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Cold Turkey – Plastic Ono Band (official music video)

November 18, 2019

Temperature’s rising Fever is high Can’t see no future Can’t see no sky My feet are so heavy So is my head I wish I was a baby I wish I was dead Cold Turkey Has got me On the run My body is aching Goose pimple bone Can’t see nobody Leave me alone My eyes are wide open Can’t get to sleep One thing I’m sure of I’m in at the deep freeze Cold turkey Has got me On the run Cold turkey Has got me On the run Thirty-six hours Rolling in pain Praying for someone Free me again Oh I’ll be a good boy Please make me well I promise you anything Get me out of this hell Cold turkey Has got me On the run

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  • Reply Nikki Barrett February 19, 2018 at 12:16 am

    "Cold Turkey"

    Temperature's rising
    Fever is high
    Can't see no future
    Can't see no sky

    My feet are so heavy
    So is my head
    I wish I was a baby
    I wish I was dead

    Cold turkey has got me on the run

    My body is aching
    Goose-pimple bone
    Can't see no body
    Leave me alone

    My eyes are wide open
    Can't get to sleep
    One thing I'm sure of
    I'm in at the deep freeze

    Cold turkey has got me on the run

    Cold turkey has got me on the run

    Thirty-six hours
    Rolling in pain
    Praying to someone
    Free me again

    Oh I'll be a good boy
    Please make me well
    I promise you anything
    Get me out of this hell

    Cold turkey has got me on the run
    Oh, oh, oh, oh

  • Reply Nikki Barrett February 19, 2018 at 12:18 am


  • Reply Hjnintendofan February 22, 2018 at 7:57 am

    This is the follow up to Yer Blues and it shows. This is amazing!!

  • Reply Samuel Bustillo February 28, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    John Lennon forever

  • Reply Les Waterworth February 28, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    gone thew cold turkey everythin about this song bang on

  • Reply John Grij March 7, 2018 at 7:14 am

    2:57 Two drummers?

  • Reply Andrew p March 7, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Has got meeeeee…. on the run

  • Reply byron p March 23, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Wow, first time I've run into this version. YouTube is good for something 🙂

  • Reply Trocourt March 24, 2018 at 1:46 am

    It's just like that.

  • Reply Cheryl Mills April 6, 2018 at 2:17 am

    nice to see! you again🔮👻

  • Reply Michael Goodwin April 11, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    well if ys know the dance . dont do heroin.. uv took it in jaill but you dirty smack heads are weak

  • Reply Michael Goodwin April 11, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    ha ha cold turkey do your rip

  • Reply Michael Goodwin April 11, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    easy . iv done one .

  • Reply Michael Goodwin April 11, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    ha ha ha

  • Reply Michael Goodwin April 11, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    ha ha ha

  • Reply Michael Goodwin April 11, 2018 at 9:30 pm


  • Reply Michael Clonts April 24, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    The dude on bass with the uber long hair & toga!!!😎😂

  • Reply Michael Clonts April 24, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Yoko 💩💩💩😖😖

  • Reply esize May 10, 2018 at 5:18 am

    Esta muy bueno el pase de coca.. o de que era?? heroina???

  • Reply Léo Guimarães May 23, 2018 at 9:32 am

    You're a fuckin' criative man!
    Congs from Brasil.

  • Reply flint the kaka harris May 23, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Did John like a lick of the H?

  • Reply The Able May 28, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Bass: Jesus
    Keys: Michael Jackson
    Another Guitar: Ozzy Osbourne

  • Reply The Relax Alex June 9, 2018 at 2:45 am

    1:50 3:13 good parts

  • Reply Thomas Griffin July 1, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    This ought to be the welcome music played for each new wasted patient entering detox, rehab or the psychiatric ward asshole!

  • Reply Dan Boon July 5, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    It takes a TON of musical confidence to sing/perform/suggest a song like this. I mean really. "Hey guys, I just wrote a song, listen and tell me what you think," then end the song with two minutes of you re-creating sounds from the bed of an addict in pure hell and agony. It just takes balls to sing like that and perform like that for those "In the room" without being self-conscious. John Lennon. He had prodigious balls.

  • Reply Dixxy July 15, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Who'd have thought that the guy writing love songs in the '60 would release THIS in the '70 ? 😄

  • Reply Гусейн Гусейнов August 9, 2018 at 8:58 am


  • Reply Gerald Papp August 23, 2018 at 2:47 am


  • Reply Samuel Bustillo August 24, 2018 at 12:59 am

    John Lennon forever and The Beatles forever

  • Reply Paul Segar August 24, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    mark Chapman rott in hell you we Never be free

  • Reply Kevin Brayon August 26, 2018 at 2:22 am

    Today’s music is depressing cause it’s made to be depressing really no meaning behind it but old songs that are depressing like this one for example were raw and it’s the way they felt whether it sounded sad or not it . It wasn’t made plastic like sad music is now if y’all know what I mean

  • Reply douglas jardine August 29, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    we are praying for you art!

  • Reply Danielle Flaherty September 2, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Genius x

  • Reply John Hutchison September 4, 2018 at 10:14 am

    on the run

  • Reply Vittorio Toti September 19, 2018 at 1:15 am

    My idol ❤

  • Reply Chris Efthymiou September 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    John's time with heroin & kicking it. Eric Clapton played lead, another user. Dark and grim, vivid in its description of the downside of using heavy drugs. John & "yokos escape from the pain of reality and the shit that yoko took from some beatles fans.

  • Reply Normal störd September 22, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    don't do heroin
    Awesome song

  • Reply pete robbo September 27, 2018 at 2:52 am

    He could just do it.
    Look at the pale pastiche that Oasis managed… a tribute band… but they didn't have it.
    Lennon.. a one off.

  • Reply Stefania Giustini October 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    La mia preferita del rock ma non mi piace il video che la pellicola lo smodifichi

  • Reply Karine Thalita October 9, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Happy birthday ! Onde quer que vc esteja!

  • Reply Multi Strickland October 9, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Les Paul Jr

  • Reply ruud weesing October 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    JOHN IS MY FAV.. Remember him

  • Reply ruud weesing October 12, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    He died to early, respect for YOKO !

  • Reply crushcobain October 13, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    i love so much this song):

  • Reply ACM 1974 October 13, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Fucking greatness…

  • Reply kusze October 15, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    sound is not from the concert that of on the video

  • Reply Serge Beatle Loquendero October 19, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    We miss you Lennon

  • Reply JVS 3 October 20, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Raw truth to one’s personal issues

  • Reply JVS 3 October 20, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    1964 Peruvian band few years before cold turkey and a year before hey bulldog

  • Reply jim cupit November 9, 2018 at 12:02 am

    This is punk rock

  • Reply whereamigoingnow November 12, 2018 at 12:38 am


  • Reply TheMellowPumpkin November 16, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Your Majesty

    I am returning this MBE in protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against Cold Turkey slipping down the charts.

    With Love
    John Lennon of Bag

  • Reply Oledengamle November 22, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Really nice video edit!

  • Reply Michael Dodd December 16, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    John Lennon was always such a good singer. His voice was ultra-cool.

  • Reply Fernando luna Bustos December 28, 2018 at 2:37 am

    i'laike it

  • Reply Jimmy Greenwood January 3, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Damn I never knew…

  • Reply Ben Walker January 13, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Bloody great song!

  • Reply Michael wood January 13, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    people thought this was about a heroin overdose which john and yoko experienced, but john confided it was about food poisoning from thanksgiving leftovers…

  • Reply Jonathan Reed January 19, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    I hear the studio version actually has Eric Clapton playing lead. Love it.

  • Reply fougee1 January 20, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    This is the Studio version of this song but good job at the editing!!! Live version nowhere near this good!

  • Reply iLLBiLLsRoastBeats January 31, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Eric Clapton plays guitar on the studio version of this song

  • Reply ekklesiast February 16, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Had no idea Lennon was taking heroin

  • Reply Sal Rizzitello February 17, 2019 at 4:23 am


  • Reply David Iverson March 1, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Great song. Brings back memories of when I was in high school in Renton WA. This song was on the juke box in a small cafe where the stoners hung out called the Big Red. Great times.

  • Reply Mr LennonAxl March 2, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    John wanted it as a single off abbey road the other Beatles declined. Imagine 🤔

  • Reply Indian Axe Music and created content March 17, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    This some music here

  • Reply K31JAN April 28, 2019 at 3:40 am

    I'm gonna be honest this doesn't work as a studio number. Sounds better live than in the studio audio for this.

  • Reply Obeijin April 30, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Audio / video don't match …

  • Reply zeppelin 911 May 8, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Damnn sweet jesus that's an awesome bass groove

  • Reply Don Master May 11, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Only 36 hours?? Just a dabbler I guess, he always lied and exaggerated, but suppose only a song doesn't have to be true, he's also not a walrus!!!

  • Reply MikeM CrayZeyes May 20, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Withdrawal from cold turkey. Must only listen with headphones on. Bass

  • Reply MrCrispian May 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Heroin is great te first 6 times then….you cant get it and…you turn inside out…

  • Reply DeanGiusti May 23, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    I could of done without yoko in the band.

  • Reply Jack Bruce May 28, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Guitar is fucking amazing seems way before its time to me

  • Reply Edward Christoper May 30, 2019 at 3:44 am

    I thought the first line was “Ten Bitches Arriving".LOL

  • Reply Mc Lovin June 4, 2019 at 11:04 am

    If you want to have heroin withdrawals , WITHOUT the dope, here mate enjoy

  • Reply Jim Yester June 23, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Knight of Swords.

  • Reply David Rothman June 25, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Get me out of this hell…

  • Reply MikeM CrayZeyes June 28, 2019 at 4:55 am

    Tell me your head doesn't start bobbing as soon as this starts with the bass. Love it.

  • Reply Natasa Hopkins July 9, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    "I'd wear a bloody baloon if they paid me"-John Winston Ono Lennon (October 9 1940- December 8 1980)

  • Reply Camille Holmes July 15, 2019 at 5:22 am

    R.I.P walrus

  • Reply eugenio hernando garcia July 19, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Colosal interpretacion de un pedazo de cancion, como es COLD TURKEY del maesto John Lennon.

  • Reply emilio palacios July 29, 2019 at 10:59 am

    there is a live version of this song played live in toronto in the 69 and is really better than the studio version

  • Reply Mag Magnet August 16, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Oh come on , he didn't scream 100%! I think that was a 40% at best. He was almost there but afraid to show his real emotions. nevertheless, love you John & Yoko!!!

  • Reply Maree Lara August 23, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Absolutely the best musical description of opiate withdrawl. Lennon was a genius. Yoko still is

  • Reply Chad Bridges August 24, 2019 at 6:59 am

    good song trouble is it's much worse than it sounds.

  • Reply Randy R August 24, 2019 at 8:03 am

    I totally understand. Man I have been there many times myself.. This was actually an anti drug song, but the idiots went out an banned the song.

  • Reply Jorge Callico September 4, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Great song. No one rocked like John.
    Medical advances have helped opioid users avoid the consequences of "cold turkey" type withdrawal symptoms.

    Unfortunately the damned "war on drugs" often negates some of these medical advances.

    Lennon's 1970 or 71 composition here represents the stark failure of our institutions to properly address substance use.

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  • Reply anthony chiulli September 5, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Lyrics amazing

  • Reply Leonel Ochoa September 14, 2019 at 2:15 pm


  • Reply Danankayte September 22, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Cant see no future
    Casino sky

  • Reply you know September 22, 2019 at 7:02 pm


  • Reply TAC September 30, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Cold turkey/ old school religion ceremony 📜✝️🚹 two can blow smoke ,secretaries 📜👈✝️🚹

  • Reply Super suspense HD October 5, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Wao super nd super

  • Reply enjoythesilence169 October 7, 2019 at 5:59 am

    I wish I was dead

  • Reply Skinny Dee October 27, 2019 at 4:29 am

    Maybe the makers of Chantix could use this song in their ads.

  • Reply Christopher Johnson November 8, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    I play this after Thanksgiving, when the leftovers start calling my name.

  • Reply HotVoodooWitch November 9, 2019 at 2:43 am

    I can't watch her. She makes Linda Eastman look like Clara Schumann.

  • Reply Gas Mask Bass Player November 17, 2019 at 6:30 am

    YouTube used to be fun. Out of 213 comments (11/2019) almost all from Trolls trying to do comedy and think they are hilarious. Immature and pathetic. It’s not even worth the bother of scrolling down to read anything pertaining to the video or song. I’ll give it a shot and ask if this is live audio to film or sync edited from an album. Thx in advance.

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