The Beatles — You Never Give Me/The End
Album: Abbey Road
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Released: 1969-09-26
Length: 15:57
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You never give me your money
You only give me your funny paper
and in the middle of negotiations
you break down

I never give you my number
I only give you my situation
and in the middle of investigation
I break down

Out of college, money spent
See no future, pay no rent
All the money's gone, nowhere to go
Any jobber got the sack
Monday morning, turning back
Yellow lorry slow, nowhere to go
But oh, that magic feeling, nowhere to go
Oh, that magic feeling
Nowhere to go
Nowhere to go

One sweet dream
Pick up the bags and get in the limousine
Soon we'll be away from here
Step on the gas and wipe that tear away
One sweet dream came true... today
Came true... today
Came true... today...yes it did
One two three four five six seven,
All good children go to Heaven

--

Here comes the Sun King.
Ev'rybody's laughing
ev'rybody's happy.
Here comes the Sun King.

Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.

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Mean Mister Mustard sleeps in the park
Shaves in the dark trying to save paper
Sleeps in a hole in the road
Saving up to buy some clothes
Keeps a ten bob note up his nose
Such a mean old man
Such a mean old man

His sister Pam works in a shop
She never stops, she's a go-getter
Takes him out to look at the queen
Only place that he's ever been
Always shouts out something obscene
Such a dirty old man
Such a dirty old man

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Well you should see Polythene Pam
She's so good-looking but she looks like a man
Well you should see her in drag dressed in her polythene bag
Yes you should see Polythene Pam
Yeah yeah yeah

Get a dose of her in jackboots and kilt
She's killer-diller when she's dressed to the hilt
She's the kind of a girl that makes the news of the world
Yes you could say she was attractively built
Yeah yeah yeah

--

She came in through the bathroom window
Protected by a silver spoon
But now she sucks her thumb and wanders
By the banks of her own lagoon

Didn't anybody tell her?
Didn't anybody see?
Sunday's on the phone to Monday,
Tuesday's on the phone to me

She said she'd always been a dancer
She worked at 15 clubs a day
And though she thought I knew the answer
Well I knew but I could not say.

And so I quit the police department
And got myself a steady job
And though she tried her best to help me
She could steal but she could not rob.

Didn't anybody tell her?
Didn't anybody see?
Sunday's on the phone to Monday,
Tuesday's on the phone to me
Oh yeah.

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Once there was a way to get back homeward
Once there was a way to get back home
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby

Golden slumbers fill your eyes
Smiles awake you when you rise
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby

Once there was a way to get back homeward
Once there was a way to get back home
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby

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Boy, you're gonna carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time
Boy, you're gonna carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time

I never give you my pillow
I only send you my invitations
And in the middle of the celebrations
I break down

Boy, you're gonna carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time
Boy, you're gonna carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time

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Oh yeah, all right
Are you going to be in my dreams
Tonight?

Love You, Love You, (x15)

And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make.
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On_The_Beach wrote:
Well, Quincy Jones didn't think much of him, but Ringo made "The End" the rockin' tune that it is.
http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/dynamics/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2012/06/ringo.jpg

 
 That would be Sir Richard as of about two weeks ago.
 ChrisVIII wrote:
the song is never ending ! I understand how iconic the Beatles have been but to me their music sounds old... I just don't get it, maybe because it's not my generation ? I simply don't relate...

 
Well, e.g. the guitar solo maybe produced more perfect due to technology nowadays. But the music/composition itself? "Ageless" in my opinion.
The whole sequence of songs starting with "you never give me your money" until the last  one including "her majesty" (well you could also say the complete side 2 of the LP), not only until "The End" creates "goosebumps" and shivers are going own my back. Most people in germany probably only know "Come together" or "Here comes the sun", but this is it what makes it really special in my opinion.
So boring! Just goes on and on.
Well, Quincy Jones didn't think much of him, but Ringo made "The End" the rockin' tune that it is.
http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/dynamics/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2012/06/ringo.jpg
 WonderLizard wrote:

Okay, so maybe lizards don't rule all the time. Jes' sayin.'

 
HEHEHE that's a GREAT come back, WonderLizard!  To each their own, eh? 

At least I'm closer to Paradise than you! {#Nyah}


This is one of those:  stop what I'm doing, turn it up a bit more, and just enjoy.  Just awesome!  The "ahhhhhhh" harmony at the start of Sun King,  the changes that just seem to fit together. All the way to The End!
 lizardking wrote:
I know, I know, I'm in the minority, and I know  my low rating of this doesn't drop the overall 9.1 at all, 3600+ ratings, and I'm bracing for the backlash , this and a lot of the beatles stuff sucks big time and way overrated. 

Not that I don't like some of their work, admire the production (the real 5th beatle) and recognize their role in RnR history, just that I like more of what they did after the band broke up. 

Rip George and John  

 
Okay, so maybe lizards don't rule all the time. Jes' sayin.'
If you had to choose, is this their greatest single song?

Or, as some would claim,is it:  "A Day in the Life"?  
One of the handful of tracks played here in RP which imo rates a 10+ button. 
357 out of 3763 (9%) rate this as less than a 8.  This is significantly lower than the rate of mental illness in the general population.  These people need help.  Stat.
For me  9 - OUTSTANDING
These songs are brilliant like most Beatles songs,especially John Lennon and Paul McCartney songs and some George Harrison songs.
Goose bumps every time. 
Can you use your wildest imagination and think of a band in the last 20 years, that could even attempt to do something like this one song, this one album, etc?   
This automatically makes me stop whatever I'm doing, looking for a production deal or writing a mail, to listen and sing along. Sure fire way to stop me cold. It's almost impossible to do otherwise. A 9? Umm, that's too low. Silly songs, mostly, but genius nonetheless. Magnum opus. 
Fairly epic, approaches The Who in its scope
Once there was a way to get back home...

#tearsbeforebreakfast
Somehow the Beatles sound better on Radio Paradise! Just lovely, thanks so much :)