I Just Shot John Lennon

Album: To The Faithful Departed (1996)
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  • It was the fearful night of December 8th
    He was returning home from the studio late
    He had perceptively known that it wouldn't be nice
    Because in nineteen eighty, he paid the price

    John Lennon died, John Lennon died, John Lennon died
    John Lennon died, John Lennon died, John Lennon died

    With a Smith and Wesson .38
    John Lennon's life was no longer a debate
    He should have stayed at home
    He should have never cared
    And the man who took his life declared, he said

    "I just shot John Lennon!"
    He said "I just shot John Lennon!"
    What a sad and sorry and sickening sight
    It was a sad and sorry and sickening night

    Oh a sad and sorry and sickening sight
    It was a sad and sorry and sickening night

    Ah ah ah
    Ah ah ah ah ah ah
    Ah ah ah ah ah ah
    Ah ah ah ah ah ah

    "I just shot John Lennon!"
    He said, "I just shot John Lennon!"
    What a sad and sorry and sickening sight
    It was a sad and sorry and sickening night

    Oh a sad and sorry and sickening sight
    It was a sad and sorry and sickening night

    Ah ah ah
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    Ah ah ah ah ah ah Writer/s: DOLORES MARY O'RIORDAN, NOEL ANTHONY HOGAN
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 10

  • Manoj Kumar Vitthal from Delhi, Indiabecause this song was released after 16 years of Lennon's death Dolores song could not face a huge criticism due to her own big fan following...otherwise it was not a good tribute to John Lennon...Dolores failed in her attempt because she could not give right emotions in this song
  • Benjamin from NotmyrealnameNot a very good song or subject matter.
  • Ivette from Los Angeles, CaStupid chapman that killed john lennon r.i.p
  • Jason from State Of Fitz, NjI undrestand people being upset by the title, but it's ripping Chapman and saying how much losing John sucks.
  • John from Seminole, OkJohn was shot five times. He was KILLED by the first shot, or so reporters say, but even interviews with Yoko show that he was shot five times. In one interview, she recalled that she saw Chapman waiting at their apartment, and fled after the first shot, then said she recalled four more shots being fired. Also, in an examination of John's X-rays (there are some on historypost.com), the five bullet wounds are clearly visible.
  • Jade from Sacramento, CaAt the end of the song you can hear gunshots. Not very accurate since he was only shot once.
  • Andres from GuatemalaI don't think you should judge the song just because of the title. I'm saying this because becuase I like the song and I'm a huge Beatles fan. I don't think it's disrespectful to the dead and I don't think it is promoting violence either. I think people should listen to the songs before making a comment on them.
  • Julian from Anaheim, CaI have never heard this song but title sucks!
  • Ariana from Lima, Peruok.. that's stupid.. i hope no-one on earth 'll ever write smth like that again. Lennon promoted peace when he could have promoted anythng.. he's amaizin' and for me he's still alive.
  • Jordan from Ontario, Canadai hate this song: its eerie and disrespectful of the dead
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