"Rubberband Man" as written by and Thomas Randolph/creed Bell....
Hand me down my walkin' cane
Hand me down my hat
Hurry now and don't be late
'Cause we ain't got time to chat
You and me we're goin' out
To catch the latest sound
Guaranteed to blow your mind
So high you won't come down

Hey y'all prepare yourself for the rubberband man
You've never heard a sound
Like the rubberband man
You're bound to lose control
When the rubberband starts to jam

Oh, this dude is outta sight!
Everything he does seems to come out right

Once I went to hear them play
At a club outside of town
I was so surprised
I was hypnotized
By the sound this cat put down
When I saw this short fat guy
Stretch a band between his toes
Hey I laughed so hard
'Cause the man got down
When he finally reached his goal

Hey y'all prepare yourself for the rubberband man
You've never heard a sound
Like the rubberband man
You're bound to lose control
When the rubberband starts to jam

Got that rubber band
Up on his toes
And then he wriggled it up
All around his nose

Guaranteed to blow your mind
Playin' all that music, yet keepin' time
Where in the world did he learn that, oh Lord
Lord, help him get away

Hey ya'll prepare yourself for the rubberband man
You've never heard a sound
Like the rubberband man
You're bound to lose control
When the rubberband starts to jam

Rubberband man
Rubberband man
How much of this stuff do he think we can stand?
So much rhythm, grace, and debonair for one man
And then he had the nerve to twiggle his left toe
Until his knee got feeling in his head, y'all, ah, come on baby

Hey ya'll prepare yourself for the rubberband man
You've never heard a sound
Like the rubberband man
You're bound to lose control
When the rubberband starts to jam

Rubberband man starts to jam
Moving up and down cross the land
Got the people all in his wake
Everything probably seems outta place

Just move it, just move it
Just move move move it
Rubberband man
Just move it, just move it
Just move move move it
Rubberband man
Get down, get down low


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"Rubberband Man" as written by Linda Diane Creed Linda Creed

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  • +2
    General Commenti love this song, you cant believe how much i love it.
    (long before the officemax ad)

    this song reminds me of my dad, he used to play great music with rubberbands.
    DarkAntiCristaon October 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, this is the Officemax ad. The meaning is fairly obvious.
    Soundspoton June 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song certainly brings to mind a contemporary of the Spinners--Bootsy Collins. Why? Because Bootsy's Rubber Band really knows how to jam!
    dawnpatrolon August 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually, the first time I heard this song was in the movie "Stripes" when Bill Murray and Co. went to the mud wrestling bar. I miss the movies of the early 80's. They don't make 'em like that anymore...
    craigbenjion February 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFans of this song, check out the Electric Six cover.
    rolekion July 26, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song, to me, is about the mind-blowing ability of dance to take us to another more elevated, transportive state of being, not just in our bodies, more so, in our total psyche.

    The Rubberband Man simply feels this euphoria and is expanding out and out and within and within until he is simply like rubber, fluid, funky, somewhere between 'grrrr' and 'ahhhh' - Funk and Flow Forever...
    Lisafason February 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a really cool song. I guess the song is about a talented musician nicknamed "The Rubberband Man".
    washingtonative91on August 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUsually, I hate it when bands sell out for commercials, but I never heard this song before that and I'm glad I found it. Deffinetly one of my favorites.
    My only problem with this song is that I'm from Pittsburgh, and I call it a gumband.
    Play the Gameon April 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningFrom Wikipedia: The song, written by producer Thom Bell and singer-songwriter Linda Creed, was about Bell's son, who was being teased by his classmates for being overweight. Intended to improve his son's self-image, the song eventually evolved from being about "The Fat Man" to "The Rubberband Man"
    maalthon August 25, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentremembers Jesse Fuller
    sdz896542on January 29, 2016   Link

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