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People Everyday Lyrics

Artist: Arrested Development


See I was resting at the park minding my own
business as I kick up the treble tone
on my radio tape player box, right
just loud enough so folks could hear it's hype, see ?
Outta nowhere comes the woman I'm dating
investigation maybe she was demonstrating
But nevertheless I was pleased
My day was going great and my soul was at ease
until a group of brothers started bugging out
drinking the 40 oz, going the nigga route
Disrespecting my black queen
holding their crotches and being obscene
At first I ignored them cause see I know their type
They got drunk and got guns and they wanna fight
and they see a young couple having a time that's good
and their egos wanna test a brother's manhood
So they came to test Speech cause of my hair-do
and the loud bright colors that I wear [Boo !]
I was a target cause I'm a fashion misfit
and the outfit that I'm wearing brothers dissing it
Well I stay calm and pray the niggaz leave me be
but they're squeezing parts of my date's anatomy
Why, Lord, do brothers have to drill me ?
Cause if I start to hit this man they'll have to kill me

[CHORUS:] I am everyday people (2x)

I told the niggaz please let us pass, friend
I said please cause I don't like killing Africans
but he wouldn't stop and I ain't Ice Cube
but I had to take the brother out for being rude
and like I said before I was mad by then
It took three or four cops to pull me off of him
But that's the story y'all of a black man
acting like a nigga and get stomped by an African

[CHORUS]
Comments/Interpretations
by teresa burk on 6/5/2008 11:46am
this song rocks still
by wreckz&efeckz on 6/28/2008 1:59am
good
by sammy on 6/28/2008 3:02pm
Damn, dis song reminds of my childhood lool
by Ben Skinner on 7/27/2008 8:24pm
Yeah Sammy I know what you mean, brings back a lot of memories... mind you, I never knew what the song's story was before I read the lyrics today, but it only makes me like the song more, such sweet relief from Gangsta cRap.
by beth on 8/2/2008 3:19pm
i only heard this song quite recently and i think its amazin :]
by la'nae on 9/7/2008 6:34pm
im only 16 and this song makes me feel like im 4rm the 80's!!...i just love it!!
by Antonio on 9/20/2008 6:33am
I am everyday people. Ya know.
by misse on 10/27/2008 7:35pm
The 90's were awesome! I was 3 in '92 when this came out, such great memories. Now granted, there was a lot of mess, but there was personality with acts unlike many folks who call themselves artists today.
by tobymandingo on 1/19/2009 4:12pm
Buzzin'
by Ajit on 3/24/2009 12:19pm
It's cool guys...very good...
by Marley on 4/7/2009 12:21pm
Classic...
by cam on 4/9/2009 8:08am
well, its wicked far better than akon and "The ghetto"
by Tee on 6/19/2009 12:15am
heard the song from Definitely Maybe movie and from a local bar that plays in Bkk. Love the melody & just read the lyrics today. So cool!
by charliechaz on 6/23/2009 6:59pm
This is jam - brings me back, but still relevant

by cookiiee34 on 8/21/2009 6:10am
lol i was listening to it its so cool and chillaxed
by slim on 9/7/2009 6:18pm
this is very relaxing song
by NSX on 10/13/2009 6:45pm
SAY WHOA!!!!


SAY YEAH!!!

Classic
by MOMO on 10/15/2009 9:40pm
luhvee this sonq !
by highrize on 11/13/2009 2:28am
the lyrics are so strong, great song, speech is a beast
by D on 12/22/2009 2:05am
I don't think it's hair-do it's heritage.
by Deatrice on 1/15/2010 9:41am
Love this song...especially after READING the lyrics w/o music(just my beautiful voice)lol!!People are always trying to bully you 'til you go off on them.
by Lucy on 2/6/2010 1:59pm
This song has always been and always will be....a Classic!!!

Say yeahhhh!
by JJ -WITBOY -south africa on 2/24/2010 4:17am
This is classic hip hop and educative story,well done and great lyrics
by gilliard on 4/3/2010 7:54am
well done my friend we are together
by Allan on 4/24/2010 7:34am
Lyrics fix: Instead of "Hair-do" its "HERITAGE"
by Barbara on 8/23/2010 3:10pm
This songs brings back memories of the 90's in the summer in Chi. This song was blasting out of the cars and clubs.
by Mike on 8/31/2010 11:54am
I cant stop listening to this track... and Sly's intro is just too dope
by osi on 9/9/2010 6:39am
one of the finest songs in hiphop,wish all artistes wud sing conscious lyrics like this.
by benji on 9/10/2010 12:49am
seeing thes guys new years eve this year in australia... CANT FKN WAIT!
by Sly nigeria on 11/4/2010 3:26am
I don't get tired listening to this song, to me it's always new & fresh each time i listen to it.
by Shan on 12/3/2010 1:06pm
one of a kind..will b evergreen 4 all time..
by love on 1/24/2011 9:11pm
i love this song reminds me of peaceful summer mornings.
by HymeeHonkeeKrakka on 4/18/2011 9:34am
Is the protagonist a Banger himself or from Africa with his "bright colors?"
by Wangira Morgan Ambrose on 5/3/2011 1:18am
Man, this song is off the hook, wish we get back to the old days of music. Today Music has lost meaning. Lets take it back.
by Allegra on 5/17/2011 2:03pm
@ HymeeHonkeeKrakka, the protagonists are not africans but black Americans just like Speech. It is a more politically correct term to use Africans as opposed to blacks in some quarters as black is considered derogatory.
by Smokin Joe on 5/27/2011 4:04pm
if u got the muscle, u wanna hustle.
by benny on 6/4/2011 4:53pm
Right tone
by Jaja on 7/11/2011 7:44pm
I miss 90's
by Sah on 9/21/2011 3:30pm
Dope music but there aint no deffrent between Afrikan and a Negro(nigga) it equal damn!!
by Tesa on 11/3/2011 4:55am
Greeeeaat song, f* the haters :-P
by Fasil on 11/28/2011 4:26am
I love this music
by Evader on 12/6/2011 11:22pm
RIP good music... I think it died in the 90s... This was some of the last real hip hop.
by andrew musali on 12/26/2011 9:48am
this jam will be on my playlist even when when i meet God
by gmyown on 2/13/2012 4:43am
rockin em beatz.AD really got it right.HELL YEAAAHH!
by SM Bahamas on 2/15/2012 9:02pm
still feeling this groove. Ya'll with me.
by Graham on 2/16/2012 6:12am
Always fresh....
by Casey J. on 4/19/2012 11:17am
You guys are wrong. This song is a good song but the "good music" phase. Every decade has there own sense of good music and it's wrong to say that the people in music now a days dont have any talent or meaning. Not everybody is great...but still.
by cheryl on 5/4/2012 2:40pm
The best!
by Peter on 5/13/2012 2:37am
Is there a harp used in this song?
by Queen Nzingah on 5/26/2012 5:02pm
This song is an incredible reflection of the realities we, Black/Afican Americans (whichever is fitting 4 you)as a people face, often time on a daily basis...Peace & blessings
by agatha abdullahi on 6/8/2012 2:38pm
This song have been driving me crazy since 90s I luv it coz it realy arrested my development.
by Jonathan Mucyo on 9/9/2012 5:02pm
This takes me back to the late 90's when hip hop was the best, 4 me at least. and the fact that up 2 today people are being bullied and dissed 4 no reason but who they are?. man I miss those days. And this song takes me back there.
by E on 9/25/2012 3:11pm
"but there aint no deffrent between Afrikan and a Negro(nigga) it equal damn!!"...oh yes there is, a HUGE difference between and African American and a "Nigga" two different worlds entirely.
by JASHAYLA M JACKSON on 11/26/2012 1:27am
this song is off the chane because when you see a couple having fun dont test the brothers man hood
by Irene on 1/22/2013 12:14am
I never get tired of this song !!!
by monday b on 3/3/2013 9:08pm
the memories of 80s and 90s cant come back again,these guys were simply inspirational and talented musician,they played a classical and unadulterated music in their time.which is quite different with the music obtainable this days.
by pierre de la Mancha on 6/20/2013 10:49pm
itou (for Irene, an other...)
(french slang, "me too")
by SCBraveheart on 12/13/2013 11:12pm
I love this song, especially the version from the 3 Years CD. The version from MTV was good also.


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