Don't Ask Me No Questions
Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyrics


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Well, every time that I come home
Nobody wants to let me be
It seems that all the friends I've got
Just got to come interrogate me
Well, I appreciate your feelings
And I don't want to pass you by
But I don't ask you 'bout your business
Don't ask me about mine, yeah

Well, it's true I love the money
And I love my brand new car
I like drinkin' the best of whiskey
And playing in a honky tonk bar
But when I come off the road
Well, I just got to have my time
'Cause I got to find a break in this action
Else I'm gonna lose my mind

So, don't ask me no questions
And I won't tell you no lies
So, don't ask me 'bout my business
And I won't tell you goodbye
That's right

Well, "What's your favorite color?"
And, "Do you dig the brothers?" Is drivin' me up a wall
And every time I think I can sleep
Some fool has got to call
Well, don't you think that when I come home
I just want a little peace of mind
If you want to talk about the business
Buddy, you're just wastin' time

So, don't ask me no questions
And I won't tell you no lies
So, don't ask me 'bout my business
And I won't tell you goodbye

Ah, said don't ask no stupid questions
And I won't send you away
If you want to talk fishin'




Well, I guess that'll be okay
Why is that?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Don't Ask Me No Questions" express the frustration of a musician who is constantly being interrogated by his friends and fans about his personal life and business. He values his privacy and does not want to be bothered with questions he deems irrelevant or invasive. He acknowledges the concern of his friends but makes it clear that he has his own life to attend to and needs to find a balance to maintain his sanity.


The opening line, "Well, every time that I come home, nobody wants to let me be," encapsulates the feeling of being constantly hounded and bombarded with questions. The repeated refrain of "Don't ask me no questions, and I won't tell you no lies" emphasizes the singer's desire for privacy and unwillingness to share more than he feels comfortable doing. The line "I love the money and I love my brand new car" suggests that his goals and priorities are not necessarily those of his friends.


The song can be seen as a critique of fame and the loss of personal privacy that comes with it. The singer metaphorically compares the experience to being put under a microscope, with his every move and decision scrutinized by others. He wants to be able to live his life on his own terms without being accountable to anyone else.


Line by Line Meaning

Well everytime that I come home nobody wants to let me be
Every time I come home, I am bombarded with annoying questions.


It seems that all the friends I got just got to come interrogate me
All of my friends seem to want to interrogate me when I come home.


Well I appreciate your feelings and I don't want to pass you by
I appreciate that my friends care, but I don't want to waste time answering their questions.


But I don't ask you about your business, don't ask me about mine
I don't ask my friends about their personal affairs, so they should not ask me about mine.


Well it's true I love the money and I love my brand new car
I admit that I enjoy my wealth and possessions, such as my new car.


I like drinkin' the best of whiskey and playing in a honky tonk bar
I enjoy drinking expensive whiskey and playing music in a honky tonk bar.


But when I come off the road, well I just got to have my time
When I return from touring, I need some time to myself.


'cause I got to find a break in this action, else I'm gonna lose my mind
I need a break from my hectic lifestyle, or I may go crazy.


So, don't ask me no questions
I don't want to answer any questions.


And I won't tell you no lies
I promise to tell the truth if I do answer your questions.


So, don't ask me about my business
My personal life is off limits for discussion.


And I won't tell you goodbye
If you stop asking questions, we can continue to be friends.


Well, what's your favorite color and do you dig the brothers, is drivin' me up a wall
Questions about my personal preferences are driving me crazy.


And everytime I think I can sleep, some fool has got to call
Even when I try to rest, someone always interrupts with questions.


Well don't you think that when I come home, I just want a little peace of mind
When I come home, I want some peace and quiet.


If you want to talk about the business buddy, you're just wastin' time
If you want to discuss my personal life, it's a waste of time.


I said don't ask no stupid questions and I won't send you away
If you don't ask stupid questions, we can continue our conversation.


If you want to talk fishin, well I guess that'll be ok
Talking about fishing is an acceptable topic for discussion.




Lyrics Β© Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Gary Robert Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@cadehowell2162

Well, every time that I come home, nobody wants to let me be
Seems that all the friends I've got just got to come interrogate me
Well, I appreciate your feelings and I don't want to pass you by
But I don't ask you about your business, don't ask me about mine, yeah
Well, it's true, I love the money
And I love my brand-new car
I like drinking the best of whiskey
Playin' in a honkeytonk bar
When I come off the road
Well, I just gotta have my time
'Cause I got to find a break in this action
Or else I'm gonna lose my mind
So don't ask me no questions
And I won't tell you no lies
So don't ask me about my business
And I won't tell you goodbye (that's right)
Well, what's your favorite color
And do you dig the brothers
It's driving me up the wall
And every time I think I can sleep
Some fool has got to call
Well, don't you think that when I come home
I just want a little piece of mind
And if you wanna talk about this business
Buddy, you just wasting time
So don't ask me no questions
And I won't tell you no lies
So don't ask me about my business
And I won't tell you good-bye
I said, "Don't ask no stupid questions
And I won't send you away"
If you want to talk fishin'
I guess that would be okay
(Woo!)



@TRAYANOVA

LYRICS:

Well, every time that I come home, nobody wants to let me be
Seems that all the friends I've got just got to come interrogate me
Well, I appreciate your feelings and I don't want to pass you by
But I don't ask you about your business, don't ask me about mine, yeah
Well, it's true, I love the money
And I love my brand-new car
I like drinking the best of whiskey
Playin' in a honkeytonk bar
When I come off the road
Well, I just gotta have my time
'Cause I got to find a break in this action
Or else I'm gonna lose my mind
So don't ask me no questions
And I won't tell you no lies
So don't ask me about my business
And I won't tell you goodbye (that's right)
Well, what's your favorite color
And do you dig the brothers
It's driving me up the wall
And every time I think I can sleep
Some fool has got to call
Well, don't you think that when I come home
I just want a little piece of mind
And if you wanna talk about this business
Buddy, you just wasting time
So don't ask me no questions
And I won't tell you no lies
So don't ask me about my business
And I won't tell you good-bye
I said, "Don't ask no stupid questions
And I won't send you away"
If you want to talk fishin'
I guess that would be okay
(Woo!)



All comments from YouTube:

@dwaynewladyka577

I love this album so much. A really good song. What a great band Lynyrd Skynyrd are. May Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkerson, Bob Burns, Billy Powell and Ed King rest in peace. Cheers! ✌️

@nikoroyer1642

Amen brother, I couldn’t agree more! Rock on 🀘!!

@tabathabrabham3369

Yes! Rest in Peace. THANK Y'ALL for the great music y'all gave us. πŸ™

@timothyhamilton5343

Well, add 1 more to that list now.

@anthonydavella8350

@@timothyhamilton5343 πŸ˜ͺ

@dwaynewladyka577

@R L Yes, indeed. Cheers!

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@pattraverse6938

Lynyrd skynyrd knew how to write a song.

@marcelosalusky990

One of my favorites rock 'n' roll songs of all times!!! R.I.P. Dear Gary!!!

@robertferguson8497

Right on ! 😒

@truettjohnson7230

He was able to put that N.Florida,spirit and piece of mind on paper better than anyone else ever has!!!And that's why they went through the roof,but when you roll like that,it's raw,hard life!!

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