Monday, June 11, 2012

The Soul Children - "What's Happening Baby"

Wasn't J. Blackfoot's voice amazing?  He's singing lead on this Soul Children song which is about a guy who knows something is terribly wrong and he just wants to know what's going on.  His girl's been out every night that week, wearing revealing dresses, and all of a sudden she now believes that she ought to let it all hang out.  She tries to blame it on him not paying attention to her.  They have major problems and he can't figure it out so he tries to have a talk with her and find out what's happening.

Tell me, tell me what’s happening baby
Tell me, tell me what’s happening baby

Every time he’ll call and blow
You almost kill yourself running to the door
Peeping and carrying on
Could it be you have been in an affair
What’s wrong with you, you just not acting like yourself


What’s happening, out there in the streets
That keeps you out all night away, away, away from me
Whatever it is that’s wrong
You’re just about to mess around and break up our happy home


Even the kids know something's wrong!
Southern Soul Paradise