"I Did It For Everyone" as written by Daniel Giles Sells, Richard Peter Jones, Kevin Francis Jeremiah, Ciaran David Jeremiah and Paul Ronald Stewart....
Where are your friends, silly thing?
Lost on the Thames, whispering
What have you done?
There's no smoking gun
How you were shunned, but still you sing

I did it for me, I did it for you
I did it for everyone
I did it for me, I did it for you
I did it for everyone

If sweet harmony could
Spread like a flu
Then all of the world
Would be singing it too

I did it for me, I did it for you
I did it for everyone
And what have you done?

All of the good, sharing it
All of the bad, bearing it
Nobody cared, no one was spared
Love makes you pay for everything

I did it for me, I did it for you
I did it for everyone
I did it for me, I did it for you
I did it for everyone

If sweet harmony could
Spread like a flu
Then all of the world
Would be singing it too

I did it for me, I did it for you
I did it for everyone

If you want it, better use it
Mama said make your own kind of music
Well, it starts with two, then three, then four
And my poor old heart can't take anymore
I'll never be the same and that's no shame

I did it for me, I did it for you
I did it for everyone
I did it for me, I did it for you
I did it for everyone

If sweet harmony could
Spread like a flu
Then all of the world
(Everyone)
Would be singing it too
Everyone

If sweet harmony could
Spread right through you
Then all of the world
Would be singing it too

I did it for me, I did it for you
I did it for everyone


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"I Did It for Everyone" as written by Daniel Sells Ciaran Jeremiah

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    General CommentFirst one to comment!!! Yay!



    I'm not sure what this song is about, I was hoping to read someone elses ideas before adding my own, but here goes:
    I think it's about someone who publicly said or did something that others (their friends) were not comfortable with. That person has been "shunned" and is now alone. (I think "lost down the Thames" may refer to where the person's friends have all gone - it could relate specifically to a certain event I suppose?)
    Their old friends are "whispering" and gossiping - "What have you done?" etc
    The person is alone at the moment...
    "where are your friends, silly thing"
    To me "silly thing" is quite endearing really, it's what my mum might say really, so I think the songwriter is siding with the person
    Even though they've been shunned, the person still thinks they did the right thing:
    "and still you sing...I did it for me, I did it for you, I did it for everyone"
    Although what they did has upset people they did it for the good of everyone and they wish that others could see that:
    "Then all of the world would be singing it too."

    So, that's my interpretation...what do you think???
    *star*girl*on May 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe line that says:
    "Mama said 'Make your own kind of music'"
    could be a reference to the Mama Cass Elliot (of The Mamas and The Papas) song Make Your Own Kind of Music.
    DominionSpyon September 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOK.
    I am 41 and (younger than most!) used to decipher lyrics from ppl like Led Zep. Back then they meant something!
    Just listen, and smile.
    This is a great album (and well ordered if I say so!).
    Ask yourselves a question..... what is music for???
    Enjoyment. Enjoy and be happy. And this album makes you happier than most. I dare you. Put this album on start to finish.

    You'll be surprised, elated, downcast, happy. I'm not a fan of every track taken indvidually. But as an album it is astonshing well put together.

    Kudos to The Feeling.
    TheDisturbedOneon November 22, 2016   Link

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