Beatles, The - Matchbox Lyrics




I said I'm sitting here watching
Matchbox hole in my clothes
I said I'm sitting here wondering
Matchbox hole in my clothes
I ain't got no matches but I sure
Got a long way to go

I'm an ole poor boy, and I'm a
Long way from home
I'm an ole poor boy, and I'm a
Long way from home
I'll never be happy cause everything I've
Ever did was wrong

Well, if you don't want my peaches honey
Please don't shake my tree
Well, if you don't want my peaches honey
Please don't mess around my tree
I got news for you baby
Leave me here in misery

Well, let me be your little dog
Till your big dog comes
Well, let me be your little dog
Till your big dog comes
And when your big dog gets here
Watch how your puppy dog runs

I said I'm sitting here watching
Matchbox hole in my clothes
I said I'm sitting here watching
Matchbox hole in my clothes
I ain't got no matches but I sure
Got a long way to go





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  1. Wayne Cameron

    After they became legends they didn't do enough REAL rock. (Maybe bc they would have to let Ringo sing more?)

  2. Andres Arturo

    Pete Best versions live this More better

  3. mel

    Worst beatle cover

  4. José Candal

    - Lead Vocals & Drums: Ringo Starr
    - Electric Guitars: John Lennon & George Harrison
    - Bass: Paul McCartney
    - Piano: George Martin

  5. Lizzy Chrome

    Love the '50s feel here!

  6. Wayne Cameron

    Anybody know what "matchbox" means (besides me)? Hint: The first time I bought one was in 1970 in the Park Blocks near Portland State University, and it cost $5. How about a "lid"?

  7. Stoopid Penguin

    I kinda think Ringo is not a bad singer

    Philip Gomez

    'Act naturally' is one of my favourite Beatle's cover... he is cool, yeah...

  8. Ivan Fabiano

    Grande Ringão .

  9. Nanu Pin

    Genial canción para Ringo. Esta hecha para el. Vamos Los Beatles carajo!!!

  10. CHRIS Campanozzi

    Sir Ringo Starr one rockabilly cat.

  11. Ferdinand Willoughby

    Why are so many people so harsh on Ringo? The guys put the BEAT in The Beatles, for fuck's sake!? And not just the pun!

    Tamara Motola

    Did you know that the reason they decided to have a double entendre as a name was because to a Brit, the recently passed Buddy Holly's band The Crickets has a double meaning it doesn't have to a Yank...

  12. Dominic Rossi

    I think John played lead on this one! Check out the BBC recording where ringo says “alright John!” Before the solo. https://youtu.be/nVHjW2VOQUQ

  13. Jaimito Trifón Eguisastegui

    why there are no comments
    edit: comments are back again?

    Shayne

    HAHAHA LMAO

    Cristian Silva

    Now it has.

  14. Jim Cushman

    Ringo's drumming really swings on this track!!!

  15. Alan Strom

    HAVE A LISTEN TO RINGO POST BEATLES ON HIS AMAZING HIT SONGS, BLOODY GREAT STUFF.

  16. Alan Strom

    RINGO IS A VERY COOL GUY AND A GREAT ROCK DRUMMER, HE MADE THE THE BEATLES SOUND GREAT WITH HIS UNIQUE DRUMMING. LOVE HIM!
    HE CAN SING, THOUGH ONLY JUST :):)

    John Metcalfe

    Ringos drumming was never over the top or off beat.

  17. Alan Strom

    RINGO IS A VERY COOL ROCKER! I HAVE NOTHING BUT RESPECT AND ADMIRATION FOR THE GUY. HIS DRUMMING MADE THE BEATLES WHAT THEY WERE.
    PEOPLE SAY HE CAN'T SING, WHICH ISN'T TRUE,

    Veronica zzstu Kerrigan

    I AGREE

    Bernard Cioffoletti, Jr.

    Back in the day in the mid 60's, I always thought Ringo looked a lot like Sonny Bono (without the moustache); Sonny was five years older and Ringo had bigger eyes!

    Amanda Nichols

    I LOVE THE BEATLES

  18. Reid Edelman

    Ringo is so under appreciated. Vocals on point.

    Guy Sharwood

    Just my opinion, but Ringo's stigma was that he was always compared unfavorably to the other three. I agree with John, who said he would have risen to prominence without the others.

    bmiltonb

    He had his niche and worked really well in it.

    Reid Edelman

    Guy Sharwood I believe it. Such a personality. And of course a tremendous talent with the sticks.

    Bernard Cioffoletti, Jr.

    I'm glad he eventually had success as a solo artist in the 70's.

    SiSenor

    You need to have your ears checked. Ringo was never a good vocalist.

  19. Zonako

    Ringo 🙉✨

  20. Victor Hugo Flores Villacorta

    ¡ESO ES ROCK AND ROLL POR LA PTM!

  21. Bernard Cioffoletti, Jr.

    The "B" side of "Slow Down," on Capitol records. I really admired Ringo and his ability to cover these old (at the time) country rockers; "Honey Don't," "Act Naturally," etc.

  22. Jim Cushman

    Recorded by The Beatles on June 1, 1964. The song was released as a single in the US on August 24, 1964. It got to # 17 on the Billboard Charts.

  23. Tim Cantrell

    Carl Perkins of Jackson, Tennessee USA. George attended his funeral.

  24. Sarina Burke

    I just love this song and the beat

  25. Bintshovel

    Amazing that Pete Best would sing this song up front as Paul would drum. Then Ringo continued doing the Pete thing by also singing BOYS ! John , Paul, & George must have been ate up with jealousy ! Love Ringo singing the few he did !

  26. rockonthestone 64

    I don't know, the solo sounds to be played by George.

  27. Phoebe FP

    i've heard of double-tracked vocals, but this sounds triple-tracked!

    Jim VIncent

    and love the effect on "Weeeeeellll" at 1:34

  28. Phil Tyler

    Ringo on vocals

  29. Starraider

    Way cool!

  30. Brad Norman

    Another rarity of hearing John on a lead guitar solo.

    mratfauver

    He really rocks that Rickenbacker 325/12.

    Kevin Coffey

    Nope, that's George.

  31. Rob Arnum

    While the Beatles we're recording this Carl Perkins was visiting the EMI studio watching! And he said he was enjoying it! He and the Beatles we're a mutual admiration society that day! They DID jam together that day BUT no one recorded it!! My GOD! What a loss!

    Meechee From hell

    Rob Arnum why NOT just hit record? Lol

    Alex La Rosa

    Rob Arnum same with Elvis

    The SNES Man

    Alex La Rosa At least with Elvis they weren't in a recording studio and weren't allowed to bring any cameras or recording equipment. With Carl Perkins they had an opportunity to record it