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6 May 2014
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I've never taken While My Guitar Gentlt Weeps in that way though...

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

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6 May 2014
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Mr. Kite said
I've never taken While My Guitar Gentlt Weeps in that way though...

That is because your mind isn't in the gutter

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TheOneBeatleManiac said
What about those moaning sounds at the end of the song? a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-george-9ahdn_ringo_09

Paul revisits these sounds in Kreen-Akrore. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

6 May 2014
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Ahhh Girl said

TheOneBeatleManiac said
What about those moaning sounds at the end of the song? a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-george-9ahdn_ringo_09

Paul revisits these sounds in Kreen-Akrore. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Just listen to that... Look at this
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29 June 2014
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Do you think that Rita and the man who is singing the song (the narrator) knew one another, at least casually, before the night/events in the song happened? Or did Rita just go out with some guy she just saw for the first time?

Did they go to Rita's house or the narrator's house? Are they Rita's sisters or the narrator's sisters? It is probably Rita's house and sisters, but the song doesn't explicitly state that.

Took her home and nearly made it
Sitting on a sofa with a sister or two

29 June 2014
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I always thought it was attraction on first sight, possibly more on his side (tried to win her suggestions hesitation which would fit with the evening sister sitting), and they didn't know each other.

He (the lyricist) took her to her own house. If it had been the male singer's home it would have more than likely he wanted to get her on her own, not surrounded by two or three sisters - possibly her safety crutch for either protection from his desires or her own (not wanting to soil her reputation). Having ended up getting nowhere he asks for a sign (a wink in this case) to encourage his advances.

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29 June 2014
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I know Rita is a traffic meter maid, but sometimes I think of the word meter with its music definition when I am listening to the song.

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Mr. Kite naughtily intimated 

TheOneBeatleManiac gulped 

What about those moaning sounds at the end of the song? a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-george-9ahdn_ringo_09

Well... They just represent... The ongoing... Emotional struggle within Paul as... He... Hmm... When he... Yeah we know what it's about! Can't interpret that any other way.  

All these years that I've listened to it thinking of it as just silly psychedelic Beatles having fun with their creepy noises... thanks @Mr. Kite for ruining years and years of innocence. a-hard-days-night-paul-3 a-hard-days-night-paul-10 

This forum is eroding my childhood away! a-hard-days-night-george-10 

And the coda was what I came here to post about before reading the whole fascinating naughty thread... I was listening to some isolated backing tracks today (amazingly still left on YouTube intact), and I heard something clearly that I'd never done before. For years and years I've thought that at the end, either an unspecified band member or an engineer-type person shouts, 'Leave it', indicating for the band to quit now and round up the song, but now I heard it without all the noise over top, and it was clearly John saying, 'Never believe it.' PIPH'NY a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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@Silly Girl one of the more fascinating Rock Star mixes to listen to different pieces. Airfill city from Ringo and a beat with a really late snare (almost on the edge of being out of time, but really swinging), then a really classic airfill, and in the middle of the last chorus he settles the beat and shifts gears when Paul plays the intro rift again and then its a beautiful swinging beat to the end with a bunch of crashing fills. Very satisfying. Also I can not not hear the ZIP just after Paul sings "When it gets dark I tow your heart away". On the Rock Star mix its in full stereo across the vocal track, great to hear the weird noises throughout! The "never believe it" quote is on the guitar/piano track for some reason.

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