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Old Dec 06, 2010, 05:13 PM   #41
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Lucy in the Sky has all of my weird favorite lyrics, like newspaper taxis.
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Old Dec 17, 2010, 04:19 AM   #42
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"Goo-goo-ga-joob". C'mon, John ... we know you can do better than that!

All of "Hello Goodbye".

"Within You, Without You". Pretentious and preachy.

But I'm really nitpicking here. What other songwriters can claim that 95% of their stuff is A-list?

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Old Dec 17, 2010, 02:56 PM   #43
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"Goo-goo-ga-joob". C'mon, John ... we know you can do better than that!
Actually, that's a quote from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, so I think he was doing fairly well with that line.
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Old Dec 17, 2010, 10:34 PM   #44
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Actually, that's a quote from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, so I think he was doing fairly well with that line.
I find the wordplay in "I Am the Walrus" delightful.

But I agree with mariposa about "Hello Goodbye." It gets a big yawn from me. (Its sole saving grace is the sexy way Paul sings some of the "hey-la's" at the end.)
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 05:05 AM   #45
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But I agree with mariposa about "Hello Goodbye." It gets a big yawn from me. (Its sole saving grace is the sexy way Paul sings some of the "hey-la's" at the end.)
And some songs aren't necessarily meant to be all deep and stuff ... they're just meant to be fun. "I Feel Fine" is one ... the lyrics certainly aren't deep, but the song is great fun.
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 07:58 AM   #46
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And some songs aren't necessarily meant to be all deep and stuff ... they're just meant to be fun. "I Feel Fine" is one ... the lyrics certainly aren't deep, but the song is great fun.
Yes, but there is a difference between "not deep" and cringe-worthy...

Gotta agree with mariposa on Hello, Goodbye. The lyrics are not only "not deep" they are certainly quite cringe-worthy. Facile to the point of embarrassing to sing along with, imho... unless you're singing to/with a 4 year-old!
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Old Dec 23, 2010, 08:57 PM   #47
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"They said it wasn't you
but I saw you peek through
your window" -- ouch
I thing this is a great song, with one of the best 'middle eights' ever. But that line has always stuck out.
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Old Dec 23, 2010, 08:59 PM   #48
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"Goo-goo-ga-joob". C'mon, John ... we know you can do better than that!

All of "Hello Goodbye".

"Within You, Without You". Pretentious and preachy.

But I'm really nitpicking here. What other songwriters can claim that 95% of their stuff is A-list?
That's funny, I love the lyrics to WYWY
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Old Jan 25, 2011, 11:17 PM   #49
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"As the June light
turns to moonlight
I'll be on my way"

June/Moon...I mean, come ON !!!

Especially since a much better alternative was staring them right in the face:

"As the afternoon light
turns to moonlight"

would be not only less cliched, but would actually make more sense!
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 01:46 AM   #50
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"As the June light
turns to moonlight
I'll be on my way"

June/Moon...I mean, come ON !!!

Especially since a much better alternative was staring them right in the face:

"As the afternoon light
turns to moonlight"

would be not only less cliched, but would actually make more sense!
Maybe, but there would be a little syllable problem, don't you think?
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 11:54 AM   #51
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Maybe, but there would be a little syllable problem, don't you think?
No, not really. Sing it to yourself...it still fits!
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 12:20 PM   #52
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No, not really. Sing it to yourself...it still fits!
Nope, here in the UK June has the longest day, sometimes still light at 10 PM and then it turns to moonlight. A great line.
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 12:24 PM   #53
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I also cringe a bit at the one lyric in "When I Get Home":

"I'm gonna love her 'til the cows come home."

Not my favorite lyric...
Here again, a British expression meaning "for a long indefinite time", cows take forever to come home!
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No, not really. Sing it to yourself...it still fits!
No, really it doesn't. You'd have to sing "afternoon" so fast that it would sound strange.
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Old Jan 27, 2011, 01:04 AM   #55
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No, really it doesn't. You'd have to sing "afternoon" so fast that it would sound strange.
No, you would just have to start singing the line half a beat earlier...but it would fit. Trust me...if I could sing it to you over this Forum you would see what I mean.
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Nope, here in the UK June has the longest day, sometimes still light at 10 PM and then it turns to moonlight. A great line.
No, it's a dreadful line, because it is a long-standing maxim in the music business that the rhyming of "Moon" with "June" is the most hackneyed, corny, cliched piece of lyric writing a songwriter can ever use. The phrase "moon and June lyrics" is often used figuratively in writings about songwriting, to make the point that a song is trite, or that the songwriter has limited, if any, talent.

I imagine the Beatles themselves knew this perfectly well, and that is why they never recorded "I'll Be On My Way" officially on any of their albums. The version on Live at the BBC is the only known recorded performance by the band of this song.

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Old Jan 27, 2011, 02:36 AM   #56
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Here again, a British expression meaning "for a long indefinite time", cows take forever to come home!
And the phrase had just appeared on a Searchers record, and tickled John's fancy. It's never stood out as odd for me anyway.
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No, it's a dreadful line, because it is a long-standing maxim in the music business that the rhyming of "Moon" with "June" is the most hackneyed, corny, cliched piece of lyric writing a songwriter can ever use. The phrase "moon and June lyrics" is often used figuratively in writings about songwriting, to make the point that a song is trite, or that the songwriter has limited, if any, talent.


Just on the topic of Moon-June, consider this drivel from a non-Beatles song, but still a substantial hit nonetheless ["oon" rhymes emphasised by me]:

By the light of the silvery moon,
I want to spoon, to my honey I'll croon love's tune,
Honeymoon keep a shining in June,
Your silvery beams will bring love dreams, we'll be cuddling soon,
By the silvery moon.

Sorry, just sayin'. This is the ultimate example of what you mean.
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No, it's a dreadful line, because it is a long-standing maxim in the music business that the rhyming of "Moon" with "June" is the most hackneyed, corny, cliched piece of lyric writing a songwriter can ever use. The phrase "moon and June lyrics" is often used figuratively in writings about songwriting, to make the point that a song is trite, or that the songwriter has limited, if any, talent.


Just on the topic of Moon-June, consider this drivel from a non-Beatles song, but still a substantial hit nonetheless ["oon" rhymes emphasised by me]:

By the light of the silvery moon,
I want to spoon, to my honey I'll croon love's tune,
Honeymoon keep a shining in June,
Your silvery beams will bring love dreams, we'll be cuddling soon,
By the silvery moon.

Sorry, just sayin'. This is the ultimate example of what you mean.
Yeah, exactly. As you say, it is drivel. And even in 1963, the Beatles were capable of FAR better lyrics than that...

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The slightly repetive lyrics of "Love Me Do."

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Here again, a British expression meaning "for a long indefinite time", cows take forever to come home!
I did not know that, actually!
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The lyrics of I'm The Walrus and Come Together are not cringe-worthy, but I don't like them. I just can't be fond of lyrics that make no sense and therefore mean nothing to me.
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