"Don't Pass Me By" as written by and Richard Starkey....
I listen for your footsteps
Coming up the drive
Listen for your footsteps
But they don't arrive
Waiting for your knock, dear
On my old front door
I don't hear it,
Does it mean you don't love me anymore?

I hear the clock a'ticking,
On the mantel shelf
See the hands a'moving,
But I'm by myself
I wonder where you are tonight,
And why I'm by myself
I don't see you,
Does it mean you don't love me anymore?

Don't pass me by, don't make me cry, don't make me blue
'Cause you know darling, I love only you
You'll never know it hurt me so,
I hate to see you go
Don't pass me by, don't make me cry

I'm sorry that I doubted you,
I was so unfair
You were in a car crash,
And you lost your hair
You said that you would be late
About an hour or two
I said, "That's alright, I'm waiting here,
Just waiting to hear from you"

Don't pass me by, don't make me cry, don't make me blue
'Cause you know darling, I love only you
You'll never know it hurt me so,
I hate to see you go
Don't pass me by, don't make me cry

Don't pass me by, don't make me cry, don't make me blue
'Cause you know darling, I love only you
You'll never know it hurt me so,
I hate to see you go
Don't pass me by, don't make me cry


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"Don't Pass Me By" as written by Richard Starkey

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  • +2
    General Commentall you guys need to shut the fuck up. seriously, fucken crybabies. The people in here that actually discuss the meaning of this song and what it means to them, I dont mind. But all the other no life losers, get lost.

    Now, what this song means to me. I get the feel that ringo has a girlfriend and pretty much she isnt coming around anymore. He's simply asking "Does it mean you dont love me anymore?" Then the chorus explains why he dosnt want her to leave.

    great song overall. While My Guitar Gently Weeps is a boring ass song. I love george's song writing and all, but that is just a boring song that pretty much goes nowhere. This is very good and catchy song. Much better than most of the songs on the white album. But they're also much better songs on the white album than this one.

    This is all a matter of opinion, not fact. So don't waste your time trying to talk shit on my opinions.
    69twiggzon July 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song could have a 'secret' meaning referring to paul's accident and supposed death. it says "You were in a car crash and you lost your hair" and paul's hair got burnt off... could refer to that, also there are some other things but i cant tell about them, i dont know the rest's facts very well.
    PaulLiveson November 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song my friend ray whom i love sings this song to me all the time and he is going bald its great
    pennylane1231on December 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI LOVE RINGO
    bkat004on March 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPaul's apparent death in a car crash was the secret in all the lyrics, album covers, playback phrases in many of the songs . The following Movie/ Documentary ... Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament Of George Harrison explains the Folk Legend of McCarney's death. It can be found on faulmccartney.com/# or vimeo.com/…
    enriquescdoon March 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the first track that Ringo Starr wrote for The Beatles, although the fact that he was considering writing this for the purposes of the title are quashed given that he had been toying with a song with this title for longer than he had been considering writing his debut Beatles' track.
    Bobo192on March 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentpaul doesnt live hes is infact dead and very much so but anywho this is by far the best starky song ever he wasnt a great singer/ songwriter but he sure can whale on the drums so yea paul was decapatated buddy and if you have anymore questions about the beatles be happy to im me on aim hawkisgay56238
    TigerArmyNeverDie56on December 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favourite songs from the White Album. It doesnt exactly stand head and shoulders with songs like Happiness is a Warm Gun, Helter Skelter, While My Guitar Gently Weeps etc, but its still a really solid song. If any band but the Beatles made this itd be their career definer :-p
    Grobuson January 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song brings me back. one of my first memories is dancing around to it at my 3rd bday party. it sounded really good all loud and everything. :)
    alisonlm7on March 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Grobus hit the nail on the head. This is such an underrated song because it's by the Beatles, and they set the standard so high that some of their songs don't get the attention due them.
    bokononiston May 09, 2005   Link

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