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Radio XXXVIII, side B, track 3: “It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be” by Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin

It Isn't - Whitney and ArethaOh, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin, to quote Charlie Korsmo in “Can’t Hardly Wait”:  “Ladies, ladies, please!”  Why are you girls fighting over the same guy?  Because it sounds like he’s playing both of you, and I have a feeling that he’s enjoying this little rivalry you two have got going on.  Don’t get me wrong, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin, if I found myself in the middle of a you sandwich, it would be really hard to make a decision.  And I can’t say that it wouldn’t be worth being a sexist pig if it meant that you gals sang amazing songs like this together.

But come on, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin.  You’re WHITNEY HOUSTON and ARETHA FRANKLIN.  There is no way that there’s a guy on this planet who is so amazing that he could snag both of you.  It’s hard to believe that there’s a guy who could turn just one of your heads.  You’re beyond the realm of us mortals.  If it were a few thousand years ago, those voices would have had you immortalized and constellations would have been named after you and instead of studying Orion’s Belt in Astronomy, we’d be talking about Aretha’s Belt, which is also what you can do to a tune.

I loved this song a lot when I was a kid, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin, but now that I’m old enough to really appreciate what I’ve got, what I’ve got is a recording of an amazing song sung by two amazingly talented women, and I ain’t never, never, never, ever, never gonna forget it.  I love you gals a whole bunch.

“It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be”

It isn’t
It wasn’t
It ain’t never gonna beee, it isn’t
It wasn’t
It ain’t never gonna be, yeeeah

You’ve been hangin’ ’round my boyfriend

You been sayin’ that he’s sweet

Yeah
Well, girl, I know thatchoo been taaalkin’

Because the talk is on the street

Ya say that you
Are gonna steal his heart

Well, sweety, you
Ain’t gonna get that far

Ya aaafter somethin’
That don’t belong to you

Well, girlfriend, I’ve got news f’yooou

Whattaya tryin’ ta say, Miss Thang
Huh

It isn’t
It wasn’t
It ain’t never gonna beee, it isn’t
It wasn’t
It ain’t never gonna be

He ain’t never
Ever
Never
Never
Never never never never never gonna beee your man

Ohhhh yeeah

Whooooaaa

Wooooo heeey

Well, I just ain’t the kind of woman

Ta pick the fruit off of your tree, girl

And you keep sayin’ that he’s your man

But that ain’t what he said ta me

He blows me kisses
As he drives awaay

He sends me roses in the middle of the day, yeah

You think it’s you that he’s
Thinkin’ oooof

But I’m the one that he really, really loves, girl

So what am I tryin’ ta say

Don’t dis me, girl

Say
It isn’t
It wasn’t
It ain’t never gonna beee, it isn’t
It wasn’t
It ain’t never gonna be

He ain’t never
Ever
Never
Ever
Never
Ever gonna be, now sing
It isn’t
It wasn’t
It ain’t never gonna be
Oh, it isn’t
It wasn’t
It ain’t never gonna be

He ain’t never
Ever
Never
Never
Never
Never gonna beee your maan, girl

Whattaya doin’ layin’ and
Hangin’ back (donchoo know it, girl)
Mm-hm
Just as I suspected

You been talkin’ that la la and that ya ya and that yin and that yang but the man is mine

Hey

Bloows me kisses
As he driiives away

Sends me flowers in the middle of the daaay, yeah

Yooou think it’s you
That he’s thinkin’ of

I know I’m the one that he really, really, really looooves

What am I tryin’ ta say, Miss It
What are you tryin’ ta say
Get real

It isn’t
It wasn’t
It ain’t never gonna beeee, it isn’t
It wasn’t
It ain’t never gonna be

He ain’t never (no)
Ever (no)
Ever (no)
Never (no)
Never (no)
Never gonna be, just sing
It isn’t
It wasn’t
It ain’t never gonna be
Oh, it isn’t
It wasn’t
It ain’t never gonna be

He ain’t never (no)
Ever (no)
Never (no)
Never (no)
Ever (no)
Eever gonna beee your maan (bee your man)

<awesome Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin jam>

So now, what is this (Well, ya know)
My man is supposed to be interested in you (What can I say)
You know, I realize that you’re under pressure (Yes, I am)
And that you’re suffering from delusions, but uh (Well)
Don’t be ridiculous (I’m not)
Get real (You better get real)

It isn’t
It wasn’t
It ain’t never gonna beee, it isn’t
It wasn’t
It ain’t never gonna be

He ain’t never (no)
Ever (no)
Ever (no)
Never (no)
Never (no)
Never gonna be, just sing
It isn’t
It wasn’t
It ain’t never gonna be

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