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You're Going To Lose That Girl
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Paul's For No One  could almost be seen as the playing out of what John warns his character he is headed for if he doesn't change course:

You stay home, she goes out
She says that long ago she knew someone but now he's gone
She doesn't need him

It's that bit of how lovers can become strangers if not careful.

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Ron Nasty said
Paul's For No One  could almost be seen as the playing out of what John warns his character he is headed for if he doesn't change course:

You stay home, she goes out
She says that long ago she knew someone but now he's gone
She doesn't need him

It's that bit of how lovers can become strangers if not careful.  

Or murderers. Sounds like he wore out his usefulness to her, causing her to bump him off and hide the body. Yikes - I've been watching too many crime shows.

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Ron Nasty said
Paul's For No One  could almost be seen as the playing out of what John warns his character he is headed for if he doesn't change course:

You stay home, she goes out
She says that long ago she knew someone but now he's gone
She doesn't need him

It's that bit of how lovers can become strangers if not careful.  

I agree Ron Nasty ... And speaking about kind of sequences in those songs, I've always seen She's Leaving Home as the third one ( after living alone for so many years...)  but that's of course my perspective 🙂 

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Thirth?  Oh, that's right, doesn't mmm live near the Thirth of Forth?

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georgiewood said
Thirth?  Oh, that's right, doesn't mmm live near the Thirth of Forth?  

No. I live somewhere else in Scotland. And its the Firth of Fourth. Or the third of fourth which is a twelve, i think.

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Thirth of Clyde?

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Thirth of Clyde?  

Firth of Clyde.

Firth is a word in the Scots and English languages used to denote various coastal waters in Scotland and England. In mainland Scotland, it is used to refer to a large sea bay, or even a strait.

And no I dont live there either.

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You're Going To Lose That Girl is definitely my favourite song on Help ! It's breath-taking from the very first line where John's vocals and the backing vocals are slightly out of tune in comparison to the piano. I love the uneasy and uncomfortable atmosphere that is created by this effect - it feels like an additional warning to the addressee of the song. 

The vocals with the amazing harmonies are superb in general. When they hit the final major chord on 'girl' it feels like sunrise which is in such a contrast to the lyrics but somehow it works the better!

 Ringo's bongo performance is the best thing about the songs next to the vocals. To my mind, it sounds like the doubt and insecurity that are constantly present in one's subconscious mind and that are slowly breaking free during the song when the addressee is confronted with the truth through John's words. One can literally hear how the truth and the seriousness of the situation dawn on the person John is talking to through the wild bongo fills. 

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This song is brilliant. The bongos add a color that they hadn't really introduced much, and really came out hot with them on this track. The call and response vocals, as others have said, are chilling and beautiful. It's my fourth favorite song on Help !, behind Yesterday , the title track, and I've Just Seen A Face

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Great song. I first heard it when I watched the Help ! film for the first time on VHS but I never noticed the bongos in the film even though they show Ringo playing them but then I listened to the song on my Mum's vinyl and I could hear Ringo's frantic bongo playing. It is even more noticeable when listening to the song through headphones.

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i like the slight element of discord in the chorus here, another great song. The guitar solo is also really neat and slots in nicely.

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One of the better examples of John giving a rocking vocal with The Beatles. He really gets into character with this one, that he really means it and it’s personal. Especially the ‘and I’ll treat her kind’. And how he’ll be transferring his loneliness onto someone else. Really love it.

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Heard this for the first time in a while last night thru headphones and Ringo's bongo playing is hilarious. He gets louder and more manic as the song goes on to the point where it's just beating the crap out of them relentlessly. Tops the heavy use of cowbell in some of their songs.

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meanmistermustard said
Heard this for the first time in a while last night thru headphones and Ringo's bongo playing is hilarious. He gets louder and more manic as the song goes on to the point where it's just beating the crap out of them relentlessly. Tops the heavy use of cowbell in some of their songs.

  

Yep. Those bongos add a lot to the song, especially near the end. 

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meanmistermustard said
Heard this for the first time in a while last night thru headphones and Ringo's bongo playing is hilarious. He gets louder and more manic as the song goes on to the point where it's just beating the crap out of them relentlessly. Tops the heavy use of cowbell in some of their songs.

  

I think their songs could use more cowbell honestly 

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meanmistermustard said

Heard this for the first time in a while last night thru headphones and Ringo's bongo playing is hilarious. He gets louder and more manic as the song goes on to the point where it's just beating the crap out of them relentlessly. Tops the heavy use of cowbell in some of their songs.

  

I think their songs could use more cowbell honestly 

  

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I really like the video clip of the boys "recording" the song - all green and purple light, cigarette smoke silhouetted, shadows...beautiful apple01

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