What Goes On Lyrics

The Beatles


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Lou Reed
album: Track 8 in album Rubber Soul
release date: 1965-12-3
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Folk Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Experimental/Classic Rock
length: 2:48
lead vocals: Ringo Starr
writer: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Richard Starkey

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The Beatles Rubber Soul cover art
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I've got a word or two
To say about the things that you do
You're telling all those lies
About the good things that we can have
If we close our eyes

Do what you want to do
And go where you're going to
Think for yourself
'Cause I won't be there with you

I left you far behind
The ruins of the life that you had in mind
And though you still can't see
I know your mind's made up
You're gonna cause more misery

Do what you want to do
And go where you're going to
Think for yourself
'Cause I won't be there with you

Although your mind's opaque
Try thinking more if just for your own sake
The future still looks good
And you've got time to rectify
All the things that you should

Do what you want to do
And go where you're going to
Think for yourself
'Cause I won't be there with you

Do what you want to do
And go where you're going to
Think for yourself
'Cause I won't be there with you
Think for yourself
'Cause I won't be there with youWhat goes on in your heart?
What goes on in your mind?
You are tearing me apart
When you treat me so unkind
What goes on in your mind

The other day I saw you
As I walked along the road
But when I saw him with you
I could feel my future fold
It's so easy for a girl like you to lie
Tell me why

What goes on in your heart?
What goes on in your mind?
You are tearing me apart
When you treat me so unkind
What goes on in your mind

I met you in the morning
Waiting for the tides of time
But now the tide is turning
I can see that I was blind
It's so easy for a girl like you to lie
Tell me why
What goes on in your heart?

I used to think of no on else
But you were just the same
You didn't even think of me
As someone with a name
Did you mean to break my heart and watch me die
Tell me why

What goes on in your heart?
What goes on in your mind?
You are tearing me apart
When you treat me so unkind
What goes on in your mind
In your mind
In your mind


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Drive My Car
  • 2 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
  • 3 You Won’t See Me
  • 4 Nowhere Man
  • 5 Think for Yourself
  • 6 The Word
  • 7 Michelle
  • 8 What Goes On
  • 9 Girl
  • 10 I’m Looking Through You
  • 11 In My Life
  • 12 Wait
  • 13 If I Needed Someone
  • 14 Run for Your Life