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12 March 2015
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What are your favourite opening lines to Beatle songs?
I have 3 that come to mind

1. She was just 17. You know what I mean?

2. Is there anybody going to listen to my story?

3. Flew in from Miami beach BOAC 

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12 March 2015
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My selections are predominantly by Lennon:

"Half of what I say is meaningless..."

"Well I'd rather see you dead little girl than to be with another man."

"Picture yourself in a boat on a river..."

"She said I know what it's like to be dead."

"Honey piiiiiiiieeee"

"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together."

"She's not a girl who misses much."

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Gonna be alright.. gonna be alright... gonna be alright...

12 March 2015
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Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream,

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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12 March 2015
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Off the top of my head (and it may have something to do with the Revolver cover on my wall) 

"Let me tell you haw it will be, 

There's one for you, nineteen for me." 

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13 March 2015
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does a medley song count?? - "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window protected by a silver spoon but now she sucks her thumb and wonders by the banks of her own lagoon" is just like, whoah man.

"i think i'm gonna be sad, i think it's today"

"we were talking about the space between us all..." 

"look, what you're doing"

"I Dig A Pony "

"P. P. P. P. S- L. P. Winner."

14 March 2015
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"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together"

Also known as Egg-Rock, Egg-Roll, E-George, Eggy, Ravioli, Eggroll Eggrolli...

~witty quote~

14 March 2015
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"Your day breaks, your mind aches
You find that all her words of kindness linger on
When she no longer needs you"

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Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

14 March 2015
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Oudis said
"Your day breaks, your mind aches
You find that all her words of kindness linger on
When she no longer needs you"

Nice choice that one!

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14 March 2015
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"Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup, they slither as they pass they slip away Across The Universe ..." 

 

"To lead a better life, I need my love to be here." 

 

"If I Fell in love with you, would you promise to be true, and help me understand, 

Cause I been in love before, and I found that love was more 

Than just holding hands."  

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14 March 2015
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"I, once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me."

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Let me take you down cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields...

Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these broken wings and learn to fly...

Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, tomorrow I'll miss you...

There are places I remember, all my life though some have changed, some forever not for better...

Try to see it my way, do I have to keep on talking till I can't go on...

 

These are the ones I can think of right now. 

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15 March 2015
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I read the news today. Oh boy!

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15 March 2015
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long long long said
"I, once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me."

Seconded. The 1-3-1-3-1-3-1 phrasing means a lot. Same deal with "Flew in from Miami Beach...", the line just sings so great.

"I read the news today, oh boy"

"Eleanor Rigby , picks up the rice" etc.

GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions, Marvin Gaye. PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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15 March 2015
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My phone text ringer is ROLL UP,  ROLL UP FOR THE MYSTERY!

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15 March 2015
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She was just seventeen ...

So long ago :)

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Ha, and I considered listing "One two three FAW!"

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions, Marvin Gaye. PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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15 March 2015
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vonbontee said
Ha, and I considered listing "One two three FAW!"

Well, you could also hear that line from a lot of artists - gives you so many to choose from!

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"When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the  

Slide, and I stop and I turn and I go for a 

Ride, and I get to the bottom 
And I see you again!!!!!!! Yeah yeah ye-ah-ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!" paul-mccartney
 
I just love the way those really long lines ratchet up the tension for the proper freak-out ("And I see you again!!!!!"). It works, you know, man? a-hard-days-night-paul-5

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16 March 2015
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I'm not keen on picking "favorite" things related to Beatles songs. You'll notice my lack of posts in those types of threads. I love all The Beatles songs. I'm hesitant to put these here. I think I just did it because they go together thematically.

-- Close your eyes and I'll kiss you
-- Who knows how long I've loved you
-- It feels so right now, Hold Me Tight
-- You don’t realize how much I need you
-- I get high when I see you go by
-- Love, Love Me Do
-- She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah

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I really like the way Help ! begins, even though it's not much of a line. I like how it starts so suddenly and loudly, like a real cry for help. And the harmonies are wonderfully spot-on (is there even a point in pointing that out? They're always spot on).

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