Everyday People (Sly And The Family Stone)

Everyday People

Sly And The Family Stone


For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. – Proverbs 139:13-14
In this episode, we take a look at the YouTube channel, “What The Heaven?”, and more specifically the video, “What The Election Results Taught Me: I Was Wrong.”

We also discuss Sly & Family Stone’s song, “Everyday People,” from their 1969 LP, “Stand!”

What The Election Results Taught Me: I Was Wrong

Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone (1969)

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Patrick F. Jones

Patrick F. Jones

Podcaster, What The Heaven


Patrick has worn virtually every hat while working at local churches. He has also quit churches, multiple times, so that he can work in the “real world.” This is what he’s learned: being a pastor or missionary has nothing to do with where your paycheck comes from. You are a pastor. You are a missionary. You are a disciple.

Whether it’s playing music in an LA bar or teaching in Southeast Asia, the most important thing that a Christian can do in a post-Christian world is engage culture and get to know different kinds of people. 

And we should be funny, too.



Stand! is the fourth album by soul/funk band Sly and the Family Stone, released on May 3, 1969.

Written and produced by lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone, Stand! is considered an artistic high-point of the band’s career.

“Everyday People” is one of Sly Stone‘s pleas for peace and equality between differing races and social groups, a major theme and focus for the band.

The Family Stone featured Caucasians Greg Errico and Jerry Martini in its lineup, as well as females Rose Stone and Cynthia Robinson; making it an early major integrated band in rock history.

Sly and the Family Stone’s message was about peace and equality through music, and this song reflects the same.

– excerpt taken from Wikipedia



“Everyday People”
song lyrics:

Sometimes I’m right and I can be wrong
My own beliefs are in my song
The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then

Makes no difference what group I’m in
I am everyday people, yeah yeah

There is a blue one who can’t accept the green one
For living with a fat one trying to be a skinny one
And different strokes for different folks

And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo

Oh sha sha we got to live together

I am no better and neither are you
We are the same whatever we do
You love me you hate me you know me and then

You can’t figure out the bag I’m in

I am everyday people, yeah yeah

There is a long hair that doesn’t like the short hair
For bein’ such a rich one that will not help the poor one
And different strokes for different folks

And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo Oh 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
And different strokes for different folks

And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo

I am everyday people

Sylvester Stewart

Everyday People lyrics
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network

When we try to fix, save or help the world, it’s easy to forget that someone is already doing it. His name is God.

He is the business of love.

It’s kind of His second name.

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