Oh Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin’)

Well this is cute – a song about happy fidelity. Not a common theme in rock music. Because, obviously, as some dead guy once wrote, happy families are fucking boring. Or something. Point is, you don’t need to write songs about how happy and well satisfied you are; you just live it and hope your friends don’t resent you too much. Certainly the Rolling Stones aren’t known for having a happy-go-lucky attitude towards love. Being dysfunctional human beings is part of their decadent appeal. Being a hedonist is all about leaving a trail of broken hearts and dead bodies. The lyrics about staying right at home make a bit more sense when you know they were written by Barbara Lynn, though; coming from a woman,the difference between staying home and staying out has higher stakes. 



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