Watching the Wheels (John Lennon)




People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doingWell they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin
When I say that I'm o.k. well they look at me kind of strange
Surely you're not happy now you no longer play the game

People say I'm lazy dreaming my life away
Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me
When I tell them that I'm doing fine watching shadows on the wall
Don't you miss the big time boy you're no longer on the ball

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go

Ah, people asking questions lost in confusion
Well I tell them there's no problem, only solutions
Well they shake their heads and they look at me as if I've lost my mind
I tell them there's no hurry
I'm just sitting here doing time

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go
I just had to let it go
I just had to let it go

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"Watching the Wheels" es un simple del músico británico John Lennon, publicado de forma póstuma tras su asesinato el 8 de diciembre de 1980. Supuso el tercer y último simple extraído del álbum de 1980 Double Fantasy.

"Watching the Wheels" concierne al periodo en el que Lennon estuvo retirado de la industria musical, desde 1975 hasta 1980, para ver crecer a su hijo Sean junto a Yoko. El segundo verso contiene una alusión al "Mito de la caverna" de Platón.

La cara B del sencillo incluye el tema "Yes, I'm Your Angel", de Yōko Ono.

La fotografía usada para la portada fue tomada por Paul Goresh, fan de John Lennon. Goresh también tomaría la instantánea que retrata el momento en que Lennon firmó una copia de Double Fantasy a Mark David Chapman horas antes de ser asesinado.

"Watching The Wheels" fue versionada por Matisyahu para el álbum Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur.

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