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cayenne
(in over my head)
Posted: Oct 08, 2016 20:13
 


Ahnyer_Keester
(Lancaster, CA)
Posted: Oct 08, 2016 20:11
 

I can still remember my mom and older sister crowded around our little AM radio when this song came on, writing down the lyrics. This song instantly transports me back to the 70s. Powerful.
cambuddyf
Posted: Sep 07, 2016 11:16
 

Always thought this is was one of the Beatle's most overrated songs. Sounds great but the lyrical content/message is ho-hum at best. Still -rate it as an 8.   
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jul 06, 2016 8:34
 

Everybody in my elevator loves this groovy classic song, and this entire album... we be dancing like happy hippies... I still have the original vinyl album, and it is still incredible music... love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll... time flies when we're having fun...


Canlistener
(Ontario Canada)
Posted: Jul 06, 2016 8:14
 

30 people recognize this tripe for it is{#Nyah}
ch83575
Posted: Jul 06, 2016 8:13
 

Fond memories of my summer busking in Brussels and Amsterdam for my dinner money...
BCarn
(British Columbia)
Posted: Jun 04, 2016 14:33
 

 DaveInVA wrote:
Let it pee
Let it pee
Let ir pee all over thee... 

 
Asshole as thou be, so entertaining..
BCarn
(British Columbia)
Posted: Jun 04, 2016 14:32
 

Not too many "9's" here. 
10, easy. 
below72
Posted: Jun 04, 2016 8:49
 

{#Smile}
grahamdillabough
(Somewhere in Q8)
Posted: Jun 04, 2016 8:48
 

10^2

Say no more!

 
IRCBoxs
Posted: May 03, 2016 7:05
 

great song always a great song {#Tongue-out}
DaveInVA
(In a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA)
Posted: May 03, 2016 7:03
 

Let it pee
Let it pee
Let it pee all over thee... 
nancynancy
Posted: May 03, 2016 7:03
 

Thank you for this, I needed a little bit of this today.
{#Angel}
rado
(New England coast)
Posted: Apr 01, 2016 8:15
 

This is one of the time-and-place songs for me, I remember exactly where I was and who I was with the first time I *really* listened to this song. It was an emotional time, and that's probably why it stuck with me. Not my favorite Beatles tune, but still worth a 9. Happy Friday!
dwhayslett
(Pawleys Island, SC)
Posted: Feb 29, 2016 14:30
 

 stegokitty wrote:

Coming from a guy with over ten printed pages of songs rated with 10.
How do you take yourself seriously? 

 
Oh, so that's what ratings envy looks like.  
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Jan 29, 2016 13:26
 

i just recently learned that Mother Mary in this song was not the mother of Jesus but McCartney's mother
like Lennon's mother McCartney's mother also died when he was a teen but they didn't have the weird relationship like Lennon did
Mary McCartney was a nurses assistant and/or midwife, he said he remembers his mother going out at all hours of the night on her bicycle to help women give birth 
planet_lizard
(Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy)
Posted: Jan 29, 2016 0:11
 

lovely transition from Wailin' Jennys
willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: Dec 28, 2015 13:21
 

 MrsTom wrote:
What a feeble voice
  {#Drunk}
Always a peep that even though 1660 ratings give it a 9 AVERAGE LOL  thanks for your "insight" MrsTom lol 
ppopp
(Portland, Oregon)
Posted: Dec 28, 2015 13:18
 

I adore the songs these guys churned-out so effortlessly. This one however, is one of those which I do not play very often. Paul repeats himself too much, and the lyrics are very pithy.
Andrew_C
Posted: Aug 25, 2015 6:10
 

We REALLY need an 11.
Johnnyohio
Posted: Jul 24, 2015 22:02
 

This song brings me to a happy place.
fedtho
(Switzerland)
Posted: Mar 20, 2015 15:03
 

rdo wrote: 

I can't see what people see in this song.


james_of_tucson replied:

That's ok. It's not important what people see in the song. What's important is what YOU see in it. If that's "nothing", then that's ok. Maybe nobody sees anything. Why would that be an issue for you in the first place? 

I  know rdo already replied himself. I hadn't seen that when I wrote the following and don't want to put words in his mouth, just felt like stating my feeling.

I *HAVE* to jump in: I really know why this would be an issue: when I like a song/music etc. AND it is liked by a lot of people, it feels GOOD. It feels like I'm connected to a lot of people. It is comforting, it is reassuring to know I share a feelimg with a wide community. When I'm attending a concert, a large part of the thrill comes from sharing the experience with the other members of the audience.
When I totally get off on something and find nobody who likes it too, it won't make me reconsider my feeling, but there'll be a tiny sting of sadness about that now and thn.
I think rdo was saying,that it bothered him, even if just a little, that so many people liked this song and he couldn't share that liking with them. But that's just my interpretation.
 
fedtho
(Switzerland)
Posted: Mar 20, 2015 14:46
 

My favorite version is determined by the "first heard" factor. My older brother made me a Beatles tape and put the singles version in it, I was about 13 years old.
think i was pas twenty when I heard the album version for the first time. It simply was way too late.
My perception was one of perfection regarding the singles - where the solo is just much better and the guitar sound much better integrated with the sound of the whole song. I'm not convinced with Goerge's "answers" at the end of the album version. There also is a BIG problem with the mix, the guitar is way too much up front.
I always thought the album version sounded like a rough cut and the single version like the one that should have been on the album.
stegokitty
Posted: Mar 20, 2015 14:31
 

 rdo wrote:
Let what be?  What nonsense.
 
Coming from a guy with over ten printed pages of songs rated with 10.
How do you take yourself seriously? 
zigzag
Posted: Jan 16, 2015 16:27
 

And the Totally Unnecessary Orchestration award goes to Phil Spector.

 This is, however, the superior version.
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Aug 13, 2014 8:34
 

Everybody in my homeless camp loves this song...  and this great album...
MrsTom
Posted: Aug 13, 2014 8:31
 

What a feeble voice
steeler
(Perched on the precipice of the cauldron of truth)
Posted: Aug 13, 2014 8:28
 

Poignant -- in so many ways.
Peter_Bradshaw
(Salisbury)
Posted: Mar 09, 2014 12:15
 

{#Bananapiano}  "Godlike song from a "Godlike" album
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Mar 09, 2014 12:15
 

Let what be?  What nonsense.
Shimmer
(Bethesda, MD)
Posted: Jan 30, 2014 7:37
 

 gjr wrote:
george wanting to put a guitar solo on "hey jude" also
 
I don't think that's true. George wanted to play answering lines in the verses, and Paul said no. I think Paul was probably right in that case.
gjr
(boston, ma)
Posted: Nov 02, 2013 15:48
 

 mash001 wrote:
Thanks to my godless ex I truly cannot stand the Beatles...and I'm entitled to my feelings.I just can't listen to them.Sorry
{#Eek} 

 

if it werent for your godless ex - would you STILL not like them?  

 
mash001
Posted: Nov 02, 2013 15:24
 

Thanks to my godless ex I truly cannot stand the Beatles...and I'm entitled to my feelings.I just can't listen to them.Sorry
{#Eek} 
gjr
(boston, ma)
Posted: Nov 02, 2013 15:22
 

i give this "guitar solo" version a 14.....the "paul" version a 10
mortrates
Posted: Nov 02, 2013 15:21
 

{#Roflol}
oldfart48
(boulder creek ca.)
Posted: Aug 31, 2013 21:54
 

 palad1 wrote:
I was stressing out at work against a nasty piece of code, running out of ideas, fearing a deadline and Bill plays Let It Be...

 

 

it usually does with music..........
Orodrigues
(Resende (RJ), Brazil)
Posted: Aug 31, 2013 21:41
 

Beatles is Godlike synonym.
gjr
(boston, ma)
Posted: Jul 31, 2013 16:33
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

I prefer the singles version. This version is one time I think Spector got it wrong.

 
it had nothing to do with spector.  if you watch the movie "let it be" you see (painfully, i might add) paul and george getting into a bitter argument about whether or not the solo belonged in the song.  i assume that this led to the two different releases.  watching "living in the material world" a few months ago, paul was talking about george wanting to put a guitar solo on "hey jude" also and he added "george, well, you know, thought there should be a guitar solo everywhere."   
history has come down on the side of george:  the solo works perfectly in this song.  mccartney had become a despot by that point 
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Jul 31, 2013 15:35
 

 Proclivities wrote:
"So repetitive" many here may say - I'm surprised no one else has written it.  I've always preferred this version (with the guitar solo) to the single version.

 
I prefer the singles version. This version is one time I think Spector got it wrong.
lazylemming
(City of the Angels)
Posted: Jul 31, 2013 15:35
 

I completely agree with you! I've always felt the single version (which contains an organ solo) just doesn't have the same feeling as this guitar solo. 

Proclivities wrote:
I've always preferred this version (with the guitar solo) to the single version.

 


Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jun 29, 2013 19:11
 


marvelous...  love this song...  love this album...
 
iTuner
Posted: May 28, 2013 23:25
 

 kingart wrote:
Because this is one of the closing anthems for the Beatles, I've always found it a bit of a downer, like the end of a long and wonderful relationship. It's a lovely, beautiful but wistful song but it's almost a lament about what is missing. 

 
Agree, definite feeling of closure and end. But still a great song. 
dig
Posted: Apr 27, 2013 15:07
 

 phlattop wrote:
Nice transition from the Wailin' Jennys Long Time Travell!

 

Yes, both repititious and boring. Although I do like both bands.
uilekiek
Posted: Apr 27, 2013 15:06
 

Paul.wrote it for his mother
uilekiek
Posted: Apr 27, 2013 15:03
 

 ThePoose wrote:
Paul's mother was named Mary.

 

phlattop
Posted: Feb 23, 2013 16:29
 

Nice transition from the Wailin' Jennys Long Time Travell!
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jan 23, 2013 9:01
 


Everybody in my church loves this song...  and this great album...
impediguy
Posted: Sep 19, 2012 18:28
 

I like this version best. Seems to exude the "happening" between musicians in the studio.

Has anyone seen the movie "Across the Universe"? The version of this song sung in the movie is very powerful. This song swept across a nation, and a time, and will last forever.
dew34
(Wisconsin-quite woodsy)
Posted: Sep 19, 2012 18:25
 

 jberko wrote:
We were all so much younger then.  Where has the time gone?
 
I'm still that young in mind which is all that matters, I guess!    This is a better version.{#Cool}
Proclivities
(Carrboro, NC)
Posted: Aug 19, 2012 6:22
 

"So repetitive" many here may say - I'm surprised no one else has written it.  I've always preferred this version (with the guitar solo) to the single version.