Julian Lennon – I Don’t Wanna Know —-Powerpop Friday

This is probably the song that a lot of Beatles fans have been waiting for me to do.

This song was on the Photograph Smile album that was released in 1998. Personally, I like this song and Day after Day better than anything in his career. The song didn’t chart in the US but it did receive some airplay.

The video Julian made was a fun parody of the Beatles…as “The Butlers.” Julian did the song  in a Beatle style and turned it into a homage to them

Julian Lennon:

This is probably the song that a lot of Beatles fans have been waiting for me to do. People are always asking when am I going to do something more towards the Beatles style. And so I thought, why not? In a sense it’s a homage, but the sentiment and lyrics are serious. It actually came about from walking around in France and there was a shop with an English newspaper. I thought, ‘Oh get the paper, catch up on the rest of the world,’ and then I thought, ‘I don’t wanna know.’ It turned into a relationship song.

I Don’t Wanna Wanna Know

I don’t wanna know what’s going on
And I don’t wanna know what’s right or wrong
And I don’t wanna know who’s bed you’re in
And I don’t wanna know just where you’ve been.

Oh baby, you were never really good for me

Just maybe, you’re a stranger to reality
And baby, don’t you know you haven’t got a clue
‘cos lately, I don’t know what to do.

I don’t wanna know what’s going on
And I don’t wanna know what’s right or wrong
And I don’t wanna know who’s bed you’re in
And I don’t wanna know just where you’ve been.

Oh baby, you said you’re changing for the better now
Just maybe, you’re not as strong as you thought somehow
And baby, you know you’re heading down a one way track
And baby, I won’t bring you back.

Well, you said you were looking for a better way
But you just keep coming back
To a place you can never seem to get away
That will always hold you back…

Oh baby, you said you’d rather be a daddy’s girl,
But lately, you’re try’n a fight against the whole wide world
Just maybe, you’ve found a love that you can hold on to
And baby, I pray for you.

I don’t wanna know what’s going on
And I don’t wanna know what’s right or wrong
And I don’t wanna know who’s bed you’re in
And I don’t wanna know just where you’ve been…

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

14 thoughts on “Julian Lennon – I Don’t Wanna Know —-Powerpop Friday”

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever heard that one before, but it’s good. Fun video too. Good example of “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” put to good use… I’m sure by then he was sick of being lumped in with John and a Beatles-wannabe, so why not take that idea and have fun with it!?

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  2. I heard it when it came out…this shows you my taste…I thought for sure it was going to be a pretty big hit…it has a hook …the whole bit…but I was wrong of course… you probably have heard his Day By Day…I’m going to cover it probably tomorrow if I can.

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      1. Yeah. Hard to imagine the kind of emotional pressure he was under to deliver something special. Must have been tough. Maybe he could have done it- to be honest I’ve never heard anything he did beyond one single that perhaps charted?

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      2. He had Valotte and Too Late For Goodbyes…those were his big hits….If you get a chance check out Day after Day…well never mind…I’m going to post it probably tomorrow lol

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