Milk And Honey

A Heart Play By John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Front cover photo Back cover photo
Back cover of The Milk And Honey booklet

First released: January 19, 1984 (US) and January 23, 1984 (UK)
Recorded: August, 1980
Produced by: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Engineered by: Jon Smith and Michael Barbiero
Cover Photo by: Kishin Shinoyama
Label: Polydor 817-160-1, Polydor POLH 5
This reissued CD: EMI Records Ltd. 7243 5 35959 2 0(2001)

"Milk And Honey" je vlastně druhá část alba "Double Fantasy"(všimněte si designu obalů obou alb, která zobrazují prakticky tentýž námět a také stejně jako na Double Fantasy se v interpretacích jednotlivých písní John pravidelně střídá s Yoko). Na druhé straně však už nebylo tak úspěšné. V roce 2001 se rozhodla společnost EMI vydat reedici tohoto alba na CD, kde přidala celkem tři tracky zachycující domácí verze některých písní(zajímavá je Johnem zpívaná verze písně od Yoko Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him). Na konci tohoto CD je přidáno poslední Lennonovo interview pořízené přibližně 5 hodin před jeho smrtí. A jako už tradičně je zde přiložen kvalitní booklet s texty písní a mnoha fotografiemi, které si můžete prohlédnout ve Volume 10(Some pictures from Milk And Honey booklet).
Toto album zřejmě nemá takový odbyt, jak se očekávalo, a tak vydavatelství EMI se snaží situaci zachránit tím, že ho prodává společně s Double Fantasy ve zvláštní edici jako 2CD, samozřejmě za podstatně příznivější cenu.

Track Listing

  1. I´m Stepping Out {Lennon}(4:06)
  2. Sleepless Night {Yoko Ono}(2:33)
  3. I Don´t Wanna Face It {Lennon}(3:21)
  4. Don´t Be Scared {Yoko Ono}(2:44)
  5. Nobody Told Me {Lennon}(3:34)
  6. O' Sanity {Yoko Ono}(1:04)
  7. Borrowed Time {Lennon}(4:29)
  8. Your Hands {Yoko Ono}(3:03)
  9. (Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess{Lennon} (2:29)
  10. Let Me Count The Ways {Yoko Ono}(2:16)
  11. Grow Old With Me {Lennon}(3:07)
  12. You Are The One {Yoko Ono}(3:55)
  13. Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him {Yoko Ono} (3:19)(Special CD Bonus Track)
  14. I´m Stepping Out {John Lennon} (2:57)(Special CD Bonus Track) Home version
  15. I´m Moving On {Yoko Ono} (1:18)(Special CD Bonus Track)
  16. Interview with John and Yoko December 8th, 1980(22:05) (Special CD Bonus Track)


Performers
John Lennon - lead vocals(1,3,5,7,9,11), guitar;
piano and rhythm box on "Grow Old With Me"

Yoko Ono - lead vocals(2,4,6,8,10,12)
piano on "Let Me Count The Ways"

Earl Slick, Hugh McCracken, John Tropea, Elliot Randall, Steve Love - guitars
Tony Levin, Neil Jason, Wayne Pedziwiatr - bass
Andy Newmark, Yogi Horton, Allan Schwartzberg - drums
George Small, Paul Griffin - keyboards
Arthur Jenkins, Jr., Jimmy Maelen - percussion
Pete Cannarozzi, Ed Walsh - synthesizers
Howard Johnson - baritone saxophone
Gordon Grody, Kurt Yahjian, Carlos Alomar, Billy and Bob Alessi, Pete Thom - background vocals
"Grow Old With Me"(John Lennon/Vocal, Piano and Rhythm Box) and
"Let Me Count The Ways"(Yoko Ono/Vocal and Piano)
are from original cassette recordings by John and Yoko






I'm Stepping Out
John Lennon

"A one, two, a one, two, three, four!
This here´s the story about a househusband who, you know, just want to get out of the house, has been looking at you, you know, the kids, days and days, he´s been watching the kitchen and screwing around or whatever it has to be till, he´s gone crazy!"

Woke up this morning, blues around my head
No need to ask the reason why
Went to the kitchen and lit a cigarette
Blew my worries to the sky.

I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out, yeah!

If it don't feel right you don't have to do it
Just leave a message on the phone and tell them to screw it
After all is said and done you can't go pleasin' everyone
So screw it...

I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out, baby
I'm stepping out.

Baby's sleeping the cats have all been blessed
Ain't nothing doing on TV (summer repeat)
Put on my space suit I got to look my best
I'm going out to do the city.

I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out, babe
I'm stepping out.

One more!

I'm stepping out (hold it down)
I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out
Gotta gotta gotta gotta get out!

I'm stepping out, babe
Just for a while
Ain't been out for days! Got to do it tonight!
Give me a break! Give me a break!
Gotta get out! Gotta get out!
Just for a while
Just for the night
I´ll be in before one or two or three
Goodbye.

©Ono Music



Sleepless Night
Yoko Ono

Sleepless night
The moon is bright
All I'm asking for is
Three minute love.

Legs
What am I going to do with my legs?
They're so hot
They won't stay on the cot
And they're screaming!

Sleepless night
The moon is bright
All I'm asking for is
Three minute love.

Head
What am I gonna do with my head?
It's so light
It just gives me the fright
It's full of champagne bubbles and dreams.

Sleepless night
All...
All I'm asking for is
Three minute love.

This brush must sell like crazy
I mean there's a lot of lonely people out there.

I wanna go to the ball
I wanna give it all
I'll take it all.

Sleepless night
All I'm asking for is...
What am I asking for?

©Ono Music



I Don't Wanna Face It
John Lennon

"Okay let´s go
Un, deux, ein, zwei, hickle pickle!"

Say you're looking for a place to go
Where
Nobody knows your name
You're looking for oblivion with one
Eye on the Hall of Fame.

I don't wanna face it oh no
I don't wanna face it no no no no
Well I can dish it out
But I just can't take it.

Say you're looking for some peace and love
Leader of a big old band
You wanna save humanity
But it's people that you just can't stand.

I don't wanna face it oh no
I don't wanna face it no no no no
Well I can sing for my supper
But I just can't make it.

Well now you're lookin' for a world of truth
Trying to find a better way
The time has come to see yourself
You always look the other way.

I don't wanna face it no no
I don't wanna face it no no no no
Well I can see the promised land
And I know I can make it!

I don't wanna face it I know
I don't wanna face it oh no
I don't wanna face it oh no
I don't wanna face it.

I don't wanna face it.

I just can't face it no more
Every time I look in the mirror
I don't see anybody there.

©Ono Music



Don't Be Scared
Yoko Ono

Don't be scared
Don't be scared
Don't be scared to love
Better to love than never love at all
Don't be scared.

Don't be shy
Don't be shy
Don't be shy to tell
You may lose the chance to tell
Don't be shy.

When your hearts are lit
Drop your survival kit
Then you never have to
Run or split.

Sun in the east
Moon in the west
This boat's moving slow
There's no land in sight at all
Away we go.

Don't be scared
Don't be scared
Don't be scared to love
It's better to love than never love at all
So don't be scared.

©Ono Music



Nobody Told Me
John Lennon

Everybody's talking and no one says a word
Everybody's making love and no one really cares
There's Nazis in the bathroom just below the stairs.
Always something happening and nothing going on
There's always something cooking and nothing in the pot
They're starving back in China so finish what you got.

Nobody told me there'd be days like these
Nobody told me there'd be days like these
Nobody told me there'd be days like these
Strange days indeed
Strange days indeed.

Everybody's runnin' and no one makes a move
Everyone's a winner and nothing left to lose
There's a little yellow idol to the north of Katmandu.
Everybody's flying and no one leaves the ground
Everybody's crying and no one makes a sound
There's a place for us in the movies you just gotta lay around.

Nobody told me there'd be days like these
Nobody told me there'd be days like these
Nobody told me there'd be days like these
Strange days indeed-most peculiar, mama.

Everybody's smoking and no one's getting high
Everybody's flying and never touch the sky
There's a UFO over New York and I ain't too surprised.

Nobody told me there'd be days like these
Nobody told me there'd be days like these
Nobody told me there'd be days like these
Strange days indeed-most peculiar, mama.

©Ono Music



O' Sanity
Yoko Ono

It's only sane to be insane
Psychotic builds a castle
And neurotic lives in it
I don't know what to do with my sanity
When the world's at the verge of calamity.

O' sanity, o' sanity
What am I to do with you
Drink up, shoot up, anything you please
But she's always standing behind me like a devil in hell.

O' sanity, o' sanity, why don't you let me go?
Let go, let go, cut it out!

©Ono Music



Borrowed Time
John Lennon

When I was younger
Living confusion and deep despair
When I was younger ah hah
Living illusion of freedom and power.

When I was younger
Full of ideals and broken dreams, my friend
When I was younger ah hah
Everything simple but not so clear.

Living on borrowed time
Without a thought for tomorrow
Living on borrowed time
Without a thought for tomorrow.

Now I am older
The more that I see the less that I know for sure
Now I am older ah hah
The future is brighter and now is the hour.

Living on borrowed time...

Good to be older
Would not exchange a single day or a year
Good to be older ah hah
Less complications everything clear.

Living on borrowed time...

"Oh yes, it all seemed so bloody easier then.
You know, like what to wear, very serious like.
You know, am I gonna get the little pimples?
Does she really love me, all that crap.
But now I don´t bother about that shit no more.
I know she loves me! All I gotta bother about is standing up.
Alright, you can get out."

©Ono Music



Your Hands
Yoko Ono

Anatano Te
Konnani kireina
Anatano Te
Yumenimade miru

Anatano hada
Konnani atsui
Anatano hada
Yumenimade miru

Ichinichi ni
Nando attemo
Aitarinai
Isshoni
Nando attemo
Aitarinai.

Isshoni
Nando attemo
Aitarinai
Ikusei ni
Nando attemo
Aitarinai.

Futarino koi
Konnani tsuyoi
Futarino koi
Konnani moroi
Futarino koi
Itsumademo

Anatano me
Konnani kireina
Anatano me

Your hands
So beautiful
Your hands
I even dream about them

Your skin
So hot
Your skin
I even dream about it

In a day
No matter how many times we meet
It's not enough
In a lifetime
No matter how many times we meet
It's not enough.

In a lifetime
No matter how many times we meet
It's not enough
In many lifetimes
No matter how many times we meet
It's not enough.

Our love
So strong
Our love
So frail
Our love
Forever

Your eyes
So beautiful
Your eyes.

©Ono Music



(Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess
John Lennon

Forgive me my little flower princess
For crushing your delicateness
Forgive me, if you could forgive me.

Forgive me my little flower princess
For selfishness
Forgive me
Forgive me.

I know there is no way to repay you
Every things I will try to
The rest of my life I will thank you
Thank you, thank you
My little

If you'll forgive me my little flower princess
Never too late unless you can't forgive...

Time is on our side
Let's not waste another minute
'Cause I love you, my little friend
I really love you.

Give me just one more chance and I'll show you
Take up the dance where we left off
The rest of our life is the
My little

I'm home

©Ono Music



Let Me Count The Ways
Yoko Ono

Let me count the ways how I love you
It's like that gentle wind you feel at dawn
It's like that first sun that hits the dew
It's like that cloud with a gold lining telling us softly
That it'll be a good day, a good day for us
Thank you, thank you, thank you

Let me count the ways how I miss you
It's like that oak tree in my childhood garden
It's like that first summer I spent in Egypt
It's like that warm evening you read to me
Both knowing deeply
That it's a good time, a good time for us
Thank you, thank you, thank you

Let me count the ways how I see you
It's like that lake in the mountain you heard about
It's like that autumn sky that stays so blue
It's like that air around me that holds me gently
Whispering strongly that you're always there, always for me
Thank you, thank you, thank you

©Ono Music



Grow Old With Me
John Lennon

Grow old along with me
The best is yet to be
When our time has come
We will be as one
God bless our love
God bless our love

Grow old along with me
Two branches of one tree
Face the setting sun
When the day is done
God bless our love
God bless our love

Spending our lives together
Man and wife together
World without end
World without end.

Grow old along with me
Whatever fate decrees
We will see it through
For our love is true
God bless our love
God bless our love

©Ono Music



You're The One
Yoko Ono

Mountains may move
River may run
But you make me be myself
You make me be
How do I tell you
How do I tell
You're the one

Stars may move
Time may run
But you make me free myself
You make me free
How do I tell you
How do I tell
You're the one
You're the one.

In the world's eye
We were Laurel and Hardy
In our minds we were Heathcliff and Cathy
In a moment of wisdom
We were a wizard and a witch
In a moment of freedom
We were Don Quijote and Sancho
In reality
We were just a boy and a girl
Who never looked back

How do I tell you
How do I tell you
How do I tell you
How do I tell you
How do I tell you
How do I tell you
How could I tell you
How could I tell you
You're the one
You're the one
You're the one
You're the one...

©Ono Music



Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him
Yoko Ono

Ev´ry man has a woman who loves him
In rain or shine or life or death
If he finds her in this life time
He will know when he presses his ear to her breast.

Why do I roam when I know you're the one?
Why do I laugh when I feel like crying?

Ev´ry woman has a man who loves her
Rise or fall of her life and in death
If she finds him in this life time
She will know when she looks into his eyes.

Why do I roam when I know you're the one?
Why do I run when I feel like holding you?

Ev´ry man has a woman who loves him
If he finds her in this life time
He will know.

©Lenono Music



I'm Stepping Out
John Lennon

Woke up this morning, blues around my head
No need to ask the reason why
Went to the kitchen and lit a cigarette
All the worries in the sky.

I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out

If it don't feel right don't do it
If it don't feel right I just can´t do it
You leave a message on the phone and tell them to screw it

I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out
After all is said and done you can't go pleasin' everyone
So screw it...
After all is said and done you can't go pleasin' everyone
So screw it...

Woke up this morning, blues around my head
No need to ask the reason why
Went to the kitchen and lit a cigarette
All the worries are in the sky.

I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out

If it don't feel right I don't do it
If you don't feel right I just can´t do it
Just leave a message on the phone and tell them to screw it
After all is said and done you can't go pleasin' everyone
So screw it...
After all is said and done you can't go pleasin' everyone
So screw it...

I'm stepping out

©Ono Music


I'm Moving On
Yoko Ono

Save your sweet talk for when you score
Keep your Monday kisses for your glass lady
I want the truth and nothing more
I'm moving on, moving on, you're getting phony.

You didn't have to tell me a white lie
You know you scored me for life
Don't stick your fingers in my pie
You´ll know I'll see through your jive
I want the truth and nothing more
I'm moving on, moving on, we're getting phony

When you were angry you had love in your eyes
When you were sad you had dream in your voice
But now you're giving me your window smile
I'm moving on, moving on it's getting phony.

©Lenono Music

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