Jan 242010
 

From HITS

Written by Sylvester Stewart

“Thank You” is a 2009 Foster production for international superstar Seal. The song is a cover of an old funky number from Sly & The Family Stone and is one of the newly recorded tracks off Seal’s compilation titled “Hits.”
Foster and Seal already worked together in 2008 on the successful record “Soul.” Another new track and first single release, “I Am Your Man,” follows the soulful footsteps of that first collaboration. What’s impressive about “Thank You” is the powerful arrangement with a modern, danceable beat and in-your-face horns. Seal’s performance is always noteworthy and the production top notch.

“Hits” includes a comprehensive list of Seal’s most loved chart busting songs like “Crazy,” “Amazing,” “Prayer For The Dying” and “Kiss From A Rose.” There are also a few select tracks from “Soul” like “A Change Is Gonna Come” and “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” both nominated for a Grammy this year.

It’s an absolute joy to listen to Seal’s voice on this impressive body of work. The singer and Foster will be back in the studio soon to work on a collection of new material. We can predict it’ll be one of the highlights of 2010 for Foster and Seal fans alike.


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Lead Vocals: Seal
Keyboards: David Foster
Guitar: Michael Thompson
Horns: Stylus Horns

Produced & Arranged by David Foster & Jochem van der Saag


Lyrics


i want to thank you for letting me be myself again
i want to thank you for letting me be myself again

looking at the devil
grinning at his gun
fingers start shaken
i begin to run
bullets start chasing
i begin to stop
we begin to wreslte
i was on the top

i want to thank you for letting me be myself again
i want to thank you for letting me be myself again

step off’n the collar
slugged me in the face
chit chat chatter trying
shoved me in the place
thank you for the party
but i could never stay
many things are on my mind
the way

i want to thank you for letting me be myself again
i want to thank you for letting me be myself again

dance to the music
all night long
everyday people
sing their simple song
mama’s so happy
mama starts to cry
papa’s still singing
you can make it if you try

i want to thank you for letting me be myself again
i want to thank you for letting me be myself again

i want to thank you for letting me be myself again
i want to thank you for letting me be myself again

i want to thank you for letting me be myself again
i want to thank you for letting me be myself again

i want to thank you for letting me be myself again
i want to thank you for letting me be myself again…