"Everything To Everyone" as written by Jane Wiedlin and Terry Hall....
You put yourself in stupid places
Yes I think you know it's true
Situations where it's easy to look down on you
I think you like to be the victim
I think you like to be in pain
I think you make yourself a victim
Almost every single day

[Chorus]
You do what you do
You say what you say
You try to be everything to everyone
You know all the right people
You play all the right games
You always try to be
Everything to everyone

Yeah you do it again
You always do it again

You say they taught you how to read and write
They taught you how to count
I say they taught you how to buy and sell
Your own body by the pound
I think you like to be their simple toy
I think you love to play the clown
I think you are blind to the fact
That the hand you hold
Is the hand that holds you down

[Chorus]

Spin around and fall down
Do it again
You stumble and you fall
Yeah why won't you ever learn
Spin around and fall down
Do it again
You stumble and you fall
I wonder if you will ever learn

Why won't you ever learn

Come on now
Do that stupid dance for me

You do what they tell you to do
You say what they say
You try to be everything to everyone

You jump through the big hoop
You play all the right games
You try to be
Everything to everyone

Spin around and fall down
Do it again
You stumble and you fall
Yeah you do it again
Spin around and fall down
Do it again
You stumble and you fall


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"Everything to Everyone" as written by Arthur P Alexakis Art Alexakis

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  • +2
    General CommentI dedicate this song to my ex. <^>
    exacerbatingon November 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell I think everyone is on target with the meaning- describing someone who is a people pleaser and in turn a masochist " I think you like to be the victim I think you like to be in pain I think you make yourself a victim almost every single day' but they arent seeing t that they are just being self destructive (it's exhausting trying to be perfect)...my favorite line " I think you are blind to the fact that the hand you hold is the hand that holds you down."

    Good song!
    strangersatelliteon May 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a really good everclear song!its about how hes pissed off with people who do things just to "fit" in.
    louisrolfeon January 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about doing anything to fit in. Art makes it sound like he is talking exclusively about a girl, but he is talking about everyone.
    the Edgeon March 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*Meh* This song seems to be about ME. ONly no Translated as you all seem to think. It's about a small, attention deprived girl, who cant get what she needs. Not from home atleast. She puts her self in situations that make her look bad and she doesnt seem to care. She is getting the desired attention and thats all that matters.
    BrilliantMimicon April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, I think this song is about a girl who is trying to please everyone. Trying to make everything perfect and everyone happy..Totally describes me..
    PrincessJason May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this was everyones first favorite Everclear song on SMFTA. I know it was mine. I think the reason is, is that we can relate it to so many people or even ourselves. To me its basically about someone who is...well Everything to Everyone :P
    Blind_Elektraon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's about my ex-girlfreind. Really messed up girl, lots of problems, but when you take a look at them, they are all self-induced. But that's just the way she was raised. She'll never change just like so many attention seekers out there won't.

    And before someone posts it, yea I'm kinda bitter that we broke up now lol. :)

    Good song though
    osubuckeye4on May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you aren't yourself, you'll never be happy... Try not to please anyone but yourself... So just be happy with who you are... like this Happy Pirate <)P-)
    johnamatronon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, this song is about his older brother who died when art was about 12 or so. His brother did everything he could to please everyone around him.
    mclean1983on July 02, 2002   Link

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