"Different People" as written by and Eric Stefani Stefani....
Well things can be broken down
In this world of ours
You don't have to be a famous person
Just to make a mark
A mother can be an inspiration
To her little son and
Change his thoughts, his mind, his life,
Just with her gentle hum hum
So different, yet so the same
Two sisters only have their parents to blame
It's rare that two can get along
But when they do, they're inseparable
Such a blessing comes to few, few

The sky is full of clouds and
My world's full of people
You got the different kinds,
With different ways
It would take a lifetime to explain
Not one's the same, he

He and she, two different people
With two separate lives
Then you put the two together
And you get a spectacular surprise
'Cause one can teach the other one
What she doesn't know
While still the other fills a place inside
He never knew had room to grow grow grow, grow grow

The sky is full of clouds and
My world's full of people
You got the different kinds,
With different ways
It would take a lifetime to explain
Not one's the same, hey

Oh yeah
Once in a while I sit back
And think about the planet
Most of the time I trip on it
To kick back and think about
How massive it all is
And how many others are on it

I often think about the world
In which I live today, of animals and plants
And nature's gifts set on display
But the most amazing thing
That I've seen in my time
Are all the different people
And all their different minds, minds, minds, minds, minds
And different ways
It would take a lifetime to explain
Not one's exactly the same

So many different people
So many different kinds
So many many many many different people
So many different
Look at me, I'm a person
Look at me, I'm my own person
So many different people
So many different kinds
For better or for worse, different people

Lyrics submitted by Ice

"Different People" as written by Gwen Kanal Eric Stefani

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthis song is a great song...oddly enough, it got me hooked on ska music.
    bonita_sparkitaon April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my favorites! Nowadays people have become so segregated by their own will and this song is just showing how we are ALL beautiful.
    AmyLeigh2006on May 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti LOVE this song. the music is awesome, and the lyrics are so amazingly true. i don't see how people can hate others just because they're different. everyone should respect everyone, no matter how different we are.
    -=TiedToTheTracks=-on June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI heart this song... best No Doubt song...
    PuNkDoLLon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentkickass song! one of my favorites off tragic kingdom, also very very rad live. everyone jumps around and such... this song has so much energy
    starkisson August 12, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"For better, or for worse, different people." "You don't have to be a famous person just to make your mark." This song is so true. I respect all the different people out there, and this song reminds us to do just that. Rockin' song! All hail No Doubt! :)
    SomeGirl_Jadziaon August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like this song. It has meaning, and is awesome besides.
    Perfect Entropyon November 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't think the song is weird ckegrl810 - except for the one line "Look at me, I'm a person." That sounds like something that would be told to a 2-year-old or something, and it happens to be one of the most prominent lines in the song. But I don't think it ruins the message of the rest of the song, and the it is musically so well written.
    stoolhardyon December 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti can see how someone may thing it's "sesame street material"...but this sounds like something i would have written. "look at me, i'm a person"...imagine everything that is created everyday...all the plants growing, babies born, new technology...and out of all those things created in one day one of those things are YOU.
    teresaa311on May 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think of this song as an appraisal of Earth and it's inhabitants. Unique in that we're made in God's image, humans are the greatest of all Earthly creations. I also like the brief overview on some common characteristics of people that we share, such as our capacity to love and our ability to touch the lives of others and form bonds of friendship.

    I never get tired of listening to this song. Musically and lyrically it's just beautiful. It's my favorite No Doubt song. It makes me feel good about the planet Earth itself, as well as the potential of human beings. But the song is not OVERLY optimistic with the last line being "For better or for worse, different people". Exactly right.
    Androcleson June 22, 2007   Link

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