The Beatles - Paperback Writer Lyrics

The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain cover art
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Paperback writer, paperback writer.
Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?
It's based on a novel by a man named Lear,
And I need a job,
So I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

It's a dirty story of a dirty man,
And his clinging wife doesn't understand.
His son is working for the Daily Mail
It's a steady job,
But he wants to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.
Paperback writer, paperback writer.

It's a thousand pages, give or take a few.
I'll be writing more in a week or two.
I could make it longer if you like the style.
I can change it 'round,
And I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

If you really like it you can have the rights.
It could make a million for you overnight.
If you must return it you can send it here,
But I need a break,
And I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

Paperback writer, paperback writer.
Paperback writer, paperback writer.
Paperback writer, paperback writer.
Paperback writer, paperback writer.
Paperback writer...

Track Listing
7" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Paperback Writer
  • 2 Rain


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: John Lennon, John Winston Lennon, Paul Mccartney, Paul James Mccartney
    album: Track 1 in album Paperback Writer / Rain
    release date: 1966-5-30
    popularity : 191 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Beat/Pop Rock/Psychedelic Rock
    length: 2:26
    Album Information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin