Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out) Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
John Lennon
Original Band
John Lennon

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 06, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 11, 2020

Lyrics

Nobody loves you when you're down and out
Nobody sees you when you're on cloud nine
Everybody's hustlin' for a buck and a dime
I'll scratch your back and you scratch mine

I've been across to the other side
I've shown you everything, I got nothing to hide
But still you ask me, do I love you?
What it is? What it is?
All I can tell you is it's all show biz
All I can tell you is it's all show biz

Nobody loves you when you're down and out
Nobody knows you when you're on cloud nine
Everybody's hustlin' for a buck and a dime
I'll scratch your back and you knife mine

I've been across the water now so many times
I've seen the one-eyed witchdoctor leading the blind
But still you ask me, do I love you?
What you say? What you say?
Every time I put my finger on it, it slips away
Every time I put my finger on it, it slips away

Well, I get up in the morning
And I'm looking in the mirror to see, oo-wee!

Then I'm lying in the darkness
And I know I can't get to sleep, oo-wee!

Nobody loves you when you're old and grey
Nobody needs you when you're upside down
Everybody's hollerin' 'bout their own birthday
Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground