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parlance
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21 April 2013 - 5.27pm

Hey Dullblog posted this today:

Discovered! Another bad Beatles lyric

We've discussed in these virtual pages the dire quality of that couplet in "She's A Woman" (you know the one), and the let's-sneak-this-in-and-move-on line in "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" ("I look at my floor and I see it needs...sweeping")...

This morning, I was enjoying "Baby's In Black" and was struck by:

I think of her but she thinks only of him,

and though it's only a whim,

she thinks of him.

It's only a whim! A whim!!!

Can you think of any other that make you laugh or cringe?

On Friday, "Do You Want To Know A Secret" came up on my playlist with the lyric "just we two." Maybe it's a reference to this song, but it always stops the song for me.

(BTW, I did a search and I didn't see a similar topic. But I'll delete if there is one.)

parlance

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Linde
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21 April 2013 - 5.45pm

Oh yes, that line in Do You Want To Know A Secret has always bothered me too!

Don't know if it's ''bad lyrics'', but this bit in If I Needed Someone has always annoyed me:

''Had you come some other day 
Then it might not have been like this''

Why not ''It might not have been this way''?! Or something like that.

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Beatles in the Blood
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21 April 2013 - 5.53pm

Not sure if this counts are not but I've never liked the La La Las in You Won't See Me. As for Do You Want To Know A Secret, I find the "just we two" fine, it sounds different, and didn't they want to be different?

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parlance
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21 April 2013 - 5.59pm

Linde said
Oh yes, that line in Do You Want To Know A Secret has always bothered me too!

Don't know if it's ''bad lyrics'', but this bit in If I Needed Someone has always annoyed me:

''Had you come some other day 
Then it might not have been like this''

Why not ''It might not have been this way''?! Or something like that.

I wonder that too. Guess George was just trying for an off-kilter twist.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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21 April 2013 - 8.15pm

Beatles in the Blood said
Not sure if this counts are not but I've never liked the La La Las in You Won't See Me. As for Do You Want To Know A Secret, I find the "just we two" fine, it sounds different, and didn't they want to be different?

I love the "la la las" in You Won't See Me.  They're almost comical, which I think was part of the intention.

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22 April 2013 - 2.28am

A comical yet sad song. Just like Maxwell's Silver Hammer a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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22 April 2013 - 5.14pm

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Personally never found MSH to be a sad song, just funny and very slightly strange.

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Beatles in the Blood
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23 April 2013 - 1.41am

Funny Paper said

Beatles in the Blood said
Not sure if this counts are not but I've never liked the La La Las in You Won't See Me. As for Do You Want To Know A Secret, I find the "just we two" fine, it sounds different, and didn't they want to be different?

I love the "la la las" in You Won't See Me.  They're almost comical, which I think was part of the intention.

 

Maybe its because of the line up with another la la la song after that. Because Nowhere Man is obviously the superior of the two.  

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23 April 2013 - 8.58pm

Beatles in the Blood said

Funny Paper said

Beatles in the Blood said
Not sure if this counts are not but I've never liked the La La Las in You Won't See Me. As for Do You Want To Know A Secret, I find the "just we two" fine, it sounds different, and didn't they want to be different?

I love the "la la las" in You Won't See Me.  They're almost comical, which I think was part of the intention.

Maybe its because of the line up with another la la la song after that. Because Nowhere Man is obviously the superior of the two.  

I know that Ian MacDonald slated You Wont See Me in Revolution in the Head because of its placement besides Nowhere Man but ive always prefered it. Nowhere Man seems to go on too long for me, till the point im getting restless by the end, whereas ive never got bored of YWSM which is my ringtone.

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25 April 2013 - 9.17pm

I like Nowhere Man more, but it DOES seem to go on for aaaaages, while it's not even 3 minutes long.

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26 April 2013 - 4.50am

I'm expanding this thread to include Beatles solo if only because I have to get this out of my system... :-> From Paul's "See Your Sunshine":

She makes me feel glad

I want her so bad

My heart is beating mad...ly for her

Not enough irony in the world to make me not want to punch a wall.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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10 September 2013 - 2.34pm

Found it amusing that there's a thread on Paul's "cringe-inducing lyrics" at the Maccaboard.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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10 September 2013 - 2.53pm

So hold [hold] me tight [me tight], to-night [to-night], to-night [to-night],
It's you,
You you you - oo-oo - oo-oo.

I really wish someone had said to him, "That's kinda of crappy. Please try again," before they committed that one to tape.

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10 September 2013 - 4.47pm

"My love don't give me presents/ I know that she's no peasant,"

Nuff said.

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10 September 2013 - 5.30pm

Yeah, "presents/peasant" gets a lot of ridicule but the sheer absurdity of using such an archaic word always amused me. Also, the way Paul sings it is great.

"Love Me Do" I think is pretty much the worst. But "Eight Days A Week" is almost as bad, with more of those lazy you/too/true rhymes. Really unfortunate, since musically that song is so appealing.

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10 September 2013 - 6.20pm

Love Me Do consists of only 20 different words: love, me, do, you, know, I, I'll, always, be, true, so, whoa, oh, someone, to, somebody, new, like, please, yeah.  Not exactly Shakespeare.  However, Why Don't We Do It In the Road  and You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) put it to shame, and Wild Honey Pie trumps them all.

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10 September 2013 - 10.58pm

Can ''whoa'' and ''oh'' even be considered as words though?

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10 September 2013 - 11.03pm

Linde said
Can ''whoa'' and ''oh'' even be considered as words though?

Linde, I was thinking the same thing. Glad you raised the point! a-hard-days-night-george-9

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parlance
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10 September 2013 - 11.11pm

Tea and Sympathy said
Love Me Do consists of only 20 different words: love, me, do, you, know, I, I'll, always, be, true, so, whoa, oh, someone, to, somebody, new, like, please, yeah.  Not exactly Shakespeare.  However, Why Don't We Do It In the Road  and You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) put it to shame, and Wild Honey Pie trumps them all.

You Know My Name is so obviously meant to be ludicrous I can't lump it in with bad Beatles lyrics. And it being one of my favorite songs, I give it a pass. :-D

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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11 September 2013 - 12.14am

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) is such a good song which isn't meant to be lyrically great. Its a deliberately fun song as heard when played, totally different to most of what has been previously mentioned. a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

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