Friday, 23 September 2016

Love and Happiness

Al Green is the man. Not only is he my alltime favorite artist, he puts on a phenomenal live show and is a pretty great pastor to boot. 

I've seen the Reverend Al perform three times; once at his church, the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Memphis, and twice in Chicago and even in his 70s, he does not disappoint. 

To choose just one tune by the Reverend is extremely difficult for me. "Let's Stay Together" is out because it's my ex-husband's favorite song and clearly the lyrics didn't stick. So I'm going with "Love and Happiness" and not only because it's been on my answering machine for over a decade. Featuring Al's amazing vocals and chunky grooves, the lyrics also state ultimately what we all want in life: Love AND Happiness.

Love and happiness
Something that can make you do wrong, make you do right
Love and happiness
But wait a minute, something's going wrong
Someone's on the phone three o'clock in the morning
Talkin' about how she can make it right, yeah
Well, happiness is when, you really feel good with somebody
But nothing wrong with being in love with someone, yeah
Oh, baby, love and happiness  
I have to say
Love and happiness (Love and happiness)
You be good to me I'll be good to you
We'll be together We'll see each other
Walk away with victory, yeah oh baby,
Love and happiness, (Love and happiness)
Make you do right. Make you do wrong
Make you come home early. Make you stay out all night long
The power of love Wait a minute, let me tell you
Make you want to dance
Love and happiness , 
Love is, wait a minute, love is 
Walkin' together, talkin' together, stayin' together
#MonthfulOfMusic #HoodMom

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