Julian Lennon

Listen

J. Lennon

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Julian Lennon"'Listen' was a song that I'd basically had in me for a long time lyrically about just how I felt about things, how I felt about what critics or people thought they knew about me and also it was about relationships that I'd had, you know. It was pretty much sort of saying, 'Well, you know, I've had enough of what you have to say about me, you know. I don't think you know me as a person. You're just judging me from what other people have said about me or what you take for surface value, you know. I don't think you know me at all and, basically, I just don't want to have to listen anymore to what you have to say about me or your opinions' so that was one of the first songs I'd wrote. A little aggressive at the time and felt I needed to get something off my chest."  
- Julian Lennon on "Listen"

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The Lyrics

You think you know what makes me happy
You think you know what makes me cry
You think you know everything about me
Well from the horse's mouth it's lies

You say you know the situation
You say you understand just why
You know shit about absolutely nothing
You're gonna get no clues from this guy

You should think about not faking all the time
Discretion is a word that's always on my mind

Don't make me listen
I just can't listen
'Cause it brings me down, you're such a clown
Just take that red nose off your face
Don't you feel ashamed, don't you feel disgraced

You're afraid to admit to being guilty
You're afraid to stare at your face
And you pretend that life is always rosy
Wake up and join the human race

How can you honestly say you love me
When you can't even love yourself
You think your word is gospel now
You're just repeating past opinions

You should think about not faking all the time
Discretion is a word that's always on my mind

Don't make me listen
I just can't listen
'Cause it brings me down, you're such a clown
Just take that red nose off your face
Don't you feel ashamed, don't you feel disgraced

Well you should think about not faking all the time
Discretion is a word that's always on my mind

Don't make me listen
I just can't listen
'Cause it brings me down, you're such a clown
Just take that red nose off your face
Don't you feel ashamed, don't you feel disgraced