Let’s clear things up from the get go. There’s never a bad time to listen to Bob Marley.
His music continues to inspire day after day and has proven to be timeless. Fortunately, for those of you looking to dig into his music, you’ve come to the right place as Audacy’s Bob Marley Radio Exclusive Station is dedicated to his finest work. Enjoy the hits, the deep cuts, the songs that stir your soul, and the artists that were inspired by Bob.
Bob Marley had a way with words that few others had. Through his songwriting, he was able to masterfully tell stories and share messages. The themes from his lyrics still resonate to this day and are just as impactful as when he first shared them with the world.
While he has hundreds of lyrics that are in contention, here are the 7 most inspiring Bob Marley lyrics that impact us to this day.
“One good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain”
The opening line from the song “Trenchtown Rock,” serves as a good reminder to the power of music. Once you find that song, all is right in the world.
“Don’t worry about a thing ’cause every little thing gonna be alright”
It may be one of Marley’s most popular lyrics, but it’s also one of his most powerful. Try not to sweat the problems of the present or the future, everything will turn out alright.
“Wake up and live y’all, wake up and live”
This is a much different type of waking up than what coffee does. It’s about awakening yourself to start living. It’s a simple line, but incredibly powerful at the same time.
“In this great future you can't forget your past. So dry your tears, I say”
From “No Woman, No Cry,” the line serves to give perspective about being optimistic that the future is bright, even if you’ve endured hard times in the past.
“Though I know it's impossible to go living through the past. Don't tell no lie”
While you can’t recreate what’s happened in the past, you’re doing yourself a disservice if you lie about it. A great reminder to be truthful and honest.
“When the morning gathers the rainbow, Want you to know I'm a rainbow too"
Think about the imagery of a rainbow. It’s beautiful, bright, colorful, and something that you can look forward to after the rain. It’s a beautiful message to send to the one you care about.
“Mellow mood has got me, so let the music rock me”
When you’re feeling mellow, there’s nothing better than having the right song come on. It’s a great feeling and a line that you can use during those times you need to mellow out.