"Everybody Loves Me, Baby" as written by and Don Mclean....
One, two, three, four!

Fortune has me well in hand, armies wait at my command
My gold lies in a foreign land buried deep beneath the sand
The angels guide my ev'ry tread, my enemies are sick or dead
But all the victories I've led haven't brought you to my bed

You see, everybody loves me, baby, what's the matter with you?
Won'tcha tell me what did I do to offend you?

Now the purest race I've bred for thee to live in my democracy
And the highest human pedigree awaits your first-born boy, baby
And my face on ev'ry coin engraved, the anarchists are all enslaved
My own flag is forever waved by the grateful people I have saved

You see, everybody loves me, baby, what's the matter with you?
Won'tcha tell me what did I do to offend you?

Now, no land is beyond my claim when the land is seized in the people's name
By evil men who rob and maim, if war is hell, I'm not to blame!
Why, you can't blame me, I'm Heaven's child, I'm the second son of Mary mild
And I'm twice removed from Oscar Wilde, but he didn't mind, why, he just smiled

Yes, and the ocean parts when I walk through, and the clouds dissolve and the sky turns blue
I'm held in very great value by everyone I meet but you
'cause I've used my talents as I could, I've done some bad, I've done some good
I did a whole lot better than they thought I would so, c'mon and treat me like you should!

Because everybody loves me, baby, what's the matter with you?
Won'tcha tell me what did I do to offend you?

Everybody loves me, baby, what's the matter with you?
Won'tcha tell me what did I do to offend you?

Yeah, everybody loves me, baby, what's the matter with you?
Won'tcha tell me what did I do to offend you?


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"Everybody Loves Me, Baby" as written by Don Mclean

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    General CommentSimply a man that thinks so much of himself that no one else can stand him. But he doesn't seem to see it because he is too concerned with why this one girl doesn't seem to see him as the glorious human being that he sees himself as.
    gaviomenon February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is pretty much the funnest song I'm aware of, by any artist, even over "American Pie" which is also one of the funnest songs ever, if a little more serious than this one.

    A friend of mine was explaining to me (as a joke mind you, not a serious interpretation), that this could be a musical number from Star Wars Episode II, Anakin singing to Padme. It's funny how well that fits, for most of the song.
    misterbojangleson January 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is clearly about the United States of America!
    axnobleon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is clearly about the United States of America!
    axnobleon March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery funny, I agree with axnoble.
    sweetnlow866on June 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is narcisism at its finest, very tongue in cheek!
    reddorothyon August 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me this is talking about the Catholic Church, talking to someone who refuses to join them. "The second son of Mary" The first son was Christ, the second was the Church.
    "Yes, and the ocean parts when I walk through" is probably a reference to Moses.
    There's more in there too.

    The first time I listened to it I thought it was about America too, but it just doesn't fit as well at the Church...
    CityLighton August 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA great song about somebody that can't handle the fact that somebody doesn't love him. It reminds me of Gaston from Disney's "The Beauty and the Beast". Every girl would die to have him except for Belle, and so she's the one he wants. A pretty juvenile association, but that's what i think of when I hear it.
    TheThornBirdson February 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason, this song always reminds me of King Henry VIII. I think it's probably the 'my face on ev'ry coin engraved' bit, along with some comparisons with Greensleeves, despite that being a very old song, which was rumoured to have been written by Henry VIII for Anne Boleyn. 'All the victories I've led haven't brought you to my bed' makes me think of that. And then also, the stuff about war - in those days, in England, usually decided by Kings, and about being 'Heaven's Child', because kings thought they were chosen by heaven, and about the 'first-born boy', because he wanted an air badly.

    But whatever it's about, I love the song! :D
    katiekatieon April 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIs it my dirty mind or is "And I'm twice removed from Oscar Wilde, but he didn't mind, why, he just smiled" an innuendo? Using the idea he's boasting of relations with the famous, with the idea of... I don't want to keep going with this...
    mankytoeson June 19, 2009   Link

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