Main Ingredient, The - Happiness Is Just Around The Bend Lyrics




Say girl, you look a little restless
Well you ought to come with me 'cause I'm going where the fun is
Come on, don't get lazy now, just a little bit up the road, just around the bend

There's something going round inside my head
I think it's something I need, something unreal
And so I see my world is upside down
But there is nothing to fear
My vision is clear
All my roads lead nowhere
What lies at the end
Reach your destination
'Cause what you find is your love bird
It's your birth started again

So get up
Get it on
Try it again
Try it again, girl
Get up
Happiness is just round the bend... yeah

Why don't you get up?
Get it on...





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  1. PHILLY ALEEK

    WHEN YOU DRIVING AROUND IN YOUR CAR LISTENING TO SOME SOUL OLD SCHOOL MUSIC THIS WILL DEFINITELY BE ONE GOOOOD SOUL MUSIC FOR THE SOUL PHILLY ALEEK 😎😎😎😎😎✌✌✌✌✌

  2. iwannacry 2.0

    My dad plays this song in the car all the time but he turns the bass up way louder than needed, and now I don't even know if this is really the same song.

  3. Eric Bell

    "Get up,Git it on"😆😎

  4. Felicia Brooks

    Main Ingredient..CG,Sr..We thank you for great talent!!

  5. Cesar Rivero

    October 1974.

  6. Mark Randall

    Wow toon

  7. Marquesha Martin

    Does anyone know where I can find the sheet music to this song?

  8. Fernando Vera

    I couldn´t agree more with you, Malik.

  9. edward wilson

    I had plenty money back then.

  10. Gregory Hertzog

    When first time listen to this song I went Dancing and crazy up and down weather groovy soulful warrior science blessing and prayer today keeping up with the respect yourself and at same time
    Taking a younger female away
    To get high on some thing
    Some kinda evil behavior or
    Evildoers mindset construction
    Dishly party people's song music forces always blessing Dance floor of soul Nubian wooly African
    American dazzling, fashion clothes and fasher U.S. 😀😁😂😃😄😅😆

  11. Della Boufis

    Shout out to my icons the Isley Brothers ❤️

  12. james sholtz

    I'm a white guy from Detroit. Born in 54. This song always got people on the dance floor. What a bass line.

  13. Blair Williams

    Uplifting music of the 70s

  14. Linda's Place

    I owned this album and still love it.

  15. donald frierson

    From the excellent excellent album Euphrates River.

  16. ewaf88

    Sounds spacey - very atmospheric - I like it.

  17. iflyTony

    The intro was killer.

  18. Robert Malone

    Old school music nothing like it

  19. Gregory Hertzog

    Late greatest man from Harlem love him always greatest blueprint for the people's choice main ingredients fearlessness leadership Mr
    Cuba goodies I met in person live in concert New York city and back in day and years 1980-1990style
    Remember liking early yesterday music forces roots late 1960-1970style and 1980-1990style rolling down
    Mountain side hits gospels soulful and groove songs and cultural heritage foundation for the people's choice main ingredients fearlessness leadership respect yourself gospels and rhythmic blessing blueprint blue from
    New York city sounds good night and day forever and happy and blessing day 😀😁😂😃😄😅😆

    Gregory Hertzog

    I remember the Nubian nation and kings and all brethren from Harlem,Manhattan project
    Or family house and growing
    Up poor but still have that wonderful time parents
    Mother and father Gooding
    Homes education and streetwise
    Education's singer-songwriter a blessing a brilliantly Nubian nation and kings and queens wooly African warrior blood pay the way American one memeber in
    Veterans soldiers and came back
    U.S. work on there vocalist hits after hits songs album and hits after hits Mr. Cuba smooth voice and blessing favorite hits after hits songs album and hits after voice
    Gooding stand out vocalist and
    I'm very to this wonderful performance brilliantly voice and blessing favorite hits personally
    Never forget all soulful and groove songs and cultural heritage foundation for the people's choice
    New York city performed person
    He will allways thanksgiving soulful warrior science blessing and prayer today rest.in.peace
    And have great son's Cuba Gooding family stands stronger will. 😀😁😂😃😄😅😆😉😊😋😎😍😘😗

  20. Ewerb7

    Great cover of the Brian Auger's Oblivion Express tune! Check out the original!

  21. Cali 6311

    My Jam! 🎶
    I Can Dig It ✊🏽

  22. Narvia Williams

    💐🥀💐I REMEMBER CUBA GOODING, SR.🥀 AND THE MAIN INGREDIENT🔊🎤🎹🎸🎻🎺📯🥁🎷🎼🎵🎶🥀⚘💐⚘

  23. Dale Wimbish

    They are the MAIN INGREDIENT

  24. phantasyryder

    Coming like an assassin...

  25. 2calvaria

    Brian Auger's Oblivion Express did this in '73...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcLo1IRTy1M&t=61s
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  26. Fabrice Morel

    lovely music and sound

  27. donald frierson

    The whole album is bad-a must have

  28. Maurio McQUEEN

    This is we had soul power and showed we were proud to be the
    Original People 7 on the earth

  29. Twinyo100

    Man I wish I was around those times all the bands , the style ,the afro funk era

  30. James Burton

    The Credit behind the Group also goes to the Writer and Musician Brian Auger check out his version also

  31. DANA DAVIS

    This was Philly music. We dance at the club.

  32. Dathan Watts

    Slam'n all day a real pick me up!!!

  33. Errol Thomas

    So cool to hear that an vinyl lp is uploaded on here

  34. Michael Thomas

    We were so blessed with greatness that the groups were able to produce individual greatness along with maintaining a group presence. In other words even background singers became solo artist. 😊😊😊

  35. Andrew jefferson

    Super music jus make me want to ride with the top down n enjoy life nappreciate this music. RIH Cuba

  36. Lisa Love

    Just around the bend real music I been lookin for this song I finally found it! Get up get on

  37. Charles Arnold

    I love this song - sr in high school

  38. George Rivera

    Awesome song

  39. Chantelle Rogers

    Beautiful string work

  40. Tone Adams

    Damn I couldn't find this song on youtube for yr's and just like that I found it..☺

  41. oscar horne

    Classic.In my head.Get Up. So soulful. What happened to Black Music?

  42. Joi Lewis

    Thank all the music Gods for real music! Still listening in 2019.

  43. Cornelius Squalls

    One of the most over looked groups of all-time!

  44. Daniel Elliott

    forth night without ciggys first night with booze....slmost like s lover you can see,smell taste but can't touch.....

  45. clobbyhops

    Who think this is still the jam after 45 years? 👌

  46. Peter Hudgens

    Good stuff. Loved it as kid, but really appreciate now.

  47. Mr.77check

    The message is clear....because you have so much to be thankful for....get up and get it on!!!!

  48. Timmy Tene

    You're listening to DJ Timmy T and WBLS 107 *5 in Stereo in NYC 🎧

  49. Lisa Lopez

    Love this song

  50. A Moore

    Remember when I first visit Brooklyn 1974 from Georgia I heard this song and still today seems like it was just yesterday. Hello macon street.

  51. Andrea Hodge

    Beautiful music by The Main Ingredient! R.i.h.peace Cuba Gooding Sr.💙💙💙

  52. Leon McCoy

    This classic r n b jam is never forgotten! "Hapiness is just around the bend".!

  53. Timmy Tene

    You're listening to DJ Timmy T and WBLS 107*5 in Stereo in NYC 🎧

  54. reuben parada

    This gentleman voice is so inspirational and uplifting. This is music i want more of this

  55. Darryl Slaughter

    2019 the arrangement,vocals and the subject can't be touched today by any groups that I know of.

  56. Melvin Pruitt

    Badassssed Tune

  57. Marcus Reeves

    1974 BABY

  58. Cherie Saxton

    Ok so I’ve heard this album before!

  59. Fest Smith

    Fun times ! The party's get up try it again! Such a chill out time! Ahhh!

  60. sharon cobb

    He was so damn fine and could sing his butt off! Rip ! Gone but not forgotten!

  61. M.A.D.D G.O.A.T TV

    158 people wanna get down or be down or just plain blind deaf and blind.

    Arnold Ramson

    simulac baby's don't no jack

  62. Debra Harris

    MY FRIST LOVE RAMON USE TO DANCE TO THIS IN EAST NEW YORK BROOKLYN BACK IN THE LATE 70'S .HEY RAMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. Rocio Martinez

    la felicidad ...m rodeaba .cuando m encontraba d frente a mi amor ..C.A.K.y me miraba con esos bellos ojos gris marrón .hermoso todo el .llenos d amor.yo era completamente ..feliz.

  64. Calvin Green

    They don't make music like this anymore this song is the bomb R.I.P Cuba Gooding

  65. CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD !

    Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Odessa Clark

    I know you gotta go make it happen!

  67. James Brown

    Reminds of life in the blue room. I know you can dig it.

  68. Donna Miller

    This song will never get old.

  69. Antonio Licona

    Love u cuba gooding jr....your music Wil last 4 ever..rip my friend. P.s. we will keep your music alive abd playing 4 ever and ever dont worry...h4ever.

  70. Mike Reiss

    This was originally done by english keyboardist Brian Auger. This version is good too though.

  71. Sandy James

    rip cuba goodings sr got to talk with him he was a free concert he got out and talked to all the people i think that says a lot about him,chicago love you your music will last forever

  72. Ed Litle

    Here is the bookend to "Rolling Down The Mountainside". They sound great at night in the car - suddenly I am back in the 70s!

  73. Robyn Pelzer

    Ole school at it's best.
    Whenever I'm having a rough day
    this song pulls it back together for
    Me. Thanks for Sharing. Much
    Continued Success & Blessings!

  74. Ernesto Bardwell

    The Year Was 1974 THIS Song Was Playing 💿Everyway. in Nyc. MY Friend Mr Gooding And Tony. R I P🙏 The Music Go On💿 E Ernie B Nyc 🌉

  75. Henry Luis

    SHO-NUFF THE REAL DEAL!(🙏🏻

  76. zsugar19

    Ice Palace NYC

  77. Ysabel De Zela

    OMG, inmortal!

  78. Adeline Miller

    SWEET YOUNG TENDER 16 WHEN I FIRST HEARD THIS MASTERPIECE!!! OLD GIRL 5_ AND STILL LOVING THIS!!! YEEEEES!!!

  79. David Lee

    heard this late night on Radio Caroline around 1975.

  80. Eric Carroll

    They should make a movie about this r& b group this song is one of the best music of the 70's this song is hot ! Rip goes out to cuba gooding sr and the other members.

    Frank Vig

    This song was written and recorded by the original writer several yrs before Main Ingredient Covered it with this version.....It is very good, but listen to the original..... www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6hEZf3LMVU

    Eric Carroll

    @Frank Vig nope the other got soul to it the main ingredients are better !

  81. Betto Castillo

    buen tema lastima que no lo pasen en la radio aqui en Peru lima

  82. Melody Sanger

    TODAY IN MUSIC HISTORY: June 29, 1974 - 44 Years Ago Today: The Main Ingredient debuted at No. 97 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with their single, "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend." The Brian Auger-penned song was the 2nd release from their superb album, "Euphrates River. [06/29/2018]

  83. G Kuljian

    These guys were amazing. I've just rediscovered them. Brilliant.

  84. Ladi Jae1

    HUSTLE days! Harlem NYC! 6/25/18 love the music to this song!!!!

  85. don gilbert

    Cuba Gooding was magical, with the gifts of songs that will translate to longevity! Thank you Mr. Gooding...RIP.

  86. Don Richards

    sounds exceptional in the caddy

  87. Suze Rainer

    Miss this kind of great music. The 70's rocked !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  88. Lorraine Westbrook

    I love this group nice smooth music I miss the good old days getting down and having fun

  89. Abbie J

    I Love This Jam !!! I am so glad to hear Synchronization Of Musicians !!! Real Talk !!! Thank You !!!

  90. Mack Edwards

    this version is better for me , than the original by Brian , this his more bottom if you know what I mean and Mr cuba Goodings voice makes it sound more unique , he has a special voice from the creater meant to sing

  91. Adeline Miller

    ROLLING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN SIDE IS WHERE IT'S AT... DUMBASS PEOPLE GIVING IT A THUMBS DOWN.... REALLY!!! FOR REAL THO!!! THE WORDS HAS A MESSAGE.. AND IT'S JUST DAMN GOOD MUSIC FROM AND BY AN EXTRAORDINARY GROUP... YEEES BABY YEEES!!!

  92. jammasterj13

    Flowz like a MuthaFuckaaaaaa!!!!

  93. Melody Sanger

    REMEMBERING CUBA GOODING SR. (APRIL 27, 1944 - APRIL 20, 2017) [04/20/2018]

  94. Donna Colon

    Hi Luther,
    One of my favorites, but, You and I used to work at a fabric factory back in the day in New York. You were a manager in our division and I was your assistant for about two years. You conveyed to me how you were in a singing group (about to blow up, so they say these days!) back then, which turned out to be The Main Ingredient. When your group became popular, I went to your show at the Apollo, and afterwards, I asked the stage manager that I’d like to say hello to you, that I knew you, so he got me and my girlfriend backstage. However, when I saw and hugged you, you looked at me like you didn’t know who the fuck I was, and then I tried to joggle your memory about us having worked together, and even then, you straight up told me, “I’m sorry, but I don’t remember you.” Isn’t that some shit? Really, Luther? It wasn’t THAT long after our working together that you became famous with your group for you to have forgotten me. I will NEVER forget that moment. I was so embarrassed, not just in front of my friend who I told I knew you, but in front of everyone around us at that time who was listening in. There’s a lot to be said for someone who becomes famous and they conveniently forget those that were in their life at some point in time. Such phonies are people like you! Was it because we worked at a factory? Many have started off doing much less before they became famous, Luther. It damn sure wasn’t because of me. I was good people and we had a good friendship, not to mention the fact that, I was a damn good assistant to you. Remember, “Sam Saul, please take out the ‘garbage’, instead of “garments”? Yeah, I truly screwed that up, but, you screwed up much more by being a person of plastic means.

  95. Ned Lee

    I love his vocals it hits on all fours. The music is exceptional.

  96. Debra Harris

    Those who don't like this song Never have been to TRUE GARAGE PARTY IN NYC ON A SATURDAY NIGHT. GET YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!