"Scatman" as written by Antonio Nunzio Catania and John Paul Larkin....
I'm the Scatman

Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub
Yo da dub dub
Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub
Yo da dub dub
(I'm the Scatman)
Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub
Yo da dub dub
Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub
Yo da dub dub

Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope
Bop ba bodda bope
Be bop ba bodda bope
Bop ba bodda
Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop ba bodda bope
Bop ba bodda bope
Be bop ba bodda bope
Bop ba bodda bope

Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub

Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact, I don't let nothin' hold you back
If the Scatman can do it, so can you

Everybody's sayin' that the Scatman stutters
But doesn't ever stutter when he sings
But what you don't know I'm gonna tell you right now
That the stutter and the scat is the same thing to you
I'm the Scatman
Where's the Scatman?
I'm the Scatman

Why should we be pleasin' in the politician heathens
Who would try to change the seasons if they could?
The state of the condition insults my intuitions
And it only makes me crazy and a heart like wood

Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact, don't let nothin' hold you back
If the Scatman can do it, brother, so can you
I'm the Scatman

Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope
Bop ba bodda bope
Be bop ba bodda bope
Bop ba bodda
Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop ba bodda bope
Bop ba bodda bope
Be bop ba bodda bope
Bop ba bodda bope

Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub
Yo da dub dub
Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub
Yo da dub dub
Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub
Yo da dub dub
Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub
Yo da dub dub

Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact, I don't let nothin' hold you back
If the Scatman can do it, so can you

I hear you all ask 'bout the meaning of scat
Well, I'm the professor and all I can tell you is
While you're still sleepin', the saints are still weepin' 'cause
Things you call dead haven't had the chance to be born
I'm the Scatman

Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope
Bop ba bodda bope
Be bop ba bodda bope
Bop ba bodda
Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop ba bodda bope
Bop ba bodda bope
Be bop ba bodda bope
Bop ba bodda bope

Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub
Yo da dub dub
Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub
Yo da dub dub
Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub
Yo da dub dub
Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub
Yo da dub dub

Yeah, I'm the Scatman
Where's the Scatman?
I'm the Scatman, repeat after me
It's a scoobie oobie doobie, scoobie doobie melody
I'm the Scatman, sing along with me
It's a scoobie oobie doobie, scoobie doobie melody

Yeah, I'm the Scatman, I'm the Scatman

Bop ba bodda bope
Be bop ba bodda bope
Bop ba bodda
I'm the Scatman
Bop ba bodda bope
Be bop ba bodda bope
Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope
Bop ba bodda bope
Be bop ba bodda bope
Bop ba bodda
Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop ba bodda bope
Bop ba bodda bope
Be bop ba bodda bope


Lyrics submitted by jcadden

"Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)" as written by Antonio Nunzio Catania John Larkin

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  • +3
    Song Meaningbest singer ever
    iampieon August 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat a fun song...
    flutmuttobsteron August 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI didn't think scatman would be on songmeanings! This was one of my favorite radio songs eons ago :-) how can you not love this?
    franzluv44on December 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentamong the craziness of the scatting, there are some well written lyrics in there.

    Why should we be pleasin' all the politician heathens
    Who would try to change the seasons if the could?
    The state of the condition insults my intuitions
    And it only makes me crazy and my heart like wood

    He isnt impressed with the state of the world, and the people who run it. Gotta wonder how he'd like the world these days...

    While you're still sleepin' the saints are still weepin' cause
    Things you call dead haven't yet had the chance to be born

    Another good lyric.

    Just a fun and meaningful song.
    big timmyon April 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningWow.
    Scatman was a stutterer but he turned it into scatting. He said his greatest weakness became his greatest asset. That explains so much about his song, literally.
    The scat and the stutter are the same.
    As a matter of fact, don't let nothing hold you back; if the Scatman can do it, so can you.

    And a little more vague:
    While you're sleeping the Angels are still weeping because things you call dead haven't had the chance yet to be born.
    I think he didn't believe he'd ever have a singing career. He declared it dead from the start. But then he made scatting, and before that he hadn't even let his singing career have a chance to be born.
    Tauroon April 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah this song was in BASEketball when Remer turns in to a star. If you haven't seen that movie you really need too. It is very funny.
    DrFeelgood03on April 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbee dom dom dom dom! ba dom dom dom dom dom!
    franzluv44on December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is basically about how he'd had a history of stuttering, but had a talent for "scatting." With that said, he ended up making a name for himself doing so.
    Kevdoon December 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's just an upbeat empowering song that is saying, "dude, don't give up"
    DustinBeyetteon February 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm in a grade 10/12 split in drama. Grade 12's write and direct scripts. The scripts are supposed to be realistic and dramatic. The scene I'm in is about a professional scatman who is retiring. LOL. This song is definitely going to be the extro.
    konachromeon April 29, 2005   Link

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