Sly and the Family Stone, “Everybody Is a Star”

That’s Sly and his brother and sister Freddy and Rose along with Larry Graham on vocals. Cynthia Robinson was playing trumpet. She’s one of the greatest female trumpeters ever. She died only 6 weeks ago on November 23, 2015. You will be missed Cynthia!

Everybody is a star.
Who could rain chases the dust away.
Everybody wants to shine.
Who will come out on a cloudy day?

‘Tis the sun that loves you ’round.
When the system tries to bring you down.
Every had to shine at night.
You don’t need darkness to do what you think is right.

Everybody is a star.
I can feel it when you shine on me.
I love you for who you are.
Not the one you feel you need to be.

Ever catch a falling star?
Ain’t no stopping ’til it’s in the ground.
Everybody is a star.
One big circle goin’ round and round.

Shine, shine, shine, shine.

We are all narcissists now!

Honestly, I think Sly was onto something here. Narcissism is present in most every single human being. It’s just a question of degree – of how narcissistic you are. There are normal healthy levels of narcissism, and then as it gets more extreme, narcissism gets more and more unhealthy. At the far end of the spectrum, it merges with sociopathy in malignant narcissism to the point where it is hard to tell the narcissist from the sociopath. Now we are at the monsters like Ted Bundy, one of the most famous malignant narcissists of all time.

But unhealthy levels of narcissism are all tied up with sociopathy anyway, as the two conditions have a lot in common and are somewhat similar. All of the Cluster B personalities tend to merge and overlap into something like “Total Asshole Disorder”, “Complete Psycho Disorder”, “Get the Hell Away from Me, You Monster Disorder”, etc.

These Cluster B types have what is known as “high conflict personalities.” Everywhere they go in life, they leave a tornado-like swath of chaos and destruction to varying degrees. Why? Because that’s what they do. That’s what Cluster B people are like – this is their basic style of living.

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9 responses to “Sly and the Family Stone, “Everybody Is a Star”

  1. Jason Y

    No, I don’t think narcissism is a bad thing always. Some people need more it. That’s the people this song is aimed toward. You know those people whose heart and soul is torn down and trampled on by race realism.

  2. Europeans had a healthy narcisism in the “Pagan” religions, the Gods and Goddess statues showed beautiful Whites.

    We now live under Jewish narcisism where their degenerate art dominate.

    • Jason Y

      The Nazi regime was narcissism taken to it’s ultimate degree and arrogance. It’s almost like it came straight from Satan’s heart. The only solution for such an abomination is the garbage dump.

  3. Jason Y

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Bound_and_Down

    Eastbound and Down had an episode where Kenny Powers (the main star) became too much of a show-off on this sports talk show he was on. So the manager asked him to calm down a bit. He wouldn’t so he brought in this woman on the next show to bring him down. He called Kenny a cock-gobbler😆

    Also, in another episode this Russian baseball player, after given a rude reception by Kenny, tells Kenny he’s shit, a “has been” (former star baseball player)😆

  4. Jason Y

    Sorry if over-commenting. However, sly’s song isn’t about someone who thinks of himself too much. It’s simply saying people have worth in the eyes of God, and probably that people have some talent somewhere, nobody is talent-less. Again repeating the idea “God doesn’t make junk.”

    It sounds more like a song that would improve the self esteem of children or teens, or maybe somebody living a difficult life or in prison.

    As far as real people who think they’re all that, a little too much, well, that would be very mentally unhealhty. In fact, some people may even need a “reality check”, which may be harsh.

  5. Guy from Montréal

    • Guy from MontrĂ©al

      As soon as I read female trumpeter that caught my attention and I found this clip showcasing Cythia Robinson’s talent, the music in this clip is just awesome! so much better than the popular stuff they did in the 70’s! I wonder if Miles Davis had a crack at her?, it wouldn’t surprise me.

  6. Jason Y

    The Marine Corps version would be “Everybody is a turd.” lol

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