anatomy of a lyric – james brown

taken from ‘Superbad Pt’s 1 and 2’

“I’ve got something / that makes me want to shout” – his self realisation = pride

“I’ve got something that tells me what I’m all about” – knowledge of self is the next quality imparted onto him

“I’ve got Soul!” – the intangible qualities of self, spirit, identity, culture and African-ness (or Blackness as known to many)

“and I’m SUPERBAD” – the 4 stage transition is now complete. he is now lethal, ’empowered’ and ready to take on the world


shall I do more?

R.I.P The ‘Godfather of Soul’


one of the greatest

pic taken from

The Almighty’s Blessings

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