I'm Not Like Everybody Else

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music/Carlin Music Corp.

Chord file

Lyrics:

I won't take all that they hand me down,
And make out a smile, though I wear a frown,
And I'm not gonna take it all lying down,
'Cause once I get started I go to town.

'Cause I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else.

And I don't want to ball about like everybody else,
And I don't want to live my life like everybody else,
And I won't say that I feel fine like everybody else,
'Cause I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else.

But darling, you know that I love you true,
Do anything that you want me to,
Confess all my sins like you want me to,
There's one thing that I will say to you,
I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else.

I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else
And I don't want to ball about like everybody else,
And I don't want to live my life like everybody else,
And I won't say that I feel fine like everybody else,
'Cause I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else.

Like everybody else,
Like everybody else,
Like everybody else,
Like everybody else.

If you all want me to settle down,
Slow up and stop all my running 'round,
Do everything like you want me to,
There's one thing that I will say to you,
I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else.

I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else.
And I don't want to ball about like everybody else,
And I don't want to live my life like everybody else,
And I won't say that I feel fine like everybody else,
'Cause I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else.

Like everybody else (like everybody else),
Like everybody else (like everybody else),
Like everybody else (like everybody else),
Like everybody else.

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (3:29), recorded probably Jan 1966 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Sunny Afternoon/I'm Not Like Everybody Else Jun 1966 Denmark Pye 7N 17125 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Sunny Afternoon/I'm Not Like Everybody Else 3 Jun, 1966 UK Pye 7N 17125 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Sunny Afternoon/I'm Not Like Everybody Else 3 Jun, 1966 UK Pye 7N 17125 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Sunny Afternoon/I'm Not Like Everybody Else Jul 1966 USA Reprise 0497 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Sunny Afternoon 17 Nov, 1967 UK Marble Arch MAL 716 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Sunny Afternoon 1969 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2174 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Great Lost Kinks Album 25 Jan, 1973 USA Reprise MS 2127 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
You Really Got Me Apr 1980 UK Pye NSPL 18615 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Collection Aug 1980 UK Hallmark/Marble Arch (Pickwich) PDA 072 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
A Complete Collection 9 Feb, 1984 USA Complete CPL2-2001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - Kollectables 30 Nov, 1984 UK PRT KINK 7252 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - 20th Anniversary Box Set 7 Dec, 1984 UK PRT KINKX 7254 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men 28 Sep, 1987 UK PRT PYL 7001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men Apr 1988 UK PRT PYC 7001 2 CD set
Kinkdom 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R1 70318 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks-Size Kinkdom 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R2 75769 CD
Greatest Hits 28 Mar, 1989 USA Rhino R1 70086 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Greatest Hits 28 Mar, 1989 USA Rhino R2 70086 CD
The Ultimate Collection 4 Sep, 1989 UK Castle Communications CTVLP 001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Ultimate Collection 4 Sep, 1989 UK Castle Communications CTVCD 001 CD
Fab Forty - The Singles Collection 1964-1970 Feb 1991 EEC Decal CDLIK D 74 2 CD set
Best Of The Kinks 1966-67 Aug 1991 UK Pickwick PWKS 4075 CD
The Kinks Sep 1991 EEC Music For Pleasure/EMI CD-MFP 5921/CDB 7 97481 2 CD
The Complete Collection Nov 1991 EEC Castle Communications CCSCD 300 CD
The EP Collection Volume Two 18 Nov, 1991 UK See For Miles SEE 329 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The EP Collection Volume Two 18 Nov, 1991 UK See For Miles SEECD 329 CD
The Kinks Story Vol. 1 1964-1966 Jun 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 101 CD
60 Rock Shots Mar 1994 France Castle Communications/Une Musique PKF 563301 3 CD set
The Album That Never Was Jun 1994 Germany PRT (Castle Communication) CNC 4021-2 CD
The Kinks Remastered 28 Mar, 1995 UK Castle Communications ESB CD 268 3 CD set
Face To Face 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 479 CD
The EP Collection 9 Nov, 1998 UK Castle ESFCD 667 Multi CD box set
Anthology - Unfinished Business 9 Nov, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESS CD 584 2 CD set
The EP Collection 2 1 Aug, 2000 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary ESFCD 904 Multi CD box set
The Marble Arch Years 18 Jul, 2001 UK Essential/Castle/Sanctuary CMGBX318 Multi CD box set
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
Face To Face 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD028 CD
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set
The Kink Kontroversy (Deluxe Edition) 28 Mar, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 275 627-4 2 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

simulated stereo (3:29), recorded probably Jan 1966 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Sunny Afternoon 17 Nov, 1967 UK Marble Arch MALS 716 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Golden Hour Of The Kinks, Vol. 2 5 Oct, 1973 UK Pye/Golden Hour GH 558 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Pye History Of British Pop Music-The Kinks Nov 1975 USA Pye 505 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
A Golden Hour Of The Kinks May 1991 UK Knight KGHCD 146 CD

mono mix, alternate vocal (3:29), recorded 12 May, 1966 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kink Kontroversy (Deluxe Edition) 28 Mar, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 275 627-4 2 CD set

live, stereo mix, by Eleanor Rigby, recorded 1985
Eleanor Rigby & Co. Sing The Kinks Jul 1998 UK Future Legend Records FLEG.17CD CD

stereo mix, by Eleanor Rigby, recorded 1986
Eleanor Rigby & Co. Sing The Kinks Jul 1998 UK Future Legend Records FLEG.17CD CD

stereo mix, by The Wolfhounds, recorded 1989
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 USA Communion COMM8CD CD
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 UK Imaginary ILL CD300 CD
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 UK Imaginary ILLUSION 003 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 USA Communion COMM 8 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM

stereo mix, BBC recording, recorded 7 Oct, 1994 at Maida Vale Studios, London
The Kinks At The BBC - Radio & TV Sessions And Concerts: 1964-1994 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 279 721-8 Multi CD box set

live, stereo mix, recorded 25 Nov, 1993 at Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
To The Bone 15 Oct, 1996 USA Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 2 2 CD set
To The Bone 3 Mar, 1997 UK Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 1 2 CD set

live, stereo mix (5:30), recorded 29 Apr, 1997 at Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, California
Belly Up! 7 Aug 2008 UK Metamedia Records MM-009 CD

live, stereo mix (5:32), recorded 30 Apr 1997 at The Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, California
Around The Galaxy 24 Feb 2009 UK Meta Media MM-010 CD

live, stereo mix, recorded 26 or 29 Nov, 1997 at The Bottom Line, New York City
Rock Bottom - Live At The Bottom Line 27 Jun, 2000 USA Meta Media/Koch Records KOC-CD-8087 CD

live, stereo mix, recorded 6 Oct, 1999 at Marian College, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Solo Live - Live Solo Performance At The Marian College Todd Wehr Alumni Center 17 Jun, 2000 USA Meta Media MM03 CD

stereo mix, by Chris Locke, recorded 2000
The Great Lost KPS Album - The Kover Kontroversy Kontinues Jul 2000 UK Pie KPSCD003 CD

live, stereo mix, recorded Spring-Summer 2002 at Unknown venue
Bugged... Live! 22 Oct, 2002 USA Meta Media MM 005 CD

live, stereo mix, recorded 13 Jun, 2004 at Stadtwerke Open Air Festival, Potsdam, Germany
Rainy Day In June 17 Jan, 2005 UK Meta Media MM07 CD

stereo mix, by the Sunny Afternoon original London cast (1:46), recorded Aug-Sep 2014 at Konk Studios, North London
Sunny Afternoon - Original Cast Recording 27 Oct 2014 UK BMG Chrysalis 538002812 CD


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