Straight from the ghetto streets of Harlem
Came two brothers Willis and Arnold
Black goldfish swims in the bowl
He's three feet high, four with the afro

Stealing cookies from the jar
Droppin' water balloons on cars
I hope Mrs. Garret won't see
Just play sick for Mohammed Ali

The Gooch is coming,
To steal milk money

Arnold, and Willis, and Mr. Drummond
And don't forget Kimberly
They just cancelled Dukes of Hazzard
Different Strokes is all I want to see

Way up high in the penthouse apartment
Making us laugh its Willis and Arnold
Mr. Drummond's got the dough
They get to ride in a limo

Different Strokes, its almost time
We just watch 'cause Kimberly's fine
Half hour long it never fills us
When he says, "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?"

Write the cable company
Different Strokes all the time

Arnold, and Willis, and Mr. Drummond
And don't forget Kimberly
They just cancelled Dukes of Hazzard
Different Strokes is all I want to see

Mr. Drummond, a man of the means
Loves two black brothers
They've only got the blue jeans

Mr. Drummond, a man of the means
Loves two black brothers
They've only got the blue jeans
Go!


Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown, edited by zehnra

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    its so fast the lyrics dont even sound like words

    fiveironfrenzyon July 06, 2023   Link
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    sorta just a silly song about the show "diff'rent strokes" the last line seems to show that Reese likes the show b/c of the generocity of Mr. Drummond, thanklessly giving to too young black boys in a decade when whites never wanted to help blacks or vice versa.

    J35U5_ownz_M3on September 26, 2002   Link
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    I think you nailed it......cool name.

    clutteron June 20, 2006   Link
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    one of fiveirons best songs. i love the horn parts.

    FIF167on December 19, 2006   Link

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