Cold Chisel - Everybody Lyrics




Everybody wants to be a wannabe
Living in a limousine
Everybody wants to be a tragedy
In a supermarket magazine

Everybody wants to be famous
Everybody wants more things
Everybody longs to feel the pain
That a whole lotta money’s gonna bring

Everybody wants their name on the guest list
Everybody wants to get in free
Everybody wants complete fidelity
From two or three lovers simultaneously

Everybody wants to be an individual
Everybody else does too
All I wanna be is idiot free
And outta here with you

Everybody wants to have children
No-one wants to hang around
Everybody wants the world to cry
When they’re lying in the cold cold ground

Everybody wants the ideal body
Waiting when they get back home
Whether that’s the one in Shanghai, London
New York City or the villa in Rome

Everybody wants to be an individual
Everybody else does too
All I wanna be is idiot free
And outta here with you

Everybody thinks they might have been kidnapped
And examined in a U.F.O.
Everybody’s locked into too much hock
To ever think about what they don’t want you to know

And still they’re gunna be an individual
Everybody else is too
All I wanna be is idiot free
And outta here with you





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Cold Chisel Everybody Comments
  1. Mal Walker

    How fuckin good is this, My depressive episodes are eased by listening to music such as this. So to me this is Freedom.

  2. Cherry of the Void

    You're the best Peita Breese, good on you girl! Chisel back in form too:)
     https://www.facebook.com/PeitaBreesePerformer

  3. paul fisher

    Maybe she wrote Khe Sahn as well !

  4. paul fisher

    To all the people who think Abi Tucker wrote this song, your idiots. Her website, google and the chisels cd cover all say: written by DON WALKER.... Plus Abi Tucker, has she even had a hit ! your all laughable.

    Jonathan Cooke

    paul fisher u ok hun

  5. hellphoenix108

    yeah i listened to the "original" and i wasn't impressed by it, never been a fan of so called "pop" music so cold chisels cover of this is 1000 time better than the shit "original" so kindly go fuck your self kthxbai

  6. TheRabbitFoot

    I'm not entirely sure what I just spent 5 minutes of my life watching, but I'm damn certain that I like what I just watched xD

  7. CJ Norman

    Apt. Mighty. Australian. CHISEL!!!

  8. Chris Marks

    Second comment. Love this song!

  9. Chris Marks

    First comment.

  10. Mama In Pajamas

    I don't agree completely. While my musical background and first love is R&B/soul (and Boys to Men are up there in my favs), I equally appreciate artists like Cold Chisel. Their music is brilliant and Jimmy Barnes has such a massive voice.

  11. mosstrooper68

    Eat your words, Numbnuts!!

  12. GusenbauerAffe

    Mark Webber brought me here! Horray for Mark!

  13. DelPellezin

    dude, Don Walker wrote the song

  14. Darren McColley

    The writer of the song has always been Don Walker

  15. Quicknstraight

    Just got my tickets for Chisel at the O2 in Manchester on July 16th... Can't wait! It's ridiculous that they haven't toured in the UK for 30 years!

  16. Tony Dean

    The video is strange, and also the fact that wherever you look, there ain't much talk about this being a cover of Abi Tucker's song. It's almost like Chisel are trying to claim it as theirs! I love Chisel, and this is a decent cover, but you don't beat the original, and boys, give credits to the writer of the song too!

    AussieLizzardd

    Sorry, the song was written by Don Walker (Cold Chisel Pianist) and performed by Abi Tucker in 2001 for secret life of us. This is their song.

  17. Officer620

    Haha isn't she, fantastic! :P

  18. jess w

    awwwww yayyy :D where i work. the goat is one of the animals i look after. gooooo arthurrrrr

  19. J M

    This is my new fav song, I absolutley LOVE it.... but this clip was crap. Sorry boys, but you could have done so much better... it actually let the song down...

  20. Bits

    Awesome!!!! Completely awesome!!!!

  21. Patrick Musilek

    Amazing!

  22. Jordan Taylor

    well thats just my personal opinion.......i respect yours but i still stand by what i said

  23. electricgirlfriend

    LOVE ALL OF THIS!
    Super" Big Fan

  24. Finlayne Robson

    Abi Tuckers version is ridiculous, she makes it sound like a nursery rhyme. I cant believe people would like it better than chisels version.

  25. thedeathvalleygirl

    from Abi Tuckers webpage "Everybody (Idiot Free) (D.Walker)"
    from Wikipedia "her best-known single, "Everybody (Idiot Free)", a Don Walker penned song"
    its called google and come in handy to prove idiots like you wrong!

  26. MordecaiKhaine

    This song (to the extent of my knowledge) was written by Abi Tucker in 2005 for The Secret Life Of Us, if not then I apologise for indiscrepancy. I just think Abi Tucker's version was much better.

    W.M.Greaves

    MordecaiKhaine this song is a track from a television series in which Abi stared in which she was written by Don Walker. She recorded it for the series and released it as a single

  27. MordecaiKhaine

    I do get Cold Chisel, I love them. But this song (to the extent of my knowledge) was written by Abi Tucker in 2005 for The Secret Life Of Us, if not then I apologise for indiscrepancy. I just think Abi Tucker's version was much better.

    AussieLizzardd

    Song was originally written by Don walker (Cold Chisel Pianist) and performed by Abi Tucker in 2001 for the secret life of us.

  28. prisonersofsociety

    Don Walker wrote the song. Other artists just recorded/released it before this. Get your facts right before you comment. Also how is it possible to 'ruin' the song if it was theirs to begin with? -_-

  29. Rebecca Bianca

    GO CHISLE LUV U GUYZ

  30. SwingTheDoor

    It seems the fans of Boy George, Milli Vanilli, Boys to Men etc; just don't get and never will get Cold Chisel. Seems Everybody except you says Don Walker wrote this song.

  31. MordecaiKhaine

    For everyone who reckons that Cold Chisel did this, they didn't write the song, it was written and sung in 2005 by Abi Tucker. It is a brilliant song, but these guys have kinda ruined it. Before you go biting my head off saying the Cold Chisel are amazing, go and listen to the original song, Everybody (Idiot Free) by Abi Tucker, you'll understand what I'm saying.

    W.M.Greaves

    MordecaiKhaine this song was a track from some television series in which Abi stared in. It was written by Cold Chisels, Don Walker and she recorded it for the series and released it as a single. Don has had this song hidden away for ages until he felt it was right to release it

  32. thedeathvalleygirl

    you know that girl has a name, that girl has a life and seems happy with her body and her self. its people like you that i hate, people that don't think about the person you are talking about. have a look in the mirror at yourself and maybe get a life!

  33. spudapod

    sounds shithouse

  34. Simon McPartland

    Everybody Loves CC .....

  35. wlrcrash

    Fabulous Chisel - Well done :)

  36. Jordan Taylor

    im sorry but i that girl at the end needs to put those things away cos that does not look flattering at all :/

  37. William Brougham

    Great song and lyrics :)

  38. Phil Armstrong

    All I wanta be is idiot free and outa here with you!!!
    Good on Chisel to say what I think every day.
    Love it.

  39. Evil Froglet

    instant classic, a truly perfect song

  40. Gordy Vincent

    I like it a lot, cant wait to hear the other songs. Jimmy sounds his best when his with Chisel

  41. mcllamamann

    bloody briliant

  42. BeesKnees Ben

    Classic!

  43. Lou Callaghan

    I like it, song & clip...

  44. 68Cynth

    Glad to be the 2nd person watching this video! Well done Chisel!!!! xxxx