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Old May 27, 2001, 12:00 AM   #1
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Default Storytellers - see yourself

This songs actually dates from 1967.

It is related to taking LSD and Paul's experience with the press.

George and John had been on LSD for about 2 years before it was pubicised. After having that experience they wanted the others to know because suddenly there seemed to be a big space between G/J and P/R .....Ringo tried some, Paul did not till about 2 years later and then somehow it came out in the press.

So the press came to Paul and asked if it was true that he took it. Paul replied saying it was their responsibility as press, passing it on to the public. The press asked again, he confirmed and it was passed on.
Many said to Paul he should have said No.

That brought the start

It's easier to tell a lie
than it is to tell the truth
it's easier to kill a fly
than it is to turn it loose
it's easier to see the books upon the shelf
than to see yourself

It was one if the tunes George forgot but in 1976 he found it, completed the lyrics to the bridge and the other verses and recorded it.

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Old May 27, 2001, 12:12 AM   #2
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I thought there was a Beatles reference to this one.

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Old May 27, 2001, 03:15 AM   #3
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Yeah, that's what I thought as well, however the basic lies in what Hari says himself.

According to the story, this is how it started,maybe when he wrote the rest in 1976, the Beatles reference was finally added. Cause if you read the full lyrics, that does seem to become clear.


It's easier to tell a lie than it is to tell the truth
It's easier to kill a fly than it is to turn it loose
It's easier to criticize somebody else
Than to see yourself

It's easier to give a sigh and be like all the rest
Who stand around and crucify you while you do your best
It's easier to see the books upon the shelf
Than to see yourself

It's easier to hurt someone and make them cry
Than it is to dry their eyes
I got tired of fooling around with other people's lies
Rather I'd find someone that's true

It's easier to say you won't than it is to feel you can
It's easier to drag your feet than it is to be a man
It's easier to look at someone eles's wealth
Than to see yourself



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George in I Me Mine; 'I met Kissinger and Ford. Ford was very friendly, Kissinger looked like an Arab, talked like a German and was tanned all over, like Clark Gable, he was a bit like Charlie Chaplin, like a Rutle.
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Old May 27, 2001, 02:50 PM   #5
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Cheers Mate

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Old Dec 16, 2002, 09:01 PM   #6
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Bringing this one back up again.
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Old Dec 16, 2002, 09:26 PM   #7
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Merci Monsieur FPSHOT...

Didn't know about it dated back to 1967...

Apart from this one, "Not Guilty", "Circles" and those on "ATMP", do any other George songs date back to the Beatle years ?

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Old Dec 17, 2002, 04:21 AM   #8
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Yeah, this is mentioned in the book, I Me Mine. Thanks!
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Old Jun 29, 2003, 01:17 AM   #9
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Since this will be Today's Song, I bring this topic back on again.
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Old Jun 29, 2003, 04:07 AM   #10
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This is such an excellent song with profound lyrics.

I am delighted you started a thread about it because back in February I used this song in telling somebody something that was not easy to tell. The bottom line is, somebody I know was engaging in a routine pattern of behavior that was having an adverse effect on others and was certainly not in their own best interests. I quoted this song and tried to break what I had to tell that person as gently as possible. "You don't hate George Harrison and what he said, so I think the lyrics from See Yourself are so a propos." I quoted the same part FPSHOT quoted on May 27, 2001 because the person in question did not appear to be aware that what they were doing was counterproductive and not in their best interest. (Other people were tired of this person's repeat behavior, but nobody at that time made any direct statements.) Things had reached a point where it was in everybody's interest to let that person know. The interesting thing is, the person isn't even a Beatles' fan, but the wisdom George expressed in this song really registered when nothing else did.

The problem appeared to be over - after telling (I Want to Tell You) the person how their behavior was adversely affecting others, that behavior to date has not recurred. George Harrison has once again supplied me with words.

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Old Jun 29, 2003, 06:00 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted By FPSHOT:
Yeah, that's what I thought as well, however the basic lies in what Hari says himself.

According to the story, this is how it started,maybe when he wrote the rest in 1976, the Beatles reference was finally added. Cause if you read the full lyrics, that does seem to become clear.

It's easier to tell a lie than it is to tell the truth
It's easier to kill a fly than it is to turn it loose
It's easier to criticize somebody else
Than to see yourself

It's easier to give a sigh and be like all the rest
Who stand around and crucify you while you do your best
It's easier to see the books upon the shelf
Than to see yourself

It's easier to hurt someone and make them cry
Than it is to dry their eyes
I got tired of fooling around with other people's lies
Rather I'd find someone that's true

It's easier to say you won't than it is to feel you can
It's easier to drag your feet than it is to be a man
It's easier to look at someone eles's wealth
Than to see yourself

<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img] George really knew how to really bring deep, difficult topics to the surface. IMO that talent surpassed anything Lennon/ McCartney could have done. He really got to the heart of the manner. Not bad for a little scouse kid, whose teachers didn't hold any future for him. I wonder if they are [img]graemlins/spank.gif[/img] themselves. They must feel like the [img]graemlins/dunce1.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/dunce2.gif[/img] that they expected George to be.

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Old Jun 29, 2003, 09:20 AM   #12
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On another thread in this forum, I got in trouble in an English class when I said George Harrison was my favorite poet. Had I known at the time, I would have appeased the dictator...er, English teacher in question with a nice little lie about one of the poets on the syllabus.
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Old Jul 24, 2003, 12:18 AM   #13
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It may be nice to look at this song again from the story George mentioned in I Me Mine
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