"All I Wanna Do" as written by Wyn Cooper, Kevin Gilbert, Bill Bottrell, David Francis Baerwald and Sheryl Crow....
Hit it!
This ain't no disco
And it ain't no country club either,
This is L.A.

All I want to do is have a little fun before I die
Says the man next to me out of nowhere
It's apropos of nothing he says his name is William
But I'm sure he's Bill or Billy or Mac or buddy

And he's plain ugly to me, and I wonder if he's ever
Had a day of fun in his whole life

We are drinking beer at noon on Tuesday
In the bar that faces the giant car wash
And the good people of the world
Are washing their cars on their lunch breaks
Hosing and scrubbing as best they can
In skirts and suits

And they drive their shiny Datsuns and Buicks
Back to the phone company, the record stores, too
Well, they're nothing like Billy and me

'Cause

[Chorus]
All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
Until the sun comes up over
Santa Monica Boulevard

I like a good beer buzz, early in the morning
Billy likes to peal the labels from his bottles of bud
He shreds them on the bar then he lights up every match
In an over-sized pack letting each one burn
Down to his thick fingers before blowing and
Cursing them out, he's watching
The bottles of bud as they spin on the floor

And a happy couple enters the bar
Dangerously, close to one another
The bartender looks up from his want ads

But,

[Chorus]

Otherwise the bar is ours, the day and the night
And the car wash, too, the matches and the
Buds, and the clean and dirty cars,
The sun and the moon ,

But, all I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling the party has just begun
All I wanna do is have some fun
I won't tell you that you're the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
Until the sun comes up over
Santa Monica Boulevard
Until the sun comes up over
Santa Monica Boulevard


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"All I Wanna Do" as written by Wyn Cooper, Kevin Gilbert, Bill Bottrell, David Francis Baerwald, Sheryl Crow

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  • +1
    General Commentgreat song, way overplayed
    semcacon December 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics for the song are closely based on the poem "Fun" by Wyn Cooper . Crow had written the music for the song but was unhappy with the accompanying lyrics. Her producer bought her ten random books of poetry and Crow adapted "Fun" to accompany the music. Cooper is listed as a co-writer and receives royalties from the song.
    JeffKaos71on March 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like how anachronistic the song is. Datsun, Buick, phone company, record store, matches, and want ads-- all gone. It doesn't surprise me that it's originally poetry, because it is potently descriptive.
    matt605on March 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are wrong. Following are the correct lyrics:

    **Thanks, Corrected**

    Edited by Matty on March 12 2005, at 10:14PM

    Andrea_2004on May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot a lot of Sheryl Crow fans around here, are there? This is definitely one of her best. Great song, if I were weary of society and I wanted to spend my life sitting in a bar. To each his own, and this song still kicks.
    OpinionHeadon October 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThank goodness for the corrected lyrics. It's such a fun song.
    whateverlolawantson November 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo have actually had days like this is one of my prouder achievements :)

    -deSitter
    deSitteron November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've heard that this song is very much like Sheryl Crow's life before she became famous. She used to play gigs at bars, make next to nothing, and hang around the bars during her free time too, living a drunk and pointless lifestyle. I can understand though... what is the point of life anyways... lol
    stoolhardyon January 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs of all time. Yea, it really is. This song is really fun and upbeat. I've known it since I was little because my dad has all her CD's so it's great to comment on it.
    jenazababon February 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI peel the label off of every beer bottle i drink too & I always play with matches. I usually lite the whole pack & throw it in the ashtray flaming & get yelled at.

    I like how she mentions Datsuns at the carwash. The name Datsun hasn't been used since 1983 when the company changed the name to Nissan.
    JeffKaos71on March 27, 2005   Link

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