Thursday, 3 March 2016

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air



Sometimes when I post one of these timeslip moments, I suddenly feel as if time has really rocketed away...

For can it really be a quarter of a century since the whole world freaked out (me included) to a remix of (of all things) a heartfelt gospel choon?

In this week in 1991: the first Gulf War was coming to its bitter end, renewed IRA violence hit London, the beating of Rodney King by police in Los Angeles was about to lead to rioting, and Estonia and Latvia became independent of Russia; The Silence of the Lambs, Sleeping with the Enemy and L.A. Story were on the big screen; and on telly were The Brittas Empire, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Jimmy Nail in Spender .

In the UK charts, Bart Simpson(!) was at Number 1 - and trailing in his wake: Queen Madge, The Clash, Oleta Adams, Nomad, KLF, 808 State, Princess Kylie, MC Hammer... and this one.

It's that absolute dance classic You Got The Love by The Source featuring Candi Staton, of course! Turn the volume up for this bassline:



Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you

Sometimes I feel like saying, "Lord, I just don't care"
But you've got the love I need to see me through

Sometimes it seems the going is just too rough
And things go wrong no matter what I do
Now and then I feel like life is just too much
But you've got the love I need to see me through

When food is gone, you are my daily meal (hmmm)
When friends are gone I know my Saviour's love is real
Your love is real

You've got the love, you've got the love, you've got the love (hmmm)
You've got the love, you've got the love, you've got the love

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you

Sometimes I feel like saying, "Lord, I just don't care"
But you've got the love I need to see me through


Hallelujah, honey!

2 comments:

  1. Good grief... 1991!! Stop it!!!! I don't know about time slipping... more like flashing before me at the speed of fibre optic broadband on a good day.
    Sx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Scary thought of the day - someone born in the Millennium year comes of age in 2016... Jx

      Delete

Please leave a message - I value your comments!