everybody’s talking lyrics – bill withers

everybody’s talkin’ at me
i don’t hear a word they’re sayin’
only the echoes of my mind
people stop, starin’ at me
i don’t even see their faces
only the shadow of their eyes

going where the sun keeps a-shinin’
through the pourin’ rain
goin’ where the weather suits my clothes
bankin’ off the northeast wind
sailin’ on a summer breeze
skippin’ over the ocean like a stone

why, why, why, why?
why, why, why, why?

i said, everybody keeps talkin’ at me
i don’t hear a word they’re sayin’, now
only the echoes of my mind
people stop, starin’ at me
i don’t even see their faces
only the shadow of their eyes

skippin’, skippin’, skippin’, skip, skip
over the ocean like a stone

i said, why, why, why?
why, why?

/ bill withers lyrics