Everybody’s Somebody Else   

Words & Music Neil Brewer 2006


I can still recall back when we were kind’a small,

we paid real close attention to the clock upon the wall.

My friend, I have to say that school was fine for half the day, 

but after three, my pals and me were off and on our way

because everybody’s somebody else when the school bell rings.

Raymond  banged the key-boards, I was playin’ three-chords,

Ricky beat the bongos ‘till he made his knuckles real-sore.

We practiced every night,  tryin’ to move our fingers right –

yeah, the sounds we made were silly, but we worked until we really had a thing –

because everybody’s somebody else when the school bell rings!

Everybody’s somebody else – everybody’s somebody else –

everybody’s somebody else when the school bell rings.

Well, maybe your custodian ? … He’s a race-car driver!  The secretary?  She’s a

deep-sea diver! The teacher’s workin’ on her helicopter flyer wings ...            

‘cause everybody’s somebody else when the school bell rings.

 My buddies and me were like you - through the school day we worked pretty hard. 

But at home, we plugged in to these amps, and cranked ‘em up, and let music make us

who we are! 

‘Cause everybody’s somebody else - everybody’s somebody else - everybody’s 

somebody else when the school bell rings.

Well, maybe the librarian? She dances on the ballroom floor - and the principal is managing a

hardware store - and the cooks have made a fortune selling French imported bling ...

‘cause everybody’s some-body else when the school bell rings.   

Teacher, I hope you don't se me, in this back row all day-dreamy ...

c'mon, bell, it's time to free my soul!

'Cause everybody’s somebody else - everybody’s somebody else - everybody’s 

somebody else when the school bell rings.