3 April 2010
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?
5 February 2010
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.
21 August 2009
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.
19 September 2010
1 May 2010
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.
14 April 2010
This is definitley one of my favorites on the album. I especially enjoy the Anthology instrumental version because I can be the lead singer!
1 December 2009
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 remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney
18 April 2010
1 May 2010
No... it's definetly children laughing. Here's from our favorite website.
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.
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8 January 2015
Brilliant song by Harrison, brilliant arrangement from Martin. Over time it's become more important than most of the other songs, which is an interesting result.
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15 February 2015
Reading over these posts, I think we can all agree that this is a song that grows on you. 'Let me know you, let me show you, let me grow upon you...'
I was always pretty neutral about this one, though I liked the lyrics, particularly 'Try to realise it's all within yourself, no one else can make you change', until rather recently, when I started to appreciate it more.
I must confess, though, I delight in singing it in a highly exaggerated 'Mystic-George' voice.
1 November 2013
I like this song. I heard the love version more than the original.
she was the sun, burning bright and brittle and,
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12 May 2015
It's a beautiful track...I love the 'anthology' version because it highlights how awesome the arrangement was. Possibly george martins finest string arrangement for the band.
Listen out for when those plucked violins come in...
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14 April 2010
I love the 'anthology' version...
Same - I love singing the lyrics along with the instrumental. Très cool.
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