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Another Song For Boris

By Bernie Bell

I don’t like house work – I particularly don’t like dusting – v. dull.  I haven’t dusted my den since I moved into it last June. The Spring sunshine shows up the dust – so today I decided to go for it. 

When doing house work I put groovy music on, loud, to relieve the tedium.

We’d ordered a C.D. of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Fulfillingness’ First Finale’ and it arrived nicely timed for me to listen to while dusting my den.

I was listening to the words of ‘You Haven’t Done Nothing’ and – Boris came to mind.  I’d rather he didn’t come into my mind, but he does, all too often these days – can’t avoid him – and his cronies.

So, I replaced him with Stevie, but thought I’d share the words….

You Haven’t Done Nothin’

By Stevie Wonder

We are amazed but not amused
By all the things you say that you’ll do
Though much concerned but not involved
With decisions that are made by you

But we are sick and tired of hearing your song
Tellin’ how you are gonna change right from wrong
‘Cause if you really want to hear our views
You haven’t done nothin’

Ow

It’s not too cool to be ridiculed
But you brought this upon yourself
The world is tired of pacifier
We want the truth and nothing else

And we are sick and tired of hearing your song
Tellin’ how you are gonna change right from wrong
‘Cause if you really want to hear our views
You haven’t done nothin’

Jackson 5 join along with me say
Doo doo wop – hey hey hey
Doo doo wop – whoa whoa whoa
Doo doo wop – mm-mm-mm
Doo doo wop – naw naw naw
Doo doo wop – bum bum bum
Doo doo wop

We would not care to wake up to the nightmare
That’s becomin’ real life, mm
But when misled who knows a person’s mind
Can turn as cold as ice, um-hmm

Why do you keep on making us hear your song
Tellin’ us how you are changin’ right from wrong
‘Cause if you really want to hear our views
You haven’t done nothin’

Yeah, now
Now-now-now, nothin’, nothin’

Jackson 5 sing along again say
Doo doo wop
Doo doo wop – oh
Doo doo wop – go go go
Doo doo wop – sing it baby
Doo doo wop – bum bum bum
Doo doo wop – um
Sing it loud for your people say
Doo doo wop – um um um
Doo doo wop – stand up be counted, say
Doo doo wop – go go go
Doo doo wop – ow
Doo doo wop – bum bum bum
Doo doo wop – ah hum

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Wonder Stevie

You Haven’t Done Nothin’ lyrics © Black-bull-music, Inc., Jobete Music Co., Inc.

And the song…..

‘Nuff said.

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3 replies »

    • I know – the Jackson 5 as backing singers – no’ bad!

      The story goes that Stevie wrote this aimed at the corruption of Richard Nixon’s government. Two weeks after this song was released, Nixon resigned.
      I’m not saying there was a connection – just being hopeful!