Everybody's Somebody's Fool

Song information

Authors: Gladys Hampton, Regina Adams, Ace Adams
Album title: Ben
Year of release: 1972
Duration: 2:58

Everybody's somebody's fool
The world is the biggest school
As you live, you learn though a torch will burn
Everybody's somebody's fool
(Everybody's somebody's fool)

You go through life making fools of others
Pretending you're giving them love
But remember sister or brother
You all have to answer to the one of above

It's beautiful to watch love begin
But oh, so sad when it ends
(So sad when it ends)
As you go through life, remember this rule
Everybody's somebody's fool
(Everybody's somebody's fool)


(* Repeat with ad lib and fade)
Song recording information:
  • Produced by Mel Larson and Jerry Marcellino
  • Arranged by Gene Page and John Bahler
Song released in albums:
Song type Album title, song's alt. title Duration Year of release
Michael Jackson — Ben 2:58 1972
Michael Jackson — Anthology 3:58 1986
Michael Jackson — The Best Of Michael Jackson (Anthology Series) 2:59 1995
Michael Jackson — Love Songs 2:57 2002
Michael Jackson — Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection 3:02 2009