Hank Crawford Back In the Day cover

Back In the Day
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Released
Jan 1, 2000

Back In the Day Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
What we're gonna do right here is go back
Way back, back into time
Verse 2
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Verse 3
(Donny Hathaway, Leena Horne)
(Miss Aretha, (The Real Thing) James Brown, Billie Holiday)
(Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Louis Armstrong)
(Minnie Riperton, Otis Redding, Etta James)
Verse 4
Back in the day, they used to say
Play that song, get it going, and the band played
And still today, you hear us say
Play that song all night long, Mr. DJ
Though times have change
It's still the same
We all need a minute to get away
So let it go, and feel the flow
If you've got soul, let the world know
Verse 5
We're gonna set the mood (set the mood off right)
Gonna go back to an old school groove (go back to an old school groove)
Gonna rewind to another time
When the originators, innovators were alive, yeah
Verse 6
Here, we say now
So break out the Marvin Gaye and Etta James
Your Lady Day, and Coltrane
Turn up your 45's, bring back to life
The sound and vibe of yesterday
Open your mind, enjoy the ride
Live out tonight, and grab that soul train
Verse 0
[Chorus]
Take it back, take it
Back in the day, back in the day
Oh baby
Back in the day, back in the day
Won't you take me back?
Back in the day, back in the day
I'll do it
Back in the day, back in the day
Verse 7
Oh yeah
Verse 8
Y'all remember back in the day, you dig
Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald
Verse 9
Yeah
Now 'Chain Of Fools' and 'Respect'
Was the anthem of a woman, Aretha said
'What's Going On,' 'Let's Get It On'
Such classic songs; don't forget them
Though times have changed
They still remain my inspiration everyday
So give it up for the ones
Who came before, opened up that door
Verse 10
We're gonna set the mood
(We're gonna set the mood)
Gonna go back to an old school groove
(Go back to an old school groove)
Gonna rewind to another time
(Rewind, another time)
When the originators, innovators were alive
Verse 11
So break out the Marvin Gaye and Etta James
Your Lady Day, and Coltrane
Turn up your 45's, bring back to life
The sound and vibe of yesterday
(The sound and vibe of yesterday)
Open your mind, enjoy the ride
Live out tonight, and grab that soul train
Verse 12
[Chorus]
Verse 13
So get up, relive it
Gotta let yourself flow
Give up your praise
Come celebrate
Just get up, get on it
Get yourself on the floor
Don't back away (don't back away)
Come celebrate (gonna celebrate, yeah)
Verse 14
So break out the Marvin Gaye and Etta James
Your Lady Day, and Coltrane
Turn up your 45's, bring back to life
The sound and vibe of yesterday
(The sound and vibe, all right, yeah)
Open your mind, enjoy the ride
Live out tonight, and grab that soul train
Verse 15
Takin' back in the day, day
Back in the day, back in the day
Back in the day, back in the day
Back in the day, back in the day
Back in the day, back in the day
Verse 16
Oh baby, I'll do it
Oh baby, oh yeah, yeah, whoa, whoa, yeah

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