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Within You Without You
22 April 2010
1.43am
MrBig
Rapture, Atlantic Ocean
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It's weird that this is my favorite song. I love Helter Skelter, I'm Down, Back In The USSR, and Revolution because they've got such a "rock image". And yet, I sometimes skip songs like Julia, I Will, When I'm 64, and Yesterday because they just presented a "calming aura" that I had to be in the mood for. Usually my friends thought this one be #1 on my hate list for being so long and "orchestral" and "slow". I have no idea why this is my favorite song. I don't know, it just seems very "festive". Is this anyone else favorite song as well?a-hard-days-night-george-8

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22 April 2010
5.00pm
PeterWeatherby
A Park in the Dark
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Yes, count me "out ... in" on this one.  It took years for this song to grow on me, but when I listen to Pepper today, all the songs that lead up to this one seem like appetizers (really, really, really good appetizers, I hasten to add, hastily).  I think the melody is just absolutely gorgeous (I get that familiar, "Beatle-tingle" in my skin when George goes up for the repeated, swooping high note, "if they only kneewww-eewww-eewwww"), and as I've gotten older and more "introspective" about life, the lyrics have really come to mean quite a bit to me as well.  I've never found a song quite like it.

Thanks for bringing it up - I think I'll go have a listen to it now.

Not a bit like Cagney.
24 April 2010
2.16pm
Jopageri
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I love Within You and Without You. i agree, lyrics take on a whole new meaning now that I'm older and wiser?, lol. So happy I have The Fab Four to grow old with, can't wait till I hit 64, havin tea with Dear Prudence and Eleanor Rigby. Only 13 years to go....lol.

24 April 2010
11.02pm
Alissa
Find me in my field of grass
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This is a song I have to listen to with my eyes closed- it has an entirely different effect on you.
And how beautiful are the Indian and string swoops in the song? Gorgeous!

"Life flows on within you and without you" was always a tattoo contender for me.
a-hard-days-night-george-9 

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
3 November 2010
6.35pm
mr. Sun king coming together
Nowhere Land
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I HATE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
3 November 2010
7.12pm
mithveaen
Sitarday's room
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Actually this is one of my favorite from Sgt. Pepper. The lyrics are quite profound. Is it a Beatle song? Absolutely. Many people don't like the Indian style.. but the lyrics are so spiritual that's impossible to think in rock style for this. Besides, it's perfect for its time. a-hard-days-night-george-5

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...
3 November 2010
7.25pm
Zig
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This is definitley one of my favorites on the album. I especially enjoy the Anthology instrumental version because I can be the lead singer! a-hard-days-night-george-5  

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3 November 2010
10.11pm
vonbontee
Inside a Letterbox
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Yeah, it was one of the highlights of the album for me too, for many years. It's slipped a couple of places but I still enjoy it a lot. George always said that he didn't consider it part of the Sgt. Pepper "concept"; and it does feel like an intermission from the main event - but it's that very apartness that ironically emphasizes its place within the whole, as an added attraction, maybe; and the laughter at the end reinforces that and mocks it

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
4 November 2010
12.15am
The CREeK
A Small Town 22 Miles South of Oregon
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laughter? Why do I always hear crying then?

4 November 2010
4.13am
mithveaen
Sitarday's room
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No... it's definetly children laughing. Here's from our favorite website.

 

http://www.beatlesbible.com/so.....thout-you/

 

The laughter at the end of the track was Harrison's idea. While some
listeners initially thought it was the sound of the other Beatles
mocking his songwriting effort, it was in fact meant to lighten the mood
after five minutes of sad, almost mournful, music.

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...
29 November 2010
5.04am
rockmusicnut
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This is one of my favorite songs from Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band the other favorite being A Day In The Life.

29 November 2010
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MeanMrsMustard
Nowhere Land
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

I HATE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You wouldn't happen to mildly dislike this song, would you? 

I LOVE THIS SONG! (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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

29 November 2010
3.21pm
mr. Sun king coming together
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First Off, my hatred of this song has decreased since that post (You can thank Vonbontee for that)
And also, That is funny!

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
30 November 2010
1.21am
Necko
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I'm listening to the song right now.

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