"Uptight (Everything's Alright)" as written by and Stevie/moy Wonder....
Baby, ev'rything is all right, uptight, out of sight
Baby, ev'rything is all right, uptight, out of sight

I'm a poor man's son, from across the railroad tracks,
The only shirt I own is hangin' on my back,
But I'm the envy of ev'ry single guy
Since I'm the apple of my girl's eye
When we go out stepping on the town for a while
My money's low and my suit's out of style,

But it's all right if my clothes aren't new
Out of sight because my heart is true
She says baby ev'rything is alright, uptight, out of sight
Baby, ev'rything is alright, uptight, clean out of sight

She's a pearl of a girl, I guess that's what you might say,
I guess her folks brought her up that way,
The right side of the tracks, she was born and raised
In a great big old house, full of butlers and maids
She said "no one is better than I", I know I'm just an average guy,

No football hero or smooth Don Juan,
Got empty pockets, you see I'm a poor man's son
Can't give her the things that money can buy
But I'll never, never, never make my baby cry,

And it's all right, what I can't do,
Out of sight because my heart is true,
She says baby ev'rything is alright, uptight, clean out of sight
Baby, ev'rything is alright, uptight, clean out of sight
Baby, ev'rything is alright, uptight, ha ha ha ha, yeah,
Baby, ev'rything is alright, uptight, way out of sight
Baby, ev'rything is alright, uptight, clean out of sight


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"Uptight (Everything's Alright)" as written by Sylvia Moy Henry Cosby

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  • +1
    General CommentThis actually saved him from being dropped by Motown.
    alfiebabyon May 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfirst off... whoever wrote down these lyrics was high. they are out of order and littered with typos.

    Secondly... Best_Song_Ever. I've changed my mind... Superstition is only second best.

    I love the lyrics... And I'm rich. It's American- the fact that being born poor isn't a life scentence. And obviously, like much of Stevie's music, it's a love song. It shows that love can conquer all (and leave you in an incredible enough mood to sing a song as uplifting as this one), and for his girlfriend, it has.
    rupertgriffinon August 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of the cheeriest songs I know. the musical accompaniment is uplifting, and the lyrics are just so happy!
    CandyCaton March 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentonly one comment!?!? cmon, this song is the best, it grabs your feet and makes you dance.
    verysuperstitiouson April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStevie Wonder's greatest song by far.
    alfiebabyon May 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlright... I was a bit excited when I wrote that. Superstition is still the best song ever... But this song has the best lyrics ever.
    rupertgriffinon September 27, 2006   Link
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    My Interpretation"I'm a poor man's son from across the railroad tracks
    The only shirt I own is hanging on my back
    But I'm the envy of every single guy
    Since I'm the apple of my girl's eye"

    The "narrator" of the song is the son of a poor man and all of the other guys are jealous because a girl is still attracted to him, even though he is so poor.

    "When we go out stepping on the town
    For a while my money's low and my suit's out of style
    But it`s all right if my clothes aren't new
    Out of sight because my heart is true
    She says baby everything is all right
    Uptight, out of sight
    Baby, everything is all right
    Uptight, clean out of sight"

    Even though his money is low and his clothes are out of style, his girl says "everything's alright" because his heart is true, and nothing else matters to her.

    "Baby, everything is all right
    Uptight, out of sight
    I'm a pearl of a girl
    I guess that's what you might say
    I guess her folks brought her up that way
    The right side of the tracks
    She was born and raised
    In a great big old house full of butlers and maids
    She says give her the things
    That money can buy but I'll never
    Never never make my baby cry
    And it's all right
    What if I can't do
    Out of sight because my heart is true
    She says baby everything is all right
    Uptight, clean out of sight
    Baby, everything is all right
    Uptight, clean out of sight"

    His girl grew up rich, in a big house with butler and maids. She says that he gives her things that money can't buy, such as love, so it doesn't matter.

    Great song by Stevie. Always puts me in a good mood. :)
    jennainthesky27on December 07, 2011   Link

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