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Interpretations of Songs
28 June 2014
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Thanks, mmm.

I didn't know about this thread at the time so I put this comment in the impossible to derail thread. I can't move the post over here because it is too intertwined in the thread, so I will just reproduce that part of the post here.

I've seen this lyric to "I've Got a Feeling" written with and with out a comma:

I've got a feeling I think that everybody knows

I've got a feeling, I think that everybody knows 

I usually hear/interpret that as

I have a feeling that we all share in common.

However, I was feeling a bit paranoid the other day and heard it as:

I've got a feeling that everybody knows this certain thing about me.

28 June 2014
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I've always thought it to be everybody knows what his feeling is. Never thought it to be a feeling they all share.

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28 June 2014
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Yeah same as MMM, never thought everyone shared it nor knowing something about you.

28 June 2014
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I always heard it the same as the "and you know what I mean" line in I Saw Her Standing There. Him not telling us exactly, expecting that we know his feeling.

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29 June 2014
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I love that "You know what I mean". Such a great little nudge-nudge knowwhatimean knowwhatimean line.

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29 June 2014
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Ahhh Girl said

(Snip)

I was listening to Abbey Road in the car on my way from work and heard this in Because

Because the world is round, it turns me on

Then, while mowing, I listened to the While Album again (it seems to be my go-to mowing album of late) and heard this in While My Guitar Gently Weeps

I look at the world and notice it's turning

I am listening to Fool on the Hill, and I have to add this here.

But The Fool On The Hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round

30 June 2014
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Ahhh Girl said

Ahhh Girl said

(Snip)

I was listening to Abbey Road in the car on my way from work and heard this in Because

Because the world is round, it turns me on

Then, while mowing, I listened to the While Album again (it seems to be my go-to mowing album of late) and heard this in While My Guitar Gently Weeps

I look at the world and notice it's turning

I am listening to Fool on the Hill, and I have to add this here.

But The Fool On The Hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round

Let's not forget these:

"Let me know, honey, how you feel

Tell the truth now, is love real"

 ~ and ~

"Hold me close and tell me how you feel

Tell me love is real"

…both covers featured on the same album. Then there's…

"Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream"

~ and ~

"Stay in bed, float upstream"

…also both from the same album. And finally…

"Time after time you refuse to even listen;

I wouldn't mind if I knew what I was missing."

~ and ~

"Nowhere Man, please listen

You don't know what you're missing"

…which are both – you guessed it – from the same album. Not only that, but they're right next to eachother in the album!

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@MrMoonlight, Great finds!!

One more off topic post here. These are from different albums (Revolver and Sgt. Pepper)

Tomorrow Never Knows has

Lay down all thought
Surrender to the void
It is shining
It is shining

That you may see
The meaning of within
It is being
It is being

and Within You Without You has

Try to realize it's all within yourself
No one else can make you change
And to see you're really only very small
And life flows on within you and without you

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On the Within idea (a common idea in eastern mysticism), I like what (I suspect) John wrote in Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me and My Monkey --

"Your inside is out when your outside is in
Your outside is in when your inside is out --
So come on!"

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Ahhh Girl said

Then, while mowing, I listened to the While Album again (it seems to be my go-to mowing album of late) …

 

I wonder if @Bungalow Bob has any thoughts about my ramblings here?

I will begin pondering the different shades of meaning between "it's turning," and "its turning," and eventually decide what turns me on. But my immediate thought here is that Ahhh Girl has a "go-to mowing" album. That's a great off-the-wall phrase, one that is worthy of the cheeky early Beatles' press conference answers; I can imagine a straight-faced John telling breathless reporters that the band's new album is "music to mow lawns by." And the reporters, eager for a story, would be furiously scribbling this all down. "Go-to mowing music"… :D

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He'd let us in, knows where we've been

Beatlemania, or at least news of The Beatles even reached under the sea to Octopus.

He knew all about the good times and the not so good times.

I think that was a bit of psychological projection Ringo was doing in that lyric. (That's my interpretation anyway.)

25 July 2014
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Ahhh Girl said

He'd let us in, knows where we've been

Beatlemania, or at least news of The Beatles even reached under the sea to Octopus.

He knew all about the good times and the not so good times.

I think that was a bit of psychological projection Ringo was doing in that lyric. (That's my interpretation anyway.)

"knows where we've been" – I'd say more psychic than psychological. That is one soothsaying cephalopod…a real Octo oracle…an eight limbed evocator…somebody stop me! a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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25 July 2014
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How come John sings about "floating upstream" in "I'm Only Sleeping" but then – on the very same album – advises us to float DOWNstream in "Tomorrow Never Knows"? Make up your mind, man!

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ahdn_paul_06 Maybe he made the mistake to float upstream and is warning people that they should float down stream instead

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Von Bontee said

How come John sings about "floating upstream" in "I'm Only Sleeping" but then – on the very same album – advises us to float DOWNstream in "Tomorrow Never Knows"? Make up your mind, man!

I would say by the end of the album he'd want to go back to where he began, downstream. The only problem is that you can only float one way, you'd have to swim the other, unless its a reversible river…. A switching stream, a crazy canal, bipolar brook!
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"Floating upstream" was so 10 songs ago.

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@Mr.Kite said
The only problem is that you can only float one way…

Unless it's a tidal river…

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When I think of the Octopus in Octopus' Garden, I think of OctoDad

 

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