Fussin' Fighting
Bob Marley Lyrics


Why's this fussing and a-fighting?
I want to know, Lord, I want to know
Why's this bumping and a-boring?
I want to know, Lord, I want to know now

We should really love each other (love each other)
In peace and harmony (peace and harmony), ooh
Instead, we're fussing and fighting (fussing and fighting)
And them workin' iniquity (...iniquity)
Why's this fussing and a-fighting?
I want to know, Lord, I want to know (...know), I want to know now
Why's this cheating and backbiting?
(I want to know...) I want to know, oh, Lord, I want to know now

(Stop your fussing and fighting, stop your fussing and fighting)
(Stop your fussing and fighting, stop your fussing and fighting)
We should really love each other (love each other)
In peace and harmony (peace and harmony)
Instead, instead, we're fussing and fighting (fussing and fighting)
Like we ain't supposed to be (...supposed to be), tell me why

Why's this fussing and a-fighting?
I want to know, Lord, I want to know, someone, please
Why's this (...bumping and...) bumping and boring?
(I wanna...) I want to know (...I want to know), Lord, tell me now ...

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Written by: CURTIS MAYFIELD

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Sean Duffield

@Michel Louise It all boils down to what motivates and drives you I think, and the choices you make. I think a lot of the system, particularly those at the most powerful levels, are about maintaining the status quo; it doesn't want meaningful change and action.
So much energy is put into distracting us, influencing the way we think and getting our attention, from companies, to media, to politicians, and so much of it is not about what we really need as human beings, and what we need to exist in harmony with the rest of the planet, rather things that drag us further into problems and conflicts with each other and nature.

And a lot of the academic world as you rightly point out is about intellectualising, analysing and theorising. While this might help critical and analytical thinking, it is then up to the individual to decide whether they act or not, there isn't so much guidance and assistance or suggestions on how to create meaninful change, in our own lives, and in the broader world. They have become businesses and students are paying for qualifications while running up debts.

I think music though has more too it than just being a catalyst for action. Yes, Bob and the Wailers are a good example of musicians who did call for action in a lot of their songs, but music is also there to help us get through hard times, dance, connect us, and uplift our spirits. Or sometimes just helps us relax or give us some breathing space. For me, music fuels mind, body and spirit. I think the best art does that. It's evolved communication and has more value than just entertainment.

Again, whether we have the strength to act, and when and how we choose to, i think that comes down to what drives you, and the paths you feel like you want or need to tread.

All any of us can do, is do our best in the moment, and keep learning from mistakes, listen, connect and empathise with others, recognise all of us have strengths and flaws, and evolve as human beings, and try not to be dragged into things that harm ourselves and others. Life's nothing but challenging for most of us! Taking time out to listen to what's going on inside us, being aware of what is nurturing us or makes us unhappy, and the habits and behaviours we need to break as individuals is the hard part really. And realise the things we can change, and things that are out of our control. Ultimately, our greatest reponsibility is to ourselves; what we say, how we conduct ourselves, how we act.

And trying to be kind to ourselves and by extension, to each other. We all mistakes, and so when you recognise that, you're less afraid of making them, because every mistake or wrong foot we make is a lesson, if we choose to learn from it.

Apologies if i've this is a long reply, but i wanted to respond to what you said fully.

You sound like someone who is switched on, cares about what is going on, and is motivated to act, so best of luck on your travels and life's journeys



Ed Soto

Why's this fussing and fighting?
I want to know, lord I want to know
Why's this bumping and boring?
I want to know, lord I want to know now


We should really love each other
In peace and harmony
Instead, we're fussing and fighting
And them workin' iniquity


Why's this fussing and fighting?
I want to know, lord I want to know
Why's this cheating and backbiting?
I want to know, oh, lord I want to know now


We should really love each other
In peace and harmony
Instead, instead, we're fussing and fighting
Like we ain't supposed to be... tell me why


Why's this fussing and a-fighting?...



All comments from YouTube:

Sean Duffield

Sadly, the lyrics and sentiments are just as relevant today as when it was recorded, if not more so. It's a shame the voices calling for peace and unity are still ignored by so many caught up in anger, hatred and polarisation. But I'm also grateful for those who talk sense like Bob, and all those who listen, heed and pour water on the flames. One Love, for one human race :)

Sean Duffield

@Michel Louise It all boils down to what motivates and drives you I think, and the choices you make. I think a lot of the system, particularly those at the most powerful levels, are about maintaining the status quo; it doesn't want meaningful change and action.
So much energy is put into distracting us, influencing the way we think and getting our attention, from companies, to media, to politicians, and so much of it is not about what we really need as human beings, and what we need to exist in harmony with the rest of the planet, rather things that drag us further into problems and conflicts with each other and nature.

And a lot of the academic world as you rightly point out is about intellectualising, analysing and theorising. While this might help critical and analytical thinking, it is then up to the individual to decide whether they act or not, there isn't so much guidance and assistance or suggestions on how to create meaninful change, in our own lives, and in the broader world. They have become businesses and students are paying for qualifications while running up debts.

I think music though has more too it than just being a catalyst for action. Yes, Bob and the Wailers are a good example of musicians who did call for action in a lot of their songs, but music is also there to help us get through hard times, dance, connect us, and uplift our spirits. Or sometimes just helps us relax or give us some breathing space. For me, music fuels mind, body and spirit. I think the best art does that. It's evolved communication and has more value than just entertainment.

Again, whether we have the strength to act, and when and how we choose to, i think that comes down to what drives you, and the paths you feel like you want or need to tread.

All any of us can do, is do our best in the moment, and keep learning from mistakes, listen, connect and empathise with others, recognise all of us have strengths and flaws, and evolve as human beings, and try not to be dragged into things that harm ourselves and others. Life's nothing but challenging for most of us! Taking time out to listen to what's going on inside us, being aware of what is nurturing us or makes us unhappy, and the habits and behaviours we need to break as individuals is the hard part really. And realise the things we can change, and things that are out of our control. Ultimately, our greatest reponsibility is to ourselves; what we say, how we conduct ourselves, how we act.

And trying to be kind to ourselves and by extension, to each other. We all mistakes, and so when you recognise that, you're less afraid of making them, because every mistake or wrong foot we make is a lesson, if we choose to learn from it.

Apologies if i've this is a long reply, but i wanted to respond to what you said fully.

You sound like someone who is switched on, cares about what is going on, and is motivated to act, so best of luck on your travels and life's journeys

Marcos Rocha

Essa música é uma das melhores pra mim máximo respeito 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲

Anderson Batista

A música verdadeira nunca é passageira são lembranças eternas

Jimmy Santowski

one of my favorite Bob Marley songs

Jeffrey Karamàzov

@vaffanculo che nome fantastico 😀

Kitur Selassie

Jimmy Santowski true

vaffanculo

Fuck yeah!

Medusa Torrez

I bought this record at 15 years old. And still an amazing song RIP ❤️💔🙏

At Zero

Keep Dancing.. Peace thru Music.. when I was still working at the Bar, I would play this and Caution, to change the Tempo in the Bar.. it would start a Reggae set.. peace from a De La Torre..

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