All right, y’all, it’s a Sly and the Family Stone kind of evening!

This song — Family Affair — hit the air waves in 1971. With its mournful crooning and wistful words about how different two children in the same family can be, it had me convinced when I was a preteen that I was actually adopted and my “real parents” would come back and get me someday.

LOL, funny times, those. I’ve resolved all those “I’m from Earth and my family is from Mars” days, and now I just listen to this song because it’s bad like that.

Hope you enjoy!

Family Affair
written by Sly Stone
November 6, 1971

It’s a family affair, it’s a family affair
It’s a family affair, it’s a family affair

One child grows up to be
Somebody that just loves to learn
And another child grows up to be
Somebody you’d just love to burn
Mom loves the both of them
You see it’s in the blood
Both kids are good to Mom
“Blood’s thicker than the mud”

It’s a family affair, it’s a family affair

Newlywed a year ago
But you’re still checking each other out
Nobody wants to blow
Nobody wants to be left out
You can’t leave, ’cause your heart is there
But you can’t stay, ’cause you been somewhere else!
You can’t cry, ’cause you’ll look broke down
But you’re cryin’ anyway ’cause you’re all broke down!

It’s a family affair, it’s a family affair oh hey ya
It’s a family affair, it’s a family affair

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