25 Songs, 25 Days (Day 14)



Day 14

Bob Marley – Is This Love (1978)

My boyfriend became my husband but hey…

He loved Bob Marley when we met and listened to him a lot, hence, I listened a lot also!

This song always struck me as ours because  of the lines:

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 were dirt poor students with nothing to our names. He rented a single room in a pretty grotty shared house, whereas I rented a shared room in a house with a family and some other students. (In Ireland these places were called, “digs”.)

If we wanted to, well, you know(!), it had to be at his place, not mine.

So, we always lay together in his little single bed, wrapped up tight against each other. I have no idea how we fitted or managed to get any sleep at all, but somehow we did.

We sometimes laugh about it now and remember our early days, when we struggled to have enough money to pay rent and eat, but we didn’t care a jot as long as we were together.

Good memories and I am smiling as I write this…



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