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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-bee
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 l'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-bee
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

(C) 1968 by Daly city Music



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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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    UnregisteredDec 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm
    I'm singing this songfic my holiday show and I got to say this song is really trying to exspress that there trying to obtain equality for all different types of people. I happen to know that this song is also trying to send a feeling of peace through the lyrics.

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