I haven’t listened to this song for decades.  I can’t even think of a time that it just came on randomly, on the radio or in a shop.  Just as I began my stirring this morning, it came to me. I remember the concern of my older brother when rumored these boys took their band name from passing around the doobie at a party.

It’s a pretty good song!  The lyrics seem to have a meaning these days as we watch the news.

Song:  Takin’ It To The Streets
Album:  Takin’ It to the Streets
Artist: The Doobie Brothers
Song Writer: Michael McDonald

 

Thanks to Helen for the challenge;   Song Lryic Sunday

You don’t know me but I’m your brother
I was raised here in this living hell
You don’t know my kind in your world
Fairly soon, the time will tell

You, telling me the things
You’re gonna do for me
I ain’t blind and I don’t like
What I think I see

(Taking it to the streets)
Taking it to the streets
(Taking it to the streets)
No more need for running
(Taking it to the streets)

Take this message to my brother
You will find him everywhere
Wherever people live together
Tied in poverty’s despair

Oh, you, telling me the things
You’re gonna do for me
I ain’t blind and I don’t like
What I think I see

(Taking it to the streets)
Taking it to the streets
(Taking it to the streets)
No more need for running
(Taking it to the streets)
Taking it to the streets
(Taking it to the)

Oh, you, telling me the things
You’re gonna do for me
I ain’t blind and I don’t like
What I think I see

(Taking it to the streets)
Taking it to the streets
(Taking it to the streets)
No more need for running
(Taking it to the streets)
Yeah, yeah

(Taking it to the streets)
Taking it to the streets
(Taking it to the streets)
Before it steps farther
(Taking it to the streets)
Oh, lord

(Taking it to the streets)
Taking it, taking it
(Taking it to the streets)
Hey, yeah ha
(Taking it to the streets)
Taking it to the streets
(Taking it to the streets)
No more need for running
(Taking it to the streets)
No more need for hiding

(Taking it to the streets)
Yeah, yeah, yeah
(Taking it to the streets)
No more
(Taking it to the streets)
Yeah, yeah
(Taking it to the streets)
Taking it, taking it
(Taking it to the streets)

I pulled lyrics from genius.com