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Monday Lab Tracks: Superstition

How could we not?

This classic of Stevie Wonder’s combines an unbelievably hip tune with lyrics about the harm that comes from believing in nonsense. “When you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer. Superstition ain’t the way.” Dance your way to skepticism, son.

Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall
Very superstitious, ladder’s ’bout to fall
Thirteen month old baby, broke the looking glass
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past

When you believe in things that you don’t understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain’t the way

Very superstitious, wash your face and hands
Rid me of the problem, do all that you can
Keep me in a daydream, keep me going strong
You don’t wanna save me, sad is my song

When you believe in things that you don’t understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain’t the way

Very superstitious, nothing more to say
Very superstitious, the devil’s on his way
Thirteen month old baby, broke the looking glass
Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past

When you believe in things that you don’t understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain’t the way

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Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer (aka Smashley) is a saxophonist and writer living in Chicago, where she performs regularly with the funk band FuzZz and jazz ensemble Big Band Boom. She also does standup comedy, sort of, sometimes. Her tenor saxophone's name is Ladybird.

1 Comment

  1. September 6, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Neat! 🙂

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