"One Love" as written by Kimmie Rhodes, Gary Tolbert Nicholson and Alan Gordon Anderson....
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

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

One love, one heart
Let's get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (One love)
So shall it be in the end (One heart)
Alright, "Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right."
"Let's get together and feel all right."
One more thing

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.

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


Lyrics submitted by kevin

"One Love" as written by Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley

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  • +2
    General CommentGuys, music is about expression. You don't have to take this song in a religious context, a song does not have to be about what the artist meant it to be about, its about whatever you relate it to. Neenzabeen, just because someone believes in God does not mean they believe in religion, I don't believe in religion, but I am searching and wanting to believe in a higher power. Relax man, so you don't believe in a higher power, does that mean everyone who does is an imbecile?
    Smokey31on March 16, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentgod does not have a concrete definition. to marley and any others who may associate themselves with a certain belief system, god might have a "religious" significance. to any others, interpret god in a more abstract way. personally, i understand god to be moral perfection, and therefore whenever marley sings "give praise to the lord" i think of it as a metaphor for his emphasis on the importance of morality, justice, pureness of heart (and all other things associated with godliness). in any case, with that said, its fairly obvious that the meaning of the song is his plea for the people of the world to discard petty differences such as race and religious differences, and concentrate on the good in humanity. create a harmonious and unified world with no hatred.
    one <3
    ~ Che
    El_Cheon June 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyou wouldn't find all atheists/agnostics incosiderate and rude. you probably have limited experience with irreligious people, mainly including 13 year olds who are angry at there religous parents.
    niko102on November 28, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI feel pity for the comments to this song being so opposite to the mesage the song tries to pass.
    mlopeson March 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgeez just because the man was religous shouldnt hurt his music at all. unlike most christians bob marley actually made the most sense. This song to me is about trying to unite the world in peace and passing our differences aside (money, color, religion, etc...)
    daeldrenon March 27, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is basically bob and all the other rastaman's philosophy of life...that all differences and prejudices should be put aside, and everyone should unite all around the world
    gottajibooon April 29, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about the need he feels for world peace, and how there is no need for war.
    AC/DCFreakon May 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentid just like you to all stop think marley did this for you christians. what do you think jamacans and rastafarians dont believe in god. how full of yourselves are you. he was wrote the song under his religious beliefs. i dont see him mentioning jesus anywhere. i think the main idea of the song is for people to try and work for the same goal, like if some one in the world is hurting where all hurting. he tries to unite us by getting us to feel like a team by working under the same god. god in this song is just the buety of life i think, or at least it is 2 me cuz im also atheist. so atheist dont feel disconnected from this song
    goomba555213on January 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne Love is a great song. Period. Religious refrences or otherwise.
    PopCasualtyon February 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAccepting religion when you are born outside of that religion is difficult. I know it personally. And I think the religious don't realize how they look from the outside in. But the people can never represent the faith, only the spirit of that particular faith can represent itself. I don't think people should identify themselves with a faith for this reason. When you remain neutral, you can see much more of the world than you ever knew existed.
    thepostmanon October 30, 2006   Link

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