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THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers

Sometimes People Are Good

Written by Fred Rogers | © 1967, Fred M. Rogers


Sometimes people are good
And they do just what they should.
But the very same people who are good sometimes
Are the very same people who are bad sometimes.
It's funny, but it's true.
It's the same, isn't it for me and...

Sometimes people get wet.
And their parents get upset.
But the very same people who get wet sometimes
Are the very same people who are dry sometimes.
It's funny, but it's true.
It's the same, isn't it for me and...

Sometimes people make noise
And they break each other's toys.
But the very same people who are noisy sometimes
Are the very same people who are quiet sometimes.
It's funny, but it's true.
It's the same, isn't it for me and...

Sometimes people get mad
And they feel like being bad.
But the very same people who are mad sometimes
Are the very same people who are glad sometimes.
It's funny, but it's true.
It's the same, isn't it for me and...

Sometimes people are good
And they do just what they should.
But the very same people who are good sometimes
Are the very same people who are bad sometimes.
It's funny, but it's true.
It's the same, isn't it for me...
Isn't it the same for you?


Notes

  • "Sometimes people put up tents", "Sometimes people make you angry", and "Sometimes people love mischief" sung in Episode 0087
  • "Sometimes glass things get broken, and you really feel bad about it, but the very same things that get broken sometimes, are the very same things that don't get broken sometimes" sung in Episode 0109.
  • "It's funny but it's true. I miss the King and Queen and you do, too" sung by X the Owl in Episode 1025.
  • A friendly closing varition of this song is sung at the end of Episode 1059.
  • "Sometimes the baby cries, and it makes a lot of noise, but the very same baby that cries sometimes, is the very same baby who doesn't cry sometimes" sung in Episode 1121.
  • "Sometimes people get scared" sung in Episode 1175.
  • "Sometimes People Are Kind" sung in Episode 1591

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