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

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Written by: Sylvester Stewart

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genius mchaggis

@Charles Washington
you are correct sir.....
it IS my opinion...
i dont mean to offend...
it just struck me as weak...
"and so on and so on and scooby dooby doo".....
i dont dislike the line!
it fits the song...
but it doesnt ADD to the meaning of the song...
it seems (to me) like a "throw away line"...
that got suck on cuz it fit.....
but then again..
"throw away lines often ring true"
im no expert...
i LIKE the song...
i was being picky about that particular line..
"and so on and so on" ...
as a poetic or lyrical sentiment
is not what i would call "strong"....
i would call it noncommittal at best.
fpr example...
if i wrote.....
"i wandered lonely as a cloud
that floats on high oer dale and hill
when all at once i saw a crowd ...
a host of lonely daffodils...
and so on and so on and scooby dooby doo"....
its weak.....to the point of meaninglessness



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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
Different strokes
For different folks

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
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 being such a rich one
That will not help the poor one
Different strokes
For different folks

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
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
Different strokes
For different folks

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
Oh sha sha
I am everyday people



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Praxxus55712

And so on and so on and Scooby Doobie do. I love it! :)

Ernest Dayne

I know you probably studied poetry and you look at lyrics with a more analytical lens, judging by your example you gave in your last reply, but I think the whole meaning just went over your head. The “so on and so on, and Scion is doobie doobie” line actually adds to the meaning of the song. In the verses that the woman sings, she is singing words in the perspective of seeing the ridiculousness of people hating each-other because of superficial differences, and Basically acknowledging how irrational it is, to the point that it becomes nonsensical garble. They might as well have said, “so on and so on and who gives a shit?” It really is a meaningful line in my opinion and was put there for a reason. But you don’t have to agree with me, because “sometimes I’m right and I could be wrong”

genius mchaggis

@Ernest Dayne
whats yers?

genius mchaggis

@Charles Washington
you are correct sir.....
it IS my opinion...
i dont mean to offend...
it just struck me as weak...
"and so on and so on and scooby dooby doo".....
i dont dislike the line!
it fits the song...
but it doesnt ADD to the meaning of the song...
it seems (to me) like a "throw away line"...
that got suck on cuz it fit.....
but then again..
"throw away lines often ring true"
im no expert...
i LIKE the song...
i was being picky about that particular line..
"and so on and so on" ...
as a poetic or lyrical sentiment
is not what i would call "strong"....
i would call it noncommittal at best.
fpr example...
if i wrote.....
"i wandered lonely as a cloud
that floats on high oer dale and hill
when all at once i saw a crowd ...
a host of lonely daffodils...
and so on and so on and scooby dooby doo"....
its weak.....to the point of meaninglessness

Ernest Dayne

Lol what’s your problem dude?

Charles Washington

@genius mchaggis I disagree with you. I think you are making an assumption in regards to the origin of the line. The fact that the line was left.in because the writer couldn't think of anything else is ridiculous.

What is MORE likely is people that they line was catchy and repeatable...which most people would say it is. This song came out before I was born the Scooby-Dooby doo hook is the most memorable part of the song to some.

Also music is subjective. As is your OPINION of the quality of the line and how it compares.

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Good Guitarist

it's an everyday-I-listen-to-this kind of song

Reina Quisha

The country needs to play this on repeat until it sinks in finally💔

JtothaMajesty

the whole world! ;)

Robert Robinson

Ain't that truth we are all deferent but the same.

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