Is This Love? – Bob Marley & The Wailers

August 25, 2021

Today’s Song Of The Day is the Jamaican reggae ballad “Is This Love?” by Bob Marley & The Wailers.

Fun Facts

  • Bob Marley & The Wailers formed in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1963.
  • The group started as a vocal group before evolving into the full band that they are most recognized as.
  • This song first appeared on their 10th album “Kaya,” released in 1978.
  • The album is remembered for its laid-back and relaxed sound, departing from previous releases’ political and militant themes.
  • The song peaked at #9 on the UK singles chart, also reaching the top 10 in Norway & New Zealand.
  • The song has appeared in many films, including In The Name Of The Father (1993), Six Days Seven Nights (1998), Lake Placid (1999), 50 First Dates (2004), and Just Go With It (2011).
  • The Pat Travers Band, Carly Simon, and Corinne Bailey Rae have recorded covers for their own albums.
  • Rhianna & Adam Lambert have famously covered it on live tours.
  • In his book Marley & Me, author John Grogan mentions that their dog was named Marley after arguing with his wife, who pressed play on the stereo, to find this song queued up.
  • Bob Marley was honored with a state funeral following his death in 1981.
SOTD lyrics

Lyrics

(azlyrics)

I wanna love you and treat you right

I wanna love you every day and every night

We’ll be together with a roof right over our heads

We’ll share the shelter of my single bed

We’ll share the same room, yeah! – for Jah provide the bread

Is this love – is this love – is this love

Is this love that I’m feelin’?

Is this love – is this love – is this love

Is this love that I’m feelin’?

I wanna know – wanna know – wanna know now!

I got to know – got to know – got to know now!

I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I – I’m willing and able,

So I throw my cards on your table!

I wanna love you – I wanna love and treat – love and treat you right

I wanna love you every day and every night

We’ll be together, yeah! – with a roof right over our heads

We’ll share the shelter, yeah, oh now! – of my single bed

We’ll share the same room, yeah! – for Jah provide the bread

Is this love – is this love – is this love

Is this love that I’m feelin’?

Is this love – is this love – is this love

Is this love that I’m feelin’?

Wo-o-o-oah! Oh yes, I know; yes, I know – yes, I know now!

Oh yes, I know; yes, I know – yes, I know now!

I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I – I’m willing and able

So I throw my cards on your table!

See: I wanna love ya, I wanna love and treat ya

love and treat ya right

I wanna love you every day and every night

We’ll be together, with a roof right over our heads!

We’ll share the shelter of my single bed

We’ll share the same room, yeah! Jah provide the bread

We’ll share the shelter of my single bed – [fadeout]

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