The Beatles - Matchbox Lyrics

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I said I'm sitting here watching
matchbox hole in my clothes
I said I'm sitting here wondering
matchbox hole in my clothes
I ain't got no matches
but I sure got a long way to go

I'm an old poor boy
I'm a long way from home
I'm an old poor boy
and I'm a long way from home
I've never been happy
cause everything I ever did was wrong

Well, if you don't want my peaches
honey please don't shake my tree
If you don't want any of those peaches
honey, please don't mess around my tree
I've got news for you baby
Leave me here in misery, all right!

Well let me be your little dog
till your big dog comes
Let me be your little dog
till your big dog comes
And when your big dog gets here
watch how your puppy dog runs

Well I said I'm sitting here watching
matchbox hole in my clothes
I said I'm sitting here wondering
matchbox hole in my clothes
I ain't got no matches
but I sure got a long way to go
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I’ll Cry Instead
  • 2 Things We Said Today
  • 3 Any Time at All
  • 4 When I Get Home
  • 5 Slow Down
  • 6 Matchbox
  • 7 Tell Me Why
  • 8 And I Love Her
  • 9 I’m Happy Just to Dance With You
  • 10 If I Fell
  • 11 Komm, gib mir deine Hand


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Adam Cohen, Vicci Martinez
    album: Track 6 in album Something New
    release date: 1964-6-20
    popularity : 176 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Stage & Screen
    styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock/Rock & Roll
    length: 1:59
    composer: Carl Perkins
    lyricist: Carl Perkins
    Album Information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin