Everybody Is A Star

Album: Greatest Hits (1970)
Charted: 1
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  • Everybody is a star
    Who the rain, chase the dust away
    Everybody wants to shine
    Ooh, come out on a cloudy day
    'Til the sun that loves you proud
    When the system tries to bring you down
    Every hand to shine tonight
    You don't need darkness to do what you think is right, hee hee

    Ba pa-pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba,
    Ba-pa ba-pa ba ba, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
    Ba pa-pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba,
    Ba-pa ba-pa ba ba, ooh, ooh,

    Everybody is a star
    I can feel it when you shine on me
    I love you for who you are
    Not the one you feel you need to be
    Ever catch a falling star
    Ain't no stopping 'til it's in the ground
    Everybody is a star
    One big circle going round and round

    Ba pa-pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba,
    Ba-pa ba-pa ba ba, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

    Ba pa-pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba,
    Ba-pa ba-pa ba ba, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

    Ba pa-pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba,
    Ba-pa ba-pa ba ba, shine, shine, shine, shine

    Ba pa-pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba,
    Ba-pa ba-pa ba ba, shine, shine, shine, shine

    Ba pa-pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba,
    Ba-pa ba-pa ba ba, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

    Ba pa-pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba,
    Ba-pa ba-pa ba ba, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Writer/s: SYLVESTER STEWART
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • James Hadley from North LondonThe sentiment of this piece of music is one of the most affirmative of any song I've yet heard. "I love you for who you are, not the one you feel you need to be." That might just be the most beautiful single lyric in all pop music. The song embodies everything that was great about this band and their era. One looks back from today's time of "culture wars" and wonders what we have forgotten and what we need to remember. This song sets me straight about what really matters.
  • Billy D Cooper from Bronx, Ny 10462...as for the unique intermingling leads, "Sly &..." 1st began this with his seminal hit Dance to the Music in '68. From that point, there were several groups-most notably, The Temptations-who followed. The Tempt's had several hits including a pair of #1s-i Can't Get Next to You ('69) and Papa was a Rolling Stone ('72)-using this same Sly & the Family Stone formula.
    The Temptations also had Motown's 1st Grammy winner-Cloud 9 ('68)-and 2 more Top 10s-Psychedelic Shack ('69) and Ball o' Confusion ('70)-same formula.
  • Billy D Cooper from Bronx, Ny 10462you refer to the great innovative bassist Larry Graham as "...a fourth person"? Are you serious?? You're not serious. Seriously???
  • Rich from El Segundo, CaI was surprised this didn't have any entries. This is a fantastic song, and is in my personal favorite list of "Songs with the best beginnings"...in that Sly trades opening lines with his brother, sister and a fourth person which obviously embodies the meaning of the song. Their individual and unique voices make me wonder if this is not a first for not only a #1 hit, but ANY hit to have 4 credited vocalists!
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