"Everyday People" as written by and Sylvester Stewart....
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

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 I'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

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
And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo

I am everyday people


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"Everyday People" as written by Sylvester Stewart

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  • +2
    My InterpretationThe Family Stone were all about peace and co-existence. The song's message is clear: we're all one race and it's futile to love one person and have complete disdain for another.

    "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"

    The nature of racism is cyclical.

    Brilliant music and still relevant.
    mo11209555on September 09, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI live my life by this song.
    Buddha of Suburbiaon February 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPeople got to live like they are everyday people again.
    beckdaveson December 24, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's "i AM everyday people"

    this was released at the height of the Veitnam War and the Civil rights movement in the late 1960's.

    served as a social reminder that even tho people seem quite different, we are still very much the same.
    roger wilcoon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks, I'll try to make the correction. Bringing up the lyrics correction page is painfully slow in my browser.

    I'm submitting some of these lyrics just so they get in the database - Sly wasn't even in the database before this song!
    funkboyon May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is where the phrase 'different strokes...' actually came from, apparantly.

    Brilliant track.
    Omnicideon March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah. ain't no change in the weather, ain't no change in me.
    sdz896542on January 15, 2016   Link

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