McCartney, Paul - Ode To A Koala Bear Lyrics




Oh, I love you, I still care.
All my affection's there.
I will walk with you to the end of the passage,
My little koala type bear,
Little koala type bear.

I can see you sitting there
With your silent smile.
I won't talk to you for a couple of minutes,
My little koala type bear,
Little koala type bear.

Tell me what it's like
Looking out of eyes,
Like the likes of yours.
Do you find it so surprising
That the likes of me
Likes the likes of you?

I still love you, yes, I do.
All my time on earth.
Will belong to you till the end of the passage,
My little koala type bear
Little koala type bear

Oh I love you
I still care
All my affection's there
I will walk with you till the end of the passage
My little koala (koala) type bear, (koala)
Little koala (koala) type bear.

Oh, oh, oh, - oo -

Oh, I love you, I still care.
All my affection's there.
I will walk with you to the end of the passage,
My little koala (koala) type bear, (koala)
Little koala (koala) type bear.

Oh, oh, oh, oh -
Oh, oh, oh.

Doo, doo, doo.

Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo.





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McCartney, Paul Ode To A Koala Bear Comments
  1. Crystal Johnson

    lucky to find this in 2019. One of Paul's gems. Love this!

  2. Sérgio Dourado

    I know this melody since my 8 years.
    Just so tender,
    thank you! :)

  3. InflatablePlane

    I never thought a love song about a super cute fuzzy marsupial would ever sound this good!! What a masterpiece.

  4. Rosa Rubiginosa

    I used to walk around the English Dept at USF singing this song

  5. Rafael RRLLRR

    Algum BR?

  6. Freakin Frugal

    I love this song. Loved it since college over 30 yrs ago.

    Raj Singh

    Cool 👍

  7. Paul McCartney Carmen

    I love paul

  8. drmjr78

    Musically, I think this song resembles "You Really Got a Hold on Me".

  9. Lee Coulson

    Echoes of You Really Got A Hold Of Me maybe? Perhaps an unconscious tribute to John given the circumstances in which it was recorded.

  10. emptyspotlight (official account)

    sounds like You Really Got A Hold On Me

  11. Brian warren

    i rewrote this song for my daughter and now it would hit the top ten....

  12. Vinny D

    He must have been smoking a lot of weed at that time.

    The Amazing Black Country Funkateers

    Thankfully he smoked a lot of weed when writing all his classics

    Kosi!

    He was grieving the death of Lennon

    Disregard this comment

  13. E.L. S.

    This is also NOW available on the Paul McCartney Archives Collection CD Pipes Of Peace as a bonus track.

    Paul Bradley

    +Kyle Simmons just ordering some reissues/2cd/4cd...

  14. Bora Poland

    Cometandcupids wrote "Sounds a little like You Really Got A Hold On Me" - I agree

    Vinny D

    +Bora Poland That's what I thought too. You usually can't find similarities to other songs in McCartney's songs.

  15. cuteyangels

    この歌なつかしー!

  16. irishguy13

    Woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a car across my head.

  17. 33Willow 58

    Oh, i love you, i still care.
    All my affection's there.
    I will walk with you to the end of the passage,
    my little koala type bear,
    little koala type bear.
    I can see you sitting there
    with your silent smile.
    I won't talk to you for a couple of minutes,
    my little koala type bear, little koala type bear.
    Tell me what it's like looking out of eyes,
    like the likes of yours.
    Do you find it so surprising
    that the likes of me
    likes the likes of you?
    I still love you, yes, i do.
    All my time on earth.
    Will belong to you till the end of the passage,
    My little koala type bear
    little koala type bear
    oh i love you
    i still care
    all my affection's there
    i will walk with you till the end of the passage
    my little koala (koala) type bear, (koala)
    little koala (koala) type bear.
    Oh, oh, oh, - oo - oh, i love you, i still care.
    All my affection's there.
    i will walk with you to the end of the passage,
    my little koala (koala) type bear, (koala) little koala (koala) type bear.
    Oh, oh, oh, oh - oh, oh, oh.
    Doo, doo, doo.
    Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo.

  18. Alec C.

    This was recorded on December 8, 1980, the day John Lennon was shot. (Also recorded that day: "Rainclouds".)

    Art Vandelay

    +Alec C.


    One lyric is:


    "I will walk with you, to the end of the passage"


    Followed by:


    "My little koala"


    Could John be the koala?

    Nestor Diaz

    +Alec C. Before or after?

    MrTayloreh

    surely before Paul knew

    Alec C.

    Yes. The day after - after Paul knew - he worked on overdubs for "Rainclouds" with the Chieftains' Paddy Moloney. He didn't know what else to do that day.

    MrTayloreh

    Oh wow. Thanks for the tidbit.

  19. The Hawaii Files Channel

    Somewhere in my home I have this on a 12 inch extended single with "Say Say Say" on the other side. Good digital copy.

  20. Reverend Flash

    To clarify the description, Michael Jackson is only on the A side.

  21. dabble778

    I had this single and love the B-Side. Beautiful   :-)

  22. MrDingez

    GOT IT! Never knew it excisted untill I bought it second hand.

  23. Paul Robinson

    This was recorded the same day John was murdered. I'm the drummer on this session. The bear belonged to one of the kids :-)

    spellgirlkittys

    What was it like working with Paul?

    Tory Livingston

    Hey Paul, I have a question for you sir! Do you have an e-mail?

    svico svicolone

    Was this Song really recorded on december 8 1980 ?

    Moy Luna

    That is really interesting. Wish Paul would've talked about it. Probably too painful for him to discuss.

  24. Aaron Arias

    Got Drunk to this song twise true, what can I say True Paul Fan Wow True in Love Guinese not puppy love Alway, since childhood bean in love with The Beatles and Pauls Work Ahh

  25. Aaron Arias

    Paul what a real Romantic a girl by the way dont be foul by name would love to be Lovely Linda for a day

  26. celticgirl08

    are you also a koala? :)

  27. Pratelliner

    @gozhven This song is only in the Say Say Say single

  28. BoyGeorge84

    @GergelAni True! BUT! He was a Beatle so he will forever be huge! And him being not in the main headlines anymore is kinda nice, it shows that mostly fake music reaches the airwaves. I like to think of him as my secret jem :)

  29. BoyGeorge84

    I had this song on that exact vinyl....some idiot held it upside down and it hit the floor....a piece snapped off making it impossible for me to listen to it, im so glad its on here! MACCA FOREVR! :)

  30. Backlight

    One of the very first records I ever got was this 7-inch single. Everyone has heard the A-side a million times, but very few people know this song. I love it and it takes me back to Kindergarten :)

  31. André Luis Ferreira da Silva Silva

    Brazil have to leave here an opinion about the music is beautiful, the best.,
    good times are gone in our lives.,
    from André - Brazil...

  32. gozhven

    @ginamai There seems to be a bunch of McCartney that is NOT available on iTunes. His album Off the Ground is unavailable. Its odd though, Pipes of Peace is there but not this song.

  33. ginamai

    I loved this song as a teen and still do! Just found my single of it. Looked for it on itunes; no dice. Thanks so much!

  34. bruxinhadcd

    THANK YOU! You have no idea about how many years i've ben remembering this song and never found it before!

  35. acoronab

    Quite a pro even on B-sides

  36. luzeeanabeat

    I love this song! Sooo sweet! Macca is the absolute romantic.

  37. David C Kendall

    Undeniably a solid piece of rock and arranging..Paul McCartney is the ultimate ballad writer.....C'mon..And I Love Her...Michelle...Yesterday...as much as I don't care for the background voices chanting ''Koala...Koala"...you cannot deny this man his due..very listenable...On the other hand, if I never heard Say Say Say, The Girl Is Mine, Silly Love Songs, or Let em In again , that would be great!

  38. 4FabBEATLES

    @benjbass32 yes, paul is a
    vegetarian and animal-lover, like he played
    a benefit for PETa, he wrote the album "Ram"
    he wrote music for and made a movie based on
    a kids book series caled "rupert the bear"
    -paul's song Heart of the Country has aniimals.
    his kids song for the Rupert The Bear movie "Rupert & the Frog Song"
    (AKA "We all stand together")...Paul's
    unreleased/kids music is amazing-like
    this 1.

  39. 4FabBEATLES

    @horsechick1996 yes, Paul even wrote
    a song called "Junk" about Junk- and its
    beautiful.Paul wrote music for and made a video
    about the Rupert the bear kids books, Paul wrote
    "Mull of Kintyre" a celtic music song. Paul made a country album, a classical album, recently under the name "The Fireman"
    he made a dance music ,electronica album,
    and more. Paul has written protest songs,
    kids songs, songs that are banned, and
    just about anything and everything!

  40. NicNac13c

    Tell me what it's like
    Looking out of eyes,
    Like the likes of yours.
    Do you find it so surprising
    That the likes of me
    Likes the likes of you?

    I still love you, yes, i do.
    All my time on earth.
    Will belong to you till the end of the passage,
    My little koala type bear
    Little koala type bear

  41. stormurr

    Been waiting forever...

  42. basemann42

    I love ' Kicked around no more' B side from Off the ground Era

  43. Benj Clarke

    Super sweet Macca tune, and so great to find it on the YouTube! Paul loves his critters, don't he?

  44. newishness

    He does sing 'Koala type bear', doesn't he?

    Daniel Achille

    newishness Yes Paul sings “Koala type bear”.

  45. WilburyVision

    Paul has so many forgotten b-sides that are great - one of my faves is Flying to My Home. This is pretty good too!

  46. GergelAni

    True,man!
    Monkberry Moon Delight,The Loveliest Thing,Same Love,Mistress And Maid,One Of These Days,Wanderlust...
    Paul is a true genius,actually The Genius...and so underrated.There are like 20 songs that are played here and there,and that's it.And bollocks like Madonna or U2 are into the lights?!?

  47. Alf Lopez

    So sweet , so great,so wonderful..what a lovely song!!!!!!!!Love you Paul.....thanks for have written this.

  48. koldkockrecords

    YES I'm glad somebody posted this.Now I don't have to drag out the dance single and 45.This is one of my favorate 1980's Mc.Cartney's b sides. Say Say Say was okay but this is better.
    Thanks

    Philip Wood

    koldkockrecords n