Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out) Lyrics

John Lennon


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: John Lennon
album: Track 9 in album Walls and Bridges
release date: 1974-9-26
popularity : 57 users have visited this page.
length: 4:31
arranger: John Lennon
drums: Jim Keltner
bass guitar: Klaus Voormann
producer: John Lennon
lead vocals: John Lennon

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Nobody loves you when you're down and out
Nobody sees you when you're on cloud nine
Everybody's hustlin' for a buck and a dime
I'll scratch your back and you scratch mine

I've been across to the other side
I've shown you everything, I got nothing to hide
And still you ask me do I love you, what it is, what it is
All I can tell you is it's all show biz
All I can tell you is it's all show biz

Nobody loves you when you're down and out
Nobody knows you when you're on cloud nine
Everybody's hustlin' for a buck and a dime
I'll scratch your back and you knife mine

I've been across the water now so many times
I've seen the one eyed witchdoctor leading the blind
And still you ask me do I love you, what you say, what you say
Every time I put my finger on it, it slips away
Every time I put my finger on it, it slips away

Well I get up in the morning and I'm looking in the mirror to see, ooo wee
Then I'm lying in the darkness and I know I can't get to sleep, ooo wee

Nobody loves you when you're old and grey
Nobody needs you when you're upside down
Everybody's hollerin' 'bout their own birthday
Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground

Track Listing

  • 1 Going Down on Love
  • 2 Whatever Gets You Thru the Night
  • 3 Old Dirt Road
  • 4 What You Got
  • 5 Bless You
  • 6 Scared
  • 7 #9 Dream
  • 8 Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)
  • 9 Steel and Glass
  • 10 Beef Jerky
  • 11 Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out)
  • 12 Ya Ya