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2 December 2014
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I see @Joe hasn't gotten this far in the alphabet yet, and I have a question about a lyric that will just become part of general discussion whenever he gets here.

How do you interpret this line?
"I wouldn't mind if I knew what I was missing."

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The song was written during a major falling-out between Paul and Jane. Paul was in London (still living at her parents home), while Jane was in Bristol performing at the Old Vic, and refusing to take Paul's calls.

The song was about this crisis in their relationship, and Paul's frustration and feelings of vulnerability at the situation.

The line could, in my opinion, be read in two different ways. Firstly, Paul expressing his impotence in the situation and how unsettling he found it to not know, maybe for the first time since they'd got together, what she was feeling and thinking and doing; alternatively, it could be Paul expressing a lack of comprehension about what problems were in their relationship that had caused the breakdown in communication, and that he'd feel better about the situation if only he understood it.

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Ron Nasty said
The song was written during a major falling-out between Paul and Jane. Paul was in London (still living at her parents home), while Jane was in Bristol performing at the Old Vic, and refusing to take Paul's calls.

The song was about this crisis in their relationship, and Paul's frustration and feelings of vulnerability at the situation.
 

It's funny, I've always heard this same story but about 'I'm Looking Through You ', perhaps it took two songs for Paul to vent out his frustrations?...:-)

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You have to remember, @Billy Rhythm, that We Can Work It Out  also dates from the same period:

Try to see it my way...

This first major rift with Jane resulted in many of Paul's most profound lyrics up to that time.

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I asked a question about that line back in March.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....3/#p108013

mmm had an answer for me.

Here's that conversation

Ahhh Girl said

I'm looking around for lightning bolts to come down on my head for posting a criticism of a Beatles song. But, all of you have lived so here I go.
I want to change the the second line here from You Won't See Me .
"I wouldn't mind
If I knew what I was missing"
I want it to say "But I know what I am missing".
Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I'm missing if that line sounds right to you?

meanmistermustard said

Paul was pissed of that Jane wouldn't give up her career in the Performing Arts to stay at home and be at his beck and call which lead to arguments (We Can Work It Out ). I'd guess that that chorus in You Won't See Me ("time after time you refuse to even listen. I wouldn't mind if I knew what i was missing") was Paul saying that Jane wasn't listening to Paul's request to quit and that he wouldn't be so pissed if he knew what she was getting up to when away from Paul or Paul could be saying that if Jane just stopped for a bit they could take it from there. Any jealousy or fears of Jane being unfaithful on Paul would be quite ironic considering he was the one having secret trysts when she was away. Maybe it was due to his affairs that he felt he couldn't trust Jane.

Ahhh Girl said

OK. So, it isn't a bad lyric in terms of this thread. That's actually a relief. Thanks, mmm!

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I didn't see a thread for this song.

What is this article talking about?

http://www.theguardian.com/mus.....f-its-time

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I think it's tongue in cheek. The author is most likely referring to John's and George's rather hoarse backing vocals. 

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You just need the proper track isolated. Here it is.

 

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But seriously....I pulled up the mogg of this, and there is (at least on the mogg) a sustained keyboard note in the last verse pattern on the backing vocals track, perhaps that and Lennon's falsetto are confusing the writer. Or maybe they're just on acid.

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I've realised a many yearlong goal and the first 19 seconds of this song are my ringtone (30 seconds being the maximum length for a ringtone before it loops apparently). 

"When I call you up, your line's engaged
I have had enough, so act your age"

 

Who cannot find the brilliance in that?

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meanmistermustard said
I've realised a many yearlong goal and the first 19 seconds of this song are my ringtone (30 seconds being the maximum length for a ringtone before it loops apparently). 

"When I call you up, your line's engaged
I have had enough, so act your age"

 

Who cannot find the brilliance in that?  

Love it. I had I Call Your Name as a ringtone, but this is better.

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