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Various Artists Everyone's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) Lyrics

Last updated: 09/04/2013 07:27:12 AM

Artist(Band): Baz Luhrmann

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '99. Wear sunscreen.
If I could offer you one tip for the future, sunscreen
would be it. The
long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
scientists whereas the
rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my
own meandering
experience... I will dispense this advice now

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh,
nevermind, you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until
they've faded. But trust
me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself
and recall in a way
you can't grasp now, how much possibility lay before
you and how fabulous
you really looked. You are NOT as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that
worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by
chewing bubblegum. The
real troubles in life are apt to be things that never
crossed your worried
mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle

Do one thing everyday that scares you.


Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't
put up with people who
are reckless with yours.


Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're
ahead, sometimes you're
behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the
insults. If you succeed in doing
this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank


Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do
with your life.
The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22
what they wanted to do
with their lives; some of the most interesting 40 year
olds I know still

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll
have children, maybe you
won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40. Maybe you'll dance
the funky chicken on
your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do,
don't congratulate
yourself too much or berate yourself either - your
choices are half chance,
so are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can... don't be
afraid of it, or what
other people think of it... it's the greatest instrument
you'll ever own.

Dance... even if you have nowhere to do it but in
your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines they will only make
you feel UGLY.

Brother and sister together we'll make it through.
Someday your spirit will take you and guide you there.
I know you've been hurting, but I've been waiting to be there for you.
And I'll be there just helping you out whenever I can.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they
might be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings; they're your best link to your
past and the
people most likely to stick with you in the future

Understand that friends come and go, but for the
precious few you should
hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography
and lifestyle because the
older you get, the more you need the people you knew
when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes
you hard. Live in
Northern California once, but leave before it makes
you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths. Prices will rise,
Politicians will
philander, you too will get old. And when you do, you'll
fantasize that when
you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians
were noble, and children
respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe
you have a trust fund,
maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse; but you never
know when either one might
run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're
40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with
those who supply it.
Advice is a form of nostalgia; dispensing it is a way of
fishing the past
from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly
parts, and
recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.


Everybody's free. Everybody's free.

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Do I have the right song suggesting to shave my head? | Reviewer: Jaclynn | 9/4/13

I was class of 1999 and I remember this song, but i also recall this song mentioning to shave your head at least once in your lifetime. I did it based on that advice, and it was very liberating when I did (Being a young woman)....But I think I may have the incorrect song. Does anyone know of another message song around the late 90s? I recall it being spoken and quite similar to this one. Please help, its been driving me crazy.

Reflection | Reviewer: Rena | 7/2/13

I heard these lyrics today on my way into the office, the words moved me to tears... the words are so poignant, and true to life. I hope it gets more air time, I went home and read the lyrics and emailed my sister,s.

tom | Reviewer: tom | 4/10/13

i heard this tune driving my wagon on the motorway tonight and it just stuck in my head i have had to look at it when i got home and i can relate with most if the lyrics somewhere along the line , brilliant and it will stick in my mind for a long time

Something Special | Reviewer: Jason | 10/29/10

Recently heard it playing on the radio late one night, and was blown away... At age 34, I have done a fair amount of living -- including a year and a half in NY -- so a lot of what it talks about hits close to home. It's impossible to touch on every important aspect of life in something so short, but it does a darn good job trying. And yes, there is some really good advice in there about how to find some peace of mind in this crazy life. Kudos!

Greatest advice EVER!!!! | Reviewer: david | 3/16/10

This song as the greatest advice ever for anyone who wants to live a fulfilled life. I have being looking for the song since 2002 when I first heard it on the radio here in Nigeria, it never crossed my mind to search for it online well, i'm glad i did today (Don't open your mouth and say it took you that long ?? Like my people say your mourning is when you wake up . I guess i just woke up :) ). happiest day online so far .

great lessons | Reviewer: BriSkittle | 3/16/10

It is class of '97 originally. We had played as class of '99 at graduation. I have known this song for over 10 years now. I have loved it just as long. I am now giving the gift of these words to my oldest daughter as she grows. One song = Complete life lesson.

searching for this song almoust a decade | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/30/09

today is my happiest day for a years because i finaly found this song which i heared years ago and , thanks to google and others , i found name and words .... definitly best day of 2009 !!!! best wishes to all fans of the song and marry christmas and new year from djscale from serbia !!! p.s. i founded it on my old dvd called new mp3 !!!!! and the name was sound 6 , till now.....

Everyone's Free | Reviewer: Mario | 11/4/08

im a Austronomer and at the rate of unstabability of the earth and the odds of a commet or metteor hiting earth id say this is the way to live your life go to youtube and surch for The last Days on Earth part 1 ull see what im saying

class of '99 | Reviewer: Hayley | 12/31/07

It's not class of '97, it is class of '99. I just listened to it. If you don't believe me go to this link and listen to the first line:

quick fix | Reviewer: allie | 7/30/07

It's the class of '97, not '99. Just wanted to throw that out there. I'd never heard of this till about six days ago and now i listen to it every other day because it's so funny!

congrats | Reviewer: mitzy | 6/7/07

when i first heard this song, i was shocked! i was listening to the lyrics very carefully and... they are marvelous! in whole 5 minutes of this song, you get all the tips for living a full life! wow!

WELL DONE!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/23/06

Well i don't know about the rest of the world but this song was cool way back when, and the words still ring true today! So i say everyone should listen to it every once in a while.