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"Here, There, and Everywhere"
28 November 2010
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MeanMrsMustard
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OK, I know I'm probably sticking my neck out by saying this, but I don't really get this song. So many people call it "one of Paul's best," but I don't really get what's so great about it. Are all these people listening to it and imagining themselves in the place of the girl? The instrumentation and harmonies are OK (understatement — I absolutely LOVE the guitar after Paul sings "I know I need never care" and fantastic drums), but I'm just not a fan of the lyrics– they're too sappy for me. Is it just that I haven't "grown into" them? 

Give me your opinions on this song and why you like/dislike/are ambivalent regarding this song. 

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28 November 2010
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I love the drums and the harmanies but the lyrics are McCartney Fluff of the highest order. I just ignore the actual words and focus on the beautiful harmonies

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28 November 2010
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It's a bit too sappy for me. I think the word is "saccharine"…

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28 November 2010
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For a while this song was my least favourite on Revolver. After a while I realized it was quite lovely and a nice melody, but I never really listen to lyrics. Unless a lyric is interesting or unique I don't really care for them. Still a nice song, wouldn't call it amazing

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28 November 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

I love the drums and the harmonies, but the lyrics are McCartney fluff of the highest order. I just ignore the actual words and focus on the beautiful harmonies.


Same here. I either ignore the words, or I pretend he's singing about me!
 

I guess it doesn't work that well if you're a guy…. a-hard-days-night-george-10 

EDIT: Wow, three posts at the same time! Now we need someone who disagrees so this won't turn into a hate thread on Paul's cheesier lyrics. 

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28 November 2010
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Ya, doesn't work to well for me. I can just tune out to actual words and just hear the great sounds of the harmonies

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28 November 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

I can just tune out to actual words and just hear the great sounds of the harmonies.


I can't really tune out to the words of a song. If the singer has a thick enough accent that it's hard for me to understand the words, I'll guess, but once I can understand the words, it doesn't matter if I'm reading Zig's substitute lyrics, "Run For Your Life" will always be a song in which John threatens to kill his girlfriend.

Is there anyone who disagrees with the general consensus on this thread? 

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28 November 2010
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I do, but not really enough to expand on it further. It was one of the Paul ™ songs I mentioned that I really liked as opposed to  "The Long And Winding Road," but I just think it's a really pretty song.

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

Are all these people listening to it and imagining themselves in the place of the girl?


In a word, no. :)
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28 November 2010
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I kinda like the song, but it isn't one of the types of song that if you hear it on the radio (or where ever) and you can rock out to sing really loudly along to and generally make a fool of yourself just cause the song is playing (not actually sure if that sentence makes sense, but anyway). It's a nice song, though

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28 November 2010
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JoB said:

I kinda like the song, but it isn't one of the types of song that if you hear it on the radio (or where ever) and you can rock out to sing really loudly along to and generally make a fool of yourself just cause the song is playing (not actually sure if that sentence makes sense, but anyway). It's a nice song, though.


I know that type of song! "Good Day Sunshine" is one of them. 

 

Got a 9! 

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28 November 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

JoB said:

I kinda like the song, but it isn't one of the types of song that if you hear it on the radio (or where ever) and you can rock out to sing really loudly along to and generally make a fool of yourself just cause the song is playing (not actually sure if that sentence makes sense, but anyway). It's a nice song, though.


I know that type of song! "Good Day Sunshine" is one of them.
 

Got a 9! 


That started playing as I read your post. I feel special now

 

And WOOT got a 9 too! 

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28 November 2010
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"Here, There, and Everywhere" is actually my favorite song on Revolver. I love the harmonies and the instruments, and I have to admit I do love the sappy lyrics. But I don't think of Paul singing about me. I'm too much of a Ringo girl for that.

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28 November 2010
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I think this is a really nice track on its own, but what really makes it pop for me is its place on the album between Love You To and Yellow Submarine. The contrast on either side of it really works for me.

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29 November 2010
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It's not my favorite.  It's not one of my favorites.  But it's still an alright song, I guess.  I just see it as a filler track.

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29 November 2010
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I love it. I think the chords are fabulous, the lyrics are nicely structured and the production is perfect.

I'd much rather listen to HTAE than the overrated Yesterday, a song which has always left me completely cold.

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29 November 2010
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While I would Much rather listen to HTAE than Yesterday, I am surprised by the lack of respect people have for Yesterday. Is it the fact he recorded it Solo?

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29 November 2010
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Over played.

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29 November 2010
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Really? My Classic rock Station (which plays alot of The Beatles) hasn't played Yesterday recently at all. They always play Helter Skelter

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29 November 2010
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Joe said:

I'd much rather listen to "HTAE" than the overrated "Yesterday," a song which has always left me completely cold.


I'm kind of biased toward "Yesterday." (I'm a violinist.) But I agree it's overrated. And Paul calls it "the most complete song [he's] ever written." :O

mr. Sun king coming together said:

While I would much rather listen to "HTAE" than "Yesterday," I am surprised by the lack of respect people have for "Yesterday." Is it the fact he recorded it solo?


Lack of respect? I haven't seen any. In fact, when I mention the Beatles, that's the song people start singing, which is why I agree with Joe that it's overrated. It's a nice tune, and it has nice strings, but the lyrics aren't that good. "Overrated" doesn't mean bad. It just means not as good as some claim it to be. 

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29 November 2010
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There have been quite disrespectful comments made by people on over pages and other websites

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