Staples, Mavis - Slippery People Lyrics




What about the time
You were rollin' over
Fallin' on your face
You must be having fun
Walk lightly!
Think of a time
You'd best believe
This thing is real
Put away that gun
This part is simple
Try to recognize
What is in your mind
God help us!
Help us lose our minds
These slippery people
Help us understand

What's the matter with him?
(He's alright)
How do you know?
(The lord won't mind)
Don't play no games
(He's alright)
Love from the bottom to the top

Turn like a wheel
(He's alright)
See for yourself
(The lord won't mind)
We're gonna move
(Right now)
Turn like a wheel inside a wheel

I remember when
Sittin' in the tub
Pulled out the plug
The water was runnin' out
Cool down
Stop actin' crazy
They're gonna leave
And we'll be on our own
Seven times five
They were living creatures
Watch 'em come to life
Right before your eyes
Backsliding!
How do you do?
These slippery people
Gonna see you through

What's the matter with him?
(He's alright)
How do you know?
(The lord won't mind)
Don't play no games
(He's alright)
Love from the bottom to the top

Turn like a wheel
(He's alright)
See for yourself
(The lord won't mind)
We're gonna move
(Right now)
Turn like a wheel inside a wheel

What's the matter with him?
(He's alright)
How do you know?
(The lord won't mind)
Don't play no games
(He's alright)
Love from the bottom to the top

Turn like a wheel
(He's alright)
See for yourself
(The lord won't mind)
We're gonna move
(Right now)
Turn like a wheel inside a wheel

What's the matter with him?
(He's alright)
How do you know?
(The lord won't mind)
Don't play no games
(He's alright)
Love from the bottom to the top

Turn like a wheel
(He's alright)
See for yourself
(The lord won't mind)
We're gonna move
(Right now)
Turn like a wheel inside a wheel





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Staples, Mavis Slippery People Comments
  1. Khalid Al-Babtain

    I wonder why didn't you accompany this performance as a bonus DVD of the live in London album!

  2. Eli Berdinner

    If this doesn't make you move, check ya pulse, you might be dead.

  3. Drek Picken

    Mrs Staples, nailed it!

  4. p dv

    Way to go , Mavis & Co.! It was really refreshing to have this on the radio. It brought attenttion to the lyrics & one of my old Fav. Bands.

  5. bradycath

    This was an awesome gig at my favourite venue Union Chapel, Islington !

  6. Amilcar Rinaudo

    buenísimo!!!!

  7. McCarolMc

    To wonder who doesn't like this, perhaps is anti-fa. I'm alright with that. Quote me if you like.

  8. BagdadBill

    I didn't think anyone could ever do justice to a Talking Heads song but I was wrong.

    1982Fitness

    David Byrne played guitar on their version of this song and he's performed with Mavis Staples once or twice I believe

  9. Jeremy BUST

    Shout out to the guitarist for adding flare and sweet strumming

  10. Takayuki Ishiguro

    A brilliant rendition of Talking Heads since 'Burning Down The House' by Bonnie Raitt.

  11. Erik Holmstrom

    Fantastic! This is real music !

  12. Rose Huber

    👏👏👏

  13. Redd Blitz

    😂 Take it home Mavis!!!

    2:48

  14. Your Mother

    Yes sister, pops forever

  15. Alfred Bruno

    A living legend. Going to see Ms. Mavis at the Apollo in May. David Byrne will be there and will perform this with her. Will be INSANE.

    Jeremy BUST

    Are you serious? Please let me know how that goes, that sounds amazing.

  16. Stewart Stewart

    cant wait to see her live in May in Nashville

  17. Jose Orta

    Mavis Staples has a way of moving a soul that has been in a coma...she breathes life into it...and makes it want to praise the Lord!

  18. tenacious anus

    Complete s***

    Tom Quinn

    Your mama tenacious

  19. Sonny Young

    God ain't done with you yet, Mavis! Great stuff!!

    Joshua LaMere

    Sonny Young She’ll outlive us all

  20. arxsyn

    Damn, she sings low second octave notes better than George Michael!

    Josh G

    Way back when the Staple Singers first started performing, she was assigned the low part until her brother his puberty. Then she was shifted to the lead part. True story. At age 12 she was singing bass. There is no one like Mavis.

  21. Casey Wheeler

    So so good!

  22. 12crows1

    ❤💖❤

  23. Shorthawk

    I never realized that I needed this in my life

  24. paul hanley

    Excellent!

  25. c4p461r4

    cool now

  26. Nathan Hawks

    I've never heard of Mavis Staples before but you have my permission to use her picture on a sign that says "you must be at least this awesome to cover a Talking Heads song" because heck yeah

    jcc4tube

    Check out the Pops Staples and the Staples Singers. You won't be disappointed.

    Stewart Stewart

    you heard her and her dad before you just didnt know who they were,She a American Icon

    mr eepee

    ...run down a video copy of "The Last Waltz" to check out Mavis and Pops singing with The Band, then dig a little deeper to find what you can on one of her mentors, the iconic Miss Clara Ward...

    Zachary Morin

    Nathan Hawks Pops was in David Byrne’s Talking Heads infused movie “True Stories”

    Josh G

    She is a National Treasure. I'm reading her biography right now... How many people had recording contracts at age 12, and are still touring and performing at this level at age 80?
    Just 1. Mavis.
    Stevie Wonder may get there too, but he's just 69 this year.

  27. L. Yakano

    LOVE MAVIS!!!!

  28. Sergej Lovrekovic

    yes!!!!!!!!!

  29. Jon White

    im guessing theres a bluray coming, even if theres no mention on her site or on amazon of a bluray

  30. Dancing Badger

    Oh, how i wish i could have been there live! Even through the video i feel the energy..being in the audience must have been a phenomenal experience!

    stratman323

    It was! Catch her if you get the chance.

    morganfisherart

    You said it! But how come no-one's dancing?!? I'd be shaking my tail-feather like mad if I was there!!!

  31. Willie Dynamite

    Mavis Staples covering one of my favorite talking heads songs. What's better than that? Salute!

    BagdadBill

    I was about to comment but there was your comment right at the top just word for word what I was going to say.

    Gordon MacQueen

    amen! the Staples Singers covered it in the early 80s, even went on Soul Train with it.

  32. rҽspἶrἶ ηotturηἶ

    *WOW !!!* if this doesn't stir ya deep down in your soul... ya ain't breathing and six feet under !!!