nobody loves you (when you’re down and out) lyrics – john lennon

n*body loves you when you’re down and out,
n*body sees you when you’re on cloud nine.
ev’rybody’s hustlin’ for a buck and a dime,
i’ll scratch your back and you scratch mine.

well, i’ve been across to the other side,
i’ve shown you ev’rything, i got nothing to hide.
but still you ask me, do i love you?
what it is? what it is?
all i can show you is it’s all show biz,
all i can tell you is it’s all show biz.

n*body loves you when you’re down and out,
n*body knows you when you’re on cloud nine.
ev’rybody’s hustlin’ for a buck and a dime,
i’ll scratch your back and you knife mine.

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?
ev’ry time i put my finger on it, it slips away,
ev’ry time i put my finger on it, it slips away.
what you say? what you say? what you say?

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!

n*body loves you when you’re old and grey,
n*body needs you when you’re upside down.
ev’rybody’s hollerin’ ’bout their own birthday,
ev’rybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground

/ john lennon lyrics