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Opening line in "Too Many People"
11 January 2011
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Does anyone know what Paul is singing in those opening lines to Too Many People? It's a falsetto before that actual lyrics begin. Sort of sounds like "Feels so sad" but I don't think that what he's saying, so I turn to you. Anyone?

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11 January 2011
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So now responding to my own post – apparently he either says "piece of cake" or "piss off cake" which is argued widely in the web-o-sphere.

I assume it's "piece of cake" unless anyone knows otherwise.

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11 January 2011
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I hear "piss off cake" but it sounds like he's going for "piece of cake".

11 January 2011
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http://www.pauldunoyer.com/pag…..lismID=252

Have I mis-heard, or does it really start with the words “Piss off”?

Yeah. Piss off, cake. Like, a piece of cake becomes piss off cake,
And it’s nothing, it’s so harmless really, just little digs. But the
first line is about “too many people preaching practices.” I felt John
and Yoko were telling everyone what to do. And I felt we didn’t need to
be told what to do. The whole tenor of the Beatles thing had been,
like, each to his own. Freedom. Suddenly it was “You should do this.”
It was just a bit the wagging finger, and I was pissed off with it. So
that one got to be a thing about them.

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13 January 2011
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I guess it is "Piss off, cake". I though he was saying "Piece of Cake" (The line from the song)

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13 January 2011
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interesting way to open an album no less a song.

"She looks more like him than I do."
10 November 2012
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robert said
Does anyone know what Paul is singing in those opening lines to Too Many People? It's a falsetto before that actual lyrics begin. Sort of sounds like "Feels so sad" but I don't think that what he's saying, so I turn to you. Anyone?

To my ears he's singing:  "It's all good now, ah oh, ah ah oh…."  Or he could be doing scat.

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13 November 2012
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Isn't it:

 

Too many people

Going underground,

Too many reaching

For a piece of cake' ?

14 November 2012
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frankdialogue said
Isn't it:

 

Too many people

Going underground,

Too many reaching

For a piece of cake' ?

Before that part, where he goes like this:

 

http://www.tubechop.com/watch/669371

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14 November 2012
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Funny Paper said
Before that part, where he goes like this:

 

http://www.tubechop.com/watch/669371

 

You got me…Sounds like:

 

'Dis a deh eh, eh eh, eh ehh…'

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