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Be Here Now
23 July 2022
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meanmistermustard
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Over the years I have seen a number of gripes about ‘Be Here Now’ being a slow miserable dirge that at the very least almost sucks the life out of the album, but, whilst some of those could be argued as having good cases, I like it a lot. Maybe it’s the words, which are fantastic, or I find the tune and instruments kind of hypnotic. No idea. But it’s a damn good George song.

 

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Remember, now, be here now
As it’s not like it was before
The past, was, be here now
As it’s not like it was before – it was
Why try to live a life
That isn’t real
No how
A mind, that wants to wander
‘Round a corner
Is an un-wise mind
Now, is, be here now
And it’s not what it was before
Remember, now, be here now
As it’s not like it was before – it was
 
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24 July 2022
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Can’t imagine any hardcore George fans having an issue with this song, in my opinion its a gorgeous melding of his indian influences and his folk heroes. If you’re looking for music to dance to or play at a party, you’ll have better luck looking to the Cloud 9 album. This is an introspective album, and Be Here Now is perhaps its most introspective song. And an absolute beauty at that. 

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