Donna Hightower: This World Today Is A Mess | Song-Factsheet

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Song «This World Today Is A Mess» von Donna Hightower.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1972 09 (Single), 1972 (Album)
Label: Decca 84.115 (E), Decca
Songwriter Danny Daniel & Donna Hightower
Produktion: Danny Daniel
Genre: Afroamericana - Soul - Popsoul, Disco - Discofunk

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Song über die Korrumpierung der Welt, in der Freundlichkeit und Höflichkeit als Schwäche ausgelegt wird. Adorno: «Es gibt kein richtiges Leben im falschen.»
Der Titel kam in der Schweizer Hitparade auf Platz 4, was insofern bemerkenswert war, als in ihr kaum je eine Soul-Single aufgetaucht ist. Auch kam «This World Today ...» in keiner europäischen Hitparade so hoch wie in der Schweiz. Das scheint mit einem TV-Auftritt in Hits à gogo zu tun zu haben (siehe: Vintage Rock TV Archive).
Diese Nummer ist Proto-Disco. Der starke Backbeat swingt gerade noch nicht, aber geht in die Richtung.

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Donna Hightower
Danny Daniel
Donna Hightower
Danny Daniel

Lyrics

What you do, what you say Has a lot to do in how you live today What you want, and what you make, Everybody knows it's only what you take What you see, and what you hear, When it comes around again it's not too clear You say yes, they say no, Everybody's talking everywhere you go You try to give another man a helping hand He will take your kindness for a weaker stand Never do to others what they do to you Try to find another way to make it through What I say is what I know, Try to get a favour going from door to door You stop and pray it's out of style, You a step ahead it takes a hundred miles What I say is what I know Try to get a favour going from door to door You stop and pray, you know that's out of style, Get a step ahead it takes a hundred miles You try to give another man a helping hand He will take your kindness for a weaker stand Never do to others what they do to you You'd better do it to them before they do it to you! What you do, and what you say Has a lot to do in how you live today What you want, what you make, Everybody knows it's only what you take And now what you see, and what you hear, When it comes around again it's not gonna be the same thing Because you're gonna say yes, and they're gonna say no And everybody's gonna talk, and talk, And bla bla everywhere you go And you know something? You try to give another man a helping hand You know what he's gonna do? He's gonna take your kindness for a weaker stand You try to do for others what you'd like them to do to you Ah! ah! forget it! It's gonna be some other kind thing! So you try to give another man, ah! listen, a helping hand? He will take your kindness for a weaker stand! Never do to others what they do to you ... ...