John Lennon – I Don’t Wanna be a Soldier – lyrics with meaning

John Lennon – I Don’t Wanna be a Soldier – lyrics with meaning in a basic structure.

 

 

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A nice simple song. John was trying to get away from all the lavish production of the Beatles and do things very simply. He pared everything right back to basics including the lyrics. It was much more primal.

I think it works. The message comes across clearly.

“I Don’t Want To Be A Soldier”

Well, I don’t wanna be a
Soldier mama, I don’t wanna
Die
Well, I don’t wanna be a
Sailor mama, I don’t wanna
Fly
Well, I don’t wanna be a
Failure mama, I don’t wanna
Cry
Well, I don’t wanna be a
Soldier mama, I don’t wanna
Die
Oh no oh no oh no oh no
Well, I don’t wanna be a
Rich man mama, I don’t wanna
Cry
Well, I don’t wanna be a
Poor man mama, I don’t wanna
Fly
Well, I don’t wanna be a
Lawyer mama, I don’t wanna
Lie
Well, I don’t wanna be a
Soldier mama, I don’t wanna
Die
Oh no oh no oh no oh no oh no
Oh no
Well, I don’t wanna be a
Beggar mama, I don’t wanna
Die
Well, I don’t wanna be a
Thief now mama, I don’t wanna
Fly
Well, I don’t wanna be a
Churchman mama, I don’t wanna
Cry
Well, I don’t wanna be a
Soldier mama, I don’t wanna
Die
Oh no oh no oh no oh no

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