john lennon

Mother

Mother, You had Me I never had you
I wanted you but you didn’t want me
So I got to tell you
Goodbye, Goodbye

Father, You left me but I never left you
I needed you but you didn’t need me
So I just got to tell you
Goodbye, Goodbye

Children, Don’t do what I have done
I couldn’t walk so I tried to run
So I got to tell you
Goodbye, Goodbye

Working Class Hero

As soon as you’re born they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool
Till you’re so fucking crazy you can’t follow their rules
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

When they’ve tortured and scared you for twenty odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can’t really function you’re so full of fear
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you’re so clever and classless and free
But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

There’s room at the top they are telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

If you want to be a hero well just follow me
If you want to be a hero well just follow me

Watching The Wheels

People say I’m crazy, doing what I’m doing
Well, they give me all kinds of warning to save me from ruin
When I say that I’m okay
Well, they look at me kind of strange
Surely you’re not happy now
You no longer play the game

People say I’m lazy, dreaming my life away
Well, they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me
When I tell them that I’m doing fine
Watching shadows on the wall
Don’t you miss the big time, boy
You’re no longer on the ball

I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry go round
I just had to let it go

Ah, people asking questions, lost in confusion
Well, I tell them there’s no problem, only solutions
Well, they shake their heads and look at me
As if I lost my mind
I tell them there’s no hurry
I’m just sitting here doing time

I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry go round
I just had to let it go
I just had to let it go
I just had to let it go