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13 June 2010
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For some reason, I really like Paul's backing vocals in the chorus, especially the last line. Also, I've noticed that Paul goes to play the verse bassline when the chorus repeats itself, and then realises and switches. It's at about 1:55.

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13 June 2010
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I've always liked this song alot, but it is easy to overlook on arguably the greatest album of all time. I like the two different bass lines and the maracas. George was starting to come into his own as a songwriter and this song is a good precurser to Taxman.

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13 June 2010
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It's a fine tune, and I mean fine as really good. Compared to some of their other works it's not to notable, but it's worth a listen, or two, or three, or four, or... you got me?

When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".
28 November 2010
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I like this song.

16 January 2011
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I, too, like this song.

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

16 January 2011
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I like its position in Rubber Soul. And the lyrics... a bit bitter uh George??? a-hard-days-night-george-8

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
16 January 2011
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Somewhere on YouTube there's a video pertaining to the Jesus/Beatles controversy where girls are saying they can no longer appreciate the Beatles if they're making claims they're bigger than Jesus, but there was one girl in that clip who specifically said she could reconcile her love for Jesus with her love of The Beatles, and she actually said "I like to Think For Myself." -- at least that's the image I had in my head when I heard her say that. Really smart girl, and not because she's possibly a George fan. 🙂

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
16 January 2011
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Oh that's interesting.

 

If you take the title is a good advice. But every time I hear the chorus :

 

I've got a word or two
To say about the things that you do
You're telling all those lies
About the good things that we can have
If we close our eyes

 

But the rest is optimistic. But that start.... I don't say it's wrong. I love sarcastic George. a-hard-days-night-george-10

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
16 January 2011
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mithveaen said:

I like its position in Rubber Soul


As do I. I've mentioned before that I really like the contrast between the fuzzy guitar at the close of this one and the clean piano sound at the beginning of The Word.

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16 January 2011
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mithveaen said:

I like its position in Rubber Soul. And the lyrics… a bit bitter uh George??? a-hard-days-night-george-8


1. So do I; like Zig said, the contrast is great.
2. Yeah, the lyrics are bitter, but not as bitter as a certain song that just happens to close the album…
What's interesting is that Think For Yourself has no lead guitar, the normal bass serves as the normal bass, and the fuzz bass serves as the lead guitar. The only guitar on this track is a rhythm guitar that you can barely hear. The Beatles: Rock Band doesn't even chart the rhythm guitar as the guitar; it uses the fuzz bass. 
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16 January 2011
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mithveaen said:

If you take the title is a good advice. But every time I hear the chorus :

I've got a word or two

To say about the things that you do

You're telling all those lies

About the good things that we can have

If we close our eyes


That's not the chorus! That's the first verse!

😛 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

16 January 2011
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Well, it's because, like the Beatles, no matter how awesome I am... I'm not perfect. a-hard-days-night-george-4

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
16 January 2011
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mithveaen said:

Well, it's because, like the Beatles, no matter how awesome I am... I'm not perfect. a-hard-days-night-george-4


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If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

17 January 2011
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I think it doesn't get enough attention as a Beatles song.

 

Plus, I like the fuzz bass in it.

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16 May 2011
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Certainly one of George's best songs. It really fits me as it has a very sarcastic tone.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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

16 May 2011
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I recognize myself there.

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16 May 2011
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MeanMrsMustard said:

mithveaen said:

Well, it's because, like the Beatles, no matter how awesome I am... I'm not perfect. a-hard-days-night-george-4


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16 May 2011
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I love this song, and I would say that this song's definitely in George's top 5 Beatles songs! I like the message in it too, even though the one I get from it might not be the one George was intending to give!

 

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17 May 2011
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Love this song too, but it dismays me to realize that the only instrument I ever really pay attention to is the fuzz bass - I have very little notion what the other guitars play! And I think there's even an organ in there that's virtually inaudible...

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I never quite appreciated the harmonies on this till I heard this terrific overdubs clip: 

It really doesn't matter if I'm wrong I'm right where I belong I'm right where I belong
 
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