Somethin' Else

Eddie Cochran

About Somethin' Else

"Somethin' Else" is a song by the rockabilly musician Eddie Cochran, co-written by his girlfriend Sharon Sheeley and his elder brother Bob Cochran, and released in 1959. It has been covered by a wide range of artists, including the Sex Pistols, who scored a number 3 hit with it in the UK Singles Chart in 1979.


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Here she comes
Here comes that girl again
Wanted to date her since I don't know when 
But she don't notice me when I pass
She goes with older guys from out of my class
But that can't stop me from a-thinkin' to myself 
She's sure fine lookin' man
She's somethin' else

Hey look-a there
Across the street
There's a car made just for me
To own that car would be a luxury
But right now I can't afford the gas
A brand new convertible is out of my class
But that can't stop me from a-thinkin' to myself 
That car's fine lookin' man
It's somethin' else

Hey look-a here
Just wait and see
Workin' hard and savin' my dough
I'll buy that car that I've be wanting so 
Get me that girl and we'll go ridin' around
We'll look real sharp with the white top down
I'll keep right on and dreamin' and a-thinkin' to myself 
When it all comes true, man
Wow, that's somethin' else!

Look-a here
What's all this?
Never thought I'd do this before
But here I am a-knockin' on her door 
My car's out front and it's all mine 
Just a '41 Ford, not a '59
I got that girl and I'm a-thinkin' to myself 
She's sure fine lookin' man
Wow, she's somethin' else!

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Eddie Cochran

Ray Edward 'Eddie' Cochran (October 3, 1938–April 17, 1960) was an American rock and roll pioneer who, in his brief career, had a small but lasting influence on rock music through his guitar playing. Cochran's rockabilly songs, such as "C'mon Everybody", "Somethin' Else", and "Summertime Blues", captured teenage frustration and desire in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He experimented with multitrack recording and overdubbing even on his earliest singles, and was also able to play piano, bass and drums. His image as a sharply dressed, rugged but good-looking young man with a rebellious attitude epitomized the stance of the Fifties rocker, and in death he achieved an iconic status. more »

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