Song – Everybody On

WRITERS

  • Bob Gibson
  • Thom Bishop
  • Michael Smith
  • Ginni Clemmens
  • David Hernandez

PUBLISHER

  • Robert Josiah Music

Song Licensing information

RECORDINGS BY BOB GIBSON-

  • Not available at this time

Phono License information

RECORDINGS BY OTHER ARTISTS

  • None

Song Notes

A recording of this song may still be found in the archives.

LYRIC

Everybody On

Down on Clark Street in the last seat
When you ride that twenty-two
From the North Side to the South Side
Till there’s only the driver, me and you

Everybody on, everybody on
‘Cause we know you’re tired of waitin’
You don’t need no reservation
Everybody on, everybody on
We’re gonna get this group together
We’re gonna loop the Loop forever
We’re gonna ride and ride and ride
Everybody on

Everybody on, everybody on
Mister Lakeshore Drive banker
Help that wine head on
Hear that sweet bag lady
Sing her E-train song

Well I am the conductor
And I run this train
Come the fall or winter
Come the sun or rain

Secretaries, mercenaries
Laughing high school kids
Sleepy third shift workers
All night party tricks

Everybody on, everybody on
‘Cause we know you’re tired of waitin’
You don’t need no reservation
Everybody on, everybody on
We’re gonna get this group together
We’re gonna loop the Loop forever
We’re gonna ride and ride and ride
Everybody on

Losers and boozers
Con man with a scheme
Spanish-speaking lady
Ridin’ out her dream

She went to the church
Had a talk with God
Let me hit the numbers
Get my man a job

Babushka Palushka
Ramming through the doors
Going to the Hancock
Sweep and mop the floors

There’s the New Town people
With Adidas shoes
They all look unhappy
Eating healthy food

They look out the windows
And they get a frown
When they pass up Tony’s
Best hotdogs in town

Everybody on, everybody on
‘Cause we know you’re tired of waitin’
You don’t need no reservation
Everybody on, everybody on
We’re gonna get this group together
We’re gonna loop the Loop forever
We’re gonna ride and ride and ride
Everybody on

Well I see them all
Coming in and out
Some are mild-mannered
Some are wild and loud

Some are shiny happy
Some are moody sad
Some are goody two-shoes
Some are tough and bad

Some are very smart
Some don’t know the score
Some are filthy rich
Some are clean yet poor

Some are politicians
They deny they’re fakes
What’s a little money
What’s a little take

Some are lean and tall
Some are short and stubby
Some are very pretty
Some are pretty ugly

But the common thing
We all take this train
And we’re ride this neon town
To the very end

Down on Clark Street in the last seat
When you ride that twenty-two
From the North Side to the South Side
Till there’s only the driver, me and you

Everybody on, everybody on
‘Cause we know you’re tired of waitin’
You don’t need no reservation
Everybody on, everybody on
We’re gonna get this group together
We’re gonna loop the Loop forever
We’re gonna ride and ride and ride
Everybody on

Words & music by Bob Gibson, Thom Bishop, Michael Smith, Ginni Clemmens and David Hernandez
© Robert Josiah Music