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Gary Portnoy – Where Everybody Knows Your Name lyrics

Makin' your way in the world today
Takes everything you've got
Taking a break from all your worries
Sure would help a lot
Wouldn't you like to get away?

All those nights when you've got no lights
The check is in the mail
And your little angel
Hung the cat up by it's tail
And your third fiance didn't show

Sometimes you wanna go
Where Everybody Knows Your Name
And they're always glad you came
You wanna be where you can see
Our troubles are all the same
You wanna be Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Climbing the walls when no one calls
You've lost at love again
And the more you're down and out
The more you need a friend
When you long to hear a kind hello

Roll out of bed, Mr. Coffee's dead
The morning's looking bright
And your shrink ran off to Europe
And didn't even write
And your husband wants to be a girl

Be glad there's one place in the world
Where Everybody Knows Your Name
And they're always glad you came
You wanna go where people know
People are all the same
You wanna go Where Everybody Knows Your Name

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    This song speaks to the need in all of us for friendship and affirmation. We all like to have friends and to have somewhere we can be where we are appreciated. I've had a few places like that in my life, including a few small churches, a fraternity and yes, a couple of really friendly bars. A lot of people either have a favorite bar where they hang out or wish they did. I think that connection plus the funny writing and great acting of the show are why it lasted so long. It's still one of my favorite sitcoms.
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