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Everyday People
Sly & The Family Stone Lyrics


Sometimes I'm right and I can be wrong
My own beliefs are in my song
The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then
Makes no difference what group I'm in

I am everyday people, yeah yeah

There is a blue one who can't accept the green one
For living with a fat one trying to be a skinny one
And different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo

Oh sha sha we got to live together

I am no better and neither are you
We are the same whatever we do
You love me you hate me you know me and then
You can't figure out the bag I'm in

I am everyday people, yeah yeah

There is a long hair that doesn't like the short hair
For bein' such a rich one that will not help the poor one
And different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo

Oh sha sha we got to live together

There is a yellow one that won't accept the black one
That won't accept the red one that won't accept the white one
And different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo

I am everyday people

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Sylvester Stewart

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

That 70's Guitarist

Sly & The Family Stone's music played a massive part in my "coming of age" years, and even now, some fifty years later, Sly's genius shines through, plain as day! This is quality music that makes you stop and think.

I remember seeing Sly & The Family Stone on television (I think it was on the Ed Sullivan show) when I was just a kid, and his words rang bright and clear and true in my heart; "Don't hate the black, don't hate the white, if you get bit, hate the bite!"

We need sensible people like Sly & The Family Stone more than ever these days, to help heal this bitterly divided world. Thank goodness for YouTube, because it can preserve and pass on these positive musical messages for future generations to learn from.

Damn straight, I am "everyday people," and so is everybody else. The sooner we can see, appreciate and understand that basic fact of life, the better off our whole world will be!

♥️Sly & The Family Stone forever!♥️



All comments from YouTube:

DavidEric1414

One of the greatest songs ever written, and timeless.

Dagwood DaDollar

@SozeyTozey Those are horrible songs

Annarita Ranalli

One of best bands in the world and sly stone before addiction was a perfect artist

Tanya Kasim

@SozeyTozey Perhaps it's the message that makes this song great.

Cole Jaeger

You mean “classic”

Richard Russell

Timeless? Yes! Sadly, also all-too-timely. Would that this song's message didn't need to be said anymore.

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fiddler phil

One of the best songs ever, The world needs this now more than ever before. Thank you Sly and the family Stone

bookworm8792

Introduced my grandkids to this song today and we danced around the house. The littlest one said, well that was fun! Share it, dance it

Onset and Rime Teacher

I love that you did this!

Diane Carney

Wonderful! Nursery rhymes aren't enough! Children can sing and let them here REAL music!!

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