"Everybody's Talkin'" as written by and Fred Neil....
Everybody's talking at me
I don't hear a word they're saying
Only the echoes of my mind

People stopping, staring
I can't see their faces
Only the shadows of their eyes

I'm going where the sun keeps shining
Through the pouring rain
Going where the weather suits my clothes

Banking off of the northeast winds
Sailing on a summer breeze
And skipping over the ocean like a stone

I'm going where the sun keeps shining
Through the pouring rain
Going where the weather suits my clothes

Banking off of the northeast winds
Sailing on a summer breeze
And skipping over the ocean like a stone

Everybody's talking at me
Can't hear a word they're saying
Only the echoes of my mind

I won't let you leave my love behind
No, I won't let you leave
I won't let you leave my love behind


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"Everybody's Talkin'" as written by Fred Neil

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    General CommentThe original version of this, by Fred Neil, sounds a bit desolate, like he's feeling alone--everybody's talking, but he can't hear them; people are everywhere, but they can't see him and he can't see them.

    Nilsson's version, with the orchestration, his rich voice, and some beautiful scatting, has a more a positive edge; to borrow a review, it's as if happiness is just around the corner; when he gets to "where the sun keeps shining through the pourin' rain", he'll be where he wants to be and life'll be better.
    ProfessorKnowItAllon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDid I imagine a comment where someone said it described their life when going through a depression? I went to log in and now it's gone. I feel the same way, but for me it's kind of a bittersweet or comforting melancholy feelings. Sad but in a happy, even nostalgic, way.
    SashaViceon January 12, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretation26 years as a search and rescue pilot... This is my favorite song when I am out over the water. "going where the sun keeps shining, in the pouring rain" taking off in the rain soaked fog, climeing up to the sun on top. "going where the weather suits my clothes" got my flight suit and can fly anywhere. "banking off the northeast wind" one hand on the throttles the other on the yolk in a turn. "sailing on summer breeze" clear day. "skip'n over the ocean like a stone" flying at 500 feet (or less) "Everybody's talking at me , I don't hear a word they are saying only the echo in my mind" Controlers and crew (till thay say something spoted) The thing I loved doing, tring to save someone, even when the odds were not in my favor, tring to find them anyway." I won't let you leave my love behind"
    This is what this song means to me!
    Skyroameron May 04, 2013   Link
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    General Commentsuch a relaxing song..
    oofuson April 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a great song. it has also been covered very well by a number of bands.
    speraticalon April 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song explains my life these days better than i can...plus it's just an awesome song. though it makes me think of midnight cowboy, and that's kind of depressing, heh.
    delialon July 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song plays through my mind sometimes when I've had enough of the civilized world we live in day to day....
    rudythesandwichboyon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt makes me remember the Futurama episode where they parody Midnight Cowboy... with Kif as Ratso and Zapp Brannigan as Joe Buck XD
    Prometeoon October 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI want to listen to this song when i feel disconcerted and the world is spinning madly around me. It makes me feel as though some-one out there is feeling the same
    twobit84on May 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLike twobit84, I also like to listen to this song when the world is spinning madly about. This song is so bittersweet and beautiful and is the song of a person who has to literally shut out the world when it becomes too much.
    LaurelGon June 24, 2010   Link

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