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the ballad of john and yoko
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innersmile


«THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO

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 O.K.,
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 newspaper said, "Say what 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 newspaper 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.»



Tenho a impressão de que já aqui pus esta canção, mas, what the heck, se já a pus, ponho-a outra vez. Acho que deve ser a minha canção preferida dos Beatles. Foi escrita pelo John Lennon, claro, apesar de creditada à dupla Lennon/McCartney e, according to Wikipedia, foi gravada apenas pelos dois. Neste altura, em 1969, os Beatles já tinham de facto acabado, só faltava a coisa ser oficializada. Mas mesmo assim, apesar de ser a última, ou das últimas, é mesmo das minhas preferidas. Têm um tom de narrativa absolutamente irresistível, e um refrão que nos deixa completamente desamparados.