Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

Album: Greatest Hits (1970)
Charted: 1
  • Lookin' at the devil, grinnin' at his gun
    Fingers start shakin', I begin to run
    Bullets start chasin', I begin to stop
    We begin to wrestle I was on the top

    I want to thank you falettinme be mice elf agin
    Thank you falettinme be mice elf agin

    Stiff all in the collar, fluffy in the face
    Chit chat chatter tryin', stuffy in the place
    Thank you for the party but I could never stay
    Many things is on my mind, words in the way

    I want to thank you falettinme be mice elf agin
    Thank you falettinme be mice elf agin

    Dance to the music
    All night long
    Everyday people
    Sing a simple song
    Mama's so happy
    Mama start to cry
    Papa still singin'
    We can make it if we try

    I want to thank you falettinme be mice elf agin
    Thank you falettinme be mice elf agin

    Flamin' eyes of people fear, burnin' into you
    Many men are missin' much, hatin' what they do
    Youth and truth are makin' love
    Dig it for a starter
    Dyin' young is hard to take
    Sellin' out is harder

    Thank you falettinme be mice elf agin
    I want to thank you falettinme be mice elf agin
    Thank you falettinme be mice elf agin
    Thank you falettinme be mice elf agin
    I want thank you falettinme be mice elf agin
    I want to thank you falettinme be mice elf agin
    I want to thank you falettinme be mice elf agin
    I want to thank you falettinme be mice elf aginWriter/s: EMRIK LARSSON, ADAM JEWELLE BAPTISTE, SYLVESTER STEWART
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • Markantney from BiloxeAug 15,

    One of the Great songs from my youth. Read somewhere SATFS were one of the first prominent/commercial integrated group? I do remember (as a kid) seeing them on Soul Train and noticing that? But same for War and a little later, KC and the SunShine Band.

    That bass guitar playing should be in the GEEETar HOF.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 15th 1970, Sly & the Family Stone appeared in concert at the Constitution Hall in Washington, DC...
    After the show more $1,000 in damages were discovered; as a result the Daughters of the American Revolution imposed a ban against any further rock concerts being held at the venue...
    At the time the groups' "Thank You (Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)" b/w "Everybody is a Star" was in its second and final week at #1 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart...
    Earlier in the month on February 1st the song also reached #1 {for 5 weeks} on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    {See the next post below}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 28th 1969, "Thank You (Falettin Me Be mice Elf Agin)" by Sly and the Family Stone entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #59; and six weeks later on February 2nd, 1970 it peaked at #1 {for 2 weeks} and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    And the week before it peaked at #1 on the Top 100 it reached #1 {for 5 weeks} on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    The group had two other records peak at #1 on the Top 100 chart; "Everyday People" for 4 weeks on February 9th, 1969 and "Family Affair" for 3 weeks on November 28th, 1971...
    They just missed having a fourth #1 record when "Hot Fun in the Summertime" peaked at #2* {for 2 weeks} on October 12th, 1969...
    * The two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "I Can't Get Next to You" by The Temptations.
  • Donna from Ft. Lauderdale, FlSly & The Family Stone were guests of the Dick Cavett show in 1970 and performed this song. Fun to watch them strut their stuff! In contrast Sly was very soft-spoken when then interviewed by Cavett.
  • Gary from Los Angeles, CaOkay, many may dismiss this, but read along with the lyrics while you listen. I sang this repeatedly, and it's as if Sly composed this first person dream story about Trayvon 43 years ago....Sly stone me...
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdSeal covered this on his Soul album. It can also be heard on the OST of Shrek the 3rd as sung by Eddie Murphy and Antonio Bandereas.
  • John from Eugene, OrSylvester Stewart (Sly) is quite a guy. He was a disc jockey for KDIA in the Oakland area. Sly was the A&R man and producer for most of the groups on Tom Donahue's Autumn Records. Sly & the Family Stone was the house band at the Whiskey A Go-Go in Sunnyvale, California performing on a VERY small stage playing R&B/Soul classics like Mustang Sally, Baby, Do the Philly Dog, The Duck, Shake Your Tail Feather,etc. til one in the morning while we danced. At one time he drove an XKE,wore silk suits with a diamond pinky ring and Miles Davis wrap-around shades. Inaword, Slick. When Sly played Stanford the crowd torn down the fences to get in and watch him & the Family Stone (an integrated band) play "Higher", "Stand" and "Dance To The Music". Check out those songs, they're monsters (Turn it UP and dance!). By the way, this song is based on one chord.
  • Eric from Los Angeles, NvThank you fa lettin me be myself is a timeless song that emphasizes the life, spirit and love of the era...all through high school my class mates at school played this song..it was even greater when the school band plaed this!!!!!!!!! I say the line "Thank you fa lettin me be myself" at all my speeches and seminars. People in the audience ALWAYS cherr and say it right along with me.....
  • Paul from Croydon, PaThank you Sly Stone for letting me be myself. I'm a 51 year old white dude that is just beginning to understand the true beauty and magnificence of your music. This song f'n rocks - I mean I've heard it so many times in my life growing up, but thanx to the internet and lyrics sites, and sites like Songfacts - they have helped me understand what fantastic things you were saying all along man. Sly, you bring it all to life - the cop chases, life in the ghetto with the good the bad and the ugly. It's all here. See it. Live it. And like your daddy (and mine) said "press on brother" 'cause it's 2009, Sly and yes, truth and youth are makin' love man - what a GREAT starter. God Bless you man. Peace! Paul White - Croydon, PA
  • John from Brisbane, United StatesIn Australia they tried not to promote music that black skinned people were involved in. So it was decades later that I managed to here this song.The Jackson 5 and the Supremes were also avoided in australia.Right to this day no one in Australia knows anything about this song.Was it because of racism in 1970? It just saddens me to think of all the wonderful music I missed back then.
  • Johan from Oslo, NorwayThis is the first real funk song - up to this, only proto-funk. Thank you is hard, funky, ambitious and extremely well done.
  • Barry from New York, NcSly Stone played guitar to this song during the early seventies like at the Isle of Wight Festival in August 1970. However most critics disliked his playing!
  • Clarke from Pittsburgh, PaAlso includes a "sly" reference to "Sing a Simple Song," which was the B-side of "Everyday People" and got some airplay as a result.
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