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2 August 2015
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C.R.A.
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Can someone explain the lyrics:

You and me burning matches / Lifting latches

and 

Two of us wearing raincoats / Standing so low (solo?) in the sun

Thanks.

“Send John out first; he’s the one they want.”

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2 August 2015
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I remembered this conversation on the forum.

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Latch-lifter n. [Scouse (Liverpool) argot] 1. The price of admission, leading to the possibility of free rounds. 2. The HACKER effort expended to gain initial access to a site

=>The Stoic ethics of Merseyside pub crawling demands that you pay for your first bevvy (drink), figuratively "lifting the latch" and gaining a valued place at the bar as a bona-fide customer. Thereafter, endless ploys are available to sponge from friend and stranger. Thus, you may challenge all upstanding (if any) to name the last man to box Gentleman Jim (the undertaker); seek the dead center of town (Anfield Cemetery); or ask who played for both Liverpool and Everton at the same derby soccer match (the Royal Marines Band). Additionally, there are many bets you can place on factual (name the referee and linesmen at the 1913 FA Cup Final) or Smullyan-type (is A telling the truth about what B is saying about Pascal?) trivia.

Hummmm, the undertaker drew a heavy sigh seeing no one else had come.

As far as the second part of your question, I always think of it as SOLO in the sun. The Beatles are at the end and Paul and John are now going solo. I don't know about the raincoat part. If I discover anything ("I think of everything to be discovered"), I'll add it to the thread.

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20 August 2015
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Seem to recall something about McCartney writing this song with Linda in mind.

But in light of the lyrics... not sure how that can be.

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9 September 2015
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Probably bit of both Linda and John.......As I'm sure you're thinking Paul would definitely not write......'You and I have memories longer that the road that stretches out ahead' to his new wife!

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Whatever the song is about, it always puts me in a mood to just go for drive.

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12 April 2016
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C.R.A. said
Seem to recall something about McCartney writing this song with Linda in mind.

But in light of the lyrics... not sure how that can be.

In the Wingspan DVD (made by Paul), at the 8:40 mark, he say's it was Linda that gave him the inspiration for the song, when they just took off and went for a car ride.

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12 April 2016
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Bongo said

C.R.A. said
Seem to recall something about McCartney writing this song with Linda in mind.

But in light of the lyrics... not sure how that can be.

In the Wingspan DVD (made by Paul), at the 8:40 mark, he say's it was Linda that gave him the inspiration for the song, when they just took off and went for a car ride.

Yeah. Paul and Linda would just jump in the car and drive to get lost and away from everything. Part of the song is obviously referring to Paul's friendship with John, the other is his travels and adventures with Linda.

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19 November 2016
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I don't think I ever quite appreciated how raw this recording is until last night, I listened to it (multiple times) on headphones. You can hear somebody bumping into his mike a couple times. 

Normally I am fond of audiophilic overproduction, but this song sounds really fab. 

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@Silly Girl said
I don't think I ever quite appreciated how raw this recording is until last night, I listened to it (multiple times) on headphones. You can hear somebody bumping into his mike a couple times. 

Normally I am fond of audiophilic overproduction, but this song sounds really fab.   

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19 November 2016
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@William Shears Campbell I have it on good authority that 'mike' is a correct and accepted short form of 'microphone'. 

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19 November 2016
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Both are correct, I think. Scrabble takes "mike" as a word. 

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19 November 2016
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Both are write.

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20 November 2016
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Starr Shine? said
Both are write.  

But this is not.

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3 March 2017
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For me, Paul's voice on Two Of Us and When I'm Sixty-Four sounds quite different to the voice he usually has in other songs. It got quite obvious as he spoke at the end of Two Of Us, where his voice sounds "normal" again. Am I only imagining it or is this a special recording method or a certain way of singing? 

If anyone knows, I would be glad!

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3 March 2017
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I've always thought his voice sounded strange on Two Of Us as well. It sounds like he had a head cold at the time.
As for the reason, the song was recorded live at Apple Studios. That might be why his voice sounds strange.

For When I'm Sixty-Four, Paul had his voice sped up so he would sound like his teenage self.

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3 March 2017
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 Ah, Thank you, it makes sense now. I didn't know that bit about being recorded live.

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14 March 2017
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Available in other colours.

Yep! That's the actual Charles Hawtrey, British comic actor famous for his roles in the Carry On... films, if you don't know...

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14 March 2017
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I'll be buying one of those.

"Remember, we are writing in the sky instead of on paper--that's our song. Lift your eyes and look up in the sky. There's our message. Lift your eyes again and look around you, and you will see that you are walking in the sky, which extends to the ground. We are all part of the sky, more so than of the ground. Remember, we love you." --John Lennon and Yoko Ono

14 March 2017
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I just did. In blue.

Thanks, @Ron Nasty !

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14 March 2017
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I just love that it is cleverer than any official Apple merchandise.

If Apple was this intelligent about how they sold The Beatles, @meanmistermustard and I would have much less to complain about.

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