"Old Brown Shoe" as written by John Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
I want a love that's right
But right is only half of what's wrong
I want a short haired girl
Who sometimes wears it twice as long
Now I'm stepping out this old brown shoe
Baby, I'm in love with you
I'm so glad you came here, it won't be the same now
I'm telling you

You know you pick me up
From where some try to drag me down
And when I see your smile
Replace every thoughtless frown
Got me escaping from this zoo
Baby, I'm in love with you
I'm so glad you came here, it won't be the same now
When I'm with you

If I grow up I'll be a singer
Wearing rings on every finger
Not worrying what they or you say
I'll live and love and maybe someday
Who knows, baby, you may comfort me

I may appear to be imperfect
My love is something you can't reject
I'm changing faster than the weather
If you and me should get together
Who knows, baby, you may comfort me

I want that love of yours
To miss that love is something I'd hate
I'll make an early start
I'm making sure that I'm not late

For you sweet top lip I'm in the queue
Baby, I'm in love with you
I'm so glad you came here, it won't be the same now
When I'm with you
I'm so glad you came here, it won't be the same now
When I'm with you


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"Old Brown Shoe" as written by George Harrison

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    General CommentAnother beautiful George song.
    TheModNymphon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the line 'If I grow I'll be a singer, and wear rings on every finger' was some sort of comment about Ringo. Ironically.
    One of my favourite Beatles songs, although when I say that I always find out it's a George song afterwards :)
    Tikkaon January 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhy so few comments, this tune is the shit
    jpj rockson August 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis tune is definately the shit. so few comments cos so few people who appreciate pure genius. George, you are the most under-appreciated man of the last hundred years. If you'd been in any other band you would have your name on the queens pyjamas.
    respect.
    carpetpedalson September 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthave to agree carp...when you have a band where george harrison is the third best songwriter (in most peoples' estimation)...you know something amazing is going on...

    at any rate, now that i've read all the lyrics to this song, i like it even more...george was one hell of a songwriter...

    BTW, check out the traveling wilburys, if you haven't already...good stuff...
    ukcufon November 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat a crazy bass line.
    jaytkendallon December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGary Brookers cover of this song is amazing. Harrison was one hell of a songwriter! Better than McCartney and Lennon IMHO.
    Silassieon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, though the demo on the beatles anthology is better. It's fresh and you can actually hear all the great lyrics. This song is pretty groundbreaking for a b-side, that riff in the background is sort of punkesque, and it was probably the first time it was ever used
    Freddie77on March 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis may be my favorite beatles song.
    George=best.
    norwegian_woodon January 29, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"George, you are the most under-appreciated man of the last hundred years. If you'd been in any other band you would have your name on the queens pyjamas.
    respect."

    Yes yes yes yes. Best statement ever.
    I really really like this song. The version on the Anthology is... interesting. It's not that good but it's not bad... it's worth hearing, at least.

    "I want a short haired girl who sometimes wears it twice as long."
    At the moment, these are my favorite lyrics. Haha. I just really like that line.
    Also, I find it interesting that he says, "If I grow up" instead of "when I grow up". That always makes me think that, the future isn't set in stone, or promised to anyone. I dunno.
    But yes. Amazing song.
    ACatastrophicSmileon October 05, 2008   Link

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