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Old 06-25-2002, 02:41 PM   #16
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not another 'i dont get the beatles' thread....

oh well.

guess you had to be there (in the sixties). glad i was.
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Old 06-25-2002, 02:42 PM   #17
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"I feel helpless" is better than "I want to hold your whatever"

which song has this lyrics " I feel helpless" ??

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Lay off the crack pipe.

"Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup,
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe.
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind,
Possessing and caressing me."

Those are undeniably amazing lyrics.
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Re: Lay off the crack pipe.

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"Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup,
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe.
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind,
Possessing and caressing me."

Those are undeniably amazing lyrics.

*agrees * but this is better

In my dream I was drowning my sorrows
But my sorrows, they learned to swim
Surrounded me - going down on me
Spilling over the brim
In waves of regret and in waves of joy
I reached out for the one I tried to destroy
You - you said you'd wait till the end of the world
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well i am trying to get into Beatles but i simply cant..Now I have stopped trying and I proclaim that the Beatles are highly overrated band

*raises hand*
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Re: Re: Lay off the crack pipe.

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In waves of regret and in waves of joy
i smell a lawsuit coming on...

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Old 06-25-2002, 03:03 PM   #22
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Ah yes.. this debate I have heard many times.. The Beatles Songwriting (Lennon in particular) versus that of Bono.. Just due to my love of U2, I am touched deeper by Bono's lyrics, however, that is only a personal preference, I don't think I can say that U2 is greater than the Beatles or what not, but I like U2 Better.. Though.. I just made a mix disc and the last 25 minutes of the disc was teh second half of A. Road all linked to one track.. A Side of musical genius that I don't think anyone can touch..

I just took a class last semester where my professor.. (An English Prof)... looved John Lennon.. proclaimed him the world's greatest poet on the first day of class, and when I emailed him asking what he thought about Bono, as for every Lennon quote, I could think of a Bono quote or lyric.. He didn't deny that Bono was great, but he said that Lennon's lyrics are more universal.. ethereal.. and Bono's tend to be more specific, more issue related.. citing (SBS Please MLK Pride among others.. )

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Old 06-25-2002, 03:11 PM   #23
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Re: Lay off the crack pipe.

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"Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup,
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe.
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind,
Possessing and caressing me."

Those are undeniably amazing lyrics.
That is my favorite song by them!!!!!

Just had to say that.

Anyhoo, the "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" lyrics aren't exactly deep and meaningful. However, I think that the reason that song has staying power is because of it's simplicity. Also they were one of the first acts to go "mainstream" with "Rock and Roll," to deliver that sound to a wide mass of people.
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Old 06-25-2002, 03:16 PM   #24
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I love Bono, but some of my favourite U2 lyrics ("In dreams begin responsibilities," etc.) are lifted directly from other songs, from literature, or from poetry. I don't think Bono does it intentionally at all, but you have to recognize that his influences are very obvious.
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I never cared much for the beatles.
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Old 06-25-2002, 04:54 PM   #26
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You know , with their more popular hits like: Help, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Love Me Do, or even Yesterday and Hey Jude, (which are considered some of their best songs) I used to think the same, that they were so overrated.

But listen to songs like I am the Walrus, Revolution, Eleanor Rigby, or Golden Slumbers-Carry That Weight-The End (beautiful medley) you'll probably start seeing why they are so great. As much as I prefer U2's lyrics I don't think any other band will ever be above The Beatles
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But listen to songs like I am the Walrus, Revolution, Eleanor Rigby, or Golden Slumbers-Carry That Weight-The End (beautiful medley) you'll probably start seeing why they are so great.
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I'm not a huge fan of the Beatles either - but to say they are overrated is probably not an accurate assessment.

Sometimes, you have to live through an era to fully understand it or feel it - just like those who grew up with the Beatles and witnessed them in their heyday. I didn't live through the Vietnam War, so my emotions aren't as highly charged about it as someone who did - not to say that I'd don't grimace when the topic comes up.

It's different looking back at the Beatles with all the knowledge of what came after them, rather than looking from the perspective of the timeframe and era of the Beatles' heyday to what they created in their wake.

{Today -> Beatles heyday} is a different picture than {Beatles -> Today}.

The Beatles, musically and sonically influenced most rock bands that have existed after them. It taught them that music doesn't have to have boundaries and exist in a bubble - that a band can change it's image and style and still be fresh and relevant. Many musicians around that time were not malleable, and they remained pigeon-holed for fear of loss of relevance and public dis-favor.

So, while not the shortest or most intelligent and enlightened description, I have immense respect for the creative influence the Beatles launched. Time will tell who the most creative or lyrically profound band will be.
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Re: i think there is medication for that.

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so you're telling us you don't like the beatles, but you do like creed and puddle of mudd? suddenly it's all so clear.
and p.s. they are gods among men. well, except paul.
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I like the Beatles a lot and have enormous respect for what they accomplished. They changed popular music forever, and in a positive way. But even my favorite Beatles song of all time, "Let It Be," doesn't move me nearly as much as most U2 songs do. I don't think that means they are overrated. It just means their music doesn't speak to me on the deep, personal level U2 does, for whatever reason. I'm sure at least some of that has to do with the fact I wasn't even born yet when Beatlemania hit and was only two years old when they broke up. It's probably only natural that I don't feel this overwhelming connection to them that someone who was a teen in the 1960s might feel.
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