Two of us riding nowhere
Spending someone's
Hard earned pay
Two of us Sunday driving
Not arriving

On our way back home
We're on our way home
We're on our way home
We're going home

Two of us sending postcards
Writing letters
On my wall
You and me burning matches
Lifting latches

On our way back home
We're on our way home
We're on our way home
We're going home

You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead

Two of us wearing raincoats
Standing so low
In the sun
You and me chasing paper
Getting nowhere

On our way back home
We're on our way home
We're on our way home
We're going home


Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Two of Us Lyrics as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +3
    General Commenti would just like to say, tho i'm not proclaiming this to be right, that it could also be about john...notice that his relationship w/ linda was "newfound" and that this song sings about "memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead"...but

    Two of us riding nowhere
    Spending someone’s hard earned pay,
    You and me Sunday driving,
    Not arriving on our way back home.

    they are living the carefree lives of musicians, spending the money they made from people buying their records, just "sunday driving," not really caring where the road leads...the they got to a fork in the road and went separate ways, and eventually got lost and can never get back to where they started, all they hav left are the memories...the next verse is about their rebellious youth and the final verse about their current relationship "standing solo," for the first time, without each other..."chasing paper," refers to the pursuit of money, the object that got between them...they're "getting nowhere on the way back home" ...they can't get back to how things were
    ZinbobDanon June 08, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIts Macca's song to John.
    TimmyGCon July 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"I Dig A Pygmy"
    by Charles Hawtrey and the Deaf-Aids!
    Phase one in which Doris gets her oats!
    maharishion January 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAh, this song's so lovely! It was written by Paul and it described his then fairly newfound relationship with Linda. From what I've read, Linda introduced Paul to a more pleasant, carefree life. The two would often times take long drives out to the countryside with no particular destination in mind, hence "the two of us riding nowhere."
    missbinnyon July 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat a rad song. look at my name! ::bounce::
    this song rocks.
    standing_soloon September 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about John and Paul on the road, writing songs, sending postcards , chasing paper(money). The standing solo bit is this- they both wrote their songs seperately yet both helped each other. They were one lennon/macartney team. The song is also spiritual. We are on our way home, meaning heading towards God/the afterlife. Later expanded into the Long and winding road. Going back home(the source/God)
    Gladiator01on November 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm a guy, and not sound gay here, but everytime I hear this song I think of my best friend.
    CharlieSorce19on October 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI awalys thought this song was about paul and john
    drunkmonk2on December 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"You and I have memories / Longer than the road that stretches out ahead"
    Beautiful line. They can go sunday driving, road tripping, spend time together -- do whatever, because whatever task they take on is insignificant compared to the relationship between them both and everything they've done. The upbeat, triumphant, nothing can go wrong nature of the song reflects this mindset.
    AndrewVSon December 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song it so cute (for lack of a better word)! it always makes me happy when i listen to it.
    weezerific:cutleryon January 12, 2002   Link

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