Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - Everyday People Lyrics

Sometimes I'm right then I can be wrong
My own beliefs are in my songs
A butcher, a banker, a drummer and then
Makes no difference what group I'm in
I am everyday people

Then it's the blue ones who can't accept
The green ones for living with
The black ones tryin' to be a skinny one
Different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and scooby dooby dooby

Ooh sha sha
We gotta live together

I am no better and neither are you
We're all the same whatever we do
You love me you hate me
You know me and then
Still can't figure out the scene I'm in
I am everyday people

Then it's the new man
That doesn't like the short man
For being such a rich one
That will not help the poor one
Different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on scooby dooby dooby

Ooh sha sha
We got to live together

There is a yellow one that won't
Accept the black one
That won't accept the red one
That won't accept the white one

Different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and
Scooby dooby dooby
Ooh sha sha
I am everyday people

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  1. TheMusic VinylMan

    Casey kasem brought me here

  2. randall scott burress

    ch chu chu cherry bomb?

  3. Sergio Rivera

    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
    "Everyday People"
    #37, 1983.
    Original by Sly And The Family Stone (#1, 1968).

  4. Margaret Norton

    my meggie noton

  5. Mr. Baghdad

    Have great respect for this girl, even if she's a little feminist for my liking. And I love punk rock music.

  6. Dave Gunderson

    I love Joan jett!

  7. Dee Harris

    I remember when she came out with the runaways.
    Ya I still like her music today.
    I think Joan Jett 🍀
    Is so HOT.

  8. Mike Miller

    This is a pretty cool rock twist on an old school funk classic

  9. 67marlins

    This is so's almost good. Huh.....

  10. Davy Desh

    Did anyone notice that in this song, the audio quality is more "crisp" than in the music video of this song, as 80's music videos seem to have a "dampened" sound.

  11. Mslizzybell

    Just saw her in concert tonight.... she ended the show with this song, I cried! Life is complete❤️

  12. MeloLand

    Great song....

  13. randall scott burress

    I'm a badd girl?

  14. Joanie Jett 71

    I just received your original Joan Jett and the Blackhearts album from 83. Remember Everyday people. The friends I sent to your show with my note, I asked if they closed with Everyday People. How did you know? LOL Because I do! and I know why! Joanie, anytime i add your videos to my playlists, I give little stories, thinking you will see them I wrote to Cherie this morning to wish her a Merry Christmas. Do you remember a roadie named Dan when you were starting out as a Runaway.? I wrote to cherie about him and I can't wait until your tour is finished. I do hope we can touch bases when you get home. I was going to fly to California for your shows New Years Eve, but I am not because i doubt I would get a chance to talk to you , so I;ll fly back home to see you when you finish And i thank all that post your videos, as I am dealing with radio stations to get you newer fan bases and these lovely folks who post are doing the same thing. Rock on my dear lady and talk to you soon. Remember this song in Maryland? That's what I say to folks I remember this song in Maryland Rock on girl and Merry Christmas!

    Mark Colton

    Joanie Jett 71 I don't know how to respond. This is a lyrics video. I am not J.J. and don't know her. Just a fan of her music. Peace and love.

    Joanie Jett 71

    Hi Mark Sorry for the confusion The singer and I go way back as friends to the time of this song, and it was a message to her, just in case she saw this video. as I sent two people to one of her concerts and asked if she played this as the encore. . Hopefully I will see her in a couple months and let her know the ones who are helping get her a younger fan base as they dont play her on the air ( not the real her, except I love rock and roll) I used the message area as a medium just in case she sees the video herself Hope you had a good Christmas and have a happy New Year my friend! She once said if you want to know her, listen to her lyrics. I know she'd appreciate this video as her lyrics are her! Peace and love

    Joanie Jett 71

    Hi Mark, sorry for the confusion I go way back as friends with the singer to the time of this song as kids. She said if you want to know her, listen to her lyrics, as her lyrics are her. I sent some friends to a concert not long ago and asked if she played this as an encore. And she did! They asked why, I said because! Our childhood. Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a happy 2018. I Always hope she will see these messages as of her quote. She would appreciate you helping a newer fan base discover her as they dont play her on radio, except for an occasional I Love Rock and Roll. I'm trying to change that with radio stations, and you are helping by posting on youtube Peace and love So no need to give a response, I know she sees some of these, and this particular song with lyrics, defines her I am just everyday people! She is more than that to me since 12,. She's one of us and the most kind, caring , lovely girl I have ever known. thanks my friend!!

    Susan Fiedler

    Joanie Jett 71 ...I continue to enjoy and share her music, Jett is an icon. Her message is still Rock solid. Thanks from a Long Time fan from Detroit.

    Joanie Jett 71

    Thank you for your undying support. I will make mention of yur fanship and your happiness with her music and performances Rock ON Detroit!

  15. randall scott burress

    Cmon Joan Jett ..and kick my ass some more or ..should i say SMORES???

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  17. Daniel Burns

    this song went to #37 on the pop charts in 1983!!!

    Coco Pops

    Wow thanks for telling us... I like to know as much about Joan jett as possible cause I'm young and her songs.... Not all of them r on iTunes

  18. Colin Sanders

    entered Billboard Sept 10, 1983 ..reached #37 originally by Sly and Family Stone entering billboard Nov 30, 1968 ..reached #1

  19. David Graves

    everyday people is not a ACDC song, try SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE. sometimes i thing you kids write for wikipedia

    Carlos Carbone

    i love it man

    Nick Landers

    To be fair, this song has been covered by a lot of bands and artists.

    chris Chris

    Wrote "thing" rather than think, maybe you're a Wikipedia contributer also.

  20. Dan Livni

    There's a remix version of this song thats amazing.
    I heard it on a college radio station in NY last night.

  21. Lita Keaton

    Joan Jett rocks! Love that woman.

  22. KK85

    The queen of rock and roll Joan Jett!


    +KK85 LMAO

  23. Mott Hoople

    You love me. You hate me. You know me and then. You still can't figure out the scene I'm in.

  24. Dave Wollenberg

    Joan and the Blackhearts hit #37 in Billboard, 10-22-83. God bless you, Marc, for postin' it. Thanx! Have a blessed rest of the week!

  25. VikRaiNYC

    thanks br0

  26. Wes Doobner

    This whole song is just 2 chords, G major and C major.