From the TMG-Grace CD Here Is My Life (2012) www.roncwalters.com
Many pop songs have been saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost by gospel artists, but this was the first time I’d heard Hall and Oates’ number one hit from 1981, “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do),” get the treatment.
It works, too. Grammy-nominated Ron C. Walters changes the lyrics so the antagonist appears to be the enemy/devil (“now you want my soul”) but Walters “can’t go for that” because “God is everything and he will come through.”
A blue-eyed soul singer himself, Walters maintains the rhythm and melody of the Hall and Oates original, but gives it a 2012 makeover by adding an extra layer of electronic polyrhythm.