We’re all going to get to heaven someday…don’t worry, don’t hurry….things happen!

Things Happen – Little Feat (1991) FLAC Remaster HD VIdeo ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Things Happen” was released in September 1991 on Little Feat’s tenth studio album, Shake Me Up. This album was not as strong as earlier, classic Lowell George Little Feat albums, but this song is one of my all time favorites by the band…..a great song to listen to when things are happening! 😉

The flac audio track for this video was sourced from the excellent sounding “Hotcakes and Outtakes” 4CD boxset from 2000….it’s a wonderful introduction to this amazing band for newcomers, and a treat (sonically) for old fans….can’t believe it’s been 15 years or so since I bought this set?! Read about it:

From AllMusic: Rhino’s four-disc box set Hotcakes & Outtakes treats all of Little Feat’s incarnations with equal respect. This even-handed approach has advantages, even if Lowell George dominates the proceedings. How could he not? He was a musician of immense talents, shaping the band’s core sound while building an impressive body of songs. This set reveals that the rest of the band, while not writers of George’s ilk, still wrote their share of great songs and, best of all, their fusion of funk, blues, country, rock and jazz still sounded lively, even when they reunited a decade after his death. Yes, it was missing his unique brilliance and vision, yet the reunited Feat still carried the torch well, which this set proves. Still, the best thing about the box is the fourth disc, devoted to “Studio Artifacts,” all dating from George’s heyday with the band. Actually, it goes a little further than that, beginning with cuts from George and Roy Estrada’s mid-’60s band the Factory and pre-Warner Bros recordings, plus a generous selection of outtakes and demos, including selections from George’s solo album, Thanks I’ll Eat It Here. It’s a treasure trove for any Little Feat fan, filled with amazing cuts like the barn-storming “Rat Faced Dog” — tracks so good, it’s hard to believe they haven’t been released before. The fourth disc is reason for any devoted fan to pick up this set, but is this worthwhile for the curious? Well, yes, since this offers a great summary of their fascinating career, even if it duplicates some songs at the expense of album tracks like “A Apolitical Blues” which really should be here. Even with that flaw, Hotcakes & Outtakes performs its job well, proving that Little Feat is an American rock & roll band like no other.

The video for this track was started years ago and is one of the hundred or so that mostly sit around gathering dust in various stages of completion, in this case unlike some other examples, I hadn’t done much work on effects, etc. It was basically some old silent footage already in place, but the hold up was always that it was pretty nasty looking in full screen….I found better old footage (and added old projection/sepia effects to it)…..here it is!….it’s always nice to be able to finally get one the really old ones across the line! I hope you enjoy this really cool, fun N’ great track! 🙂

[Lyrics]
I had a dream the other night
One of those dreams you hear about
Was ridin’ a downtown bus uptown
But I couldn’t get off… oh no, I couldn’t get off

Then the angel of mercy
She takes me by the hand
Says we’re all goin’ to heaven some day
Don’t worry, don’t hurry
Just do what you can, because

Things happen in their own sweet time
Things happen, things happen
Things happen in their own sweet way
Don’t you wait for tomorrow get your livin’ today

Thought I knew what I wanted
Ya know, be a big success
And to get what I wanted
I just had to do my best… just do my best

But when your best just ain’t good enough
Think you’ll never get ahead
It leaves ya wonerin’ jus’ what it is ya tryin’ to prove
And ya trying to prove it to

Things happen in their own sweet time
Things happen, things happen
Things happen in their own sweet way
Don’t you wait for tomorrow get your livin’ today

Think ya want this
Ya know you want that
Don’t wanna wait for nothin’ no no
That’s a matter of fact, just a matter of fact

No matter how hard I want
Make everythin’ be right
I still must remember yeah that
Left is loose, right is tight
And payday comes on Friday night

Things happen in their own sweet time
Things happen, things happen
Things happen in their own sweet way
Don’t you wait for tomorrow get your livin’ today
Things happen in their own sweet time
Things happen, things happen
Things happen in their own sweet way
Don’t you wait for tomorrow get your livin’ today

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