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20 August 2012
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Which reminds me of those who thought that the "Dont be long" coda of Blue Jay Way was actually a message of encouragement from the Beatles for hippies and the like to drop out of society and its way of life - "dont belong".

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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We were talking-about the love that's gone so cold and the people,
Who gain the world and lose their soul-
They don't know-they can't see-are you one of them?
When you've seen beyond yourself-then you may find, peace of mind,
Is waiting there-
And the time will come when you see
we're all one, and life flows on within you and without you.

I've always loved the lyrics to "Within You Without You." I looooove how insightful George is in this a-hard-days-night-george-4 

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There are places I'll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All this places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more
In my life-- I love you more

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Ben Remon mentioned the "and it doesnt really matter" section of Fixing A Hole. Well Fixing A Hole was on in the car yesterday and it reminded me of the line "Im taking the time for a number of things that werent important yesterday". I think thats fantastic; the normalities of life that have to be dealt with.

Fixing A Hole is one of those songs i rarely choose to play but its always a joy and delight to hear it.

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"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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22 August 2012
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Ben Ramon said

Agreed wholeheartedly, that's a wonderfully thoughtful and witty verse. Also love the stream of word play in Fixing A Hole- "and it really doesn't matter, if I'm wrong I'm right, where I belong I'm right, where I belong!" Makes sense wherever you want to split up the sentences and creates multiple layers of meaning and contradiction in the line. And the bold, spiritual, mantraic statements of Because- very "mother earth."

That line from Fixing a Whole is one of my favorites! I've heard before that Mal helped Paul with the lyrics of Fixing A Hole, and he was paid for it, but he didn't get a writing credit. I've always hoped it wasn't that line that is supposedly by Mal because I selfishly would love it if Paul was responsible for one of my favorite lyrics.

I also love "No one I think is in my tree," because it appeals to my ego...

"You can manicure a cat but can you caticure a man?"

John Lennon- Skywriting by Word of Mouth

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The farther one travels

The less one knows

This has always been my favourite line in all the Beatles songs, I've always understood it as 'the more you learn the more you realise you can't know anything'. Like when one studies astronomy and the more one finds out about the universe the more unsolvable questions emerge in one's head and the less one seems to know really. I'm aware that's not what George meant, though. It's an incredibly wise sentence, anyway imo.

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Not once does the diversity seem forced -- the genius of the record is how the vaudevillian "When I'm 64" seems like a logical extension of "Within You Without You" and how it provides a gateway to the chiming guitars of "Lovely Rita. - Stephen T. Erlewine on Sgt Pepper's

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I find that to be very true with guitar playing, to be sure. The better I get, the more I realise how much an amateur I am. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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I like the nonsensical value of most of the lyrics from Happiness Is A Warm Gun, and also the lyrics John and Paul wrote showing  how George goes from only wanting to dance with the girl to actually loving her in I'm Happy Just To Dance With You, but if I was to choose my most favourite lyrics from a song, it'd be also from my favourite Beatles song, Lady Madonna:

Friday night arrives without a suitcase
Sunday morning creeping like a nun
Monday's child has learned to tie his bootlace
See how they run

and

Tuesday afternoon is never ending
Wednesday morning papers didn't come
Thursday night your stocking needed mending
See how they run

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Number nine... number nine... number nine... number nine...

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'She's well acquainted with the touch of the Velvet hand like a lizard on a window pane' is one of the best lines I have ever heard. Most lines have like two 'focus words' that grab your attention but every clause of this line is equally interesting and the imagery of the lizard is unusual and thought provoking. And lol, my phone auto capitalised Velvet from typing out Velvet Underground. 

'And curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid GET' is another pretty funny one. 

'Michelle, my belle, these are word s that go together well' is also funnily satirical and to me represents the Beatles moving on from shallow lyrics written on an impulse because they rhyme. 

'There's a lady who's sure.. oops wrong band. 

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and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make

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I love the sir walter raleigh lyric. It is so John. 

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"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"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

 

"She had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes,
And I knew without askin' she was into the blues."

-Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, Scarlet Begonias

25 June 2017
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The lyrics of 'I Am The Walrus' are fabulous in general but I've always loved one particular part because it's so funny:

Sitting in an English garden
Waiting for the sun
If the sun don't come you get a tan
From standing in the English rain

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25 June 2017
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I never realized until just recently how clever this line from Yes It Is was:

Red is the colour that will make me blue

I really quite like it.

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Fixing A Hole is smeggin' brilliant. 'It really doesn't matter whether I'm wrong I'm right where I belong I'm right where I belong' is the cleverest line, but the rest is good too -- especially the last verse. I've always loved it.

Across The Universe is gorgeous as well. Strawberry Fields Forever is a song I appreciate more than I love, but the lyrics are stellar and I can empathise very much.

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WeepingAtlasCedars said
I never realized until just recently how clever this line from Yes It Is was:

Red is the colour that will make me blue

I really quite like it.  

That's so true, I also love the line!a-hard-days-night-george-9

Baby's in black and I'm feeling blue is similarly clever to my mind!  

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Most Beatles songs have amazing lyrics so it's very difficult for me to choose. 

Some songs that spring to mind: Strawberry Fields Forever, Norwegian Wood, Girl, I Am The Walrus, In My Life, A Day In The Life, Within You Without You, Across The Universe etc etc....

My favourite lyrical passage is probably:

Living is easy with eyes closed. Misunderstanding all you see. 

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"And life flows on within you and without you" - George Harrison

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I'm Looking Through You, where did you go?

I thought I knew you, what did I know?

You don't look different but you have changed. 

I'm Looking Through You, you're not the same!

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"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"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

 

"She had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes,
And I knew without askin' she was into the blues."

-Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, Scarlet Begonias

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Martha said on 22.6
The farther one travels

The less one knows

This has always been my favourite line in all the Beatles songs, I've always understood it as 'the more you learn the more you realise you can't know anything'. Like when one studies astronomy and the more one finds out about the universe the more unsolvable questions emerge in one's head and the less one seems to know really. I'm aware that's not what George meant, though. It's an incredibly wise sentence, anyway imo. 

To which @Silly Girl responded 
I find that to be very true with guitar playing, to be sure. The better I get, the more I realise how much an amateur I am. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14  

I read a quote by George today which made me think a lot of the above:
 
I don't play the sitar now. It would have taken me about ten years to study it, and I have other things which have to be done. The more I've learnt about it the more I've realised how little I know.
 
Especially this last sentence reminded me so much of Silly Girl's statement that I wondered whether George may have really meant his lyrics from The Inner Light that way, at least partly.
 
 

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@Martha It would be interesting if so, as it is a song with sitar in it.

On topic, there's a certain lyric of a certain White Album Paul song about a certain dog that holds a special place in my heart... ahdn_george_06

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^^I've also got a weak spot for the lyrics of this very precise song! What a huge coincidence!a-hard-days-night-george-10

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