Lyn Collins - ME AND MY BABY GOT OUR OWN THING GOING

First performance: 09/03/2012


Coverinfo

Bruce has never performed 'Me and my baby got our own thing going' but Cindy Mizelle recites the first verse from the song at the end of Shackled and drawn. On the studio version and on live versions.
 
'I want all you brothers and sisters to stand up
I want everybody to stand up and be counted tonight'
 
 
 
Performed live 143 times.

2016-06-25 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
2014-05-17 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
2014-05-14 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA
2014-05-13 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
2014-05-06 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
2014-05-03 New Orleans Fairgrounds, New Orleans, LA
2014-04-29 BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL
2014-04-26 Aaron's Amphitheatre At Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
2014-04-24 PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
2014-04-19 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
2014-04-17 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
2014-04-15 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
2014-04-12 Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
2014-04-08 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
2014-04-06 Reunion Arena, Old Site, Dallas, TX
2014-02-23 Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, Australia
2014-02-22 Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, Australia
2014-02-19 AllPhones Arena, Sydney, Australia
2014-02-15 AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia
2014-02-12 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
2014-02-11 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
2014-02-08 Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
2014-02-07 Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
2014-02-05 Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
2014-02-01 FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
2014-01-29 Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa
2014-01-28 Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa
2014-01-26 Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa
2013-09-21 Cidade Do Rock, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
2013-09-18 Espaço Das Américas, São Paulo, Brazil
2013-09-14 Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina
2013-09-12 Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
2013-07-24 First Direct Arena, Leeds, England
2013-07-23 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
2013-07-20 King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2013-07-18 Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork, Ireland
2013-07-13 Festivalpark, Werchter, Belgium
2013-07-11 Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome, Italy
2013-07-07 Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany
2013-07-05 Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach, Germany
2013-07-03 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
2013-06-30 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, England
2013-06-29 Stade De France, Saint Denis, France
2013-06-26 Estadio Municipal El Molinón, Gijón, Spain
2013-06-22 Goffertpark, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2013-06-20 Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England
2013-06-18 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
2013-06-15 Wembley Stadium, London, England
2013-06-03 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
2013-05-31 Stadio Euganeo, Padua, Italy
2013-05-28 AWD Arena, Hannover, Germany
2013-05-23 Piazza Del Plebiscito, Naples, Italy
2013-05-16 Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning, Denmark
2013-05-14 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013-05-11 Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden
2013-05-08 HK Areena, Turku, Finland
2013-05-07 HK Areena, Turku, Finland
2013-05-04 Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden
2013-05-03 Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden
2013-04-30 Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
2013-04-29 Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
2013-03-31 Hanging Rock, Mt. Macedon, Australia
2013-03-30 Hanging Rock, Mt. Macedon, Australia
2013-03-27 Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
2013-03-26 Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
2013-03-24 Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
2013-03-22 Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia
2013-03-20 Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia
2013-03-18 Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia
2013-03-16 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
2013-03-14 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
2012-12-10 Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico
2012-12-06 Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, AZ
2012-12-04 Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
2012-11-30 Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
2012-11-28 Rose Garden, Portland, OR
2012-11-26 Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
2012-11-19 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
2012-11-17 Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
2012-11-15 CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE
2012-11-12 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
2012-11-11 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
2012-11-03 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
2012-11-01 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA
2012-10-31 Blue Cross Arena At The War Memorial, Rochester, NY
2012-10-27 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
2012-10-25 XL Center, Hartford, CT
2012-10-23 John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA
2012-10-21 Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON
2012-10-19 Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, ON
2012-09-22 Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2012-09-21 Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2012-09-19 Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2012-09-14 Nationals Park, Washington, DC
2012-09-08 Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
2012-09-07 Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
2012-09-03 Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
2012-09-02 Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
2012-08-29 Vernon Downs Raceway, Vernon, NY
2012-08-26 Magnetic Hill, Moncton, NB
2012-08-24 Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON
2012-08-18 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
2012-08-15 Fenway Park, Boston, MA
2012-08-14 Fenway Park, Boston, MA
2012-07-31 Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland
2012-07-28 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
2012-07-27 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
2012-07-24 Koengen, Bergen, Norway
2012-07-23 Koengen, Bergen, Norway
2012-07-21 Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
2012-07-14 Hyde Park, London, England (Evening)
2012-07-12 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria
2012-07-11 Synot Tip Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
2012-07-09 Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland
2012-07-07 Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark
2012-06-24 Seaclose Park, Isle Of Wight, England
2012-06-22 Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
2012-06-21 Stadium Of Light, Sunderland, England
2012-06-19 Park & Suites Arena, Montpellier, France
2012-06-17 Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
2012-06-11 Stadio Nereo Rocco, Trieste, Italy
2012-06-10 Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence, Italy
2012-06-07 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
2012-06-03 Bela Vista Park, Lisbon, Portugal
2012-06-02 Estadio Anoeta, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
2012-05-30 Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
2012-05-28 Megaland, Landgraaf, The Netherlands
2012-05-27 Rheinenergiestadion, Cologne, Germany
2012-05-25 Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany
2012-05-18 Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain
2012-05-17 Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain
2012-05-15 Estadio De Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
2012-05-13 Estadio Olimpico De La Cartuja, Seville, Spain
2012-05-02 Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
2012-04-24 HP Pavilion At San Jose, San Jose, CA
2012-04-17 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
2012-04-16 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
2012-04-13 First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY
2012-04-06 Madison Square Garden, New York, City NY
2012-03-19 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
2012-03-18 Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
2012-03-15 Moody Theater, Austin, TX
2012-03-09 Apollo Theater, New York City, NY
 

Songinfo

'Me and my baby got our own thing going' is a song written by James Brown and Lyn Collins and released by Collins in 1972 as a single. The song was included as a bonus track on a Japanese CD reissue of Collins' 1975 album Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now. According to the original 1972 single label, the song is titled "Me And My Baby Got A Good Thing Going" and is credited to James Brown and Lyn Collins. However, the song is filed at the U.S. Copyright Office under the title "Me And My Baby Got Our Own Thing Going" (which corresponds to the lyrics) and is credited to James Brown, Lynn Collins, Fred Wesley, and Charles Bobbit. According to original 1972 single label, the latter two are also the writers of the single's B-side ' I'll never let you break my heart again' . 
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Hey, yeah, I want all you brothers and sisters to stand up
I want everybody to stand up and be counted tonight
Brothers and sisters if you know we got to pray together
I want you to stand on up

Now, I got something to tell you
I told you how to think about it
And now I wanna tell how to get your thing together
So come on now and get a groove going
Stand up and clap your hands, y'all
Hit me now, hey!

Me and my baby got our own thing going
Me and my baby got it all worked out
Me and my baby got our own thing going
We don't need nobody to tell us what it's all about

Me and my baby got our own thing going
Me and my baby got it all worked out
Me and my baby got our own thing going
We don't need nobody to tell us what it's all about

I don't want ???
And I don't want a ride on top
Things like that would just ruin it
My people get ready
No, you got to be groovin'
Hey

Me and my baby got our own thing going
Me and my baby got it all worked out
Me and my baby got our own thing going
We don't need nobody to tell us what it's all about

But give me a man who can pay my bills
'Cause I don't wanna die ??? taking pills
Sisters who work hard to help their man, yeah
But the man need to do, he need to do what he can, hey

Me and my baby got our own thing going
Me and my baby got it all worked out, hey, yeah
Me and my baby got our own thing going
We don't need nobody to tell us what it's all about

I said, me and my, me and my baby
Me and my baby, yeah, got it all worked out, hey, yeah
Me and my baby got our own thing going
We don't need nobody to tell us what it's all about

Now I told you to think about it
Come on, everybody, come on and get to think about it
'Cause me and my baby got our own thing going
We don't need nobody to tell us what it's all about

Me and my baby got our own thing going
Me and my baby got it all worked out
Me and my baby got our own thing going
We don't need nobody to tell us what it's all about
We don't need, we don't need [fades]