Sunday, May 1, 2016

"Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley

"Don't worry about a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright
Singing' "Don't worry about a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright!"
Rise up this mornin'
Smiled with the risin' sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Saying', ("This is my message to you")

Singing' "Don't worry 'bout a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright."
Singing' "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright!"

Media is a very powerful medium, so much so that it can influence our moods over the course of just one song or television show. Bob Marley's song "Three Little Birds" is one of my favorite songs because whenever I listen to it, it never fails to have a profound effect on my mood. The melody of the song and its lyrics pick you up when you are down and make you feel a bit better even when you aren't necessarily in a bad mood. The message of letting go of your worries often speaks to me when I am under a lot of stress or just have a whole lot on my mind. The song serves as a reminder that even when you have a lot weighing on you, a positive mentality makes rough moments bearable. To me, it also is trying to say that having a negative mentality or just giving in to your worries doesn't ultimately serve you any good. Problems remain no matter how you view them, so you might as well face them with an attitude that will not weigh you down or make the challenges you face, whatever they may be, seem like something to be feared. This is why I enjoy this song so much, the message is a broad statement of positivity so that no matter what situation you are in, it can still speak to you and its themes still have meaning. That way you can interpret its message into whatever best helps you in that situation. 
On top of the overall message of positivity, the lyrics "Smiled with the rising sun. Three little birds, pitch by my doorstep..." remind me that nature and its creatures are a part of what makes our world so great. The idea that nature contributes to a happy or positive outlook speaks to me because I enjoy being out in nature and experiencing what the natural world has in store. Whether it be hiking in the mountains or fishing a creek, the message of a co-existence with the natural world is significant to me. The message of peacefulness with nature is another reason I enjoy the song. 

1 comment:

  1. The vibes of Bob Marley are undeniably impressive and influential. Such is seen in 1978 Jamaica, when Bob Marley succeeds in instigating peace between violently rivaling political parties. By getting the leaders of the political parties to join hands publicly at his One Love Peace Concert, Marley later receives the United Nations Peace Medal, and proves he has a potent voice in steering attitude.