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WHATCHING THE WHEELS

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: JOHN LENNON
 
 
Song Author: John Lennon
 
 
Year Recorded: 1980
 
SONG PROFILE
 
Watching the Wheels

Single by John Lennon from the album Double Fantasy
B-side "Yes, I'm Your Angel" (Yoko Ono) (UK)
"Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)" (US)
Released 13 March 1981 (US)
27 March 1981 (UK)
Format 7", Cassette
Recorded 1980
Genre Rock, folk rock
Length 3.30
Label Geffen Records
Writer(s) John Lennon
Producer John Lennon

"Watching the Wheels" is a single by John Lennon released posthumously in 1981 after his murder. The B-side features Yoko's "Yes, I'm Your Angel." It was the third and final single released from Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy album, and reached #10 in the U.S and #30 in the UK.

In "Watching the Wheels" Lennon addresses those who were confounded by his "househusband" years, 1975-1980. During this period, he "retired" from the music industry to concentrate on raising his son Sean with Yoko. The acoustic demo of "Watching the Wheels" is featured in the ending credits to the 2009 film Funny People. The song features a hammered dulcimer accompanying the lead piano.