Mavis Staples - "I Like the Things About Me"

  • Aired:  06/12/13
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Mavis Staples remembers the Rally to Restore Sanity and closes the show with a song off her album "One True Vine." (3:30)

>> John: WELCOME BACK!

WE ARE HEAR WHAT THE FANTASTIC

MAVIS STAPLES.

MAVIS, I LOVE THE FACT AT THE

END OF THIS SONG YOU JUST PLAYED

THERE WAS A MOMENT OF QUIET AND

YOU JUST SAID "YEAH."

(LAUGHTER)

I DON'T THINK THERE'S EVER BEEN

A MORE MERITED "YEAH."

>> I COULDN'T HELP IT, JOHN.

>> John: LAST TIME I SAW YOU WAS

IN THE RALLY TO RESTORE SANITY

AND I WAS ADD -- DRESSED AS

PETER PAN.

>> I TRIED TO CATCH YOU BUT I

COULDN'T CATCH YOU!

>> John: I ALWAYS THOUGHT I

WOULD MEET A LEGEND OF MUSIC

WEARING GREEN TIGHTS.

AND MY MOST ABIDING MEMORIES ARE

STANDING IN THE WINGS WATCHING

YOU AND JEFF TWEETY SING AND

REALIZING I WAS STANDING NEXT TO

ARTIE DEE TOO.

THAT WAS CRAZY.

>> THAT WAS CRAZY AND FUN.

AND YOU RAN OFF WITH DIVINE!

YOU HAD THE GREEN TIGHTS ON.

YOU SAID "I'M GETTING OUT OF

HERE WITH THIS VINE."

(LAUGHS)

>> John: SO THE NEW ALBUM IS

COMING OUT IN THE A COUPLE WEEKS

AND YOU'RE ON TOUR, CORRECT?

>> I'M ON TOUR.

AND IT IS.

>> John: OH, IT'S ENGLAND.

I'M SORRY.

IT'S BACK ON ME, NOT ON YOU.

YOU'RE ON TOUR.

>> YOU THREW ME THAT TIME.

YOU GOT ME.

BUT YES WE'RE ON TOUR.

WE'RE PROMOTING OUR NEW C.D.

"ONE TRUE VINE."

>> John: YOU CAN CATCH MAVIS AT

THE FONDER THEATER ON JUNE 26.

THE ALBUM IS CALLED "ONE TRUE

VINE."

NOW PLAYING US OUT WITH "I LOVE

THE THINGS ABOUT ME" MAVIS

STAPLES

♪ I LOOKED IN THE MIRROR

AND WHAT DID I SEE?

♪ A BRAND NEW IMAGE

OF THE SAME OLD ME

♪ OH, BUT NOW I WONDER

WHY SHOULD I BE SURPRISED

♪ I LIKE THE THINGS ABOUT ME

I LIKE THE THINGS ABOUT ME

♪ I LIKE THE THINGS ABOUT ME

I LIKE THE THINGS ABOUT ME

THAT I ONCE DESPISED

♪ THERE WAS A TIME

I WISHED MY HAIR WAS FINE

♪ AND I CAN REMEMBER WHEN

I WISHED MY LIPS WERE THIN

♪ OH, BUT NOW I WONDER WHY

SHOULD I BE SURPRISED

♪ I LIKE THE THINGS ABOUT ME

I LIKE THE THINGS ABOUT ME

♪ I LIKE THE THINGS ABOUT ME

I LIKE THE THINGS ABOUT ME

THAT I ONCE DESPISED

♪ I LIKE THE THINGS ABOUT ME

I LIKE THE THINGS ABOUT ME

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