1 May 2011
Is the line not "I dont believe in Smoothies" instead of "sunnies"? What are sunnies? I definitely hear the "thies" sound at the end of the word.
And yeah Christmas after kings.
It's a good cover but I prefer how the original goes quiet during the "I just believe in me..." section. It works better after the build up. No doubt some John fan will be moaning about the lyric changes and upon first reading it is a little weird but it does make sense adapting them and also John would be changing them all the time if he was doing it live depending on his thoughts and world events.
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14 June 2016
This songs, especially the second half of it sounds a lot like a confirmation that the Beatles have officially disbanded forever.
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14 June 2016
John kinda mumbles ‘concept’ when he first says “God is a concept by which we measure of pain.” He then says “I’ll say it again”, and this time he really sings ‘concept’ clearly. I like that, as if he’s a troubled man having to correct himself before he moves on with the song.
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1 December 2009
John kinda mumbles ‘concept’ when he first says “God is a concept..."
Haha I'll never forget playing that song to my friend from university (and beyond) for the first time - he was and is a huge Beatles fan who'd somehow never heard POB before. And he did a double take and a "What did he say??" after that lyric.
He'd misheard it as "God is a c---".
(He'd had a fairly strict Xtian upbringing. A faith long since shed, only partly because of that particular church's stance on gay people, such as himself. )
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22 December 2013
the song is Ultimate Lennon really... it's 'Strawberry Fields Forever ' in its retrospective glimpse, 'Yer Blues ' for all its brute honesty and rhythmically echoes his R&B roots with a sort of quasi-shuffle that one could even waltz to... I have a Lennon playlist that I usually pull out on December 8th each year and this is the one song that wells me up everytime… while William Shears Campbell is indeed correct that it was indeed "a confirmation that the Beatles have officially disbanded forever", it wasn't until December 8, 1980 that this was truly "official" and "forever"...
this video, which I can't even watch anymore, drives this notion further like a stake through one's heart... if you're gonna watch it, I recommend having some tissue handy:
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