Jul 8, 2016. The inspiration comes from years of feeling awkward whenever I would sing and hear someone say, “Oh that white boy got soul.” It comes from. Jul 12, 1998. "That was R&B; music, I don't care what anyone says," asserts the. "You're talking about three white guys who had their hair permed out, with butterfly. He then playfully sings the opening line from the group's 1978 hit "Stayin'…