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Sometimes I'm right then I can be wrong
My own beliefs are in my songs
A butcher, a banker, a drummer and then
Makes no difference what group I'm in
I am everyday people

There is a blue one who can't accept
The green one for living with
A black ones tryin' to be a skinny one
Different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and scooby dooby dooby

Ooh sha sha
We gotta live together

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

There is a long man
That doesn't like the short man
For being such a rich one
That will not help the poor one
Different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on scooby dooby dooby

Ooh 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
Ooh sha sha
I am everyday people



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    Cindy Jane OliverMar 6, 2013 at 2:53 am
    They probably weren't high, they were promoting a message that was needed. In my highschool days, I saw the black and white schools united, it needed to happen and the young people of my generation profited by it. "Everyday People," are still profiting by it. Thanks. (The words were facts, not a high)
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    Cindy Jane OliverMar 6, 2013 at 2:48 am
    This song sent a great message in the late 60's that still needs to be sent today to all people everywhere, we are all "Everyday People."
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    UnregisteredJul 6, 2012 at 3:30 am
    I got it at age 12 & i get it now. Brilliantly written, the artist minimizes racism with clever lyrics such as the yellow one doesn't like the red one for being with the fat one who didn't like the skinny one for being such a poor one something rich one yada, yada. Racism is just as ridiculous and likening people for being fat, skinny or rich vrs poor. Sadly, today peer pressure lives on. I've always loved this song & the message.
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    UnregisteredApr 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm
    Equality for all... Male ... Female... All creeds and colors and sex preferences we all are the same and it's time has come to learn it and teach it to our children... Starting right now !!!
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    UnregisteredApr 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm
    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

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