“Wait…” you say, “that’s two Steve Winwood songs in a row!” Indeed. Only, this one is shorter and hotter. And anyhow, it’s a Spencer Davis Group song, so there.
You have to feel a little sorry for Spencer, he’ll always be known as The Guy Who Had Steve In His Band. So, the world owes him one.
This is the most primitive major-progression rave-up imaginable, which shouldn’t be surprising since Winwood was still a teenager; he was 14 when the Davis band launched. And the lyrics, well, don’t go there: Well, if I had my choice of matter I would rather be with cats / All engrossed in mental chatter showin’ where our minds are at is a high point.