unwinding with Bob Marley's Three Little Birds

I have been listening to various kinds of music since I was a child. I remember when I was a little girl, every time my father plays his tapes and CDs, I join with the singing even though I don’t know the lyrics of the songs. It just makes me happy. :)

My father has an extensive collection of music. If I’m down and I want to listen to something that could really lift up my spirit – I just listen to reggae music – especially Bob Marley’s music.

I watched the movie “I Am Legend” just last week. Actually this movie came out last summer but I didn’t have the time to watch it then. Or maybe I was just afraid of the theme? Hehe. I thought it was about zombies and everybody dying again or something. That’s why I kept putting off watching it even though Tim has bought a DVD. Well, to make the story short, I finally watched it last week. And I scolded myself for waiting too long. It really is a great movie! I admire Will Smith’s acting. He is a very good actor. The movie is about not giving up and having faith.

Now why am I talking about “I Am Legend” now when I was talking about reggae music earlier? Here’s why – Will Smith’s character’s favorite song was Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds!” Again, like what happened when I watched the movie “Mamma Mia”,memories came flooding back. Three Little Birds is my most favorite song by Bob Marley. I’m not a die-hard reggae fan but I do take pleasure in this kind of music and I go to bars and restaurants that feature reggae bands from time to time. It’s a great way to relieve stress.

I know Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley died even before I was born ( I was born 1985, Marley died 1981) but it doesn’t hinder me from admiring his music, opinions and beliefs. He’s a good man. He was born to a white English Jamaican father and a black Jamaican mother. He suffered from racial prejudice as a youth because of his mixed racial origins and also faced questions about his own racial identity throughout his life but instead of dwelling in this, he made music and made himself widely known in the whole world. He is a revered performer of reggae music and is credited for helping spread Jamaican music to the worldwide audience.

Now, I’ll put here in my blog Bob Marley and the Wailer’s song, my personal favorite – “Three Little Birds.” This is a song that could cheer everyone up on a bad day or can make us pursue our dreams. A song that makes us not want to give up. Even though Bob Marley is dead, his songs still lives in us. Enjoy!

Three Little Birds

Dont worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: dont worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, (this is my message to you-ou-ou:)

Singin: dont worry bout a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: dont worry (dont worry) bout a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, this is my message to you-ou-ou:

Singin: dont worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. dont worry!
Singin: dont worry about a thing – I wont worry!
cause every little thing gonna be all right.

Singin: dont worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right – I wont worry!
Singin: dont worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: dont worry about a thing, oh no!
cause every little thing gonna be all right!

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