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Bob Marley — So Much Trouble In The World
Album: Survival
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Released: 1979
Length: 3:53
Plays (last 30 days): 2
So much trouble in the world now
So much trouble in the world now

Bless my eyes this morning
Jah sun is on the rise once again
The way Earthly things are going
Anything can happen

You see men sailing on their ego trips
Blast off on their space ship
Million miles from reality
No care for you, no care for me

So much trouble in the world now
So much trouble in the world now
All you got to do is give a little
Give a little, give a little
One more time YE-A-H! YE-AH!

So you think you have found the solution
But it's just another illusion
So before you check out your tide
Don't leave another cornerstone
Standing there behind
We've got to face the day
Ooh-we come what may
We the street people talking
We the people struggling

Now they are sitting on a time bomb
Now I know the time has come
What goes on up is coming on down
Goes around and comes around

So much trouble in the world
So much trouble in the world
So much trouble in the world
There is so much trouble
There is so much trouble
There is so much trouble
There is so much trouble in the world
There is so much trouble in the world
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Mercy what a year 2020 and this seems appropriate right now!
How appropriate,  love you BM x
Amen
 Jakethemuss wrote:
Opening notes copied from Jeff Wayne’s war of the worlds?
 
Yeah, I'm sure Bob Marley listened to that album all the time.
Opening notes copied from Jeff Wayne’s war of the worlds?
7 to 9
 DocStrangelove wrote:
this sucks
not everything BM did was good...
 
Agree  7 - > 5
 edrickvb wrote:
One of Bob's best. Love the bass line! What goes around comes around...

 
Yah mon!
 2MD4J1F wrote:
Might Makes Right followed by So Much Trouble... Bill Goldsmith, the last DJ

 
100% down wit dat brah:) :)
Might Makes Right followed by So Much Trouble... Bill Goldsmith, the last DJ
Loving this themed run right now Bill - AWESEOME! May peace and integrity reign.  DCD, Starsailor, CVB, and now Marley!
Tedium and tediumer.
Sublime...
 darkblue wrote:

yes he is :) still love it <3

 
Indeed ;))
 Sloggydog wrote:
Is Bob is good

 
yes he is :) still love it <3
Is Bob is good
Madness... yes I said Madness... does an awesome version of Bob's song on The Dangerman Sessions.
Hmm, Jamaica...hmm...
redstorm wrote:
to all of you; Let it Flow....Let it Be {#Meditate} if you dont like something, give it your meaningless rating and just move out of the way until something else comes on that you like
Cloaking a command and a dismissal in an icon of peace is disingenuous at best, but entirely consistent with the actions of the majority of practitioners I've encountered. Apart from Buddhism, is there a doctrine that doesn't hold those outside of its tenants to be cursed or inferior? Lennon was onto something regarding the religion issue.

One of Bob's best. Love the bass line! What goes around comes around...
it cannot get any better.....bob marley rocks my world!
 musickat wrote:

I'll go along with that.   Paying attention to the positive is a MUCH better way to be.   Makes for a happier life  {#Good-vibes}

 

So true!!
Ziggy, "Money cant buy life"
"So Much Trouble In The World" ... indeed ... and the rate seems to be always increasing {#Meditate}
 redstorm wrote:
to all of you; Let it Flow....Let it Be {#Meditate} if you dont like something, give it your meaningless rating and just move out of the way until something else comes on that you like
 
I'll go along with that.   Paying attention to the positive is a MUCH better way to be.   Makes for a happier life  {#Good-vibes}

Pertinent lyrics...but aren't we done w/ Mr. Marley for awhile?
Sing it brother Bob!  So much trouble in the world....
 calypsus_1 wrote:
unforgettable  -   10.
 
Totally agree!!

 jagdriver wrote:
Our driver in Belize had all of Marley's work on cassette in his van. Coupled with the sun, rum drinks, and gorgeous scenery, it was one of the best vacations we ever took, thanks to slickrock.com.
 
We brought the KTEL CD "TV Tunes" with us on our trip to Jamaica - a long time ago. The rastas seemed to like the Beverley Hillbilly's theme the best. 

 laozilover wrote:
Turn it up!
 
 i did !! {#Biggrin}

Was Marley just singing about spaceships? {#Eek}
Turn it up!
By chance I had a Desmond Dekker CD in the player this morning. This is an interesting juxtaposition. I was never much of a Marley fan, but that's because he was "ruined" for me by a smokehead roomie who would listen to nothing else.
hope your afternoon is better, god is always watching
ok song but a long way from my fav Bob song
cover reminded me though...(natty dread).  I was always impressed by the guy in "Bad Brains" because his dread had evolved into just three locks.  Then I saw this dude in USVI who only had two...one sort of on the front of his head and one on the back and both down below his knees.  I haven't found the guy yet with only one yet but when I do I will give him the prize.
NOW, TODAY, SO MUCH TROUBLE IN THE WORLD!{#Fight}
 jlind wrote:
yuck, Floyd had to be followed by this crap? :( My morning just got ruined.
 

Christ, Marley is one of the only things that can get the foul taste of Floyd out of my mouth.
steel pulse listened to this one
jlind wrote:
yuck, Floyd had to be followed by this crap? :( My morning just got ruined.


your fish bowl is too small

to all of you; Let it Flow....Let it Be {#Meditate} if you dont like something, give it your meaningless rating and just move out of the way until something else comes on that you like


unforgettable  -   10.
yuck, Floyd had to be followed by this crap? :( My morning just got ruined.
@papernapkin: In this case it's more likely a matter of politics and spirtuality than "taste". I happen to disagree with you about Marley being over-rated and I do like most of his work in terms of composition, rhythm, melody, and harmony...plus it just feels good. But the fact is I enjoy such a wide range of wildly different musical styles that I would be just as enthusiastic about the same ideas, sentiments, etc being expressed in a different genre. So...as for people who don't like reggae, hopefully they can still appreciate the substantive content of Marley's work which transcends the reggae genre. If not...well then it's not a matter of taste at all. (That said, I think your rebuke of fortyonejb was not entirely inappropriate; his lashing out at the "ignorance" of others doesn't exactly communicate the spirit Marley served and conveyed...rather the opposite actually. I never did understand agro reggae dudes."One love, one heart", remember?)
good song, love Marley's music, am sure I can't appreciate his cry for social justice as never been to his land, but guess their fight is against THE MAN, the system in their country. Sucko Barfo. I do wish that RP would play, obtain some of his more classic stuff, No Woman No Cry, So Ja Sef, etc. off an old album I bought in 1975, I think it's the best album he ever released. So Much Trouble in the World is just getting so boring, relentless Marley song.
@fortyonejb: Talk about not understanding. Know that people's tastes vary. Music is visceral more than anything else. You shouldn't have to be a music scholar to 'understand' it. I think Bob's over-rated.
being a grey old man, having heard it the first time all those years ago,you sometimes forget how good Bob was
DoctorHooey wrote:
Track 1 of Marley's best album (in my opinion). It just makes me want to hear the rest!!
I know what to hear @home after Feierabend today. :pray: :good-vibes:
Saint Bob, Thank You
Track 1 of Marley's best album (in my opinion). It just makes me want to hear the rest!!
aaaaaah... B.Marley.. :notworthy:
Our driver in Belize had all of Marley's work on cassette in his van. Coupled with the sun, rum drinks, and gorgeous scenery, it was one of the best vacations we ever took, thanks to slickrock.com.
Phoenix4357 wrote:
Great song to listen to while I enter e-mail address into a new database. Respect!
Same to me....except in my case it's coding a script. :bananajam: :dancingbanana:
...driving down highway 1 to Ventura Dead show. Survivor on loop...1982. Glad I survived cancer. Thank Jah!
Great song to listen to while I enter e-mail address into a new database. Respect!
How could one _not_ love this? :eek:
jlind wrote:
A shitty regaee song I hadn't given a 1 to yet, well that takes care of that.
pushkinjim wrote:
I'll give it a 1 for you. I'd give a zero if they had such a rating - or maybe we can add minuses to the ratings.
Look mom I'm cool! I can get on this here internet and hate music i'm too ignorant to understand!
what a great song...album after album of some of the best raggae
jlind wrote:
A shitty regaee song I hadn't given a 1 to yet, well that takes care of that.
I'll give it a 1 for you. I'd give a zero if they had such a rating - or maybe we can add minuses to the ratings.
rKokon wrote:
Knowledgeable persons: Please give us summary info and/or links to educate us about the time signature of reggae. Also your opinion about its immediate antecedent and its first child. Thank you.
Reggae is a slower version of rocksteady which is the slower version of ska
rKokon wrote:
Knowledgeable persons: Please give us summary info and/or links to educate us about the time signature of reggae. Also your opinion about its immediate antecedent and its first child. Thank you.
OK, it's four on the floor, on the 'one'....the rest follows in that groove
I have to admit to being somewhat perplexed by the ongoing "reggae sucks ... no it doesn't ... yes it does" :fight: sparring, as I tend for the most part to make my decisions on a track by track basis according to each artist's performance, rather than by genre. Each to his own. :biggrin:
Knowledgeable persons: Please give us summary info and/or links to educate us about the time signature of reggae. Also your opinion about its immediate antecedent and its first child. Thank you.
DD closemindedmoron wrote:
This guy was nothing but a pot smoker that wrote horrible music.
Your number one rated song is from the Dead? They don't do drugs, right? :ask:
DD closemindedmoron wrote:
This guy was nothing but a pot smoker that wrote horrible music.
That doesn't make you a bad person, does it? (pot smoker who loves this horrible music)
DD closemindedmoron wrote:
This guy was nothing but a pot smoker that wrote horrible music.
Troll
DD closemindedmoron wrote:
This guy was nothing but a pot smoker that wrote horrible music.
Not exactly sure what one has to do with the other. Having said that, I've never really got the whole "reggae" thing. I actually saw Marley live way back when and (forgive me for the blasphemy) walked out bored out of my mind after about 30 minutes.
closemindedmoron wrote:
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Maybe if we all ignore him...he'll go away.
closemindedmoron wrote:
This guy was nothing but a pot smoker that wrote horrible music.
Yeah, and then there's the rest of us world shakers right?
this guy has soothed a million souls, and his vices helped him do it.... and if this track was added to a few 'important' peoples soundtracks there might not be as much trouble in the world
closemindedmoron wrote:
This guy was nothing but a pot smoker that wrote horrible music.
That "pot smoker" shaped a nation!!!!
He was a great artist, give it a chance, u have to be kidding.
never enuf reggae.
raven121x wrote:
Amen.
Hallelujah
meloman wrote:
Too much reggae period.
Amen.
UltraNurd wrote:
Too much reggae today.
Too much reggae period.
Too much reggae today.
Have to admit: brilliant segue from Euphoria!
Favourite lines:
You see men sailing on their ego trips Blast off on their space ship Million miles from reality No care for you, no care for me
A shitty regaee song I hadn't given a 1 to yet, well that takes care of that.
hitz wrote:
Never enough Marley here or anywhere. Genius, poetic and soothing....... much needed in these messed up times. Now Bill, how about some of the rare or unplugged studio stuff when Marley was just fooling around with an acoustic guitar, great stuff.
anniebear wrote:
it's pretty funny reading the comments saying that reggae is "simple"....ha, yeah right. Anyway, it sort of reminds me of this fellow I used to work with. He hated the Grateful Dead witha bitter passion. One day I asked him what hios problem with the Dead was. He said to me (in all sincerity) that "The Grateful Dead play too many notes.....like Mozart" I was like:ask: geeze, thats awfully....shallow
Um, reggae is generally simple. But that's not a bad thing. Plenty of simple music is wonderful, and plenty of complex music is wretched (a la Yngwie Malmsteen). I don't like reggae because of the repitition. The endless variations on the one-drop drum beat, the same rhythms from one song (and artist) to the next. Sure, there are a few songs I like here and there, but they're at the edge of the genre. The rest are stuck in the same form. And the "creativity within the form" argument doesn't work for me...I don't like Emily Dickenson either :-) But, as is my main point, always - mine is a matter of taste, not universal fact.
Hey, a Marley track I haven't commented on yet! Fantastic track, of course. Survival is his most underrated album, IMO.
anniebear wrote:
it's pretty funny reading the comments saying that reggae is "simple"....ha, yeah right. Anyway, it sort of reminds me of this fellow I used to work with. He hated the Grateful Dead witha bitter passion. One day I asked him what hios problem with the Dead was. He said to me (in all sincerity) that "The Grateful Dead play too many notes.....like Mozart" I was like:ask: geeze, thats awfully....shallow
A band that was to play at a wedding reception was asked by prospective bride and groom if they could learn to play one of Marley songs for the reception. They tried, but had to tell them they could not do it because it was too difficult to learn in a relatively short period of time. Yeah, simple!
Great rhythms...suddenly my whole body is a swayin' and a groovin'
Such a sweet, soothing, uplifting sound.
it's pretty funny reading the comments saying that reggae is "simple"....ha, yeah right. Anyway, it sort of reminds me of this fellow I used to work with. He hated the Grateful Dead witha bitter passion. One day I asked him what hios problem with the Dead was. He said to me (in all sincerity) that "The Grateful Dead play too many notes.....like Mozart" I was like:ask: geeze, thats awfully....shallow
Mandatory Marley... Well it should be anyway.
so much re-pe-TI-tion in th'song
Ahhhh, this song was exactly what I needed to hear at this moment.
Just what I needed to get me moving this morning :nyah:
There is an excellent article on the life and times of Bob Marley in a recent issue of Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/_/id/7047679
ankhara99 wrote:
:clap: :clap: I care and want to dance at the same time. Does that make me a bad person? :ask:
No, that is exactly what Bob wants you to do!
steeler wrote:
Ah, but you see, it's all about the feeling that reggae conveys! Here, for instance, you get the feeling that Bob actually cares about all the trouble in the world, and wants us to care. And as you listen, you do care.
:clap: :clap: I care and want to dance at the same time. Does that make me a bad person? :ask:
:bounce: not really complex, the lyrics...
Feelin' IRIE!! (pimp)
Great addition to the mix.
FINALLY! Some Bob Marley besides the SAME old songs everyone plays to death. They once were good songs, but so overplayed they should be buried for five years before played again. This sounds great, because it was not on the greatest hits record.
Typesbad wrote:
I've enjoyed reading the varying opinions on reggae. Regardless of how complex it may be to play and compose, I too find it much too limited in its pure form to enjoy listening to more than a song or two at a time. Variations in beat, tempo, instrumentation vocal style and emotional thrust are just to minimal to keep me interested for too long. I've much more enjoyed reggae influences on other genre's such as the early Police work. I suppose that makes a true reggae fan blanche but I personally like to hear the various reggae signitures taken out for a walk now and then.
Ah, but you see, it's all about the feeling that reggae conveys! Here, for instance, you get the feeling that Bob actually cares about all the trouble in the world, and wants us to care. And as you listen, you do care.
Typesbad wrote:
I've enjoyed reading the varying opinions on reggae. Regardless of how complex it may be to play and compose, I too find it much too limited in its pure form to enjoy listening to more than a song or two at a time. Variations in beat, tempo, instrumentation vocal style and emotional thrust are just to minimal to keep me interested for too long.
Well put.
I've enjoyed reading the varying opinions on reggae. Regardless of how complex it may be to play and compose, I too find it much too limited in its pure form to enjoy listening to more than a song or two at a time. Variations in beat, tempo, instrumentation vocal style and emotional thrust are just to minimal to keep me interested for too long. I've much more enjoyed reggae influences on other genre's such as the early Police work. I suppose that makes a true reggae fan blanche but I personally like to hear the various reggae signitures taken out for a walk now and then.
beelzebubba wrote:
reggae still sucks
Please tell us how you really feel
reggae still sucks
Originally Posted by Jeronimus_Funk: not bad, but rather not --> too much bob and not enough other, better reggae! :frustrated:
So go on and upload the real shit, grasshoppers!
not bad, but rather not --> too much bob and not enough other, better reggae! :frustrated:
yes. \"Duppy Conqueror\"
Looking at reggae and seeing simplicity is like looking at the ocean and just seeing water. It is those who perceive who have the problem, not what is perceived. Regardless, if you don\'t like Reggae, don\'t go around telling me that it is \"simplistic\". I can respect your not liking the music, but I am not going to buy into some vague claim that it doesn\'t have enough \"complexity\" or whatever you deem necessary for music to be good. - Riff
Yes Bob - Yes there is.
Have to agree with the previous message (the one I just screwed up trying to cite). I\'m currently playing drums in a reggae/soca band: after 20 years of playing rock and jazz, reggae involved a large amount of rhythmic rethinking. The changes and arrangements may be \'simple,\' but that doesn\'t make them easy, if I can be allowed that kind of distinction. In any case, Marley and the Wailers were a great band and a powerful cultural force. Keep the reggae coming.
Originally Posted by banana: I cannot agree more! Skatalites! Thank you RP for the world music!!! :D
mmmm, Skatalites :D :) :D
Originally Posted by heeb: You are SOOO wrong! Have you tried PLAYING, CREATING Reggae? I have! I've played in a Roots Rock Reggae band for a few years. It is in NO way simple. I've written songs (music and lyrics), I've played keyboards, guitars, bassguitar, and wrote vocal arrangements during this time. Believe me, we had SUCH a hard time finding good Reggae musicians! Most "normal" (rock, pop, etc.) musicians don't have a clue how to play/create reggae!!! It is SOOO different from what we (musicians having a non Reggae background) are used to! I myself had to learn the tricks of the trade! It was not easy I can tell you. Writing/playing a rocksong is thousand times easier than writing a Reggae song that really has a Reggae feel. :wave:
Originally Posted by curtisls: Please understand that what I say is not a personal attack on anyone associated with reggae, but as a musical form, it is near the bottom. The rhythms and melodies are simplistic at best. While Marley and others write meaningful lyrics, there are a whole lot of artists much better at that part of songwriting as well. Please consider expanding your mind when it comes to music, and I don't mean by smoking a spliff.
You are SOOO wrong! Have you tried PLAYING, CREATING Reggae? I have! I've played in a Roots Rock Reggae band for a few years. It is in NO way simple. I've written songs (music and lyrics), I've played keyboards, guitars, bassguitar, and wrote vocal arrangements during this time. Believe me, we had SUCH a hard time finding good Reggae musicians! Most "normal" (rock, pop, etc.) musicians don't have a clue how to play/create reggae!!! It is SOOO different from what we (musicians having a non Reggae background) are used to! I myself had to learn the tricks of the trade! It was not easy I can tell you. Writing/playing a rocksong is thousand times easier than writing a Reggae song that really has a Reggae feel. :wave:
Both curtisls and trancefussion are right."One-trick pony" is right, too . . . but it is sort of like condiments on food. You might not want hot banana peppers with every meal or even every day, or the same for cinnamon tea . . . but as an occasional spice it is fine. We don't have to hear a lot of it in a row, but he is an authentic voice.
Please understand that what I say is not a personal attack on anyone associated with reggae, but as a musical form, it is near the bottom. The rhythms and melodies are simplistic at best. While Marley and others write meaningful lyrics, there are a whole lot of artists much better at that part of songwriting as well. Please consider expanding your mind when it comes to music, and I don\'t mean by smoking a spliff.
Originally Posted by laprincessa: Marley is the prophet who came from the depths of Jamaican dispair. He was given the post and took it, proudly. If you've got any sort of heart for the people of the world (including your own), you just can't dislike him. He spoke, not only of his own people, but those around the world who felt the dispairity. Get up, stand up.
very well said!
Marley is the prophet who came from the depths of Jamaican dispair. He was given the post and took it, proudly. If you\'ve got any sort of heart for the people of the world (including your own), you just can\'t dislike him. He spoke, not only of his own people, but those around the world who felt the dispairity. Get up, stand up.
I, too, love Marley - and would also like to hear more good reggae and certainly more Ska.
Bob, play as much Bob Marley as you wish. It won\'t be too much!