"It Won't Be Long" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
It won't be long yeah, yeah, yeah
It won't be long yeah, yeah, yeah
It won't be long yeah, till I belong to you

Every night when everybody has fun
Here am I sitting all on my own

It won't be long yeah, yeah, yeah
It won't be long yeah, yeah, yeah
It won't be long yeah, till I belong to you

Since you left me, I'm so alone
Now you're coming, you're coming on home
I'll be good like I know I should
You're coming home, you're coming home

Every night the tears come down from my eyes
Every day I've done nothing but cry

It won't be long yeah, yeah, yeah
It won't be long yeah, yeah, yeah
It won't be long yeah, till I belong to you

Since you left me, I'm so alone
Now you're coming, you're coming on home
I'll be good like I know I should
You're coming home, you're coming home

So every day we'll be happy I know
Now I know that you won't leave me no more

It won't be long yeah, yeah, yeah
It won't be long yeah, yeah
It won't be long yeah, till I belong to you, woo


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"It Won't Be Long" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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    General CommentWritten mostly by Lennon, this song was intended as a follow up to the success of "She Loves You," and the yeah yeah yeah chorus. Lennon wrote this as a echo of his own life, being lonely, waiting for the girl to return that walked out on him, to come back and make him happy again. It seems that many of Lennon's songs that dealt with broken relationships were not necessarily fueled by romances that didn't work out. In this youth he felt lonely and dejected. His father left him as a child, and in effect, he was dejected again when his mother turned him over to her sister, John's Aunt Mimi to raise him. Then, in 1958, his mother was killed when she was struck by an automobile. Lennon thought and rightfully so, that he lost his mother twice. It was recorded on July 30, 1963.
    casperldon September 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually it was written by Paul McCartney...
    kaijaon June 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song was most definitely NOT written by Paul... It is clearly John singing lead vocal, and the lyrics have all the John trademark themes of abandonment, rejection and self-pity that were prevailant in his contributions to the Beatles first few albums.
    born to runon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it doesn't matter who wrote it, I still like it. I fell in love with it when I heard it on the anthology movie, and the video they put with it is just so fun! It shows the beatles out doing crazy things and the like, its their true essence, when they weren't jaded by fame and the business of it all. Just a bunch of lads having fun...
    EyeMtheWalruson April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song captured the pure energy of the Beatles. Possibly better than most of their hits (right up there with She Loves You and I Want to Hold Your Hand at least). If you've never heard this song check it out.

    This is most definitely a song by John.
    Digi-Gon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the responsive "Yeaa!" after jonh's it's so crackeddy cool
    elmedioon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song for a few reasons... A lot of bands during that time had one vocalist and that was pretty much it. All of the Beatles got to sing lead vocals, and the others always provided great backing vocals. The yeah yeah in this song are a great example of that. That also makes the song kind of similar to "She Loves You." But my other reasons... Well, it's just an awesome, feel-good song!

    And this is a John song, but I bet Paul contributed too.
    vaguehobbiton October 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really like the version from Across the Universe of this. Sung by Evan Rachel Wood. That movie has a lot of connections to the Beatles, like were everybody is singing "All You Need Is Love" on a rooftop, like the Beatles did for their last concert. Trippy movie.
    n_i_n13on May 21, 2008   Link

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