Could YOU be Loved?

WHAT ABOUT YOUR BLACK BLACK LOVE?”   Live and Give, Israel Vibration

Could you be loved video, Bob Marley

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,
Against the darkness there must come out the light.

Could you be loved… and be loved…
Could you be loved…wo
yeah… 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. (ooh, ooh, ooh)
They say: only – only –
only the fittest of the fittest shall survive
Stay alive! Eh!

Perfect Love and Understanding video, Israel Vibrations

I’m sayin it’s you
Then you come and tell me that it’s me
Then we started to fight
How could that be right, oooh yeah!

All we need is Perfect Love and Understanding
And if we try, try try try, we can work it out

Cool and Calm video, Israel Vibrations

Standing on the corner
Reasoning with your bredren
You never mean no trouble
You never do no harm
Taking it cool and calm
And a so we a gwaan
Gwaan gwaan gwaan

Over in the ghetto
Tribulaions I know now
Never seem to leave
I and I bredrens no time at all
No time at all

Standing on the corner
Conversing with your sistren
You never mean no trouble
You never do no harm
Taking it cool and calm
And a so we a gwaan
Gwaan gwaan gwaan

Live and Give video, Israel Vibrations

Live and give
The best of your ability
Live and forgive
Your brothers and your sisters
And if you don’t forgive
How do you expect
To be forgiven
For the many wrongs
Of which you have done
Causing so many people
Not to have nu fun, ay
Live and give (etc)
Even on a daily basis
Pure tribal conflict
Sometimes for a vial of crack
Another time it’s a criminal act
Can’t you see
There is something lacking
What about your
Black black love
That is coming from afar
Can’t afford to lose out now
Down inna Babylon
Live and give (etc)

Dedicated to Jason of Moet with Medusa and his Chocolate Manifesto

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Jason says:

    Totally loving this post Anna. All of these songs speak to how I feel. Thank you very much!

    J

    1. Anna Renee says:

      De nada, mi hermano!

  2. Amenta says:

    Love Israel Vibration…”Rude bwoy a shufflin’…”

    Peace

    1. Anna Renee says:

      Love the Love griots.

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