On this Thanksgiving week, Sly Stone says:

Oh, Sunday morning, I forgot my prayer
I should have been happy, I still be there
Something could have come and taken me away
But the mainman felt Sly should be here another day

That’s why I got to be thankful, yeah, yeah
I gotta be thoughtful
Hey, hey, hey, oh, thankful, thank you, oh oh oh oh
You gotta be thoughtful

From my ankle to the top of my head
I’ve taken my chances, hah, I could have been dead
I started climbing from the bottom, oh yeah
All the way to the top, uh-huh, uh-huh
Before I knew it, I was up there
You believe it or not


Oh, something gets me, hah, put my head on tight
Because I know in the future, everything’ll be all right
Until then, now I will kick back and let the light shine
Remember all yours coulda been all mine

And that’s why you ought to be thankful
Hah, hah, you ought to be thoughtful
Well well well, hey, thankful
Ow-ho-ho, thoughtful

Middle of stream, hah, I had to change my stroke, ha ha
I say I put it on the good foot, and it ain’t no joke
They said I was dyin’, I didn’t want to go
And I kept on feelin’ I had to live some more

I had somethin’ to tell y’all
To be thankful, well well, ha
You oughta be thoughfful

Still rectifying, yeah, and straightening things out
I know what a good feelin’ you’re never in doubt
Sometimes I’m by myself, feelin’ alone
I just look around and check it out and then it’s all gone

I’m still happy to be here
You ought to be thankful
You got every reason to in the world
Count your blessings

My momma gave me a song and said Son sang
Record “Thankful and Thoughtful,” be such a nice thang
People got to be reminded where it’s really at
Make your daddy happy and momma, your momma like it like that

You know I know, you know I know I’m thankful
You know I’m thankful

Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Donny Hathaway, Little Dragon, Blood Orange, How to Dress Well, Toro y Moi, the Doors, Winter Hours, Kevin Morby, the Box Tops, Hall & Oates, and Robert Palmer.

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