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Ooh-Aah2 Lyr Req: songs by The Beatles (55* d) RE: Examples of Beatles Lyrics 29 Oct 04

This age thing is crazy - in 1964 I was -7 years old (B.1971, a year too late, damn!) Between the age of 12-29 the Beatles were my absolute mainstay, apart from classical and medieval - it was then I discovered folk. The Beatles merging of excellent lyrics with glorious music is the thing that makes them so special, as well as their sheer variety. Their version of 'Long Tall Sally' has to be one of the most scorching recordings of a rock classic ever recorded, and then you have 'Julia', almost Japanese in its subtlety and delicacy - you have straightforwad lust in 'I Want You'(I want you/ I want you so bad / I want you so bad, it's driving me mad, it's driving me mad!' etc, with infinite variatons in nuance and emotional pitch) to the most exquisite tenderness in 'Here there and everywhere' (Here/ making each day of the year/Changing my life with a wave of her hand -There/ knowing to love is to share). As to the nasty male chauvinist lyrics mentioned I think they only add to the Beatles overall strength - they explored every aspect to love in their lyrics, from violent posessiveness to selfless sacrifice.
As you can see, I've still got it bad!

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