"Could You Be Loved?" as written by and Bob Marley....
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
A-yin 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 brotherman
(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 rockers, rockers
Say something reggae, reggae
Say something rockers, rockers
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?)


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"Could You Be Loved" as written by Bob Marley

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  • +4
    General CommentAs usual, no one here is actually talking about what this song means. This song is another stand-up-for-your-rights to Marley's fellow Jamaican Rasta brothers. This song is addressed to the government or ruling class of Jamaica, the people who suppressed Marley's brothers during the time this song was written. He's telling them that God will judge you based on how you treat us, and "could you be loved?" and "say something" are ways of asking them to change their ways. Bobmarley.com gives good background information relating to the themes of Marley's songs.
    stoolhardyon September 14, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentpeople are too afraid to love and be loved. we should all listen to bob marley more.
    catherinekson April 02, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentspark it up, and listen to this [fucking wonderful] song. do it for bob.
    thetaste_ofinkon July 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRight now it seems to speak to the lovelorn and rejected.
    "You ain't gonna miss your water
    Until your well runs dry
    No matter how you treat him
    The man will never be satisfied"
    It poses the question *can* you be loved, which is something that goes through the mind of those who have been used and discarded. The answer, once attained, brings forth the moment to "say something".

    At least that's my take.
    GoSlash27on March 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBEST SONG EVER!!!!...
    Soukinion May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed
    Rain_O_Painon September 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with you catherineks. people are afraid to express their love for others because they are afraid of the reaction they will recieve, and they are afraid of being loved because of bullshit like mental restrictions and acceptable boundaries of emotions in our society, n shit like that. i think bob marley says "say something" over and over to encourage us not to be afraid to tell people that we love them.
    brothermageon May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaaskjaslkdjfa;sldkfj! love this song..makes me wanna go surf at the beach
    beautiful.disasteron February 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFavorite Bob Marley song. Reminds me of Maui.
    mmbson February 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song speaks for itself, but i would like to add...
    THIS SONG ROCKS MY WORLD!!!!!
    preshpearlon March 09, 2005   Link

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