Isolation Lyrics - John Lennon

John Lennon John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Ian Kevin Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris, Bernard Sumner
release date: 1970-12-11
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Rock & Roll/Art Rock/Avantgarde
length: 2:54
producer: John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Phil Spector
piano: John Lennon
composer: John Lennon
lyricist: John Lennon
People say we got it made
Don't they know we're so afraid
We're afraid to be alone
Everybody got to have a home

Just a boy and a little girl
Trying to change the whole wide world
The world is just a little town
Everybody trying to put us down

I don't expect you, to understand
After you caused so much pain
But then again, you're not to blame
You're just a human, a victim of the insane

We're afraid of everyone
Afraid of the sun
The sun will never disappear
But the world may not have many years

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Mother
  • 2 Hold On
  • 3 I Found Out
  • 4 Working Class Hero
  • 5 Isolation
  • 6 Remember
  • 7 Love
  • 8 Well Well Well
  • 9 Look at Me
  • 10 God
  • 11 My Mummy's Dead