"Yer Blues" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
Yes I'm lonely
Want to die
Yes I'm lonely
Want to die
If I ain't dead already
Ohhh girl you know the reason why.

In the morning
Want to die
In the evening
Want to die
If I ain't dead already
Ohhh girl you know the reason why.

My mother was of the sky
My father was of the earth
But I am of the universe
And you know what it's worth.

I'm lonely
Want to die
If I ain't dead already
Ohhh girl you know the reason why.

The eagle picks my eye
The worm he licks my bone
I feel so sucidal
Just like Dylan's Mr. Jones

Lonely
Want to die
If I ain't dead already
Ohhh girl you know the reason why.

Black cloud crossed my mind
Blue mist round my soul
Feel so sucidal
Even hate my rock and roll

Want to die
Yeah
Want to die
If I ain't dead already
Ohhh girl you know the reason why.


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"Yer Blues" as written by John Winston Lennon, Paul James Mccartney

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  • +2
    General Commentooh, wow, should we lay flowers at your altar for having listened to live stuff from the 20s? that is just too cool. clearly you know more than us peons, you with your qualifying and unsubstantiated comments lieke "not as good by far." man, i bet you even peer review. kick ASS.
    Banana Republicon October 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLennon has said that he was looking for a way out of the Beatles since 1966, and his angst and frustrations come out loud and clear on this heavy blues number. With reference to the line "even hate my rock n roll", Lennon also commonly dismissed much of his work with the Beatles, even going so far as to say that Sgt. Peppers was a piece of garbage. Thus proving that true artists always hate their work, are resentful of those that like it, and offended by those that don't
    born to runon January 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy mother was of the sky.
    My father was of the earth.
    But I am of the universe

    I think that he is saying his mother was religious, his dad was secular, but he is of the universe.. meaning all of the above
    PapaGenuon August 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought for a while that John wrote this song to poke fun at Blues music. This is the first time I read about John's heroin addiction and withdrawals, that's sad.
    underoath3001on September 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat blues beat. Just another example of the versatility of the beatles.
    MeRyan12on April 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentobviously about suicide.
    oidimedon May 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRelaxing I like a nice relaxing blues song
    Philadelphia Eagleson June 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRelaxing I like a nice relaxing blues song
    Philadelphia Eagleson June 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song isn't about suicide. Actually it's about John's heroin addiction. When he was going through withdrawls it was painful and made him miserable, so instead of taking drugs he'd write songs... this is one.
    SpongeBunnyon October 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJohn began withdrawl in '69, not '68 when this was written.
    Philadelphia Eagleson October 10, 2004   Link

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