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Strawberry Fields Forever
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RedLennon said:

Funny story,  for Johns birthday, I played John Lennons solo and Beatles songs at work.  And I was at the register, where the stereo happens to be when Strawberry Fields Forever came on.  When the trick ending came some guy in line was like "What it going on in this song!"  I simply said "The Beatles is going on." 

That's awesome!

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

It's not an insult, and he may come back (again). I'm just including this as a warning. 

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It was, but as Von said about "Her Majesty," "But really, unfortunately, the surprise factor obviously only works the first time you play the album."

That's why you induce amnesia/don't listen to the song for a while and allow yourself to forget the surprise! a-hard-days-night-george-10

Thanks for the invocation, Mr. Sun king! Just for the record, the fade in "Strawberry Fields Forever" (and "Helter Skelter" for that matter) doesn't bother me in the least because I hear it as part of the song itself, not as a full 16-second gap between two different songs. By comparison, it only goes truly silent for a second or less.

I love how "SFF" just keeps building in every way, one verse at a time- instruments get added, instrumental parts grow more dissonant and menacing, John's vocals grow more unearthly, the words themselves get more obscure and inarticulate, until the song ends. And then grows really weird.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
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