Lyrics: VH1 Storytellers (1998)

 

With a little help from my friends
by john lennon and paul mccartney

billy shears!

What would you do if i sang out of tune
would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ear and i´ll sing you a song
and i´ll try not to sing out of key.

Oh, i get by with a little help from my friends,
mm, i get high with a little help from my friends,
oh, gonna try with a little help from my friends.

What do i do when my love is away?
(does it worry you to be alone?)
How do i feel at the end of the day?
(are you sad because you're on your own?)

No, i get by with a little help from my friends,
mm, i get high with a little help from my friends,
oh, i'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.

(do you need anybody?)
I need somebody to love.
(could it be anybody?)
I just want somebody to love.

(would you believe in a love at first sight?)
Yes, i'm certain it happens all the time.
(what do you see when you turn out the light?)
I can't tell you but i know it's mine.

Oh, i get by with a little help from my friends,
mm, i get high with a little help from my friends,
oh, i'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.

(do you need anybody?)
I need somebody to love.
(could it be anybody?)
I just want somebody to love.

Mm, i get by with a little help from my friends,
oh, i get high with a little help from my friends,
oh, i'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.
Oh, i get by with a little help from my friends,
with a little help from my friends.

It don't come easy
by richard starkey

it don't come easy,
you know it don't come easy.

It don't come easy,
you know it don't come easy.

Got to pay your dues if you wanna sing the blues,
and you know it don't come easy.
You don't have to shout or leap about,
you can even play them easy.

Open up your heart, let's come together,
use a little love
and we will make it work out better.

I don't ask for much, i only want your trust,
and you know it don't come easy.
And this love of mine keeps growing all the time,
and you know it don't come easy.

Peace, remember peace is how we make it,
here within your reach
if you're big enough to take it.

(ah -)
(ah -)
(ooh-ooh)
(ah-)

got to pay your dues if you wanna sing the blues,
and you know it don't come easy.
You don't have to shout or leap about,
you can even play them easy.

Peace, remember peace is how we make it, (yeah!)
Here within your reach
if you're big enough to take it.

I don't ask for much, i only want your trust,
and you know it don't come easy.
And this love of mine keeps growing all the time,
and you know it don't come easy.

thank you! Thank you!
Peace and love, peace and love.
Ah, the next number we're gonna do is the first track tonight from my new album
called "vertical man" and it's called "i was walkin'"

I was walkin'
by richard starkey, mark hudson and dean grakal

Ho!

I was walkin', i was walkin',
i was walkin' by myself last night.
I was dancin', i was dancin',
i was dancin' by myself last night. (yeah!)

My occupation is syncopation
and when i play 'em, well, it saves my life, (yeah!)
I've been a sinner, i've been a winner,
my life is better than a roll of a dice.

Ev'rybody's movin', ev'rybody's groovin',
goin' thru the motions
'cause we don't know what we're doin'.
Look into the mirror, you're the solution,
inner peace and love is the only revolution.

I look a mirror, (i look a mirror)
i look a mirror, (i look a mirror)
i look a mirror and i'm lookin' alright. (yeah!)
I never worry, (i never worry)
i never hurry, (i never hurry)
i'm just livin' and i'm doin' alright.

Ev'rybody's movin', ev'rybody's groovin',
goin' thru the motions
'cause we don't know what we're doin'.
Look into the mirror, you're the solution,
inner peace and love is the only revolution.

Yeah!

I was dreamin', i was talkin',
i was talkin' in my sleep last night.

?
I hear bells!

Ev'rybody's movin', ev'rybody's dreamin',
having so much fun 'cause we're happy what we're doin'
Look into the mirror, you're the solution,
inner peace and love is the only revolution

I was walkin', (i was walkin')
i was walkin', (i was walkin')
i was walkin' by myself last night
I was cookin', (i was cookin')
i was cookin', (he was cookin')
i was cookin' by myself last night(yeah!)
(i was walkin') yeah! Yeah!
(i was walkin') yeah, yeah!
(i was walkin' by myself last night)

Don't pass me by
by richard starkey

i listen for your footsteps coming up the drive,
listen for your footsteps, but they don't arrive.
Waiting for your knock, dear, on my old front door;
i don't hear it.
Does it mean you don't love me anymore?

I hear the clock a-ticking on the mantle shelf
i see the hands a-moving, but i'm by myself.
I wonder where you are tonight and why i'm by myself;
i don't see you.
Does it mean you don't love me anymore?

Don't pass me by,
don't make me cry,
don't make me blue,
'cause you know, darling, i love only you.
You'll never know it hurts me so,
how i hate to see you go;
don't pass me by,
don't make me cry.
Yeah!
Don't make me blue.

I'm sorry that i doubted you, you was so unfair.
You were in a car crash and you lost your hair. (oh no!)
You said that you'd be late, about an hour or two,
well, that's alright, i'm waiting here,
just waiting to hear from you.

Don't pass me by,
don't make me cry,
don't make me blue,
'cause you know, darling, i love only you.
You'll never know it hurts me so,
how i hate to see you go;
don't pass me by,
don't make me cry,
don't make me blue.

Don't pass me by,
don't make me cry,
don't make me blue, (don't make me blue)
'cause you know, darling, i love only you. (i love you)
you'll never know it hurt me so,
how i hate to see you go - ;
don't pass me by,
don't make me cry,
don't pass me blue.

Back off boogaloo
by richard starkey

back off boogaloo,
i said, back off boogaloo,
come on, back off boogaloo, boo.

Back of boogaloo,
what d'yer think you're gonna do?
I got a flash right from the start.

Wake up, meat head,
don't pretend that you are dead,
get yourself up off the cart.

Get yourself together now
and give me something tasty.
Ev'rything you try to do,
you know it all sound wasted.

You think you're a groove,
standing there in your wallpaper shoes
and your socks that match your eyes. (yeah!!!)

Back off boogaloo,
i said, back off boogaloo,
come on, back off boogaloo, boo.

Get yourself together now
and give me something tasty.
Ev'rything you try to do,
you know it all sound wasted.

Back off boogaloo,
what d'yer think you're gonna do?
I got a flash right from the start.

Back off boogaloo,
i said, back off boogaloo,
come on, back off boogaloo, boo.

Back off boogaloo,
i said, back off boogaloo,
come on, back off boogaloo, boo.

Back off boogaloo,
i said, back off boogaloo,
come on, back off boogaloo, boo.

Back off boogaloo,
i said, back off boogaloo,
come on, back off boogaloo, boo.

Yeah!!

King of broken hearts
by richard starkey, mark hudson,
dean grakal and steve dudas

can you guess what i'm thinking of
where's someone that i can love?
I just don't know where to start,
i'm the king of broken hearts.

I was waiting for the bells to ring,
my love for her keeps lingering.
Praying that she'd wear my ring,
waiting for the crowd to sing.

I'm the king of broken hearts,
i've lost before i ever start to love again.
I'm the king of broken hearts,
i'd give it all away to find a friend again,
again.

Where's the dream i had before?
She just walked right out the door.
I want her back and nothing more, (ah -)
her note fell on the bedroom floor.

I'm the king of broken hearts,
i've lost before i ever start to love again.
I'm the king of broken hearts,
i'd give it all away to find a friend again.

A heart's no good when it's been broken,
words of love are often spoken,
my tears fall like jewels from a crown.

Look how fast the tide can turn,
some people live but never learn.
I can make a brand new start
living in a land of broken hearts. (broken hearts)

yeah, i'm the king of broken hearts,
i've lost before i ever start to love again.
I'm the king of broken hearts,
i'd give it all away to find a friend again.
(ah, don't break my heart, baby!)
I'm the king of broken hearts,
i've lost before i ever start to love again, (and again)
again.

Octopus's garden
by richard starkey

i'd like to be under the sea,
in an octopus's garden in the shade.
He'd let us in, knows where we've been,
in his octopus's garden in the shade.

I'd ask my friends to come and see
an octopus's garden with me.

I'd like to be under the sea,
in an octopus's garden in the shade.

We would be warm (ooh) below the storm, (ooh)
in our little hideaway beneath the waves. (ah)
resting our head (ooh) on the sea bed, (ooh)
in an octopus's garden near a cave. (ah)

we would sing and dance around
because we know we can't be found.

I'd like to be under the sea,
in an octopus's garden in the shade.

Well!

Ah-ah-ah,
ah-ah-ah,
ah-ah-ah,
ah-ah-ah-ah-ah,
ah-ah-ah-ah.

We would shout (ah) and swim about (ooh)
the coral that lies beneath the waves.
(lies beneath the ocean waves)
oh, what joy (ah) for ev'ry girl and boy (ooh)
knowing we're happy and they're safe.
(happy and they're safe)

we would be so happy you and me;
no one there to tell us what to do.

I'd like to be under the sea,
in an octopus's garden with you,
in an octopus's garden with you,
in an octopus's garden with you.

Photograph
by richard starkey and george harrison

ev´ry time i see your face,
it reminds me of the places we used to go.
But all i got is a photograph
and i realise you're not coming back anymore.

I thought i´d make it the day you went away,
but i can't make it
till you come home again to stay-yi-yay-yi-yay.

I can't get used to living here,
while my heart is broke, my tears i cried for you.
I want you here to have and hold,
as the years go by and we grow old and grey.

(hey!)

(ooh - wah-ooh-la-la-la - wah-ooh-la-la-la)
(ooh - wah-ooh-la-la-la - wah-ooh-la-la-la)

now you're expecting me to live without you,
but that's not something that i'm looking forward to.

I can't get used to living here,
while my heart is broke, my tears i cried for you.
I want you here to have and hold,
as the years go by and we grow old and grey.

(yeah - yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah!)

Ev´ry time i see your face,
it reminds me of the places we used to go.
But all i got is a photograph
and i realise you're not coming back anymore.

Ev´ry time i see your face,
it reminds me of the places we used to go.
And all i got is a photograph
and i realise you're not coming back anymore.

La de da
by richard starkey, mark hudson,
dean grakal and steve dudas

la la de da,
all you gotta say is la de da.

I live my life, it's only right
'cause i can't live your life for you.
I'm satisfied, feeling high
'cause i found out just what to do.
And you can bet i never
let the things i get get the best of me.
When i get blue, here's what i do and so can you,
it is no mystery when you sing.

La la de da, like que sera sera,
whatever la de da, la de da,
all you gotta say is la de da.

You don't need to cry, (cry)
no reason why is ever good enough for me.
We can take a walk, just laugh and talk,
whatever's going to be will be.
And when it rains i don't complain,
i'm like a train, i just keep rolling on.
Sometimes you lose, you blow a fuse,
you're not immune
to what's been going on, sing along.

La la de da, like que sera sera,
whatever la de da, la de da,
all you gotta say is la de da

Play it to me, joe!

Oo-oo

and when you're down, it can be found,
turn it around, you know the remedy.
(you always get what you always get,
you always get what you always get)
just cut some slack, don't look back
'cause it's a fact it will be okay
when you say

la la de da, like que sera sera,
whatever la de da, la de da,
all you gotta say is la de da
oh yeah
just like doris day said que sera,
la la de da, come on, come on, everybody, sing it out
la la de da,
la la de da, one more time!
La la de da, this time, let's go!
La la de da
all you got to say is la de da.

What in the...world
by richard starkey, mark hudson,
dean grakal and steve dudas

i remember it all,
that magical moment i'll never forget.
We started to fall
higher and higher in love than i thought i could get.
It was so hard to find someone and then i found you.

What it world would i do
living in a world without you?
Me and the sky would be blue,
bluer than i ever knew.
The sun will shine but there'll be no light
and nothing to look forward to
in a world without you.

Just you and i,
passionate lovers forever this time.
Our hearts couldn't lie,
never say never whenever you don't want to try.
Sometimes it's hard but we'll get through,
we always have, we always do.

What it world would i do
living in a world without you?
Me and the sky would be blue,
bluer than i ever knew.
The sun will shine but there'll be no light
and nothing to look forward to
in a world without you.

Being in love letting our feelings show,
let 'em show, (let 'em show)
let me tell you again what you already know.
Yeah!

Ah -

what it world would i do (what would i do)
living in a world without you? (without you)
me and the sky would be blue, (would be blue)
bluer than i ever knew. (i ever knew)
the sun will shine but there'll be no light (no light)
and nothing to look forward to
in a world without you. (yeah!)

Ah yeah -
ah - yeah, yeah, yeah,
ah - yeah, yeah, yeah.

Love me do
by john lennon and paul mccartney

love, love me do,
you know i love you,
i'll always be true,
so please

love me do,
love me do.

Love, love me do,
you know i love you,
i'll always be true,
so please

love me do,
oh, love me do.

Someone to love,
somebody new.
Someone to love,
someone like you.

(hey!)

Love, love me do,
you know i love you,
i'll always be true,
so please

love me do,
oh-oh, love me do.

Ah, play it to me, steven!

Love, love me do,
you know i love you,
i'll always be true,
so please

love me do,
oh-oh, love me do,
oh-oh, love me do,
oh-oh, love me do,
yeah, love me do,
(love me do, love me do, love me,
love me do, love me do, love me do)
love me, let me love you.
(love me do, love me do, love me,
love me do, love me do, love me do)
love me, let me love you.
(love me do, love me do, love me,
love me do, love me do, love me do)
love me, let me love you, love you.
(love me do, love me do, love me)

love me!

Love, love me do,
you know i love you,
i'll always be true,
love, love me do,
you know i love you,
i'll always be true,
love, love me do,
you know i love you,
i'll always.

With a little help from my friends (reprise)
by john lennon and paul mccartney

billy shears!

What would you do if i sang out of tune
would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and i´ll sing you a song
and i´ll try not to sing out of key.

Oh, i get by with a little help from my friends,
mm, i get high with a little help from my friends,
mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends.

What do i do when my love is away?
(does it worry you to be alone?)
How do i feel by the end of the day?
(are you sad because you're on your own?)

No, i get by with a little help from my friends,
mm, i get high with a little help from my friends,
mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends.

(do you need anybody?)
I need somebody to love.
(could it be anybody?)
I want somebody to love.

(would you believe in a love at first sight?)
Yes, i'm certain that it happens all the time.
(what do you see when you turn out the light?)
I can't tell you but i know it's mine.

Oh, i get by with a little help from my friends,
mm, get high with a little help from my friends,
oh, i'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.

(do you need anybody?)
I need somebody to love.
(could it be anybody?)
I want somebody to love.

Oh, i get by with a little help from my friends,
mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends,
oh, i get high with a little help from my friends.
Yes, i get by with a little help from my friends,
with a little help from my friends.