Sunday, August 07, 2005

She's Leaving Home

One of the best songs from "Pepper". I especially like the triple use of the word "bye/buy/by". Very clever, a throw back to the double meaning of "please" in "Please, Please Me".

The arrangement holds up, and the vocals with Lennon answering McCartney is a super example of the strength of the partnership. The lyrics conjure up images more like a short-story than a song: the note, clutching her handkerchief, backdoor key, man from the motor trade....I could go on. The words are amazing, maybe the best lyrics of any Beatles song and proves that two lads with a basic education could write with the best of 'em.


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