Song Lyric Sunday: Will You Do the Fandango?

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday from Jim Adams is Other, That, This.
The song must contain a reference to the prompts in the title or the lyrics.
If the song does not meet these criteria, please explain why you chose it.


Clickbait warning: today’s choice is not Bohemian Rhapsody (even though it does contain the word this).

Jim has dedicated this week’s Song Lyric Sunday to the one and only Fandango of This, That and the Other blogging fame. (BTW Happy Non-Birthday!).

There is only one song for this auspicious day, and it’s a belter by Aretha Franklin. It mentions all three prompt words, and like Fandango’s blogs, it makes you think!

Over to Aretha and The Blues Brothers… (Good luck keeping up and apologies for my transcription going a bit doolally at the end).

You better think (think)
Think about what you’re trying to do to me
Yeah think (think, think)
Let your mind go, let yourself be free

Let’s go back, let’s go back
Let’s go way on back when
I didn’t even know you
You couldn’t have been too much more than ten
I ain’t no psychiatrist
I ain’t no doctor with a degree
It don’t take too much IQ
To see what you’re doing to me

You better think (think)
Think about what you’re trying to do to me
Yeah think (think, think)
Let your mind go, let yourself be free

Oh freedom (freedom)
Freedom (freedom)
Freedom, yeah freedom

Freedom (freedom)
Freedom (freedom)
Freedom, oh freedom

Hey, think about it!
You, think about it!

There ain’t nothing you could ask
I could answer you but I won’t (I won’t)
I was gonna change but I’m not
To keep doing things I don’t (don’t)
Hey (think), think about what you’re trying to do to me (what you trying to do)
Baby, think, let your mind go, let yourself be free

People walking around every day
Playing games that they can score
Trying to make other people lose their minds
Well be careful you don’t lose yours

Yeah think (think)
Think about what you’re trying to do to me
Yeah, yeah-yeah yeah (think, think)
Let your mind go, let yourself be free

You need me (need me)
And I need you (don’t you know)
Without each other
There ain’t nothing people can do
Yeah yeah, think about me (what you’re trying to do to me)
‘Till the fall of the night
Think about it right now

Oh freedom (freedom)
Freedom (freedom)
Freedom, yeah freedom

Freedom (freedom)
Freedom (freedom)
Freedom, freedom!

Hey! You, think about it!
There ain’t nothing you could ask
I could answer you but I won’t (I won’t)
I was gonna change but I’m not
If you keep doing things I don’t

Yeah think (think)
Think about what you’re trying to do to me (what you’re trying to do)
Baby, think, let your mind go, let yourself be free
You need me (need me)
And I need you (don’t you know)
Without each other
There ain’t nothing people can do

Yeah yeah, think about me (what you’re trying to do to me)
‘Till the fall of the night
Think about it baby
Yeah ah-ah-ah (think about) (forgive me)
Forgive me (think about)(forgive me)
Yeah ah (think about) (forgive me) (think about)
Baby (think about) (forgive me)
Right now! (Think about) (forgive me)
Think about yeah, yeah, yeah
(Think about) yeah (forgive me) (think about) (forgive me)
(Think about) (forgive me)
Think about (think about)
Think about (think about) (forgive me)
This evening (think about) (forgive me)
This evening (think about) (forgive me)
Don’t [?] The Blues Brothers hey!
You had better stop and think before you think
Think!

Songwriters: Aretha Franklin / Ted White
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