Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley & The Wailers Lyrics


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Could you be loved and be love?
Could you be loved and be love?

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-in the darkness ya must come out to light

Could you be loved and be love?
Could you be loved, whoa now, and be love?

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, ay

Could you be loved and be love?
Could you be loved, whoa now, and be love?

Never gonna miss your water until your well runs dry
No matter how you treat him, 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 (could you be loved?)
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?)

Overall Meaning

The song "Could You Be Loved" by Bob Marley & The Wailers is a call to action for individuals to trust their own intuition and not let others try to manipulate or control them. The lyrics suggest that love is the key to freedom and that people should freely express love for their fellow humans. The song encourages people to stand up for themselves and not let anyone bring them down.


The lyrics also touch on themes of self-love and acceptance, as Marley sings "Don't let them change ya, oh // Or even rearrange ya, oh, no // We've got a life to live." The message is clear: stay true to yourself and don't let others dictate your actions or beliefs.


The song's upbeat reggae rhythm reflects the positive message of the lyrics, making it a popular choice for parties and celebrations. With its catchy chorus and inspiring lyrics, "Could You Be Loved" has become one of Bob Marley's most beloved and enduring songs.


Line by Line Meaning

Could you be loved and be loved?
Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Could you be loved and be loved?
Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Don't let them fool ya
Do not allow others to deceive you


Or even try to school ya, oh, no
Or even try to teach you, oh no


We've got a mind of our own
We each have an independent mind


So go to Hell if what you're thinking is not right
If you believe what you're thinking is correct, do not be swayed by others who think otherwise


Love would never leave us alone
Love will always be with us


A-in the darkness ya must come out to light
You must face your problems and come into the light


Could you be loved and be loved?
Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Could you be loved, whoa now, and be loved?
Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


The road of life is rocky and you may stumble too
Life is full of obstacles and you may fail


So while you point your fingers someone else is judging you
While you are blaming others, someone else is criticizing you


Love your brotherman
Show love and kindness to everyone, especially those who are like family


Could you be, could you be, could you be loved?
Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Could you be, could you be loved?
Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Could you be, could you be, could you be loved?
Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Could you be, could you be loved?
Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Don't let them change ya, oh
Do not allow others to change who you are


Or even rearrange ya, oh, no
Or even try to reorganize you, oh no


We've got a life to live
We have a life to live, and we must live it to the fullest


They say, only, only
People say that only


Only the fittest of the fittest shall survive
Only the strongest will survive


Stay alive, ay
Stay alive, my friend


Could you be loved and be loved?
Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Could you be loved, whoa now, and be loved?
Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Never gonna miss your water until your well runs dry
You won't appreciate something until it's gone


No matter how you treat him, man will never be satisfied
Regardless of the treatment someone receives, they will never be content


Say something (could you be, could you be, could you be loved?)
Express your opinion


(Could you be, could you be loved?) Say something
Are you capable of loving and being loved in return? Express it


Say something (could you be, could you be, could you be loved?)
Express your opinion


Say something (could you be, could you be loved?)
Express your opinion Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Say something, say something (say something)
Speak up, say something


Say something, say something (could you be loved?)
Speak up, say something. Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Say something, say something, reggae, reggae
Speak up, say something, in a reggae manner


Say something, rockers, rockers
Speak up, say something, in a rockers manner


Say something, reggae, reggae
Speak up, say something, in a reggae manner


Say something, rockers, rockers
Speak up, say something, in a rockers manner


Say something (could you be loved?)
Speak up, say something. Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Say something (could you be loved?)
Speak up, say something. Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Say something, come on
Speak up, come on


Say something (could you be, could you be, could you be loved?)
Speak up, say something. Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Say something (could you be, could you be loved?)
Speak up, say something. Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Say something (could you be, could you be, could you be loved?)
Speak up, say something. Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?


Say something (could you be, could you be loved?)
Speak up, say something. Are you capable of loving and being loved in return?




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Bob Marley

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constantin

i so loved to make my own could you be loved music video! thanks to that!

bubble wand

so sick

Stuart Essex

For you Becky :-) xx

Óüs Sêmä

wawwwwwwww

Dionata Pereira

rei bob

Bhejay Beo

galing

Thiago Matins

meu amigao

Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@DmDrae

She is with the Creator, one with our universe once more.

When you see waves in the ocean they are singular & individual, but when they crash upon the beach the wave does not disappear - it returns to the ocean, much like our spirits.

Atheists claim ‘nothing’ exists after death.

Well, even according to science, the universe was birthed from ‘nothing.’ There was nothing before, and then the Big Bang occurred, and something came from it; that something being literally everything.

So even if you don’t believe in an afterlife or God, take solace in the fact that if nothing happens after death and the universe came from nothing, your mother has still returned to our creator.

Be well, my friend. Much love to you from the US ❤️

Merry Christmas.



All comments from YouTube:

@MadMax-hk8zs

I'm 28 years old and around 10 years ago I was in a dark moment in my life. I waked up every day listening to Bob Marleys song which helped me to find the joy of life again. Bob Marley music saved my life.

@patrikkos6587

Love actually helped you

@shirleylyle3191

I can absolutely relate to what you said, when I was alone, lonely, lost and feeling desperate. Listening to Bob Marley everyday inspired me and bought me out the darkness that surrounded me. He inspired me to hold on, keep doing my best. He remains my all time favorite artist, period.

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