"Other 99" as written by Michael Geoffrey Jones, Don Letts, Greg Roberts, Herman Ezekiel Williams and Daniel Donovan....
Everything's not always great
Sometimes it's just fine
No one gets ten out of ten
Lucky if it's nine
No I ain't the greatest
Sure there's imperfections
And if you gave me a test
Might not pass the inspection
Everything's not always great
Sometimes it's just fine
I ain't with the 100 crowd
I'm with the 99

Nobody is perfect
Of this I am sure
I looked into the mirror
And I saw the floor

You can draw your own conclusion
But I'll tell you mine
I ain't with the 100 crowd
I'm with the 99

Nobody is perfect
That ain't no jive
No one gets ten out of ten
You gotta strive for five
I won't say that I'm the best
That you ever had
But the bit that has been good
Sure outweights the bad
Nobody is perfect
Tell you I don't mind
If you ain't in the 100 crowd
Join the 99
Got me some ambition
Just like all the rest
And I got a mission
But I'd settle for less

You can draw your own conclusion
But I'll tell you mine
I ain't with the 100 crowd
I'm with the 99
I ain't with the 100 crowd
I'm with the 99

Hey hey now
Everything's not always great
Everything's not always great
Sometimes it's just fine
Sometimes it's just fine
No one gets ten out of ten
Lucky if it's nine

Everything's not always great
Everything's not always great
Sometimes it's just fine
Sometimes it's just fine
No one gets ten out of ten
Lucky if it's nine
Hey hey now

Everything's not always great
Everything's not always great
Sometimes it's just fine
Sometimes it's just fine
No one gets ten out of ten
Lucky if it's nine

Everything's not always great
Everything's not always great
Sometimes it's just fine
Sometimes it's just fine
No one gets ten out of ten
Lucky if it's nine


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"Other 99" as written by Don Letts Daniel Donovan

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    My Opinionlove this song beyond words. i always felt it would be the perfect theme song to a sitcom about a big, happy mixed family.
    it's also on my "finals (don't shove your head in the oven)" playlist. a great song to exhale to. nothing's quite as bad with this song playing.
    ihavegoodtasteinmusicon May 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMy first BAD song. I still love it. It's my personal anthem for not going into the daily corporate rat race and killing myself like every other soul trying to accelorate down the fast track.
    Major Valoron April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the few songs that both depresses and inspires me.
    He's talking to a girl, partly, but its about himself too. He's saying, about himself, that he's done the best can in his life, but at the same time that all he's done hasn't been overly remarkable. But its ok, because he has no regrets because he knew he couldn't have done any better.
    To the girl, he's sort of staying the same thing: he's not the best boyfriend she's had, but he did make her happy.
    TheSilverNobleon February 10, 2006   Link

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