Jamming
Bob Marley & The Wailers Lyrics


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Ooh, yeah
Well, alright

We're jammin'
I want to jam it with you
We're jammin', jammin'
And I hope you like jammin' too
Ain't no rules, ain't no vow
We can do it anyhow
I and I will see you through
'Cause every day we pay the price
With a little sacrifice
Jammin' 'til the jam is through

We're jammin'
To think that jammin' was a thing of the past
We're jammin'
And I hope this jam is gonna last

No bullet can stop us now
We neither beg nor we won't bow
Neither can be bought nor sold
We all defend the right
Jah Jah children must unite
For life is worth much more than gold

We're jammin', jammin', jammin', jammin'
And we're jammin' in the name of the Lord
We're jammin', jammin', jammin', jammin'
We're jammin' right straight from yard
Singing Holy Mount Zion, Holy Mount Zion
Jah sitteth in Mount Zion and rules all creation

Yeah, we're, we're jammin'
(Bop-chu-wa) bop-chu-wa-wa-wa
We're jammin' (bop-chu-wa)
See, I want to jam it with you
We're jammin' (jammin', jammin', jammin')
And Jamdown hope you're jammin' too

Jah knows how much I've tried
The truth I cannot hide
To keep you satisfied
True love I know exists
Is the love I can't resist
So jam by my side

We're jammin', yeah (jammin', jammin', jammin')
I want to jam it with you
We're jammin', we're jammin'
We're jammin', we're jammin'
We're jammin', we're jammin'
We're jammin', we're jammin'
Hope you like jammin', too

We're jammin', we're jammin' (jammin')
We're jammin', we're jammin' (jammin', jammin')
I wanna, I wanna (I want to jam with you)
I want to jam with you now
We're jammin', we're jammin'
Hope you like jammin'
And I hope you like jammin'
And I hope you like jammin' (jammin', jammin')
'Cause I want to jam it with you
I want to jam it with you

I like, I hope you
I hope you like jammin' too




I wanna jam it
Wanna jam it, ooh

Overall Meaning

The song "Jamming" by Bob Marley & The Wailers is a celebration of music, people coming together to make music, and uniting for a common cause. The song features a lively and upbeat rhythm with a catchy hook that encourages the listener to jam along with the band. It's a song of hope and optimism for a better future, where people can come together, regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances, and find joy through music.


In the first verse, Marley sings, "Ain't no rules, ain't no vow, we can do it anyhow, I and I will see you through," emphasizing the freedom and unity that can be found through jamming. He also mentions the sacrifices made every day, but the joy of jamming makes it all worthwhile. In the second verse, Marley declares that "No bullet can stop us now, we neither beg nor we won't bow," asserting that the power of music and unity is stronger than any force that tries to divide or oppress.


The chorus repeats the word "jammin'" multiple times, creating a vibe that invites everyone to participate. The song concludes with Marley singing, "True love I know exists, is the love I can't resist, so jam by my side," which reinforces the notion that music can be a unifying force, bringing people together regardless of their differences.


Line by Line Meaning

Ooh, yeah, well, alright
Expressing enthusiasm and acceptance to start jamming together.


We're jammin'
We're playing music together and enjoying it.


I want to jam it with you
I want to play music together with you, making the experience more enjoyable.


And I hope you like jammin' too
I hope you enjoy this musical experience as much as I do.


Ain't no rules, ain't no vow
There are no rules or restrictions to how we play and enjoy music together.


We can do it anyhow
We can play music in any way we see fit, as long as we enjoy it.


I and I will see you through
I and we, together and united, will get through any obstacles and difficulties in the musical journey.


'Cause every day we pay the price
Each day we face challenges in our lives, but we are willing to sacrifice and fight through them.


With a little sacrifice
To achieve musical enjoyment, we may need to give up some time, effort, or other activities.


Jammin' 'til the jam is through
Playing music until it feels right and fulfilling, not stopping until we reach that point.


To think that jammin' was a thing of the past
Reflecting on how music or musical experiences may have been lost or forgotten over time.


And I hope this jam is gonna last
Looking forward to a longer, sustainable, and fulfilling musical collaboration and experience.


No bullet can stop us now
Even in the face of adversity, we will continue to enjoy and create music together.


We neither beg nor we won't bow
We don't ask for permission, nor do we give up or back down from any challenges or obstacles.


Neither can be bought nor sold
Our musical experiences and collaborations can't be compromised or influenced by money or material gains.


We all defend the right
We stand up for our fundamental human rights, including the right to express ourselves through music.


Jah Jah children must unite
As children of Jah, we must come together and work towards creating a better musical and social world.


For life is worth much more than gold
Life and the experiences we share through music are much more valuable than any material wealth or possessions.


And Jamdown hope you're jammin', too
We hope that other music lovers in Jamaica or other locations are also enjoying and playing music together.


Jah knows how much I 'ave tried
Expressing how much effort and dedication has gone into creating this musical experience.


The truth I cannot hide
Being honest and transparent about our musical abilities, preferences, and expectations.


To keep you satisfied
The ultimate goal of this musical experience is to make everyone involved happy, contented, and fulfilled.


True love I know exists
Believing that genuine love and respect can be achieved through music and musical collaborations.


Is the love I can't resist
Being drawn towards people and experiences that embody genuine love and respect for each other through music.


So jam by my side
Inviting others to keep playing music together and sharing this musical journey.


I like, I hope, I hope you like jammin' too
Expressing enthusiasm and hoping that others enjoy playing music together as much as we do.


I wanna jam it, wanna jam it
Showing a strong desire to keep playing music and sharing this musical journey.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Bob Marley

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@barringtonedwards7008

@Coni Limer

HAHAHA.

TELL ME WHO IS GREATER THAN BOB?


🤣🤣

WHAT AN IDIOT.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO AGREE BUT THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING.


THERE IS NO MUSICIAN GREATER THAN BOB.

NO ARTIST THAT TOUCHED SO MANY.

HE IS AN ARCHANGEL.

SILLY HUMANS



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@jacobmambondiumwe6673

Bob Marley's music is eternal, 40 years since his passing and here we are jamming to his music. #jahlive

@larsstougaard7097

Yes sir 🦁

@SuperheroJunior

@Lars Stougaard Carlton Barrett was the greatest drummer of all time.

@pradheesandeepana

Wow 40 years heh :(

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@Superhero 9567 Junior aston was the best bassist

@larsstougaard7097

And ganja is still the best smoke 🌬☁️

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