“You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”, a ballad composed by John Lennon in 1965, juxtaposes the new and old Beatles in a thrilling manner. This song represents the Beatles’ returning to their instrumental roots from The Quarrymen with Paul’s bass, George and Lennon’s acoustic guitars, and Ringo’s percussion forming the main instruments throughout the piece. This song comes at a time when Lennon lyrics and tonal timbre proved susceptible to Bob Dylan’s influence , causing Lennon to impersonate Dylan’s vocal style as he searched for his own. This side of the album also illustrates the huge collaborative effort that George Martin and the Beatles put into creating our listening experience, as the lyrics and song titles of the first side of the album present the background for this piece. Lennon builds on this background by detailing how he feels that he must conceal his emotions from the world, especially after his mother’s death. “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” demonstrates the beginning of an introspective, yet simpler Lennon who begins to reveal his emotions through his songs, and the album’s structure serves as a base for the story of Lennon’s piece.
To understand Lennon’s attempt at displaying his raw emotions through this song, one must also understand the influence behind Lennon’s decision. Bob Dylan influenced all of the Beatles in a significant way in their early Beatlemania years: Dylan introduced the Beatles to marijuana, mistaking “I can’t hide” for “I get high” in “She Loves You”. While the Beatles experimented with several energy drugs, they had not yet used marijuana, and they soon discovered that it bestowed the group with the ability to relax and escape from the stress of dealing with Beatlemania. After ...
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...se on both the tenor and alto flute, one an octave higher than the other. While the return of the verse and the flute’s soothing sound give this ending a vague happy feeling, the contrast between the flutes’ pitches and timbres cannot help but leave the listener with a feeling of tension and apprehension over what will ensue.
“You’ve Got to Hide You Love Away” exemplifies Lennon as a maturing artist, no longer producing lyrics for moving and dancing but for sitting and thinking. As Lennon continues in his career, his songs become even more introspective as he delves deeper into the use of drugs and trying to discover himself. The story this song tells, both as a member of the album Help! and as an individual entity, marks the true influence that Bob Dylan held over Lennon in his early Beatlemania years and the influence’s lasting impact on Lennon’s years to come.
...e when they join in since it is the first time in the whole symphony to hear something like that. The chorus ascends against single notes played by the harp. Upper woodwinds come back as the chorus fades but comes back again and stays until the very end of the piece.
John Lennon had reached remarkable success and fame as a member of The Beatles. He, along with McCartney had written some of the most popular songs of their generation; “All My Loving”, I Want to Hold Your Hand” “We Can Work it Out” and “Come Together” are just a small...
And Mitchell 's comparisons of McCartney to Blake and Burns are ludicrous - the lack of technical control over language and vernacular is evident even in the great song-lyrics; without the melody, they are strangely lifeless. McCartney, if he ever understood irony, did so in the lightest (but not delicate) of ways. 'Back in the USSR '; without the irony of the pumping jauntiness of the tune, it looks ridiculous, and the stuff from McCartney 's post-Beatle years appears as linguistically inept as it is musically devoid. It may be a truism by now, but McCartney needed Lennon; they played through and against each other.
The year is1965, 8 years into the Vietnam war and 2 years in the shadow of a presidential assassination, marked the inception of an artistic vision, cut to Vinyl. Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 revisited is a testament to the state of America in the 1960s, using poetic devices, and engaging rock and roll music to capture the imagination of a breadth of people, unwittingly, it would seem, brought change to the minds of Americans. Opening their eyes to what was happening and inflicting a sense of new found justice in their hearts, Living vicariously through Bob Dylan’s intense imagery, due to the events unfolding in that period, People latched on to Dylan’s lyrics and imposed their own expression and feeling onto his songs.
Correspondingly, this song described a strong political message that is covered up with a miraculous melody. Lennon was determined to share his message. His message told the world that it takes everyone to complete a common goal known as peace. With this in mind, “Imagine” means a lot to me because everyone can think about a perfect world in their mind, but it takes everyone's voice to make it exist. Thus, I learned that there is no need to grieve over the tiny things in life and part of life is just letting go. This song inspired me to look at the bigger issues in the world. There are people hungry around the world in need of food and their are also people who aren't
“Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds” is known to the on the most iconic and captivating Beatles songs written by John Lennon for the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonley Heart Club Band” album. Recognized as one of the Beatles’ most psychedelic pieces of time, fans took it upon themselves to then come up with their own personal meaning to the track; making “Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds” the most misinterpreted Beatles song of all time. Contrary to popular belief, “Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds” is actually not about L.S.D., but instead was inspired by a painting of John Lennon’s son Julian. Although the fan interpretations are vivid and imaginative, Independently evaluating the lyrics for “Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds” myself lead to a few startling realisations.
Apart from its classic reputation and good sound, the first one being it talks about God and John Lennon’s beliefs, which relates well to our class. I interpreted some moral decision-making as he chose and expressed his theories. While expressing his own beliefs, he was not being prejudiced, racist or discriminatory against any of the concepts he mentioned. He chose to form his values and he cherished his choices before he acted on it when he sang this song. I developed a sense that his values changed and he wanted to express that alteration. As mentioned, he wrote this after the Beatles broke up, he probably could not handle the struggle therefore he communicated it in the way that he knew, music. After reading the lyrics, I concluded that John Lennon could have potentially been an amoral person. He probably did not contemplate moral standards when he wrote this song and he most likely did not consider how it would cause other people to feel. Both of which are qualities of an amoral person. Therefore, I chose this song because I found that I could relate it to several concepts that we have learned so far in this course. Additionally, it encourages people to stand up for themselves and express themselves, which is an exceptional message for us as
People portray love songs as a guy falling in love with a girl, and singing about how he feels about her. Or it can also be the other way around. There are also love songs that have to deal with breakups and trying to get back together. Either way, people never look deeper into the meaning of the love song. There are hidden messages in every song. By closely examining the song “While my Guitar Gently Weeps” by the Beatles, it tells a love story, but it is not the average love story. It does not have a happy ending to it, which is discovered in the lyrics. When analyzing the lyrics the band uses a lot of repetition, and uses words to make the listeners feel sad. The music video shows a woman
John Lennon, singer and songwriter, was born on October 9, 1940 and was assassinated on December 9, 1980. Although he passed away very young, Lennon was known as a legend. His music had left an impact on the whole world. People from different countries knew and loved Lennon’s music especially his song Imagine. Written in 1971, the song became a big success. Imagine was known to have a strong political message. It was a song that was heard and interpreted throughout the whole world. Many people to this day believe this song is a cry out to communism. However, the song is a simpler than the interpretation of communism. Throughout Lennon’s lyrics, the audience receives a message of peace and happiness.
... and overall considered an anthem. With the attack of 9/11 Lennon’s “Imagine” resurfaced again and suddenly became one of the most commonly requested songs on air (Fricke). At the time it was written it spoke about peace and his desire for a peaceful future. Lyrically “Imagine” spoke directly about the world setting aside differences or boundaries and uniting as one for a common peaceful world for all. The musical elements all support this message of world peace and harmony. The simple harmonies, minimal instrumentation, and receptive structure all allow for emphasis to be placed on the lyrics, and the overall message of the song: world peace. To an extent, to have a song become a timeless anthem should be considered a success; however, for this particular song to resonate 30 years later is merely a symbol and indication that we as a world are still in need of peace.