Shaft, ya, damn right


Damn… my legs feel goooooooood.

Right on que, iTunes serves me up the theme song to SHAFT – the 70’s Blaxion hero.

Which reminds me of 0 to 1, Peter Theil’s awesome book:  Every business is successful as far as it can do what nobody else can.  Competing is stupid.

Isn’t that what winning is all about, doing that thing that makes a difference at the exact moment that matters?

The likelihood of me winning tomorrow is very, very, very, very, very small…

but damn, like Shaft I feel like “a bad mother”!

… and that’s worth all effort right there.

Who’s the black private dick

That’s a sex machine to all the chicks?

Shaft, ya, damn right

Who is the man that would risk his neck

For his brother man?

Shaft, can you dig it?

Who’s the cat that won’t cop out

When there’s danger all about?

Shaft, right on

They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother

Shut your mouth

But I’m talkin’ ’bout Shaft

Then we can dig it

He’s a complicated man

But no one understands him but his woman

John Shaft

Songwriters: HAYES, ISAAC

Shaft lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group