14 March 2016
I enjoy the song when it comes on. It is a song I play in my head, because it’s catchy, when I feel angry, or least not happy. Not that I ever portray the words out in real life, but it is another different emotion coming from a Beatles song.
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27 February 2017
I used to really hate this song for a while because (surprise, surprise) of the lyricsbut also because it is pretty weak compared to usual album closers.
However, recently while listening to Rubber Soul , I realised that it’s a pretty fine song. The harmony vocals are in fact really awesome, I especially love how synchronous they are. Look for example at ‘That’s the end-a’ – they pronounce the ‘d’ all exactly at the same time and exaggeratedly well pronounced so that it almost sounds like a ‘t’, just like you learn to do it in a choir. All in all, the harmony vocals sound very compact which is great.
It’s still my least favourite track from Rubber Soul , though, simply because this one is great but the other tracks are magnificent!
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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
18 April 2013
I’m sure this has already been brought up in the thread, but the song came from an Elvis lyric, “I’d rather see you dead little girl than to be with another man.” The thing is, when Elvis sings it, it seems harmless somehow. When John sings it, it sounds like a threat.
"If you're ever in the shit, grab my tit.” —Paul McCartney
10 March 2017
Now that i think about it, the song seems like John is threatening to kill a girl and is telling her that she better run or she’s going to die, pretty dark for a Beatles song.
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