After all these years, I'm finding that I had the words wrong.
I thought it was
a man is boooooooorn, he's a man of means,
then along come two, they've got nothing but their dreams
diff'rent strokes, it takes diff'rent strokes, it takes diff'rent strokes to move the wooooooooorld.
Apparently, Arnold and Willis had nothing but their jeans.
I'll admit that I have gotten lyrics wrong more than a few times with songs. My other fave misstep as a kid: I thought "Secret Agent Man" was "Secret Asian Man."
Thank god for cult telly, where you can get answers to this and other questions you may have about the incredibly stiumulating and sociopolitically relevant pop culture of the 80s.