Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"The Ballad of John and Yoko" Lyrics

by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

As Released by the Beatles (1969)

Standing in the dock at Southampton
Trying to get to Holland or France.
The man in the mac said you've got to go back
You know they didn't even give us a chance.

Christ! you know it ain't easy
You know how hard it can be
The way things are going
They're gonna crucify me.

Finally made the plane into Paris
Honeymooning down by the Seine.
Peter Brown called to say, you can make it OK
You can get married in Gibraltar near Spain.

Christ! you know it ain't easy
You know how hard it can be
The way things are going
They're gonna crucify me.

Drove from Paris to the Amsterdam Hilton
Talking in our beds for a week.
The news-people said, say what're you doing in bed?
I said we're only trying to get us some peace.

Christ! you know it ain't easy
You know how hard it can be
The way things are going
They're gonna crucify me.

Saving up your money for a rainy day
Giving all your clothes to charity.
Last night the wife said, oh boy, when you're dead
You don't take nothing with you but your soul - think!

Made a lightning trip to Vienna
Eating chocolate cake in a bag.
The newspapers said, she's gone to his head
They look just like two gurus in drag.

Christ! you know it ain't easy
You know how hard it can be
The way things are going
They're gonna crucify me.

Caught the early plane back to London
Fifty acorns tied in a sack.
The men from the press said, we wish you success
It's good to have the both of you back.

Christ! you know it ain't easy
You know how hard it can be.
The way things are going
They're gonna crucify me.
The way things are going
They're gonna crucify me.

3 comments:

Bungalow Bill said...

Will you be blogging on the Lennon Prophecy?

lifeofthebeatles said...

I haven't read it; what did you think of it?

JFK Jean said...

Everytime I listen to this record, all I think about is that session with John and Paul and how awesome it likely was