EVERYBODY'S MAKIN' IT BIG
. . . BUT ME

Elvis, he's a hero
he's a superstar,
And I hear that Paul McCartney
drives a Rolls Royce car.
And Dylan sings for millions,
And I just sing for free.
Oh, everybody's makin' it big but me.
Oh, everybody's makin' it big but me.
Everybody's makin' it big but me.
Neil Diamond sings for diamonds,
And here's ole rhinestone me.
Oh, everybody's makin' it big but me.
Well, I hear that Alice Cooper's got a foxy chick
To wipe off his snake, keep him rich.
And Elton John's got two fine ladies,
And Doctor John's got three.
And I'm still seein' them same old sleezoes
That I used to see.
Oh, everybody's makin' it big but me.
Everybody's makin' it big but me.
I've got charisma
And personality.
How come everybody's makin' it big but me?
Well, I paint my face with glitter
Just like Bowie does.
And I wear the same mascara
That Mick Jagger does.
And I even put some lipstick on --
That just hurt my dad and mom.
Everybody's makin' it big but me.
They got groupies for their bands,
And all I got is my right hand.
And everybody's makin' it big but me.

Words & Music by Shel Silverstein