Bob Marley, without a doubt, is one of the greatest musical artists of our modern times. He’s great not just because of his amazing talent, but for how he inspired the world to unite as one humanity. He inspires us to set aside our differences using his music. Though he’s already long gone, he still lives and will continue to influence the world forever. As he famously said, “one good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” With all the bad news we hear every day about the world, music sets the tone for us to hope for a better future.
To name one example of his inspiration, two street performers play and sing Bob Marley’s song “Three Little Birds.” What seems to be another day of street performance became rather special when an office lady from afar sings her heart out with the song. The rest is a magical moment. As the random office lady from the audience tried to shout the song’s lyrics, the street performer could not help himself not notice her. So, he invited her to join and even lead the song instead. The audience is glad for what is taking place and considered it a simple yet pure joy in the music without prejudice.
The street performer happily takes the backstage to let the spotlight shines on the lovely lady. “Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be alright,” she continues to sing the famous lyrics, and it amplifies how beautiful her voice is through the microphone. The audience continues to cheer and clap as they got energized by her lively performance. As she moves her body while singing, some of the audience started to dance and would not let the moment slip away.
Interestingly, many people mistakenly take the song title either “Don’t Worry About a Thing” or “Every Little Thing is Gonna Be All Right” due to the repetition of these phrases to its lyrics. Though it’s unclear, a close friend of Bob Marley said that the song came from many inspirations around his, such as the three little birds. However, his backup singers claim that the three little birds were them. Watch the video to get yourself inspired while enjoying the song.
For whatever inspires him, one thing is for sure: that his songs help to bring forth peace, harmony, and unity to the world, mostly shown in the simplest of ways.