Cocker, Joe - Dear Landlord Lyrics

Dear landlord
Please don't put a price on my soul
My burden is heavy
My dreams are beyond control
When that steamboat whistle blows
I'm gonna give you all I got to give
And I do hope you receive it well
Depending on the way you feel that you live.

Dear landlord
Please heed these words that I speak
I know you've suffered much
But in this you are not so unique
All of us, at times we might work too hard
To have it too fast and too much
And anyone can fill his life up
With things he can see but he just cannot touch.

Dear landlord
Please don't dismiss my case
I'm not about to argue
I'm not about to move to no other place
Now, each of us has his own special gift
And you know this was meant to be true
And if you don't underestimate me
I won't underestimate you.

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  1. Pisoi Pisoi


  2. J. Edwin McDonald

    sick af

  3. Marissa Dower-morgan

    So much better than Bob's own

  4. Renaissance

    The version by Bob Dylan is definitly the best

  5. Karmakanik1

    Ho questo LP,una roba stratosferica,a mio avviso !

  6. Eugene LeVert

    ... feeling Ray Charles or Otis. Survived his death, man.

  7. Roman Eichholz

    Omg.that bassline ist fluid

  8. genius mchaggis

    i was 13..the first album that i personally owned...the first song on my first album....i remember...
    "if you dont under-estimate me i wont underestimate thee..." i remember that...

  9. Miguel Valdebenito

    Mr. Cover

  10. TombstoneHeart

    This has been one of my favourite songs for years now. I love the weaving between ( I guess ) Chris Stainton's piano and Clarence White's guitar and Sneaky Pete Kleinow's pedal steel guitar, with Joe's super soulful voice layered over the top of it all. To think that Keef Richards knows something about weaving! lol Here's a very young Joe showing us just how good he was going to be, by showing us just how good he already was. As Paul McCartney said of Joe - "He was a loovely northern lad". I agree completely.

  11. barbara kaufman

    great version....also listen to janis joplin's version, excellent

    Personal Email

    I did...for once Janis has been outshined. Joe Cocker was at his peak here and his band was tight and powerful and could move it. In his prime, Joe was a top 10 UK singer ever....maybe 8.....Plant, Marriot, Stewart, McCartney, Mercury, Rodgers...ummm, top 7. lol

  12. Dan Thompson

    you can SANG JOe.

  13. AndyGinterBlues

    When I was in college, this song was my girlfriend's and my "anthem". we had a landlord who ripped us off for our security deposit. We even took the asshole to small claims court to try to get our deposit back, but he won. Some kids had broken into the apartment after we had moved out, and painted shit all over the walls. Ahhh- college days. This song brings back memories!

  14. rob p

    wadr, bob dylan was a great writer but Joe Cocker does this song justice. Diff league.

    Cam Robertson

    Joe Cocker re-arranged the lyrics of the original to suit his singing style.

    Peter Nicholson

    well said even beautifully spoken.

  15. Keith dean

    With Clarence White on guitar

    manon perroy

    Tanx for this aaaaaaah clarence ...A MUST

  16. Bobby Koome

    you all should try to find the original by bob dylan

  17. rob p

    i put on youtube night after night.
    i always end up with joe cocker tunes
    just unique, class

  18. RPM3

    Zee Madd Dawgs and zee Englishmen
    Joe Cock-air!
    Dear Landlord
    My favorite Joe Cocker tune.
    Don't know why.
    'nuff said.

  19. Hedgehog's Right of Passage

    This was his first release, around 1968 when I was 15 barely out of childhood. Now I'm 60 & getting into adult diapers but for Joe Cocker I still get up & dance wildly around the room.

    Hedgehog's Right of Passage

    Still kicking Than God.

  20. drkbart

    from the album "Joe Cocker" 1969, Dear Landlord, Bird on a Wire, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, She Came inThrought the Bathroom Window, Hitchcock Railway, That's Your Business, Something, Delta Lady, Hellow Little Friend and my favorite Darling Be Home Soon.

  21. Luane Conn

    I love this song. When I was young, I didn't realize it was promoting class warfare but I love it anyway. Don't spread my wealth, spread my work ethic.

  22. G0K3001

    thanks for posting,this was the first album I bought by Joe, .....awesome band.....I still remember the liner notes, Denny Cordell....the greaseband..yea!