"Going Down On Love" as written by and John Lennon....
Got to get down, down on my knees
Got to get down, down on my knees
Going down on love
Going down on love
Going down, going down, going down

When the real thing goes wrong
And you can't get it on
And your love she has gone
And you got to carry on
And you shoot out the light
Ain't coming home for the night
You know you got to, got to, got to pay the price

Somebody please, please help me
You know I'm drowning in the sea of hatred

Got to get down, down on my knees
Got to get down, down on my knees
Going down on love
Going down on love
Going down, going down, going down

Something precious and rare
Disappears in thin air
And it seems so unfair
Nothing doin' nowhere
Well you burn all your boats
And you sow your wild oats
Well you know, you know, you know the price is right!

Got to get down, down on my knees
Got to get down, down on my knees
Got to get down, down on my knees
Got to get down, down on my knees


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"Going Down on Love" as written by John Lennon

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    General CommentI have a feeling this may be a Yokosong. It's about John trying to carry on after the much publiciszed seperation with Yoko Ono. He needs help getting on with life and cannot seem to find a meaning to live anymore.
    mardybum30on September 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThere is a funny word play in this song. "going DOWN on love". During one of his infamous art exhibitions someone did ask him why so many of his drawings had him 'going down' on the female figure (Yoko). He answered very honestly and simply, as usual, "Because I like it."

    Anyway, this song is so odd sounding to start with that it usually gets pushed back as an obscure entry in John's songbook. I didn't care for it at first either. But then I discovered that it stuck with me. Like the 'Mind Games" album it is the production values that hurt the song. John was never as attentive in the studio as Paul and tended to rush just to get it done. The production values on this song are better than anything on the "Mind Games" album, but they are still not as strong as they could be. John is simply lazy. Nevertheless I find a very Beatle-like quality to the underlying song that a more strict production and mixing schedule would correct.

    The lyrics are definitely about marital fighting and the eventual price you pay - going down on love.
    Tweezeon February 05, 2011   Link

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