I once had a life or rather,
life had me
I was one among many,
or at least I seemed to be
But I read an old quotation
in a book just yesterday
Said you're gonna reap just what you sow,
the debts you make you have to pay (Can you get to that?)

Can you get (I wanna know)
I wanna know if you can get to that
Can you get (I wanna know)
I wanna know if you can get to that

I recollect with mixed emotions
all the good times we used to have
But you were making preparations for the coming separation
and you blew everything we had

When you base your love on credit
and your lovin' days are done
Checks you signed with a love and kiss'll later come back
signed "insufficient funds"

Can you get (I wanna know)
I wanna know if you can get to that
Can you get (I wanna know)
I wanna know if you can get to that
Can you get (I wanna know)
I wanna know if you can get to that
Can you get
I wanna know if you can get to that
Can you get
I wanna know if you can get to that

When you base your love on credit
and your lovin' days are done
Checks you signed with a love and kiss'll later come back
signed "insufficient funds" (ya'll get to that)

Can you get (I wanna know)
I wanna know if you can get to that
Can you get (I wanna know)
I wanna know if you can get to that
Can you get (I wanna know)
I wanna know if you can get to that
Can you get...


Lyrics submitted by SonicDM, edited by rathyrye

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  • +4
    General Commentwho said funk bands had to make dumb party music? this is like a dylan-esque protest song but with a certain "black" kinda soul. I love this song
    layne1012on June 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMan... what a great groove.
    ATrain162on November 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHeartcatching dance-sing-a-long compositional greatness
    MardyAsson April 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a favorite for me. Did anybody hear it at the end of the season finale of Entourage?
    cromnion November 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe words are "INSUFFICIENT FUND." Insufficient fun doesn't make any sense.
    tusson June 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo better acoustic funk groove ever created. 'Sting Ray Davis' bass wobble vocals on this and the other tracks he is featured on, on Maggot Brain, really works for me every time.
    callcopseon February 11, 2013   Link

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