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Bad Beatle lyrics
26 January 2021
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Vera Chuck and Dave said
"well, she was just 17 / you know what I mean" no, I don't know what you mean

  

I certainly knew what he meant and it is a very common expression in some parts.

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I think that the whole lyrics of Getting Better from Pepper ain't of high quality:

Me used to be angry young man
Me hiding me head in the sand
You gave me the word, I finally heard
I'm doing the best that I can...

Or this:
I used to get mad at my school (No I can't complain)
The teachers who taught me weren't cool (No I can't complain)

He can't complain that he used to get mad at the school and can't complain 'bout teachers who weren't cool?

Also, it constantly repeats lines like:
Yes I admit it's getting better (Better)
It's getting better since you've been mine
Getting so much better all the time
It's getting better all the time...

Mostly written by McCartney, but with backing vocal and a verse contribution from Lennon.
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However, I like the melody.apple02

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realRL said

Or this:
I used to get mad at my school (No I can't complain)

The teachers who taught me weren't cool (No I can't complain)

I know that's how the lyrics are often given in the online lyrics sites, but I expect it may actually be "Now" rather than "No", which makes more sense - as referenced at:

https://www.songtexte.com/song.....28d4e.html

I used to get mad at my school (Now I can't complain)
The teachers who taught me weren't cool (Now I can't complain)

And in the end

The love you take is equal to the love you make

 

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31 January 2021
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I still say that "you know what I mean" is just, like, a filler lyric

sacrilegious as that opinion may be

31 January 2021
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realRL said

Or this:
I used to get mad at my school (No I can't complain)

The teachers who taught me weren't cool (No I can't complain)

Richard said

I know that's how the lyrics are often given in the online lyrics sites, but I expect it may actually be "Now" rather than "No", which makes more sense - as referenced at:

https://www.songtexte.com/song.....28d4e.html

I used to get mad at my school (Now I can't complain)
The teachers who taught me weren't cool (Now I can't complain)

I think about it as being "no." A yin/yang thing. John being this John --> ahdn_john_08_gif on a McCartney song. 

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No makes sense to me. Maybe a lack of audible punctuation is the issue.

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