The Beatles — While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Album: White Album
Avg rating:
9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 3146









Released: 1968
Length: 4:33
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I look at you all
See the love there that's sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at the floor
And I see it needs sweeping
Still my guitar gently weeps

I don't know why nobody told you
How to unfold your love
I don't know how someone controlled you
They bought and so-old you

I look at the world
And I notice it's turning
While my guitar gently weeps
(With) every mistake
We must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps
Yeah

I don't know how you were diverted
You were perverted too
I don't know how you were inverted
No-one alerted you

I look at you all
See the love there that's sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
Look at you all
Still my guitar gently wee-ee-eeps

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh (eee...)
Oh, oh, oh (... eee)

Oh, oh (eee...)
Oh, oh (... eee...)
Oh, oh (... eee)

Yeah, yeah, yeah (eee...)
Yeah, yeah, yeah (... eee...)
Yeah, yeah, yeah (... eee...)
Go! (... eee)

Oh (eee)
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 DeemerDave wrote:
How is it that 124 people rated this priceless gem below a 7, and 33 people rated it a 1? Why are those people even listening to RP?{#Stupid}

 
I often wonder the same Dave, but as an engineer I can explain it in terms of signal and noise. The peak, in this case around 10, is the signal. You may notice that even the greatest songs get around 1% 1s, 2s and 3s, this is the noise, i.e. random effects like static, cosmic background radiation, people being born with a genetic mutation that causes them to hate great music, etc. It's only possible to add votes, not take them away, so the noise is always additive, hence it creates a baseline just above zero.

The message here is, "don't worry about it" you can just ignore it.
Hope that helps {#Cheesygrin}
 DeemerDave wrote:
How is it that 124 people rated this priceless gem below a 7, and 33 people rated it a 1? Why are those people even listening to RP?{#Stupid}
 
Everybody in my hotel room agrees with you, DeemerDave...  hope you are having a blast this nude year...  this song is soooo good for the ears... everybody in my hotel room loves this song...  we be dancing like happy hippies...  love Radio Paradise...

10 - Godlike for me

The Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps


Never have been a fan of the Beatles per se but love some of their music.  This one especially.  Thanks RP - brightened my day!
Makes me chuckle to see that there are actually 43 people who desire to play the contrarian enough to rate this song a '1'. You don't have to 'love the Beatles' but come on, a 1? What kind of a foul mood do you have to be in to rate this song a 1? :-)
Great song! Love Todd Rundgren's cover: https://youtu.be/935UEiqO95A
Still beautiful!
Perfect song
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Bumping the link below.
Prince comes in at 3:27 (through the end).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y

 
WOW! Spine tingling solo. {#Notworthy} RIP man.
Regarding the Prince solo at the end of "While My Guitar..." at the posthumous induction of George Harrison at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, in a New York Times article from April 28, 2016, Craig Inciardi (Curator at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum) says "I’ve seen every induction performance from ’92 to the present, so that’s like 24 shows. On a purely musical level, a technical level as far as musicianship, that performance seems like the most impressive one."

During the rehearsals the night before, Jeff Lynne's guitar player, who was also playing the song, essentially takes the lead ahead of Prince at every opportunity, but places it straight, note for note, as George had done it.  Prince says nothing and just plays rhythm, so no one really gets to hear what's he's going to do.  He later comments to the producer not to worry, during the actual performance, he just says nonchalantly, I'll step in at the end.  So basically no rehearsal.

Tom Ferrone, drummer for Tom Petty, says just before the actual performance: "Tom sort of went over to him (Prince) and said, “Just cut loose and don’t feel sort of inhibited to copy anything that we have, just play your thing, just have a good time.” It was a hell of a guitar solo, and a hell of a show he actually put on for the band. When he fell back into the audience, everybody in the band freaked out, like, “Oh my God, he’s falling off the stage!” And then that whole thing with the guitar going up in the air. I didn’t even see who caught it. I just saw it go up, and I was astonished that it didn’t come back down again. Everybody wonders where that guitar went, and I gotta tell you, I was on the stage, and I wonder where it went, too."
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Bumping the link below.
Prince comes in at 3:27 (through the end).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y

 
And is fully on!  Just the theatrics that go with it,  Backwards off stage in the middle of it all!
Bumping the link below.
Prince comes in at 3:27 (through the end).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y
 TianGongZhong wrote:

Is this a question or a statement ?
In case of  question; why don´t you google the playlist of the album ?
In case of a statement, what do you want to tell us ?

 

 

 

 

Lighten up Francis 


 Skydog wrote:
this song preceded "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" on this album, right?

 
Is this a question or a statement ?
In case of  question; why don´t you google the playlist of the album ?
In case of a statement, what do you want to tell us ?

 
Pffffffffffff to long this song {#Drunk}
this song preceded "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" on this album, right?
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

Deserves a bump because the Purple One HAS TO BE WATCHED on this video with what is (in my book) one of the best solos ever played.

 
No shit!
 Proclivities wrote:
 skooba wrote:
80% of all people know that. 

 
islander wrote:
90% of song ratings are crap.
 
65% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

 
If you counted three quarters of the population of the United States there would be about 25% who were not counted.
 
5/3 of people are bad at fractions.
 Jannne wrote:

               80% of communication is body language so I don't know what you're all  talking about

 
It's time for Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
 gjr wrote:
i miss beatle george

 
My favorite song by my favorite Beatle...