Song Lyric Sunday (I called you back baby)…

This is my contribution to Song Lyric Sunday for Jim Adams’s blog. This week’s prompt…Give/Get/Take/Receive/Send

I CALLED YOU BACK BABY by Kelly Finnigan

[Verse 1]
Baby you’re breaking the rules
You ain’t nothing but bad news
You know I never lived on my own
And you messin’ with my phone, and you got my cover blown
Ya see last week we spoke
But tonight I do my other thing
I tried you a couple of days ago
Cause I said that I’d give you a ring
Woman you crossed the line
Playing yourself against what’s mine
So I ain’t got no time for you now
Or your when’s, your what’s, your where’s, and your how’s

Well I called you back baby
Ooh I called you back girl
Tell ya now well I called you back baby
See I called you baby, but you ain’t no taking no calls

[Verse 2]
Now that the secret’s out
And you opened up your mouth
My lady wants to have a chat
So she jumped in my car and said be right back
Ooh I tell you baby
I’ve seen this woman go crazy
So I suggest you don’t answer the door
Open no letters or take calls any more
She say your PE number one
And when she see she gonna give you some
Oh baby look at what you done
You done spoke too soon and spoiled all the fun

Oh well I called you back baby
I called you back girl
See I called you back now baby
I said now I tried to call you but you ain’t no taking my calls

Mmm, baby
Messin’ with my phone
Gonna get you burned, baby
Well I called you back now baby
Well now now now I say

Songwriters: Kelly Finnigan

Matt Meads review of Finnigan’s debut solo album Tales from the people couldn’t be more spot on.

There is a familiarity to the overall sound on this collection. Sounding like some undiscovered soul classic from the late 1960s, Kelly’s father is keyboardist Mike Finnigan, who played with Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker and Etta James, whilst on drums is James Gadson who played with Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye and Beck. As you can imagine, the record Kelly has created will never age badly. Rather like a good piece of furniture, it will weather well with age with a good bit of love, care and attention.
~Matt Mead for

I love this retro sounding blue eyed soul song, what a voice this guy has. Now i aint too fond of the subject matter of cheating as the basis for the song but man, what a groove. I love creating art to a tune like this. I was introduced to this cat from listening to The Craig Charles Funk and Soul show on BBC Radio 6. What a shame that I had to discover a powerhouse American singer like Finnigan on International Radio.

Published by mattsnyder1970

Matt Snyder has been making a dent in the creative community in North Eastern Pennsylvania since 1988. He’s been involved in showcasing his art in Exhibits in area Galleries & Spaces as well as online. Mr. Snyder is a real renaissance man. He doesn’t just dabble in the fine arts but has been known to grace the following kinds of things with his presence: Live Sound Mixing, Radio Production, Television Production, Short Films(Acting/Editing/Writing/Directing), Animations, Costume Character Performance, Dance, Music, Djembe Drumming, Theater (Writing/Acting/Directing/Props Management/Stage Management), Self Published Comics & Zines, Written & Slammed Performance Poetry, Sculpting Animal Figurines, Designing Tee Shirts, Photography Film & Digital, Painting (Acrylics), Drawing (Pen & Ink, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Sharpies, Crayons), Mixed Media, Collage, Paper Art, The Brooklyn Art Library & The Sketchbook Project, Blue Turtle ComiX, Just an Average Day Comic, Toxic Shock & Other Abnormalities of the Inner Being Zine as well as the culinary arts. His passion is the arts, his life is as a married humanitarian bisexual politically unaffiliated pacifist working as a Digital Preservation Archivist since 1999. Matt currently resides in an apartment with his equally creative wife of 7 years ,Jess and their cat Nigel.

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