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Lyrics

Lookin' at the devil, grinnin' at his gun
Fingers start shakin', I begin to run
Bullets start chasin', I begin to stop
We begin to wrestle I was on the top
full lyrics
Lookin' at the devil, grinnin' at his gun
Fingers start shakin', I begin to run
Bullets start chasin', I begin to stop
We begin to wrestle I was on the top
full lyrics

Features of This Track

classic soul qualities
flat out funky grooves
heavy use of vocal harmonies
repetitive melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
demanding instrumental part writing
paired vocal harmony
a busy horn section
major key tonality
groove based composition
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
electric guitar riffs
prominent bass riffs
an emotional male lead vocal performance
an unintelligible vocal delivery
political lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Just Funky!.
My mother Lucy Hambrick is on this song.
I know that's right..... let me do me!
Thank You for letting me be myself again ....yup yup!!!
Political lyrics?
Slickest a** speakin' true 70's lyrics and bad-a** funky groove!!! All love to Sly...
Grinnin at his gun..can't stay
I just fins to thank you
Will the world just let me be my dam self? Thank you Sly for putting this in song.
Makemore new songs
You go
sertoriawind o n
Um the lyrics are soooo wrong
Spank you, fellatio, be Mike's elk....again
Make some new songs
BONNAROO 2013
SUPERJAM
Love that beat u have too get up & dance.
Adidas
Yep straight up... i can dig it.. catch it..
Yuogosly
Sly and The Family. One of the greatest funk bands of all time.You cannot stay seated when u hear this one. Dance!
Adidas
divax17
Straight up funk!
With the subtitle, in two variations, it has funk roots. Without it, it doesn't?
doing it hard then
coolmusiczon e _ 3 3
Awesome song I love thank you
this hip-hop from 70s.
Did anyone by chance catch Sly on Unsung this month....Wha t a sad story
brad are you from detroit
The bass line was used in Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation, obviously this is the superior song, but that was pretty cool too.
sometimes you just need to grow up and be an adult and issue the respect to the artists that they deserve...in s t e a d of taking stupid liberties. Just remember how you feel when someone twists your words....
let the funk guide the soul.
epherot
XDDD Thank you falettinme be mice elf again! It's been a while since I was a mice elf. Ahh.
I was just thinking the same thing Jody!.. I was like did I not understand this song the whole time! haha
"thank you for letting me be myself again" ! "Not Fallinetine being my elf again"
graham is kickit on that bass.
song rules
marleysnanna
What's a "mice elf"? Santa's rodents, maybe?
curtisscardn a l
If you can sit still when this song comes on you're ill or dead. I almost killed an office chair once the funky bass took me over so well. I've always counted Sly and The Family Stone as one of my top 10 All time bands.
Always love the funky bass in this song
lizlizard196 9
I love this song - always have, but since my 3-yr old has watched Shrek over-n-over, well - I now visualize Puss-n-Boots and Donkey when I hear this song!!!
This song reminds me of Superstition by Stevie Wonder because of the bass line.
I have loved this song since I first heard it on the radio years ago. It will always be one of my favorites
falettinme be mice elf agin....LOL! what a crack up.
chernaskeyfu n
Great song, even though sampled in Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation
THIS IS STILL ONE OF THE GREATEST SONGS OF MY AGE NO CUSING TI IS NOT VOUGER IT IS JUST REAL MUSIC FOR REAL PEOPLE
Music has helped me through a lot at my own school...not this song in particular, but others certainly.

That's one of the most incredible things about music...it's ability to speak to us the way other mediums just can't quite manage.
:)
Schweinwerfe r - K o h a i , this song helped me get through the anxieties of high school - as a white kid in a red-necked New England town - when the song was relatively new and played several times a day on the radio.
They always sound good, listening to them forever...
omg , great song!
AW! I love this song!!! My mom thinks it's funny that a seventeen year old likes funk so much.

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