Song Lyric Sunday (5 July 2020) – Superlatives

Last week, Jim over at A Unique Title For Me set a theme of heat (my selection). This week, he gives us the theme of superlatives.

Last weel I presented a blinding reggae track. If you can take it, I have another for you this week. But this week, I’m gonna take the temperature right down to ultra-chilled. This is a sub-genre known as Lovers’ Rock, and hopefully you’ll see why. As I started to collect reggae music, this one appeared on several compilations, and publishers obviously thought this track was pallatable to the music-buying public.

This song was written by The Corporation, a group of four guys who were responsible, collectively, for several of The Jackson’s hits such as I Want You Back and ABC. It was first perfomed by Michael, who used it as a B-side in 1972. My version, however, is a cover by Jamaican singer Sugar Minott, from 1981. It was a surprise hit in the UK, reaching #4. See what you think of Good Thing Going.

Ooh.. see that girl
She does something to my chemistry
And when I’m close I’m sure
She raise my temperature by three degrees
Every day everyday
In every way she makes my motor purr
And I reciprocate my life I dedicate to loving her

For we’ve got a good thing goin’
A real good thing goin’, yes, that girl and me
And I don’t have to ask
I know that it’s gonna last, eternally

Understanding whenever handing in the alibis
For you know what to do
Where you’ve been
So what’s the use in telling lies?

For we’ve got a good thing goin’
A real good thing goin’, yes, that girl and me
We’ve got it good, so let’s get it on
Let’s get it on, let’s get it on girl

So we’ve got a good thing goin’
A real good thing goin’, yes, that girl and me
And I don’t have to ask
I know that it’s gonna last, eternally

Yeah baby we’ve got it
We’ve got it good, we’ve got it good
So, so let’s get it on

So we’ve got a good thing goin’
A real good thing goin’, yes, that girl and me
And I don’t have to ask
I know that it’s gonna last, eternally

Yes we’ve got a good thing goin’
A real good thing goin’, yes, that girl and me..

The Corporation

Author: Mister Bump UK

Formerly Stroke Survivor UK. Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

11 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday (5 July 2020) – Superlatives”

      1. I was in the middle of that same debate myself, hehe; the brass section contributed with three notes at the beginning of the song, and the guy with the bells was heard once, but they sure are all into it, so whatever they are doing, it worked!

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