The Spongetones – She Goes Out With Everybody —Powerpop Friday

This power pop band out of Charlotte, North Carolina sounded as close to Merseybeat music as you could get especially in the 80s. They formed in 1978 and are still together to this day! No need to state who their inspiration was…

They are yet another example that critical success doesn’t always translate to commercial success. This seems to be the fate of many power pop bands which I don’t understand. It makes me respect Tom Petty and the Cars much more than I already did.

The Spongetones have now released 9 LPs / CDs as well as been on a great number of compilations CDs. Plus there are solo CDs. If you’re in the Charlotte area, you’ll find that they are revered as local Rock Heroes

The A.V. Club (an entertainment website) says that “She Goes Out With Everybody” is the best Merseybeat song ever written and recorded by an American band.

 

She Goes Out With Everybody

She was a middle child of three
Squeezed and pushed from her family
She needed more than they could give
It takes much more than bread to live
She needed more than I could give

She goes out
(To get her fill)
She goes out
(Against her will)
She goes out
(To score a thrill)
She goes out with everybody

She goes out
(The walls have ears)
She goes out
(The walls have eyes)
She goes out
(The walls can tell)
She goes out with everybody

Became a woman at sixteen
To her that is what love means
She just got burned her first time
Bit his hook and she took his line
Think that she will end the next time

She goes out
(To get her fill)
She goes out
(Against her will)
She goes out
(To score a thrill)

She goes out with everybody
She goes out
(The walls have ears)
She goes out
(The walls have eyes)
She goes out
(The walls can tell)
She goes out with everybody

When she calls me
What do I say?
When she calls me
What do I say?

She’s a mother now with two of her own
Even with them she’s still alone
They need her more than she can give
It takes much more than bread to live
She will want more than they can give

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

10 thoughts on “The Spongetones – She Goes Out With Everybody —Powerpop Friday”

    1. You know a lot of these bands that I have found have the same thing in common…critically loved but commercially not. Power pop must be a timing thing… thanks for commenting Mitch.

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      1. She is a nice looking lady…probably a local girl and a friend of the band…or a girlfriend.
        Like I said I do like the picture look.

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