Wrote a Song for Everyone Lyrics

Creedence Clearwater Revival


publisher: ©CONCORD MUSIC GROUP, INC
writers: J. C. Fogerty
album: Track 4 in album Green River
release date: 1969-8-3
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Classic Rock/Folk Rock/Country Rock/Southern Rock
length: 4:58
composer: John Fogerty

Cover Art

Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River cover art
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Met myself a comin' county welfare line.
I was feelin' strung out, hung out on the line.
Saw myself a goin', down to war in June.
All I want, all I want is to write myself a tune.

[Chorus]
Wrote a song for everyone,
Wrote a song for truth.
Wrote a song For everyone
And I couldn't even talk to you.

Got myself arrested, wound me up in jail.
Richmond 'bout to blow up, communication failed.
If you see the answer, now's the time to say.
All I want, all I want is to get you down and pray.

[Chorus: x2]

Saw the people standin' thousand years in chains.
Somebody said it's different now, look, it's just the same.
Pharoah's spin the message, 'round and 'round the truth.
They could have saved a million people, how can I tell you?

[Chorus: x2]


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Green River
  • 2 Commotion
  • 3 Tombstone Shadow
  • 4 Wrote a Song for Everyone
  • 5 Bad Moon Rising
  • 6 Lodi
  • 7 Cross‐Tie Walker
  • 8 Sinister Purpose
  • 9 The Night Time Is the Right Time