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I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing

Title of song: I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing

Artist: Funkadelic

Title of album: Funkadelic

Year of first release: 1970

The song is particularly notable for Ray Monette[?]'s (also of Rare Earth[?]) epic guitar solo.

Songwriter: Fuzzy Haskins

Memorable Lyrics:

  • "You don't drink what I drink/You don't smoke what I smoke/You don't think like I think/You don't joke like I joke"

Complete lyrics at the Motherpage (http://www.duke.edu/~tmc/motherpage/lyrics_funkadelic/lyr-funkadelic#lyr-s-igotathing)

The lyrics (written by Fuzzy Haskins) are simple, and can be summed up by the title, where "thing" refers to one's interests and tastes (which should be respected by all). The song advocates helping "each other" and "your brother."

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