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Definition of Love According to Beatles Songs
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It has a nasty habit of disappearing over night.

If I spoke prose you'd all find out, I don't know what I talk about.

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Wow @Ahhh Girl , you did an amazing summary of songs on A Hard Days Night (my fav pop, rock n roll album) and you have a heck of a memory ! I am quite impressed 

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It is something we were talking about, something we all could share. When we find it, we’d try our best to hold it there. After all, with it we could save the world.

If not careful, we may end up talking about it going cold and while people may gain the world, they’d lose their souls.

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Hey Jude ! said

Wow @Ahhh Girl , you did an amazing summary of songs on A Hard Days Night (my fav pop, rock n roll album) and you have a heck of a memory ! I am quite impressed 

Thank you, @Hey Jude !. It was a great mind-exercising project.

Hopefully this weekend I can finish writing out my thoughts on the remaining songs on the album.

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Ahhh Girl said

Hey Jude ! said

Wow @Ahhh Girl , you did an amazing summary of songs on A Hard Days Night (my fav pop, rock n roll album) and you have a heck of a memory ! I am quite impressed 

Thank you, @Hey Jude !. It was a great mind-exercising project.

Hopefully this weekend I can finish writing out my thoughts on the remaining songs on the album.

@Ahhh Girl , Thank you for leading me to this door. The forum can be more than a long and whine-ding road-- it can be a bit of a maze sometimes, with special devices in dead-ended corners that enable you to waste time as Beatlefully as possible. (Of course, time you enjoy wasting isn't wasted... unless it's past your bedtime.)

Do finish the A Hard Day's Night Love post-- if there's anythin' ah can doooo... because I love this album and I have it memorised and according to my sources it has the most mentions of The Word , Love, out of all the Beatles' albums. a-hard-days-night-john-1heartahdn_paul_01heartahdn_george_01hearta-hard-days-night-ringo-11 heart

This is a good thread. After all, the Beatles are the Love experts. They started by being supremely well-versed in the usual sort of love, then helped usher in the peace-n-love, before finally discovering Real Love .  

So I'll Be Back ... after these messages: 

"...I BB'd until two, and then I said, it's time for bed." a-hard-days-night-george-10

"...Stay in bed, and float upstream. Please don't wake me now, don't shake me, leave me where I am, I'm Only Sleeping ..." ahdn_george_05

"And in the end, the love you take/ Is equal to the love you make." heart

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The Many Facets of White Album Love ( a somewhat tongue in cheek look at how the subject of love is directly or indirectly mentioned)

Back In The USSR - no matter where I go, love is everywhere.
Dear Prudence - don't hide, it's a lovely day and so are you.
Glass Onion - the walrus and me, man.
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - I can't explain, so I'll just sing life goes on brah.
Wild Honey Pie - I love you!
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill - Mum takes good care of Bill.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - I don't understand you any more, what happened?
Happiness Is A Warm Gun - Ah lurve yew but gosh darn ah lurve mah gun metaphorrrr
Martha My Dear - Yes, this love is real, silly girl!
I'm So Tired - I can't sleep I'm so obsessed by you!
Blackbird - Universal peace and love
Piggies - How selfish!
Rocky Raccoon - Nancy ain't coming back and I'm not sure the Gideons can help.
Don't Pass Me By - Cos you know darling I love only you!
Why Don't We Do It In The Road? - Well?
I Will - of course I will!
Julia - even Across The Universe , I still dream of you.
Birthday - let's pretend it's our birthday party!
Yer Blues - yes I'm lonely.
Mother Nature's Son - lost in a vision of peace and love
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me and my Monkey - it's such a joy and makes it easy.
Sexy Sadie - sometimes, there's nothing there no matter how enticing the package.
Helter Skelter - will you? won't you? I'm coming down faster!
Long, Long, Long - I'm so happy I found you!
Revolution 1 - if you really care, drop the act.
Honey Pie - come back to me!
Savoy Truffle - Om nom nom, whoops too much!
Cry Baby Cry - keeping up appearances for the children, you know you ought to know better.
Revolution 9 - don't try this at home, kids! You...become naked.
Good Night - sweet dreams, don't let the bed bugs bite!

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Not sure if this is entirely on-topic, but I really wasn't sure where else I could put it. 

So to begin, I must confess I have a strange sort of fascination with that extremely enigmatic phenomenon known as 'love', mostly because I can't fathom why anyone would want it. a-hard-days-night-george-10 Just kidding. But really, love is rather mad, in a beautiful way, if you think about it. a-hard-days-night-john-6heart

Anyway, when I was in that comfortable twilight zone between sleeping and waking (which as everyone knows is the very best time to think about things) I came up with this incredible* theory about love as compared and contrasted by two of the greatest Beatles love songs: Here, There And Everywhere and Something . Both tales about a 'me' and a 'her', but so very different relationships between that 'me' and 'her'. So be prepared for an in-depth and perhaps slightly philosophical analysis of the two songs with comparisons between each, during which time I wish you not to look at or even think about my username. a-hard-days-night-john-3

 

1. Here, There And Everywhere - The entire song sounds like a highly theoretical happy marriage. Their love is both precious (it hasn't been taken for granted) and comfortable (no awkwardness or fragility here). There's no contest either-- neither of them have eyes or ears for anyone else. And there's a strong consciousness of the present, while at the same time they will always be together, forever and everywhere. heart 

2. Something - This song is a whole different story, and seems much more personal than the former. From the first line, you know that while he does love her, she's not his only love. He isn't sure about whether or not he wants to stay with her, or whether he'll love her for long, or anything. And when he says he doesn't want to leave her now, it sounds like he's trying to convince himself. It ends on that note of indecision: I don't want to leave her now... do I? heart

 

Truly both masterpieces which, in my opinion, quite neatly epitomise their respective author's ideals of love and/or love lives. a-hard-days-night-paul-10a-hard-days-night-george-4

*At least, it seemed so at the time. 

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Something is George's Don't Let Me Down from a different point of view.

At least, that's for me.

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Something is George's Don't Let Me Down from a different point of view.

At least, that's for me.

Ooh, that's an interesting way to look at it as well... 'Nobody ever done me like she does' and 'Something in the way she moves attracts me like no other lover'. 

Such a masterpiece it is. I've come to appreciate it especially of late. 

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If you allow a little solo Lennon: love is real, real is love. 

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I have an idea. Someone could create a thread for the definition of love for solo Beatle songs. We could have one for each Beatles solo career. We could put a thread in each of their sections. What say ye?

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Sounds like a good idea, Ahhh Girl.  I'll post one to start with for "I Will ".  I'll call it Definition of Love in "I Will " (you can change the title if you had another idea to standardize them all).  Thanks!

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Ahhh Girl had this idea -- see https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....3/#p183959

It just occurred to me that Ahhh Girl may want to create one Topic for "all Beatles songs", so this post can go in that, if that's the case.

"I Will " -- basically a Paul song on the White Album -- has always been a favorite of mine.  To me what distinguishes it from the standard love song is crystallized in its first stanza:

Who knows how long I've loved you
You know I love you still
Will I wait a lonely lifetime
If you want me to, I will

 

While the remainder of the lyrics all describe the love (both the love itself and the love object) in terms that are future-oriented, as a goal and not a present reality, they are couched in traditional language, with a hopeful, even confident expectation.  That's what makes that first stanza so poignantly interesting -- particularly the 3rd and 4th lines:  They express a love so great and dear, it doesn't even matter if its never realized!  The rather placid tonality of Paul's vocal delivery helps convey this transcendent confidence, at peace with, as Doris Day once sang, "whatever will be (will be)".

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Oh yes, absolutely! It's one of the best love songs. And the "I will" itself is a promise, something like "I do". 

I could be wrong, but wasn't it written for Linda? I remember reading it somewhere.

 

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'I Will ' isn't a solo Beatles song, not that it matters.

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If you believe in horoscopes, Paul and John were air signs (Gemini and Libra, btw. I share Gemini with Paul yaaaaaay). Their love is usually the "playful" one, the one that may not look deep but loves everything and everyone. That accurately describes Paul, with his many ways of saying I love you, but John is a bit different. He is much more "imperfect", which might be his different Moon and Venus signs (won't bore you with astrology, honestly).

George is a water sign, Pisces, and they're much more sensitive. George's love is highly spiritual, maybe even fatalistic. It reflects in some of his songs.

So, there's another way to look at those too.

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@Pineapple Records, I enjoyed your write up on I Will . I was torn on whether to put the the post in the I Will thread or this one. This thread won out.

Here's the thread I started for the Definition of Love According to John's post-Beatles songs.

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*hand shoots up* 

I volunteer to do one for George! a-hard-days-night-george-9 

Edit: Here is the Definition of Love According to George's Post-Beatles Songs

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