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17 October 2013
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Never liked Helen Wheels, delighted it was omitted from the UK edition. Ever since first listen its been a skipper so its now straight to Country Dreamer.

I'm glad I saw this because I hadn't heard Country Dreamer before, it's not on the Band On The Run I have in Itunes.  I downloaded it last night, and what a fab song it is! a-hard-days-night-paul-7

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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"In the end the love you take is equal to the love you make" from ''The End '' of the Abbey Road album. No better way to round up the Beatles than with these last words on top of a kickass medley!! (And Her Majesty ).

Also Lennon commented these end lyrics with something like; ''Well the man can think after all''. Anyone who has a link to the exact quote?

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'When I call you up,your line's engaged. I have had enough,so act your age' (sounds like he's addressing a naughty child: I know it's about Jane)

'Bright are the stars that shine,dark is the sky. I know this love of mine,will never die, And I Love Her '

'And in the end,the love you take,is equal to the love you make'

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'Bright are the stars that shine,dark is the sky. I know this love of mine,will never die, And I Love Her '

This one is so great. 

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-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

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sir walter raleigh said

'Bright are the stars that shine,dark is the sky. I know this love of mine,will never die, And I Love Her '

This one is so great.   

I put And I Love Her on while I was chilling with my girlfriend one day. It was the first time she'd ever heard the song, and it reduced her to tears (in a good way a-hard-days-night-george-10)

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With the exception of the deeper and more heartfelt lyrics on "let it be", "The Long And Winding Road ", "the end" and perhaps a few others, I felt that essentially Paul is both a wonderful story teller and master of the simple "silly"ahdn_paul_06 love song.

I have always felt optimism and an "onwards and upwards" attitude in his music and lyrics; he seldom wallowed.....

Profoundness can always be found elsewhere, and music doesn't always need to be delivered with a free soul-searching kit.

 I first heard this McCartney lyric when i was 14 and, for some reason, have never forgotten it......

 

"I know i was a crazy fool, for treating you the way I did....

but something took a hold of me, and i acted like a dustbin lid...."paul-mccartney

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Vera Chuckandave said
With the exception of the deeper and more heartfelt lyrics on "let it be", "The Long And Winding Road ", "the end" and perhaps a few others, I felt that essentially Paul is both a wonderful story teller and master of the simple "silly"ahdn_paul_06 love song.

I have always felt optimism and an "onwards and upwards" attitude in his music and lyrics; he seldom wallowed.....

Profoundness can always be found elsewhere, and music doesn't always need to be delivered with a free soul-searching kit.

 I first heard this McCartney lyric when i was 14 and, for some reason, have never forgotten it......

 

"I know i was a crazy fool, for treating you the way I did....

but something took a hold of me, and i acted like a dustbin lid...."paul-mccartney  

Well put; I agree. On the other hand, McCartney was occasionally capable of a deeper poignancy (e.g., "Little Lamb/Dragonfly" or "You Never Give Me Your Money "). I didn't know what song those lyrics quoted above came from -- I see it's from "The Other Me" from an album I never really explored much, Pipes Of Peace .  It's a good song, but unfortunately his vocal affectations kind of spoil it; he should have just sang it straight (I suspect he does that sometimes when he thinks a melody is weak, so he tries to punch it up).

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P.S.:  Oh no, I just realized, the PID crowd could get a lot of mileage out of Paul's song "The Other Me"...

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'Then suddenly I see you. Did I tell you I need you,every single day,of my life.'

I just love how it sounds like he's talking about a woman,but yet the song is actually about pot

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'Then suddenly I see you. Did I tell you I need you,every single day,of my life.'

I just love how it sounds like he's talking about a woman,but yet the song is actually about pot  

Honestly it encourages one to get high everday. 

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-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

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sir walter raleigh said

Honestly it encourages one to get high everday.   

God bless the 'California grass' hahaha. 

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Vera Chuckandave said
I first heard this McCartney lyric when i was 14 and, for some reason, have never forgotten it......

 

"I know i was a crazy fool, for treating you the way I did....

but something took a hold of me, and i acted like a dustbin lid...."paul-mccartney  

Every time I see the title of this thread, that lyric always comes to mind. 

Other favorites for me are:

"For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool by making his world a little colder"

"For a while, we could sit, smoke a pipe/ And discuss all the vast intricacies of life/ We could jaw through the night/ Talk about a range of subjects, anything you like"

"The willow turns his back on inclement weather"

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sir walter raleigh said

Honestly it encourages one to get high everday.   

ngl one of the driving factors into me smoking for the first time was that I had just finished reading The Anthology and they glorify it pretty hardcore in that book

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ngl one of the driving factors into me smoking for the first time was that I had just finished reading The Anthology and they glorify it pretty hardcore in that book  

I haven’t stopped yet beacuse The Beatles say its ok. 

"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

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My favourite Paul lyrics for some time now have been the opening lines from the song Return To Pepperland , the title track of the aborted 1987 album. I always picture the scenario as a sort of surreal painting:

My cousin Lil comes home at eight
That's late for her
Her husband Dan just doesn't show 'til she's in bed
That's when he dons his latest listening device
And hears the right nice music in his head

https://youtu.be/bLwXFxApJRs

I should also mention this is the song I'm on a kick of ATM too! a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Some kind of happiness is measured out in miles...

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Well put; I agree. On the other hand, McCartney was occasionally capable of a deeper poignancy (e.g., "Little Lamb/Dragonfly" or "You Never Give Me Your Money "). I didn't know what song those lyrics quoted above came from -- I see it's from "The Other Me" from an album I never really explored much, Pipes Of Peace .  It's a good song, but unfortunately his vocal affectations kind of spoil it; he should have just sang it straight (I suspect he does that sometimes when he thinks a melody is weak, so he tries to punch it up).  

Also well put. Paul was indeed capable of both poignancy and pathos in his lyrics and your post made me think of two of my favourites tucked away in the middle of the "over easy" side of the Back To The Egg album....winter rose/love awake.

The somewhat contrived vocal on the other me is unnecessary as it's certainly not the weakest melody he's ever penned...especially the verse.

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@Vera Chuckandave -- thanks, I'll check out those two songs on another of Paul's albums I'm rusty on. I'm one of those Paul fans who mainly focuses on the albums from McCartney to Venus And Mars , with London Town beginning the (what I have thought until recently to be) disappointment.

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@Vera Chuckandave -- thanks, I'll check out those two songs on another of Paul's albums I'm rusty on. I'm one of those Paul fans who mainly focuses on the albums from McCartney to Venus And Mars , with London Town beginning the (what I have thought until recently to be) disappointment.  

Paul in the 90s had one of the best decades a musician can have. 

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Admiral Halsey notified me
He had to have a berth or he couldn't get to sea
I had another look and I had a cup of tea
And a butter pie
Butter pie?
The butter wouldn't melt
So I put it in the pie

 I love that. LOL! ahdn_paul_06
 
Put it there if it weighs a ton, 
That's what the father said to his younger son. 
I don't care if it weighs a ton, 
As long as you and I are here, put it there. 
Long as you and I are here, put it there.
 
I love that whole album actually.
 
Help them to learn (help them to learn)
Songs of joy instead of burn, baby, burn, (burn, baby burn)
Let us show them how to play the Pipes Of Peace
Play the Pipes Of Peace
 
Amen! a-hard-days-night-ringo-8
 
Maybe I'm amazed at the way you love me all the time
Maybe I'm afraid of the way I love you
Maybe I'm amazed at the the way you pulled me out of time
And hung me on a line
Maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you
 
heart
 

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Uncle Albert /Admiral Halsey is one of my faves.

From the same album:

"My dog he got 3 legs; your dog he got none!"

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