add artist photo
Johnnie Taylor
Add Explanation
Add Meaning
Johnnie Taylor

I Am Somebody, Part 2 lyrics

New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Johnnie Taylor – I Am Somebody, Part 2 lyrics

I am somebody, yeah
You are somebody, yeah

A lawyer is somebody
Though he loses every
Case that he pleads
A doctor is still somebody
Thought he gives out
The wrong remedy

Now, I may not have shoes
To put on my feet
I may not have

Alright, now, I'll tell you
I am somebody
Every man and
Woman is somebody

Though you're up in society
Tell me where would you be
Without everyday people like me

You can make it
Watch me make it
Watch me make it
I'm gonna make it

I am somebody, yeah
You are somebody

Old Martin was somebody
Before he ever started
The March on Washington
Old Bobby was somebody
Before his campaign for
President begun

You may not have a place
To lay your head
The clothes on your back
They do nothing but shred
But you are somebody
Every man is somebody

There's some good in every man
Give him respect and
Give him a chance
And surely, surely
He'll understand

You can make it
Oh, watch me
Watch me make it
Now, watch me
Watch me make it
I'm gonna
I'm gonna make it

Cause I am somebody
Oh, oh, oh, yeah
You are somebody
I am somebody
You are somebody, alright

Hey, stand up

Lyrics taken from


Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:


      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      Min 50 words
      Not bad

      Write an explanation

      Your explanation
      BoldItalicLinkAdd an image new!
      20 words
      Explanation guidelines:
      • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
      • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
      • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
      Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.