Ronnie Van Zant Is Electric In “Don’t Ask Me No Questions”
San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, 1975
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant knew how to write a song that could rock your very core. This performance of ‘Don’t Ask Me No Questions’ is a testament to both Ronnie’s immense songwriting ability and his electric stage presence – every time he stepped onstage with Lynyrd Skynyrd, barefoot and happy, it was nothing short of a great time had by all, and this night was no different.
It took place in 1975 at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, home to a few other iconic performances, but it’s Lynyrd Skynyrd’s appearance that’s kept fans talking for over 40 years, and for good reason; it’s one of their best!
Fun Fact: ‘Don’t Ask Me No Questions’ was the band’s response to people who wanted nothing to do with them when they were struggling, and everything to do with them when they hit it big.
Lynyrd Skynyrd may have become legends and one of the biggest names in Southern rock history, but before anything else, they were just normal boys who loved playing great music together and wanted to just sit back and enjoy some of their hard-earned success!
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+ Don’t Ask Me No Questions lyrics +
Well everytime that I come home nobody wants to let me be
It seems that all the friends I 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
Well its 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 about my business
And I won’t tell you goodbye
Well, “what’s your favorite color and do you dig the brothers,” is drivin’ me up a wall
And everytime 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
I 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 OK