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Bob Marley: Is This Love Meaning

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Song Released: 1978


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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....

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    anonymous
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    Sep 6th, 2018 9:54pm report


    I have many friends in Jamaica. Men bring their (future) wives into their familial home, often sharing a single bed. They eventually earn enough money to build onto the home to create a seperate space for their wife and children. Jah is the God of the Rastafarian (rooted in Ethiopian culture) so the belief is God will provide the "bread" or what they need to survive because the struggle is real in Jamaica
    Many of my male Jamaican friends have described needing to be sure they are in fact in love because if things don't work out their wife and kids will stay in the home with the man's family and the man will leave and start over elsewhere.
    It's one of my favorite Bob Marley songs because it's so heartfelt and rooted in Jamaican culture



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    anonymous
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    Jul 24th, 2018 7:49pm report


    Not exactely 'cards' here it means guts



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    anonymous
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    Nov 15th, 2017 11:58pm report


    If YAH is Jehovah or Jahweh, it would be "Jah provideS the bread", so it can't be a substantive



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    anonymous
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    Mar 31st, 2017 3:15pm report


    Jah doesn't stand for Yahweh it stands for JAH, Jehovah. This song is about God providing. On the other hand, this song isn't biblical by any means. Rastafarinism is an off shoot of the bible. Holds no real biblical basis. It is no better than Mormonism. Beware, it will lead you to hell. Read the bible alone and seek Jesus Christ.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 15th, 2016 2:10pm report


    Jah is not your people but it comes from jahweh his god.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 3rd, 2012 6:26pm report


    Talks about weed i think



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    anonymous
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    Nov 27th, 2011 11:42am report


    I Looooooooooove Bob Marley's songs so what ever they mean I'll listen to them.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 25th, 2011 7:31am report


    This was about secret between bob and cindy.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 20th, 2011 1:40pm report


    ... i forgot... if you carefull listen to bob marley's lyrics you will fint out, that all of his songs are about relationship between Jah and something about america. song "no woman no cry" has exactly the same meaning



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    anonymous
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    Jan 20th, 2011 1:34pm report


    bob marley's songs are very religiously. the song it's not even about a woman, it's about america. I wanna love you and treat you right - he blames somethint to america, so his not able to do that (he's Jeh); we'll be together with a roof right over our heads - they will be united one day and share the same roof...than sarcasm... we'll share the shelter of my single bed - they will share the roof but te roof will be on his (bob marley's) side. this interpretation especially makes sense because of the next verse: we'll share the same room - FOR JAH PROVIDE THE BREAD - jah people are the one who will help us to survive one day.

    hope i didn't spoiled it to you now! ;)



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    anonymous
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    Sep 7th, 2010 9:07pm report


    In this great song from Bob and the Wailers he simply is trying to get through to a woman the deep feelings of love and commitment he feels towards her. "We'll be together with a roof right over our head", and "We'll share the shelter of my single bed" show him expressing his willingness to settle down with said woman. "I wanna love and treat you right" is him telling the woman how he can do right by her.Towards the end he says "I am willing and able so I put my cards on your table" this shows how he's put himself out there now its up to her to decide if she feels the same.




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