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Bob Marley One Love Lyrics

Updated on June 11, 2014
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Robert Nesta Marley aka Bob Marley
Robert Nesta Marley aka Bob Marley

One Love lyrics

Chorus

One love, one heart
Let's get together and feel all right
Hear the children crying (One love)
Hear the children crying (One heart)
Sayin', "Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right."
Sayin', "Let's get together and feel all right."
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

Verse 1

Let them all pass all their dirty remarks (One love)
There is one question I'd really love to ask (One heart)
Is there a place for the hopeless sinner
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own?
Believe me

"Chorus here"


Verse 2

Let's get together to fight this Holy Armageddon (One love)
So when the Man comes there will be no, no doom (One song)
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
There ain't no hiding place from the Father of Creation

Sayin', "One love, one heart
Let's get together and feel all right."
I'm pleading to mankind (One love)
Oh, Lord (One heart) Whoa.

"Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right."
Let's get together and feel all right. (Repeat)


About Bob Marley

Robert Nesta Marley was born in the parish of St. Ann on February 6, 1945. He came to Trench Town Kingston as a youngster where his dream as a musician was realized. He was a poor youth who struggled to voice his lyrics to the world and would spend many years struggling to do so.

Bob has written many songs and most of them are known worldwide. Many of his songs have been on the Billboard and many charts around the world including "One Love".

Bog Marley made reggae famous and is still the most popular and famed reggae artist of all times. Bob Marley is a passport as many people who have never heard of Jamaica have heard of Bob Marley.

Many commercials and movies have featured this song, by far this is one of the most beautiful and unity friendly songs ever written.

His song "One Love" was named the song of the millennium by the British Broadcasting Commission and also named as the best Jamaican song for the past 50 years. This song is so well known around the world that it is also dubbed as the Reggae anthem.



Bob Marley Interview

About the Lyrics (My analysis)

In a time when political violence threatened to separate our nation. A time when racial segregation was prominent not only in Jamaica but throughout the world, Bob sought to bring peace and unity to Jamaica and by extension to the world.

As the song states "One love, One heart, let's get together and feel alright", Bob wanted his fellow human beings to know that we all possess the heart of God and of good, and if we united, enjoyed and respected each other we could make our existence here a little better.

The song goes on to say that we should "give thanks and praise to the Lord, and I will feel alright, lets get together and feel alright". When we are hungry, depressed and sad, being alone makes the situation it appear worse than it actually is, but when we put out heads and hands together we can support each other emotionally and physically. It's like forming a support group of people who are experiencing the same thing.

The "Holy Armagiddyon" (Armageddon) that he speaks of is likened unto a holy warfare that the bible also speaks of. On a daily basis we fight spiritual warfares and pestilences here on earth. It is also likened unto the fight for human rights and freedoms as well.

In the song he also pleads with us to "have pity on those whose chances grow thinner". A statement that asserts compassion. He pleads with us as human beings not to turn our backs on the less fortunate and the weak. This statement is also a plea to our politicians not to ignore the poor in society.

"One Heart"! May be interpreted as One God, One People, One Nation, One Race. No matter your interpretation, the truth is still we all have One Creator and he blew the same breath into all of us, so we carry around with us a part of Him. We are all children of God and we need to show it.

This is a humanitarian song and it is a song that can be sung by anyone, anywhere. This song teaches kindness and compassion. Unity and Love.


Peace be to you all!

© August 2011, Carolee D. Samuda

Source of Information - The Bob Marley Museum, Bob Marley Foundation, Kingston Jamaica.

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    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      You are so right GNelson, he was and exceptional person.

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      GNelson 

      6 years ago from Florida

      He was a special person. We need more like him.

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Yes Ruby, all his songs are either about human love or intimate love. He was a true icon.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I really don't know how i missed this. I learned to listen to Marley after i mey Sky on Hubpages. His music teaches us to love one another. Great review...

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      7 years ago from Jamaica

      Hey Mark, he is a reggae hero in Jamaica. Thanks for visiting.

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      mark anthony 

      7 years ago

      i love the song since i was in high school now that i am college i love the reggae very much i love bob marley!!!

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      rodrigo 

      7 years ago

      bob marlei maconeiro goooggle translede bob marconheiro

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      7 years ago from Jamaica

      Epi, you really love reggae music! Haven't heard Black Uhuru in a while.

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      ....well let's see I have posted (over the last week or so) King Tubby, Black Uhuru, Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals ..........2:00pm

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      7 years ago from Jamaica

      Hey Susan. Thanks, shame on you...lol. Have been so busy so haven't had a chance to see what's playing in the group.

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      7 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you so much Epi. Sorry I haven't posted in the group yet. I too have been busy but I assure you that I will catch up soon. Thanks for the link.

      Love

      Cardisa

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Another one that I've missed. Shame on me for missing this one as I love Bob Marley. If it wasn't for Epi posting this on FB I probably would have never seen it.

      Up and awesome!!!

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      .....just checking in with you to say hello and send you warm wishes and good energy - I am posting this essential hub subject by you to my new FB group - Let's just talk music or cinema - with a direct link back here - and I haven't forgotten about your fabulous new short stories - I will be back - busy man these days but never EVER busy not to think of you and send you these greetings .... lake erie time 12:40pm

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      7 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you NiaG.

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      NiaG 

      7 years ago from Louisville, KY

      I love Bob Marley. I can literally listen to his music one song after the next. Thanks for breaking down some of the lyrics. It will add more sentiment the next time I hear it.

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Epi, I really enjoyed that video. Thanks. I got my Bob Marley from YouTube too...lol

      Thanks

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      epigramman 

      8 years ago

      ...well Hello Miss C - glad you enjoyed your FEEL LIKE JUMPING video/song from You Tube, if you're unfamiliar with You Tube - just type it in at Google search and at You TUBE type in any song or artist or band or anything and believe something ALWAYS comes up - I haven't been able to stump it yet ...... lake erie time ontario canada 4:03am - just woke up from a sleep and now back to bed

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      epigramman 

      8 years ago

      ..can't believe I missed this one Miss C - I saw the 'man' back in 1978 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto and then later on at the Copa, a much smaller club with my lovely Jamaican girlfriend Christine (and I think I was the only 'white' guy in the club - lol lol) and we saw Bob's band The Wailers with his wife Rita (years after his death, but believe me his spirit was still there) ....so you must know I love this man, his music, his words, his philosophy but more importantly I love your words Miss C - you are my hub queen , no doubt about it!!!!

      lake erie time ontario canada 7:40am home safe and sound after work listening to Charlie Parker

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Binaya, thanks for the comment. I hope my analysis made sense.

      Thanks!

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi GNelson, I see you too are a Bob Marley fan. I love the man, he is a hero to me!

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Mcgreg28, you being half Jamaican makes us half sisters....lol

      Thanks for reading, love your comment!

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Rasta girl, take it easy. I know you are homesick but you can download some of the music so you can listen when you feel homesick.

      One Love sista

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      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Pedrn44, thank you for the comment. So glad you like Bob.

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Sunnie, I really had no idea how many people here on HP were familiar with Bob.

      Thanks, glad to make you smile.

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      Binaya.Ghimire 

      8 years ago

      One love is one of my favorite songs. Thanks for this insightful hub. Your analysis is very interesting.

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      GNelson 

      8 years ago from Florida

      I leave the "B is for Bob" in the CD player all the time.

      Now I have to go listen.

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      Nicky Fuller 

      8 years ago from Florida, USA

      Love the hub, love the song, love Bob, love Jamaica. My father is Jamaican, which makes me half Jamaican. Your hub made me smile :)

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      Rastamermaid 

      8 years ago from Universe

      Beautiful hub Cardisa,I'm not returning to Jamaica til next year since I'm school and can't flex the way I like,but just reading your hub and watching the videos,I'm homesick!

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Sandi 

      8 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      One Love is one of my faves! Just love Bob Marley. Thanks for this hub!

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      Sunnie Day 

      8 years ago

      Hi Cardisa,

      One of my favorite songs...Thank you for a great hub..you can't help but smile when you listen to this...one of my other favorites is Three Little Birds,,

      Thank you for making me smile..

      Hugs,

      Sunnie

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello The Blagsmith,

      One Love is one of the greatest songs ever written. I am so honored to have you read my hub. I am also honored that you like Bob's music.

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      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello ToughtSandwiches, you aren't weird at all. I feel the same about Bob Marley. His music never gets old and there is always a message of love and hope that we can count on.

      One love!

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      I am so pleased that a Rasta-man (Rastafarian) from our Island has touched the lives of so many across the globe. I am so proud to Jamaican right now!

      Thanks Peter!

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      The Blagsmith 

      8 years ago from Britain

      Bob was pure class and featured in one of my earliest articles, The song I played in question was 'One Love'.

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      ThoughtSandwiches 

      8 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Hi Cardisa...Thank you for reminding me of a song That has been too long off my radar. Oddly enough...as soon as I "refreshed" my screen and your hub came up...I just felt relaxed that there was a Bob Marley hub out and about. I am, however, quite weird. Voted Up, beautiful, and interesting!

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      PETER LUMETTA 

      8 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      Bob Marley was one of those spectacular spots of light in the darkness that made life worth living. He was more than just a man he was a spirit of hope and love that entered our lives and then it seemed just as quick he was gone. But he left us his treasure of music. Thank you Bob and Cardisa, Peter

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      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Hey Flora, that's what you get for being a lazy hubber. I knew I was being lazy by not writing enough about Bob but I didn't know that the lyrics would get me in trouble. The amazing thing is that I took less than 15 minutes to write the analysis on the lyrics...lol

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      FloraBreenRobison 

      8 years ago

      Hey, so here is the hub refurbished. I remember you posting this originally but didn't read until it wasn't there. Wonderful.

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi James, I am glad I could enlighten you. The song is a beautiful song that encourages love, unity and compassion.

      One Love!

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      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi JS, I know that Bob has touched many lives around the world with his music.

      Thanks

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      James W. Nelson 

      8 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      Tonight my horizons have been widened, Cardisa. I'm sorry to admit I don't know "one Love." I have heard of Bob Marley though, and I recognized several people in that video, but what about that charming little girl? She would be all grown up now...should I know her? Thanks Cardisa!

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      JS Matthew 

      8 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I love this song! When I was about 15 I got the Greatest Hits album (Legend). They are all great songs with inspirational lyrics. Buffalo Soldier, Stir It Up...My favorite was Redemption Song. Ah, heck I still love all the songs! I even got to see Damien Marley in Providence, RI! Thanks for the nostalgia!

      JSMatthew~

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