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30 November 2022
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Timothy
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Just a general statement here that’s been on my mind after listening to so much radio at work (against my will). Music doesn’t always have to be about loving someone. They have their place of course. But give me songs about being tired, locations that have been dreamed up and characters like Rocky Raccoon . That’s what I like about the Fabs, the diversity of content, and the world they created with their lyrics.

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1 December 2022
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Speaking of creating a world – I personally love songs that have a third-person narrative, like “She’s Leaving Home “. Tom Petty did this a lot over his career and I really gained an appreciation for that art form through his work – “American Girl”, “To Find A Friend”, “Leave Virginia Alone”, “Swingin'”… just to name a few.

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3 December 2022
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The band Phish created a fiction world called Gamehendge with its own mythology. Primary lyricist Tom Marshall does an excellent job of third person narratives, and usually they are pretty surreal. 

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-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

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19 December 2022
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I love, love, love the lyrics to Across The Universe .

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away Across The Universe
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind
Possessing and caressing me
 
brilliant.

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John Lennon ‘s voice is so incredibly poignant in this early Beatles Tune (I Should Have Known Better ), when he sings:

That when I tell you that I love you, oh
You’re gonna say you love me, too, oh
And when I ask you to be mine
You’re gonna say you love me, too

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20 December 2022
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John’s voice gets really poignant in “Girl”.  Then super poignant in “I Want You”.  And finally off-the-scale poignant at the end of “Mother

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I like how Ringo uses the “bell” part of the cymbal (portion toward the inner center) during the 3rd bridge in “In My Life ” (“though I know I’ll never lose affection” etc.)


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21 December 2022
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Elmore James said
I love, love, love the lyrics to Across The Universe .

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup

They slither wildly as they slip away Across The Universe

Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind

Possessing and caressing me

 
brilliant.

  

Near the top in terms of being John’s best set of lyrics. He agreed too, even if he felt like the song itself wasn’t totally nailed.

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22 December 2022
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The lyrics to Across The Universe are amazing and it is one of my favourite John Beatles songs.  

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23 December 2022
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It’s a song to point to when highlighting John’s brilliance as an artist. He could be a procrastinator but when he struck gold there was nobody better. 

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17 January 2023
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The shakiness of the vocals in While My Guitar Gently Weeps . Especially in 00:50 to about 1:30 it’s just so hauntingly beautiful.

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18 January 2023
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The sound at 1.16-1.20 during Another Girl . There’s a rebellious defiance about it that I love.

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Neely said
The shakiness of the vocals in While My Guitar Gently Weeps . Especially in 00:50 to about 1:30 it’s just so hauntingly beautiful.

  

I love many of George’s vocals that start to waver as if he’s running out of breath, but then carries through to the end of the phrase, I think he uses a double track with staggered breathing to get the effect. The refrain of Behind That Locked Door is a great example of this. 

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-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

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