John Lennon –  Watching The Wheels
Album: Double Fantasy

John Lennon enjoyed his time away from center stage so much that he wrote a song about it. Watching the Wheels was released in 1981 after Lennon’s murder. This song is a great reminder of the simple beauty that can be found in everyday life.

John Lennon –  Watching The Wheels Lyrics

People say I’m crazy doing what I’m doing
They give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin
When I say that I’m o.k. well they look at me kind of strange
Surely you’re not happy now you no longer play the game

People say I’m lazy dreaming my life away
Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me
Tell them that I’m doing fine watching shadows on the wall
Don’t you miss the big time boy you’re no longer on the ball

I’m just sitting here making the wheels run round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go

People asking questions lost in confusion
Well I tell them there’s no problem, only solutions
Well they shake their heads and they look at me as if I’ve lost my mind
I tell them there’s no hurry
I’m just sitting here doing time

I’m just sitting here watching the wheels run round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go…I just had to let it go