Lyric Sheets; The Beatles' Last Single
Friday 14 May 1999
In the remnants of a moptop-cut
A wistful man aged forty eight
A member of the million lads
Who didn't shake the world
Walked off the train
And wasn't mobbed by girls again
And in a house near Framlingham
A teacher now in middle-age
Marked essays, turned the music up
To drown the sense of loss
For Sandra Lennon
That wedding day had never come.
But all the lipstick scrawled on vans
And second-generation fans
Dressed up as Rickenbacker clones
In cuban heels on Parlophones
Could never conjure from the air
The magic which they wanted there
Despite the knight with silver hair
Attending to the pale affair
And still they come with nets and chains
To drag canals for canisters
And seize upon such rusty bikes
As may emerge to light
Then sniffle round
The empty house
Like partners for a missing spouse
But this is all you need to know
The Beatles ended long ago
And gave the world their very best
This frantic search to find the rest
Is merely urinalysis.
"But Sgt Pepper ends like this:
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