Thursday, September 22, 2016

Beatles Lyrics Translated Back To English

Why did the Beatles have a squeaky-clean reputation in the 60's, while bands like The Who and The Rolling Stones were supposed to be bad influences? Forthwith, some long-overdue renderings of Beatles song lyrics back into unambiguous English.

Beatles SongLyric(s)English Translation
No ReplyIf I were you
I'd realize that I love you
More than any other guy
She's just not that into me.
I'll Follow The SunOne day, you'll look to see I've gone
But tomorrow may rain so, I'll follow the sun
Ugh, groupies.
I Saw Her Standing ThereShe wouldn't dance with anotherThis is a threat.
ChainsMy baby's got me locked up in chains
And they're not the kind that you can see
Can't run around, 'cause I'm not free
I regret that I'm in a committed relationship now that I found another, more attractive woman.
Ask Me WhyNow you're mine, my happiness still makes me cry
And in time, you'll understand the reason why
If I cry, it's not because I'm sad
But you're the only love that I've ever had
I can't believe it's happened to me
I can't conceive of any more misery
See above.
Please Please MeLast night I said these words to my girl
I know you never even try, girl
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Please, please me, woah yeah, like I please you
I want more sex. Now.
A Hard Day's NightYou know I work all day to get you money to buy you things
And it's worth it just to hear you say you're going to give me everything
Love is a transaction.
If I FellIf I give my heart to you
I must be sure
From the very start
That you would love me more than her
I want to cheat on my girlfriend, but I am a coward. How often do you enjoy sex?

John Lennon's history of abusive relationships is well documented, and part of the reason I look a bit askance at these things.

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