Don McLean


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
album: Track 5 in album Tapestry
release date: 1969
popularity : 25 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 2:30

Album Information

label: Mediarts
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Don McLean Tapestry cover art


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Ah, it ain't so easy is it? You almost lost your place.
Well your wealth is well established and your friends were never few,
Well if truth can free the guilty while the innocent must die,

And you push them to their limit just to see how nice it feels.
You just drive away forgetting that your bumper's dipped in red.
Then I respect, respect, respect old Jesse James.
And most cordially they caught you and they asked you to obey.
Well King Arthur jousted Lancelot, who stole away his wife;
Well if living is what matters though you lie with every breath,

But there will be a million more who lose their liberty.
They did not pay a lawyer or a judge to see them through.
Well if winning is what matters, I respect the ones who fail


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Castles in the Air
  • 2 General Store
  • 3 Magdalene Lane
  • 4 Tapestry
  • 5 Respectable
  • 6 Orphans of Wealth
  • 7 Three Flights Up
  • 8 And I Love You So
  • 9 Bad Girl
  • 10 Circus Song
  • 11 No Reason For Your Dreams