Please Don’t Worry: All aboard the Grand Funk Railroad

On another (musical) note, I wonder if I was the only person in the whole wide world who bought a CD copy of Grand Funk’s red album on a recent Thursday. I call it the “red” album because it is simply titled “Grand Funk” and the cover is mostly red, with a silhouetted image of the three band members in concert (as you can see in the image below).

The original album was released in 1969, and this CD version was issued in 2002, with a couple of extra songs added.

It was one of my favourite albums from my youth: raw, wild, heavy, bursting with energy.

I’m listening to it right now, and wondering if I am the only person in the world at the moment listening to it — in particular, the song Please Don’t Worry, which I’ve set to repeat over and over again for this listening session.

Yes, it is my morning earworm . . . I woke up with it playing in my head. Call it a flashback (minus the acid) . . .

It’s a beautiful summer day here, with mid-July temperatures. It’s my day off, and this song pretty much sums up my attitude . . .

Happy Friday, everyone! Rock on!

 

Please Don’t Worry
(By Don Brewer, Mark Farner, Grand Funk Railroad)

If somebody tells you “Look out boy,”
“That stuff you’re doin’s way too strong.”
Pay them no mind, just give us time
Keep your head, you can’t do no wrong
Please don’t worry ’bout no jury
There’s so many of us anyway
If somebody tries to bust you
‘Cause you had their daughter late last night
Don’t get me wrong
But you must be strong and you just can’t get uptight
Please don’t worry ’bout no jury
There’s so many of us anyway
If somebody says you look funny
‘Cause the way you dress to them ain’t right
Say “Hey can’t you see, you look funny to me?”
“But I’m just tryin’ to be polite.”
Please don’t worry ’bout no jury
There’s so many of us anyway
Please don’t worry ’bout no jury
There’s so many of us anyway
Please don’t worry, ’bout no jury,
There’s so many, of us anyway

 

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