"Feel The Benefit" as written by and Eric/gouldman Stewart....
You went out on the street without your shoes on
You didn't listen what your momma said
She said you won't feel the benefit, won't feel the benefit
And if we all went out without our shoes on
Tell me where would we be, where would we be

If all the people in the world lost their reason
What would we see, where would we be
If all the entertainers in the world lost their music
What would they play, what could they say
To pacify the crowd, to justify themselves
Won't feel the benefit

You're like a cloud behind the sun
Like the face behind the clown
You're moving like the wrinkles in a frown
And you can never look back

A leaf that's borne upon the wind
A cardboard suitcase in your hand
The wanderer soon returns
And finds the colour of the grass is just the same
On the other side of the tracks, oh no

Ooh when you smile it's like a holiday
Ooh pack your bags and we can get away
We'll float on a Queen down to Rio
There's no need to shave
We'll be stinking like rum in a punch

You can walk on the water
You can dabble in the mumbo jumbo
You can smoke a little ganja
Float like a cloud over Rio, Rio

You can ride with the Gauchos
Swinging your bolas in a red bandana
You can run with the devil
Takin' your chances with Senorita

You can drink a lot of coffee in Brazil
But the bill is gonna make you ill

Feel the benefit

So, you can go out on the street and take your chances
But if you do, you better do it right
Or you won't feel the benefit, won't feel the benefit
Spin the wheel and take your chances
And your number might come up
Though the odds may be in favor of the house

If all the people in the world would say together
We're all black and white, we're all day and night
If all the people in the world could sing together
How would it sound, what would we feel

We'd all feel the benefit

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"Feel the Benefit" as written by Eric Stewart Graham Gouldman

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SCHUBERT MUSIC PUBLISHING INC.

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  • +1
    General CommentI'm SO surprised nobody has said something about this song! In my opinion this is 10cc's best song and one of the best song EVER.
    Leotjoon August 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIf all of us could simply look past our differences, and work together, we'd all feel the benefits of it.
    Deka7X9on September 30, 2016   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThis song which is unique but is actually a real epics, "Feel the Benefit", really really excellent as far as epics go, but rips off "Venus and Mars" AND "Dear Prudence", and REALLY preachy; "If you get something valuable from the person or event you have ever experienced, and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others"
    aria1059on March 12, 2013   Link

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