Lyrics: Rubber Soul

Rubber Soul

  1. Drive My Car
  2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
  3. You Won't See Me
  4. Nowhere Man
  5. Think For Yourself
  6. The Word
  7. Michelle
  8. What Goes On
  9. Girl
  10. I'm Looking Through You
  11. In My Life
  12. Wait
  13. If I Needed Someone
  14. Run For Your Life



Drive My Car

(Lennon-McCartney)

Lead vocals: Paul McCartney & John Lennon

Asked a girl what she wanted to be,
She said, "Baby, can't you see?
I wanna be famous, a star of the screen,
But you can do something in between."

"Baby, you can drive my car,
Yes, I'm gonna be a star.
Baby, you can drive my car,
And maybe I'll love you."

I told that girl that my prospects were good,
And she said, "Baby, it's understood,
Working for peanuts is all very fine,
But I can show you a better time."

"Baby, you can drive my car,
Yes, I'm gonna be a star.
Baby, you can drive my car,
And maybe I'll love you."

Beep-beep mm beep-beep, yeah!

"Baby, you can drive my car,
Yes, I'm gonna be a star.
Baby, you can drive my car,
And maybe I'll love you."

I told that girl I could start right away,
When she said, "Listen, babe, I got something to say,
I got no car, and it's breaking my heart,
But I've found a driver, and that's a start."

"Baby, you can drive my car,
Yes, I'm gonna be a star.
Baby, you can drive my car,
And maybe I'll love you."

Beep-beep mm beep-beep, yeah!
Beep-beep mm beep-beep, yeah!
Beep-beep mm beep-beep, yeah!
Beep-beep mm beep-beep, yeah!


Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

(Lennon-McCartney)

Lead vocal: John Lennon

I once had a girl,
Or should I say, she once had me?
She showed me her room,
Isn't it good? Norwegian wood.

She asked me to stay
And she told me to sit anywhere,
So I looked around
And I noticed there wasn't a chair.

I sat on a rug
Biding my time, drinking her wine.
We talked until two,
And then she said, "It's time for bed."

She told me she worked in the morning
And started to laugh,
I told her I didn't
And crawled off to sleep in the bath.

And when I awoke
I was alone, this bird had flown.
So, I lit a fire,
Isn't it good? Norwegian wood.


You Won't See Me

(Lennon-McCartney)

Lead vocal: Paul McCartney

When I call you up,
Your line's engaged.
I have had enough,
So act your age.
We have lost the time
That was so hard to find,
And I will lose my mind,
If you won't see me
(You won't see me),
You won't see me
(You won't see me).

I don't know why you
Should want to hide,
But I can't get through,
My hands are tied.
I won't want to stay,
I don't have much to say.
But I get turned away,
And you won't see me
(You won't see me),
You won't see me
(You won't see me).

Time after time
You refuse to even listen.
I wouldn't mind
If I knew what I was missing.

Though the days are few,
They're filled with tears,
And since I lost you
It feels like years.
Yes, it seems so long,
Girl, since you've been gone,
And I just can't go on,
If you won't see me
(You won't see me),
You won't see me
(You won't see me).

Time after time
You refuse to even listen.
I wouldn't mind
If I knew what I was missing.

Though the days are few,
They're filled with tears,
And since I lost you
It feels like years.
Yes, it seems so long,
Girl, since you've been gone,
And I just can't go on,
If you won't see me
(You won't see me),
You won't see me
(You won't see me).
Ooo-ooo, la-la-la.
Ooo-ooo, la-la-la.


Nowhere Man

(Lennon-McCartney)

Lead vocal: John lennon

He's a real Nowhere Man,
Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
Making all his nowhere plans
For nobody.

Doesn't have a point of view,
Knows not where he's going to,
Isn't he a bit like
You and me?

Nowhere Man, please listen,
You don't know what you're missing,
Nowhere Man,
The world is at your command.

He's as blind as he can be,
Just sees what he wants to see,
Nowhere Man,
Can you see me at all?

Nowhere Man, don't worry,
Take your time, don't hurry,
Leave it all 'till somebody else
Lends you a hand.

Doesn't have a point of view,
Knows not where he's going to,
Isn't he a bit like
You and me?

Nowhere Man, please listen,
You don't know what you're missing,
Nowhere Man,
The world is at your command.

He's a real Nowhere Man,
Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody.

Making all his nowhere plans for nobody,
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody.


Think for Yourself

(Harrison)

Lead vocal: George Harrison

I've got a word or two
To say about the things that you do.
You're telling all those lies
About the good things that we can have
If we close our eyes.

Do what you want to do
And go where you're going to,
Think for yourself
'Coz I won't be there with you.

I left you far behind
The ruins of the life that you have in mind.
And though you still can't see,
I know your mind's made up,
You're gonna cause more misery.

Do what you want to do
And go where you're going to,
Think for yourself
'Coz I won't be there with you.

Although your mind's opaque,
Try thinking more,
If just for your own sake.
The future still looks good,
And you've got time to rectify
All the things that you should.

Do what you want to do
And go where you're going to,
Think for yourself
'Coz I won't be there with you.

Do what you want to do
And go where you're going to,
Think for yourself
'Coz I won't be there with you.

Think for yourself
'Coz I won't be there with you.


The Word

(Lennon-McCartney)

Lead vocals: John Lennon, Paul McCartney & George Harrison

Say the word and you'll be free,
Say the word and be like me.
Say the word I'm thinkin' of,
Have you heard the word is love?
It's so fine, it's sunshine,
It's the word, love.

In the beginning I misunderstood,
But now I've got it, the word is good.

Spread the word and you'll be free,
Spread the word and be like me.
Spread the word I'm thinkin' of,
Have you heard the word is love?
It's so fine, it's sunshine,
It's the word, love.

Everywhere I go I hear it said,
In the good and the bad books that I have read.

Say the word and you'll be free,
Say the word and be like me.
Say the word I'm thinkin' of,
Have you heard the word is love?
It's so fine, it's sunshine,
It's the word, love.

Now that I know what I feel must be right,
I'm here to show everybody the light.

Give the word a chance to say,
That the word is just the way.
It's the word I'm thinkin' of,
And the only word is love.
It's so fine, it's sunshine,
It's the word, love.

Harmonium Solo

Say the word, love
Say the word, love
Say the word, love
Say the word, love.


Michelle

(Lennon-McCartney)

Lead vocal: Paul McCartney

Michelle, ma belle.
These are words that go together well,
My Michelle.

Michelle, ma belle,
Sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble,
Tres bien ensemble.

I love you, I love you, I love you,
That's all I want to say.
Until I find a way,
I will say the only words I know
That you'll understand.

Michelle, ma belle,
Sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble,
Tres bien ensemble.

I need to, I need to, I need to,
I need to make you see,
Oh, what you mean to me.
Until I do I'm hoping you
Will know what I mean.

I love you.

I want you, I want you, I want you,
I think you know by now,
I'll get to you somehow.
Until I do I'm telling you
So you'll understand.

Michelle, ma belle,
Sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble,
Tres bien ensemble.

And I will say the only words I know
That you'll understand,
My Michelle.


What Goes On

(Lennon-McCartney-Starkey)

Lead vocal: Ringo Starr

What goes on in your heart?
What goes on in your mind?
You are tearin' me apart
When you treat me so unkind.
What goes on in your mind?

The other day I saw you
As I walked along the road,
But when I saw him with you
I could feel my future fold.
It's so easy for a girl like you to lie,
Tell me why?

What goes on in your heart?
What goes on in your mind?
You are tearin' me apart
When you treat me so unkind.
What goes on in your mind?

I met you in the morning
Waiting for the tides of time,
But now the tide is turning
I can see that I was blind.
It's so easy for a girl like you to lie,
Tell me why?

What goes on in your heart?

Guitar Solo

I used to think of no-one else,
But you were just the same.
You didn't even think of me
As someone with a name.
Did you mean to break my heart and watch me die,
Tell me why?

What goes on in your heart?
What goes on in your mind?
You are tearin' me apart
When you treat me so unkind.
What goes on in your mind?

In your mind,
In your mind.


Girl

(Lennon-McCartney)

Lead vocal: John Lennon

Is there anybody going to listen
To my story,
All about the girl who came to stay?
She's the kind of girl you want so much
It makes you sorry,
Still, you don't regret a single day.
Ah girl... girl, girl.

When I think of all the times
I've tried so hard to leave her,
She will turn to me and start to cry.
And she promises the earth to me
And I believe her,
After all this time, I don't know why.
Ah girl... girl, girl.

She's the kind of girl who puts you down
When friends are there, you feel a fool.
When you say she's looking good
She acts as if it's understood,
She's cool, oooh, oooh, oooh.
Girl... girl, girl.

Was she told when she was young
That pain would lead to pleasure?
Did she understand it when they said
That a man must break his back
To earn his day of leisure,
Will she still believe it when he's dead?
Ah girl... girl, girl.

Guitar Solo

Ah girl... girl, girl.


I'm Looking Through You

(Lennon-McCartney)

Lead vocal: Paul McCartney

I'm looking through you,
Where did you go?
I thought I knew you,
What did I know?
You don't look different,
But you have changed.
I'm looking through you,
You're not the same.

Your lips are moving,
I cannot hear.
Your voice is soothing,
But the words aren't clear.
You don't sound different,
I've learned the game.
I'm looking through you,
You're not the same.

Why, tell me why, did you not treat me right?
Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight.

You're thinking of me
The same old way.
You were above me,
But not today.
The only difference
Is you're down there.
I'm looking through you
And you're nowhere.

Why, tell me why, did you not treat me right?
Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight.

I'm looking through you,
Where did you go?
I thought I knew you,
What did I know?
You don't look different,
But you have changed.
I'm looking through you,
You're not the same.

[Yeah! Ah, baby you've changed.
I'm a-lookin' through you,
Yeah, I'm looking through you.
You've changed,
You've changed,
You've changed.]


In My Life

(Lennon-McCartney)

Lead vocal: John Lennon

There are places I'll remember
All my life, though some have changed.
Some forever, not for better,
Some have gone and some remain.

All these places had their moments,
With lovers and friends I still can recall.
Some are dead and some are living,
In my life I've loved them all.

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no-one compares with you.
And these mem'ries lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new.

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before,
I know I'll often stop and think about them,
In my life I'll love you more.

Electric Piano Solo

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before,
I know I'll often stop and think about them,
In my life I'll love you more.

In my life I'll love you more.


Wait

(Lennon-McCartney)

Lead vocals: John Lennon & Paul McCartney

It's been a long time, now I'm coming back home.
I've been away now, oh how I've been alone.

Wait, 'till I come back to your side,
We'll forget the tears we cried.

But if your heart breaks, don't wait, turn me away,
And if your heart's strong, hold on, I won't delay.

Wait till I come back to your side,
We'll forget the tears we cried.

I feel as though you ought to know
That I've been good, as good as I can be,
And if you do, I'll trust in you,
And know that you will wait for me.

It's been a long time, now I'm coming back home.
I've been away now, oh how I've been alone.

Wait, 'till I come back to your side,
We'll forget the tears we cried.

I feel as though you ought to know
That I've been good, as good as I can be,
And if you do, I'll trust in you,
And know that you will wait for me.

But if your heart breaks, don't wait, turn me away,
And if your heart's strong, hold on, I won't delay.

Wait, 'till I come back to your side,
We'll forget the tears we cried.

It's been a long time, now I'm coming back home.
I've been away now, oh how I've been alone.


If I Needed Someone

(Harrison)

Lead vocal: George Harrison

If I needed someone to love
You're the one that I'd be thinking of,
If I needed someone.

If I had some more time to spend
Then I guess I'd be with you my friend,
If I needed someone.

Had you come some other day
Then it might not have been like this,
But you see, now I'm too much in love.

Carve your number on my wall
And maybe you will get a call from me,
If I needed someone.

Ah, ah, ah, ah.

If I had some more time to spend
Then I guess I'd be with you my friend,
If I needed someone.

Had you come some other day
Then it might not have been like this,
But you see, now I'm too much in love.

Carve your number on my wall
And maybe you will get a call from me,
If I needed someone.

Ah, ah.


Run for Your Life

(Lennon-McCartney)

Lead vocal: John lennon

Well I'd rather see you dead, little girl,
Than to be with another man.
You'd better keep your head, little girl,
Or I won't know where I am.

You'd better run for your life if you can, little girl,
Hide your head in the sand, little girl,
Catch you with another man,
That's the end-ah, little girl.

Well you know that I'm a wicked guy
And I was born with a jealous mind,
And I can't spend my whole life tryin'
Just to make you toe the line.

You'd better run for your life if you can, little girl,
Hide your head in the sand, little girl.
Catch you with another man,
That's the end-ah, little girl.

Guitar Solo

Let this be a sermon, I mean everything I said.
Baby, I'm determined and I'd rather see you dead.

You'd better run for your life if you can, little girl,
Hide your head in the sand, little girl.
Catch you with another man,
That's the end-ah, little girl.

I'd rather see you dead, little girl,
Than to be with another man.
You'd better keep your head, little girl,
Or you won't know where I am.

You'd better run for your life if you can, little girl,
Hide your head in the sand, little girl,
Catch you with another man,
That's the end-ah, little girl.

No-no no, no-no no,
No-no no, no-no no.