Good Thang

by The Soul of John Black

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1.
i don't see u anymore i sho' wish u were knockin' on my door i'm on the net all the time computer girl is messin' up my mind i don't think i wanna hit the scene not with all the stuff they got up on my screen u broke me down to a robot, baby now all i want is robot sadie and she cost too damn much (hook) digital blues digital blues all the time ------ hot and sexy, that's the key but it ain't gone work if u ain't here with me i'm online for your look a like just in case u run up outta here tonight i don't think i'm gonna hit the scene not with all the stuff they got up on my screen u broke me down to a robot ,baby now all i want is robot sadie and she cost too damn much digital blues digital blues all the time robot sadie is all i want, all i want digital blues
2.
Good Thang 03:16
when i'm at home, i'm never alone i got my baby, she keeps me warm ain't playin' a game, can't mess with this thang (hook) hey hey hey yeah, i got a good thang----- i go out, i run the streets i don't need no easy piece every thang i want is mine i don't even waste my time don't bring no games can't mess with this thang (hook) hey hey hey yeah, i got a good thang ----- 2x when i come home at night i know everything will be alright when i'm climbing up the stairs i know she's gonna be right there when i get up to the top we start to loving and we just can't stop ain't no money in yo pocket baby that can pay for what i got i ain't playin' no games with dangerous thangs (hook) hey hey hey yeah, i got a good thang
3.
How Can I 03:34
i got an idea about you and me fireplace baby, by the sea i'll cook you dinner and all of them things once i get to know you i might slip you a ring but... back to right now i got to say wow you lookin' so good you turnin' me out let's make a toast to a beautiful evening here's hoping you, you won't be leavin' won't (hook) how can i get you to love, love me here's another plan, if you can't come the house get your high heels baby, i'm gonna take you out we can dance all night ,while the dj plays let it rock your body, while i hold your waist pull you on in real close to me i'm feeling you baby, can't you see (hook) how can i get you to love, love me
4.
(hook) i used to love you, i used to need you i used to want you, oh that feeling's gone oh that feeling's gone started in my leg and went straight to my head somehow i got the urge to start walkin' and ended up in betty's bed next thing you know it's in my hip tellin' me it's time to dip next thing you know i'm runnin' from the poor girl she callin' me a fugitive (hook) i used to love you i used to need you i used to want you, oh that feeling's gone oh that feeling's gone ------ i can't peek outside without seeing yo eyes a sniper got them hairs on me say she gonna shoot on sight doctor didn't prescribe what's makin' that girl fly i know anybody trying to cut my throat she can't be a friend of mine anybody on the roof acting john wilkes booth she can't be nobody think bout yo life she done lost her mind (hook) i used to love i used to need you i used to want you, oh that feeling's gone oh that feeling's gone
5.
My Brother 04:00
well my brother he don't know me and my sister she cold as ice well my brother he don't know me and my sister she cold as ice she died inside a long time ago and since then she ain't been right ------ well my brother talkin' at me and i just look to the sky trying to tell me time and time again how to do things right don't he know i'm a grown man let me live my life (hook) well my brother he don't know me and sister she cold as ice well my brother he don't know me and sister she cold as ice she done got so bitter now she can't even think right ------- see she had good man once a upon a time i don't know what happened she had another man another time they got married and they start scrappin' then she had some other things that were going on in her life i can't speak for that girl all i know is that she ain't right (hook) my brother he don't know me and my sister she cold as ice my brother he don't know me and sister she cold as ice maybe one day we'll get it together but for now it just ain't right
6.
strawberry lady won't you be my baby i'm strawberry worthy why you acting shady you got a way of getting tangled up in my fantasy the one i play valentino and you be shakin' tambourine (hook) strawberry lady won't you be my baby ----- strawberry lady won't you be my baby i know you dirty so why you acting crazy you got a way to make a stray come crawling on his knees you lay that strawberry on em' and they be beggin' baby please, yeah (hook) strawberry lady won't you be my baby -----
7.
wake and bake with a hot cup of coffee trying to shake these hank's up off me, again lil' mama's in the kitchen cookin' it up i'm in a back room trying to think up, a way to win thinkin' about some time in the future but right now she couldn't look cuter she's in a family way we're makin' our way thru the transitions man, i got to stay on my mission and bring home some pay (hook) lil' mama's in the kitchen cookin' breakfast i'm feelin' good today ------- she believes in me so what can i do made a promise that i'd come thru with everything she needs i know times are hard so i got to work harder nobody gets the life that they ordered i keep chasing my dreams it's so easy when you believe in each other she's more than a friend more than a lover she's more than everything we're just making our way thru the transitions with love on our minds and our minds on a mission to stay this way (hook) lil' mama's in the kitchen cookin' breakfast i'm feelin good today ------ (bridge) i know it's gonna be hard on us we can't give up cause got that she cookin' breakfast and i'm optimistic i'm feelin' good today matter fact i'm feelin' quite terrific! (hook) lil' mama's in the kitchen cookin' breakfast i'm feelin good today ------
8.
l.a. givin' me the blues again i ain't leavin' i ain't never comin' back again he was a friend of many back in new york city young hustler he was down in l.a. hangin' deuces and treys under cover spendin' some time up on sunset and vine drinkin' sake' all night then the sky turned all white i saw snow in the summer time (hook) l.a. givin' me the blues again i ain't leavin' i ain't never comin' back again sho nuff ready for fun rollin' black chicks and blondes in his mercedes rented house on the hill somebody rolled up a bill and things got crazy three on a vine could be fine when you're out on vacation can't be wrong then the sky turned all white i saw snow in the summer time (hook) l.a. givin me the blues again i ain't leavin' i ain't never comin' back again
9.
I Love It 03:05
you go unh unh unh unh unh unh unh baby i like it baby i love it you go unh unh unh unh unh unh unh
10.
turn off your phone turn off your computer and come over baby, i be good to you just lay back and kick up your feet stay for a little while and rock you to sleep (hook ) so you can dream ,oh dream of a place where there's no hurry up and go take off your clothes and let down your hair stay for a little while cause ain't nothing going on out there just let me do something good for you i know you wanna relax so go ahead and kick back (hook) so you can dream, oh dream of a place where there's no hurry up and go turn off your phone and shut down your computer i got a few thangs i know it's gonna soothe you don't be afraid it's just so you can relax i know you got a lot of things going on but it's time to kick back (hook) go ahead and dream-----------------
11.
when i'm at home, i'm never alone i got my baby, she keeps me warm ain't playin' a game, can't mess with this thang (hook) hey hey hey yeah, i got a good thang----- i go out, i run the streets i don't need no easy piece every thang i want is mine i don't even waste my time don't bring no games can't mess with this thang (hook) hey hey hey yeah, i got a good thang ----- 2x when i come home at night i know everything will be alright when i'm climbing up the stairs i know she's gonna be right there when i get up to the top we start to loving and we just can't stop ain't no money in yo pocket baby that can pay for what i got i ain't playin' no games with dangerous thangs (hook) hey hey hey yeah, i got a good thang

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Twenty-first-century soul man John "JB" Bigham blends the sounds of Stax and the space age on Good Thang, the latest from his musical alter-ego The Soul of John Black.

Good Thang explores R&B, rock, pop, and electronica, but it's all about love: JB's love for classic soul and blues, love of driving old-school synth-funk bass, and, most important, love for his family. At the heart of this collection of feel-good grooves are the title track and "Lil Mama's in the Kitchen" -- graceful essays on the joys of domestic bliss that capture Good Thang's distinctive mix of organic sounds and cutting-edge production.

Good Thang follows 2009's Black John, which yielded the radio hit "Betty Jean," and 2007's The Good Girl Blues, a funky blend of classic and modern blues, soul, rock, funk and hip-hop. JB's unique stylistic fusion has won praise from Rolling Stone, NPR and others. And he's toured and recorded with fellow trailblazers Miles Davis, Dr. Dré, Nikka Costa, and Eminem, but his experimental roots go back to his eight years on guitar and keyboards in pioneering ska-funk-punk band Fishbone.

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released June 7, 2011

Vocals and Guitars: John A. Bigham
Background vocals: Jonell Kennedy
Background vocals on "New York to LA": Nikka Costa
Drums: Oliver Charles
Keys: Adam McDougall

Mixed by Richard "Segal" Huredia
Mastered at The Mastering Lab by Robert Hadley
Produced by John A. Bigham

All songs by John A. Bigham (Big Slamm Music / ASCAP)
Except “How Can I” and “New York to LA” by John A. Bigham (Big Slamm Music / ASCAP) and Christopher Thomas (Lil’ Marv Music / BMI)

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"Funky blend of blues, soul, and rock" from ex- Fishbone and Miles Davis sideman, merging rootsy, bluesy fundamentals with modern soul, funk, and hip-hop influences.

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