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23 May 2024
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Richard
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Is John singing: “now I can’t complain” or “no, I can’t complain”?

I hear it as “now”, but the lyrics websites vary between the two.

Anyway, I recently noticed that we have Paul’s handwritten lyrics for Getting Better (published on this website on 21 June 2023) showing: “now I can’t complain”.

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And in the end

The love you take is equal to the love you make

 

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23 May 2024
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kelicopter
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Interesting, I have always heard “no, I can’t complain” but can concede that Paul probably knows best.

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I think it's great you're going through a phase,

and I'm awfully glad it'll all be over in a couple

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23 May 2024
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Von Bontee
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Sounds like “now” to me, and the fact that it follows the corollary “…used to…” certainly implies that “now” is what’s being sung.

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Paul: Yeah well… first of all, we’re bringing out a ‘Stamp Out Detroit’ campaign.

         

27 May 2024
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Mr. Moonlight
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Von Bontee said
Sounds like “now” to me, and the fact that it follows the corollary “…used to…” certainly implies that “now” is what’s being sung.

  

Yes, I agree. It sounds like “now” to me and it’s contextually more correct.

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