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Riff: Mavis Staples – “I Like The Things About Me”

Jun 25, 2013

Makes no difference my young, how you may feel/I done reached the ṗoint where I wanna be real

from I Like The Things About Me lyrics by Mavis Staples

A surprisingly fuzzed out take on the self-empowering ode Mavis used to perform with The Staple Singers, “I Like The Things About Me” could certainly teach the likes of Aguilera and 1D a thing or two about how to embrace your flaws without descending into schmaltz; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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