Monday, April 03, 2006

I Don't Wanna Know


His father was John Lennon, only he was never around. About a year before John's death they started to build a relationship.

Tragic.

Julian Lennon was blessed (and cursed) with the voice of his Dad, which was exploited on his debut album. I remember the first time I heard “Valotte” on the radio it was chilling. The years went by and the novelty wore off. His lyrics were pleasant enough and his music went down easily. He had talent, but he wasn’t John.

Here is one you may have missed from his 1998 release, “Photograph Smile.” Great guitars, tuneful melody, and lyrics that may not be profound or clever but they ring true to many, including me.

[Click here to listen.]

“I Don’t Wanna Know”
By Julian Lennon and Mark Spiro

I don't wanna know what's going on
and I don't wanna know what's right or wrong
and I don't wanna know who's bed you're in
and I don't wanna know just where you've been.

Oh baby, you were never really good for me
just maybe, you're a stranger to reality
and baby, don't you know you haven't got a clue
'cos lately, I don't know what to do.

I don't wanna know what's going on
and I don't wanna know what's right or wrong
and I don't wanna know who's bed you're in
and I don't wanna know just where you've been.

Oh baby, you said you're changing for the better now
just maybe, you're not as strong as you thought somehow
and baby, you know you're heading down a one way track
and baby, I won't bring you back.

Well, you said you were looking for a better way
but you just keep coming back
to a place you can never seem to get away
that will always hold you back...

Oh baby, you said you'd rather be a daddy's girl,
but lately, you're try'n a fight against the whole wide world
just maybe, you've found a love that you can hold on to
and baby, I pray for you.

I don't wanna know what's going on
and I don't wanna know what's right or wrong
and I don't wanna know who's bed you're in
and I don't wanna know just where you've been...

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2 Comments:

Blogger fgfdsg said...

Great track.

There was one of his i remember from when i was 12 or so that i really loved. Don't know the title and have never stumbled across his early solo albums. A recurring lyrical motif was "I don't know which way to turn". Really great song.

3:35 AM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...

I think that is from "Say You're Wrong" off of "Valotte."

Lemme see if I can scare it up for you.

6:41 AM  

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