Daily Archives: August 28, 2014

Radio XL, side A, track 12: “I Thank You” by ZZ Top

ZZ Top - I Thank YouOh, ZZ Top, this song sums up pretty much the thought process that has gone through every teenage boy’s head when he’s gotten to the point in a relationship with a girl where she takes her bra off for him.  Or helped him take it off.  You know what I’m saying, ZZ Top.  Of any band in the entire universe, YOU know what I’m saying.  Well, to you being excited about a woman taking her top off is probably quaint.  But back around the time I recorded this song, the most my mind could comprehend about women was strictly above the waist.  Anything below that seemed way too complicated and also had the potential to make babies, something I was and still am terrified of.  So to be in the presence of a girl who had no shirt on AND no bra on, well, there was only one feeling I had.  Well, two, actually.  The first was lust, obviously.  But following close behind was gratitude.  Like the song said, they didn’t have to, but they did, and I thanked them.  Maybe not out loud, because that would be weird.  But there’s only one real way I can convey what it was like for a teenage boy to be in the presence of breasts, and that’s to show you a scene from “Can’t Buy Me Love”, one of the best movies ever made by mankind.  I couldn’t find a clip of just the specific scene, but it starts at around the 55 minute mark.  And hell, why wouldn’t you want to watch the whole movie anyway?  You can thank me later.

“I Thank You”

 <awesome ZZ Top jam>

You didn’t have to looove me like you did, butchoo did, butchoo did

And I thank you

Y’didn’t have to love me like you did, butchoo did, butchoo did

And I thank you

But you took your looove ta someone else

I wouldn’t know what it meant ta be loooved to death

You made me feel like I’ve neeever felt

Kisses so good I had to holler for help

You didn’t have to squeeze it butchoo did, butchoo did, butchoo did

And I thank you

You didn’t have to hold it butchoo did, butchoo did, butchoo did

And I thank you

Every day waaaas something new
You put on your baaag and your fiiine to-do

You got me tryyying new things, too

Just so I can keep up with you

<awesome ZZ Top jam>

You didn’t have ta shake it butchoo did, butchoo did, butchoo did

And I thank you

You didn’t have to make it like you did butchoo did, butchoo did

And I thank you

All my liiife I’ve been short-changed

Withoutcha love, baby, it’s a cryyyin’ shame

Now I know what the fellas talkin’ about

When they say that they been turned out, I wanna thank you

I wanna thank you

I wanna thank you

Yes, I wanna thank you

<awesome ZZ Top jam>

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