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Old Oct 23, 2003, 11:39 PM   #1
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Default Two Days Harrisong Suggestion Volume 5

Let's start a fresh round

Today I like it to be a song of the White Album, which is not often discussed.

I think it has a great sound, even though I wonder if just the acoustic guitar and the voice, as that other song of the album, would have made it even better.

That wind at the end... awesome.

Long, Long, Long

I love it, the "You" is God. So see, we just had a discussion somewhere about when God came back in George's life, well this song is from 1968.

Lyrics:

It's been a long long long time,
How could I ever have lost you
When I loved you.

It took a long long long time
Now I'm so happy I found you
How I love you

So many tears I was searching,
So many tears I was wasting, oh. Oh -

Now I can see you, be you
How can I ever misplace you
How I want you
Oh I love you
You know that I need you.
Ooh I love you
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Old Oct 24, 2003, 09:17 AM   #2
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This song was always one of George's Beatles songs which appealed to me the least, but over the years I have grown to find it quite beautiful.

I agree, an accoustic version of it would be very interesting.
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Old Oct 24, 2003, 09:58 AM   #3
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I like the lyrics and the song for the most part, but the ending kinda creeps me out. [img]graemlins/afraid2.gif[/img]
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Old Oct 24, 2003, 02:12 PM   #4
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Oh, this song is beautiful. It's probably the quietest Beatles song, and it's definitely one of the most underrated.
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Old Oct 24, 2003, 07:13 PM   #5
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Yes, just a lovely, lovely song. One of the real gems on the White album and definitely one that doesn't get enough attention.

I always loved the ending. Thought it was great and perfectly fitted the song. I've always loved really "creepy" [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] stuff entertainment wise.

For the longest time though I didn't know what the heck he was talking about in it. I just loved it. Now that I know, it makes perfect sense! [img]graemlins/lightbulb.gif[/img]
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Old Oct 24, 2003, 07:40 PM   #6
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It's ok, but was never a favorite. The melody is nice and the lyrics are too, but I think the rest of the white album was so LOUD and commanding of attention that this one was always kind of lost in the shuffle......
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Old Oct 28, 2003, 09:45 PM   #7
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Default Re: Two Days Harrisong Suggestion Volume 5

Moving on, I'd like to take a Wilbury song, one with the great video.

Inside Out

I really really love Inside Out.

It maybe just one of them all, but this one is really special, also because of George doing this fantastic show in the video clip, and his verse which is not so bad itself too.

Look out your window
That grass ain't green
It's kinda yellow
See what I mean?
Look up your chimney
The sky ain't blue
It's kinda yellow
You know it's true
(It's so hard to figure what it's all about)

When your outsides in (inside out)
And your downsides up (upside down)
Yeah, your upsides right (rightside up)
Yeah, don't it make you wanna twist and shout
When you're inside out

Look down your drain pipe
What color do you see?
It's got to be yellow
Don't try to fool me
(And don't it make you wanna twist and shout)

When your outsides in (inside out)
And your downsides up (upside down)
Yeah, your upsides right (rightside up)
Yeah, don't it make you wanna twist and shout
When you're inside out

Be careful where you're walking
You might step in something rough
Be careful where you're talking
And saying all that stuff
Take care when you are breathing
Something's funny in the air
And somethings I'm not saying
'bout what's happening out there
It's inside out

Look into the future
With your mystic crystal ball
See if it ain't yellow
See if it's there at all
(Ain't no shadow or a doubt)
(Don't it make you wanna twist and shout)

When your outsides in (inside out)
And your downsides up (upside down)
Yeah, your upsides right (rightside up)
Yeah, don't it make you wanna twist and shout
When you're inside out
(Inside out)
(Right side up)
Yeah, don't it make you wanna twist and shout
When you're inside out
Inside out
Inside out
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This is probably my favorite Wilburys song, save for "Handle With Care" and "End Of The Line" maybe. I like the way Bob talks about confusion and how he sings about it, and of course the way George contributes with his verse to do an 'advertising' against that confusion ("be careful where you're walking")... because he always was thinking that people was being brainwahsed. And we all are! That's his message here... be careful with everything you do. I love it.

The video is hilarious and I love it too. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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My favourite part is the one that George sings.

"Be careful where you're walking
You might step in something rough
Be careful where you're talking
And saying all that stuff
Take care when you are breathing
Something's funny in the air
And somethings I'm not saying
'bout what's happening out there
It's inside out "

I turn the volume up for that, Dylan is ok to but that part musicaly and emotionaly for me, lifts the song up.

No disrespect to Dylan, the lyrics are about a serious matter, but to me only George is able to bring the serious message of the song accros.
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Old Oct 29, 2003, 06:37 AM   #10
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[img]graemlins/clap1.gif[/img] great one Legs , yeah George really comes forward in the song.
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Old Oct 30, 2003, 01:40 AM   #11
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I agree Legs, it is the highlight of the song. Actually sounds as if it may have a different author.
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Old Oct 30, 2003, 03:42 AM   #12
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I like this song a lot - and how can you NOT love the goofy video? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old Oct 30, 2003, 05:03 AM   #13
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One of the Wilburys finest, and yes, the part Legs pointed out is the highlight for me too.
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Old Oct 30, 2003, 03:01 PM   #14
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From the White Album, a song which shows quite well the Hari-Humor.

Piggies

What I like most about this is the harpsichord and that actually came by accident because Chris Thomas, who plays it, saw it and George thought it was a good idea to take it in.

Chris remembered that he and George were tinkling away on it and George started playing another song, which later turned out to become "Something", and Chris said "why don't we do this one", so George said "do you like it" "oh maybe I give it to Jackie Lomax then, he can do it as a single" .....

As for the lyrics, you'll be surprised to learn that George's mother came up with "What they need's a damn good whacking" [img]graemlins/smile1.gif[/img]

One verse was not used on the song

Everwhere there's lots of piggies
Playing piggie pranks
You can see them on their trotters
At the piggy banks
Paying piggy thanks
To thee pig brother

Here are the album lyrics;

Have you seen the little piggies
Crawling in the dirt
And for all those little piggies
Life is getting worse
Always having dirt to play around in.

Have you seen the bigger piggies
In their starched white shirts
You will find the bigger piggies
Stirring up the dirt
Always have clean shirts to play around in.

In their styes with all their backing
They don't care what goes on around
In their eyes there's something lacking
What they need's a damn good whacking.

Everywhere there's lots of piggies
Living piggy lives
You can see them out for dinner
With their piggy wives
Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon.

Instruments & additional info.:

Harrison: vocal, guitar
Lennon: tape loops
McCartney: bass
Starr: tambourine
Chris Thomas: harpsichord
Henry Daytner, Eric Bowie, Norman Lederman, Ronald Thomas: violins
John Underwood, Keith Cummings: violas
Eldon Fox, Reginald Kilbey: cellos

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Old Oct 30, 2003, 06:38 PM   #15
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I love Piggies! I think it's such a fun song. Especially the last verse! I love that!
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Old Oct 31, 2003, 06:56 AM   #16
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I too like Piggies. Kinda weird and silly but pretty good. Always reminded me of a renaissance sound. I pictue everyone decked out in that time period and all.
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I took a couple of harpsichord lessons when I was a teenager and I always used to try to play the solo on this song....I like the song - it's kind of interesting that it's so light and airy, musically, but sort of heavyhanded lyrically.
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Old Oct 31, 2003, 08:01 AM   #18
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Oh well, I'm just going to be a bit different here. Not one of my favourites at all. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
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Old Oct 31, 2003, 08:02 AM   #19
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I love the message he's sending out those who live "high on the hog". (And I don't mean a Harley either. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] ) Nice fitting tune for the animal side of the White Album. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Not really fond of this song, music and lyric wise not my favourite.Not that it matters but I had prefered Not Guilty instead, oh heck throw one of Paul's ditys of and include Not Guilty, but Piggies is still not my favourite.
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