New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

( Cox )

Once i lived the life of millionaire
People spending my money, honey
Lord, and i just didn't care, now lord
Takin' my friend out
Tryin' to have a good time
They drank that strong bootleg liquor
And that good old champagne and wine

Well, just as soon as my money got so low
I couldn't find my friends, lord
And i just didn't have no place to go
Now, no no
But if i ever, and if i ever get my hands
On them green dollars again, yeah
I'm gonna hold on
Till that big eagle grin, lord now

I'm trying to tell y'all
That nobody wants you
People, nobody wants you, no
When you're down and out, now now lord
Because in your pocket, no
There is not one penny
And all of them so-called friends
I'm trying to tell, y'all
That you haven't got any

But, yeah, and just as soon
As you get back on your feet again
People, i'm tryin' to tell you
That here they come
Tellin' you all
They're your long lost friend
Oh but i'm tryin' to tell everybody
Lord, without a doubt
That nobody wants you
Nobody wants you, no no
Nobody wants you, no
Nobody needs tou, nobody wants you
When you're down and out, lord
And nobody says a good thing about you
And nobody can tell you when to turn
And when to go...



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/o/otis_redding/nobody_knows_you.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×