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John and Paul songs to each other
7 March 2011
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kedame
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I was just curious to know what any of you think about songs John and Paul may have written to one another after the breakup. I know there are a few that are definitely written to/about the other (Too Many People, How Do You Sleep?, Dear Friend, Here Today, etc.). Are there any of their songs that you guys think they specifically wrote to each other. I know Paul has said that John said "Jealous Guy" was about him, and I happen to think "Some People Never Know" and "I Know (I Know)" may be a dialogue between them. Music seemed to be the way they communicated best, so it's something I think about sometimes. It seems likely they would have talked to each other this way. Here are some more that, when they sing them, makes me think about the other (think I'll just include Paul's because on John's, I can't always decide).

"Little Lamb Dragonfly"---no way is this only about a lamb

"Mamunia"

"Somedays"

"The Song We Were Singing"

"Riding to Vanity Fair"

There are a few more, but I want to see what you guys think. I'm not necessarily saying Paul did write them to/about John, but I think of John whenever I hear Paul sing them.

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7 March 2011
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I always think the line "The dream is over, yesterday" is addressed at Paul, with the previous line being for the fans.

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7 March 2011
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The song We Were Singing was about Lennon/McCartney

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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

8 March 2011
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Oh Yoko was probably about someone...maybe Ringo.

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8 March 2011
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I know this song migh be about his son James, but everytime I listen to "Young Boy" I think of Paul singing it to John when he was a kid.

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8 March 2011
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kedame
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mithveaen said:

I know this song migh be about his son James, but everytime I listen to "Young Boy" I think of Paul singing it to John when he was a kid.


Oddly enough, I do, too.

 

GniknuS said:

Oh Yoko was probably about someone...maybe Ringo.


Is this the ancient art form of humor called sarcasm that I detect? You can't deny that they kept up a dialogue with each other through their music...there is just too much evidence otherwise, or so I think. Could be in my head, maybe.
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8 March 2011
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Ohh, I love this thread! Personally "Somedays" makes me think of Linda instead of John.  Yeah, John's songs are harder. It's always hard to discern if he's talking about romantical love or friendship or "world's love spirit". It might be that he thought they are all the same, though.

8 March 2011
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I mentioned this before, but Here Today isn't one of my Favs.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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

8 March 2011
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Sure, to me Here Today isn't the best tune, but it's the intent, the lyrics that make it special. I almost always skip it on my playlist, along with How Do You Sleep? because they are downright painful for me to listen to.

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8 March 2011
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I'll always hear "Two Of Us" as Paul's tribute to himself and John rather than Linda (partly because it's J&P singing it, obviously.)

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
8 March 2011
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Me too! On the other hand, they sing so many songs together, like Love Me Doa-hard-days-night-george-8 Don't laugh, George

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Von Bontee said:

I'll always hear "Two Of Us" as Paul's tribute to himself and John rather than Linda (partly because it's J&P singing it, obviously.)


Also, the Line "You and I have memories, Longer than the road that stretches out of here.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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

8 March 2011
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minime said:

Me too! On the other hand, they sing so many songs together, like Love Me Doa-hard-days-night-george-8 Don't laugh, George

ROFLMAOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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mithveaen said:

minime said:

Me too! On the other hand, they sing so many songs together, like Love Me Doa-hard-days-night-george-8 Don't laugh, George

ROFLMAOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Hilarious!!!!!apple01apple01apple01

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