Oct 9, 2013

Happy birthday, John!

John Lennon would have been seventy-three today.

This is one of the most criminally underrated songs of not just the Beatles catalogue, but rock music, period. It is about the most grown-up, and adult way at looking at romantic love in a rock song format that you will ever come across.  Absolute genius.  He was twenty-four going on twenty-five when he wrote it.


Is there anybody going to listen to my story
All about the girl who came to stay?
She's the kind of girl you want so much
It makes you sorry
Still, you don't regret a single day
Ah girl

When I think of all the times I've tried so hard to leave her
She will turn to me and start to cry
And she promises the earth to me
And I believe her
After all this times I don't know why
Ah, girl

She's the kind of girl who puts you down
When friends are there, you feel a fool
When you say she's looking good
She acts as if it's understood
She's cool, cool, cool, cool

Was she told when she was young that pain
Would lead to pleasure?
Did she understand it when they said
That a man must break his back to earn
His day of leisure?
Will she still believe it when he's dead?
Ah girl

Ah girl


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