fat. . . spliff 10!

Yay! 

the long version.. great!
 cirruss wrote:
Come on Bill, Rebecca.... why only this compilation of mainstream pop reggae (albeit brilliant)??
Play some real Bob...
Like "Them Belly Full" or "Burnin' and Lootin'" or "Concrete Jungle"...
Bob Marley isn't just the Legend compilation...

 

We play all of those, and many more:  click here


 btilrn wrote:


It's OK, you can go back to the basement and Mom will will still love you. And someday, you'll get promoted to 7-11 Assistant Manager. Good luck to you, son.

Jerk.

{#Naughty}
 
Making it to assistant manager at the 7-11 might be a stretch.  But still a good chance at being the old guy growling at children from his very own park bench in 40 years.

 sidviciouslives wrote:
GOD THIS SITE IS FOR FAGGOTS
 

It's OK, you can go back to the basement and Mom will will still love you. And someday, you'll get promoted to 7-11 Assistant Manager. Good luck to you, son.

Jerk.

{#Naughty}
Come on Bill, Rebecca.... why only this compilation of mainstream pop reggae (albeit brilliant)??
Play some real Bob...
Like "Them Belly Full" or "Burnin' and Lootin'" or "Concrete Jungle"...
Bob Marley isn't just the Legend compilation...

10
poetry and spleef all good, but this is just a great song.  nice to wake up to this a.m.
 fredriley wrote:
I don't want to disrespect the dead, but even when yer man was alive I couldn't see what all the fuss was about, and sadly I still don't, particulary when his stuff is played to death and beyond on the radio. Perhaps we could hear some of his less-played stuff for a change?
 
I saw him in Boston at the last concert he gave in the United States.  I never had dreadlocks but was a big fan.  His
poetry was beautiful and it matched prefectly to the music.  My friend and I wanted to be an I-Three backup singer.
I found a bag of the best pot I have ever smoked on the floor afterward.  We smoked on the way home and my friend 
turned to me and said I'm driving, after she had be driving for 30 minutes.  I wasn't alarmed at all, I just looked at her.
That's all that was said the whole way back to groton, ma.  Bob Marley is not anyone but Bob Marley, and he made college
a blast!! 

How bout some Bob that is not from the Legend album? There is so much more good stuff than this overplayed stuff. Like Burnin' & Lootin'?
 lemmoth wrote:
Someone deeper into reggae needs to help me something.  Looking for an analogy

If Bob was the Beatles, who was/were The Stones, The Who, Zeppelin and who was/is REM, U2, Radiohead, Nirvana, Pearl Jam?
 
Go to the nearest college campus, look for a young white boy with dreads, offer him some ganja, and then ask this question.

Be sure and have several sharp pencils or a digital recorder. You'll get all the answers you're looking for. Trust me. {#Wave}
yuh ca'an nuh fi go wrong wih' Mistah Robert Nester Marley 'pon de sound system, seen?

Play more Bob, especially the songs produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry from the late 60's and early 70's...

Or this, if Bob is Bob (Dylan that is), who is Springsteen, Costello, Petty, Mellencamp on down the line.


 lemmoth wrote:
Someone deeper into reggae needs to help me something.  Looking for an analogy

If Bob was the Beatles, who was/were The Stones, The Who, Zeppelin and who was/is REM, U2, Radiohead, Nirvana, Pearl Jam?
 
This is like comparing apples and hubcaps. I mean both are round but other than that...

Someone deeper into reggae needs to help me something.  Looking for an analogy

If Bob was the Beatles, who was/were The Stones, The Who, Zeppelin and who was/is REM, U2, Radiohead, Nirvana, Pearl Jam?
 velvetglove wrote:
{#Sunny}

It's windy and freezing here today.  I needed this.
 

It's windy & freezing here pretty much everyday from the start of deer hunting season 'til the last drunk has stumbled home from the bar on St. Patty's Day, and we all still could use some more Bob. 

Can you get Iron Lion Zion added to the RP playlist?
{#Sunny}

It's windy and freezing here today.  I needed this.
 nigelr wrote:
If you had seen him perform live, you might feel differently..........
 
LUCKY!!!!

 ndad47 wrote:
three artists discography i would take to a desert island:   the Beatles, Johnny Cash and Bob Marley.  and as a bonus Bob Dylan 
 
Bagsy me on another desert island, then, preferably some kilometres away... ;-)

makes me wanna dance.
Ahhhhhh, the perfect antidote for Kruder & Dorfmeister.
{#Yes}    10
no comment  -  10.
I never get tired of Bob. Never.
three artists discography i would take to a desert island:   the Beatles, Johnny Cash and Bob Marley.  and as a bonus Bob Dylan 
one of his best!
A lot of sniping comments on this song. Can't we just face the fact that everyone has different tastes, and that sometimes these don't overlap? The song following this now, Shut Your Eyes by Snow Patrol, irritates the living carp out of me, but somehow I don't go and flame anyone who likes it. Why? Well, I'm sure it must have some merits for someone out there, and so great, enjoy... It's just not my cup of tea, I'll ignore it and wait for the next gem to come along, which, let's face it, here on RP it ain't going to be long (ah, here are the Cure, off we go... I'm happy) Brothers and sisters, peace and love, and all that. Or whatever. No-one has perfect taste, not even you, not even me (otherwise Snow Patrol would probably cease to exist). Chill, and enjoy... (or just wait a while, and you will...) (Rant over).