Bob Marley – Wake Up and Live – Santa Barbara 1979
I love this song for so many reasons. Here are a few…
1. “Wake up and live” – I know I have “slept walked” through a large portion of my life and refuse to any longer.
2. “Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy!” – Just a great positive message, and good advice.
3. “Don’t bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality, yeah!” – Think for yourself, express yourself, don’t be afraid to talk about how you feel, and work towards your goals in life because you won’t accomplish anything you don’t work for.
4. “Whey they use you live big today: tomorrow you buried in-a casket.” – Not sure exactly what Bob meant, but to me it means watch how you live and what you do. You may get a fleeting moment of pleasure, some type of instant gratification, or a short term reward from something, but if you get it the wrong way, by taking shortcuts, or are hurting other people in the process, it will eventually catch up with you and the end result will be a negative one (and as Bob put it “tomorrow you buried in-a casket”).
So… ummm, wake up, and….uhhh.. live, yeah. That’s all I got…… But….
Wake Up and Live Now!! DO IT!! DO IT!!