Think (About It)

Lyn Collins

About Think (About It)

"Think (About It)" is a funk song recorded by Lyn Collins and released as a single on James Brown's People Records in 1972. The recording was produced by Brown (who also wrote the song) and features instrumental backing from his band The J. B.'s. It was the title track of Collins' 1972 debut album. The song is very popular for its raw drumbeat dressed with tambourine and multiple background vocals, which suggest the song was recorded altogether in one take. It peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles chart and No. 66 on the Hot 100. Owing to the composition, it became a fan favourite and has been featured on various compilation albums posthumously. In the closing lyrics, Collins sings lines from "Think", which shows that this song was one of the few adaptations of the 5 Royales song that Brown loved to do. 


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Hey, fellas
I'm talking to you, you and you too
Do you guys know who I'm talking to?

Those of you who go out and stay
Out all night and half the next day
And expect us to be home
When you get there

But let me tell you something
The sisters aren't going for that no more
'Cause we realize two things
That you aren't doing anything for us
We can do better by ourselves

So from now on, we gonna use
What we got to get what we want

So, you'd better think, think
Now's the time when we have...
That's the thing I never will forget

Now baby, I got a whole lot to give
And a whole lotta loving
That a woman could give, yeah

But before I give it up, I gotta think, think
Think what the future holds for me
Just go ahead and see

I don't need no heartache
I can't stand no misery
Let me think, think

It takes two to make a thing go right
It takes two to make it outta sight
All right, yeah

Don't say it's easy
Just plain living
Sometimes it's kinda tough

If it's not in your vision
Don't make no decision
Hey, yeah, all right

So, I'm laying the cards on the table
When it comes to taking care of me
I know I'm able

You may not call it true
But I won't do nothing that you won't do
Said I won't do nothing that you won't do

So think about the good things
Come on and think about the right things
You got to think about me too

Come on and think, think about you
Come on and think about the good things
Come on and think about the right things
Come on and think about me too

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Lyn Collins

Gloria Lavern Collins, better known as Lyn Collins (12 June 1948 – 13 March 2005), was an African-American soul singer best known for working with James Brown in the 1970s and for the influential 1972 funk single "Think (About It)". Contrary to some reports, she is not related to Bootsy and Catfish Collins. more »

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