Everybody says don'tEverybody says don'tEverybody says don't it isn't rightDon't it isn't niceEverybody says don'tEverybody says don'tEverybody says don't walk on the grassDon't disturb the peaceDon't skate on the iceWell I say do, I say,Walk on the grass it was meant to feelI say sail tilt to the windmillAnd if you fail you fail!
Everybody says don'tEverybody says don'tEverybody says don't get out of lineWhen they say that then lady that's a signNine times out of tenLady you are doing just fine.
Make just a ripple come on be braveThis time a ripple next time a waveSometimes you have to start small,Climbing the tiniest wallMaybe you're going to fallBut it is better than not starting at all.
Everybody says no stopMusn't rock the boat musn't touch a thingEverybody says don'tEverybody says waitEverybody says can't fight city-hallCan't upset the courtCan't laugh at the king!
Well I say try,I say,Laugh at the King or he'll make you cryLose your poiseFall if you have to but lady make a noise...Yes!
Everybody says don'tEverybody says can'tEverybody says wait around for miraclesThat's the way the world is madeI insist on miracles if you do them,Miracles might come true,Then I say don't...Don't be afraid!