Not for nothing at all

Not for nothing did I call

Reason is, you’re often appalled

Hold on now John you never seemed cold

I thought you were in love

Then I guess that you’re not

Ah but then the first thing you wrote,

Was hold on now John, hold on now John now hold on


You don’t answer when I call

You don’t answer then

You don’t answer when I call

Leave yourself alone

Leave yourself alone


Cabbages and kings in your dreams

These are your dreams

Maybe they’re not quite what they seem

Hold on now John, the blame is undone.

Wash up the air, don’t drive that car

Never learn to play the guitar

And leave yourself alone, leave yourself alone

Leave yourself alone, and leave yourself alone


You don’t answer when I call

You don’t answer then

You don’t answer when I call

Leave yourself alone

Leave yourself alone


Sweeping up the ashes of rock

Sweeping up the ashes of roll

Years begin to take up their toll

Though not for some, you’ve never seemed cold


You don’t answer when I call

You don’t answer then

You don’t answer when I call

Leave yourself alone

Leave yourself alone