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IF I FELL/ Man or Woman?
« on: May 24, 2008, 09:36:15 PM »

I'm just wondering if "IF I FELL" is a song in which a man talks to a woman.  And vice versa?

I mean in the following lyrics:
If I give my heart to you
I must be sure
From the very start
That you would love me more than her

If I trust in you, oh please
Don't run and hide
If I love you too, oh please
Don't hurt my pride like her

>That you would love me more than her
I think the line is equal to "that you would love me more than she loved me".
Some people say that it is "that you would love me more than you loved her."
So the song is about a woman who talks to her loevd man.  Does the interpretation make any sense?

>Don't hurt my pride like her
By the same token, I think it means "Don't hurt my pride like she hurt my pride"
I don't agree with some who see the line as "Don't hurt my pride like you hurt her pride".


Lennon called this song "my first attempt at a ballad... it's semi autobiographical, but not consciously."
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Re: IF I FELL/ Man or Woman?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 11:31:45 PM »

i think its a man talking to a woman. i never thought about it the other way before. it always made sense to me that way.
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Re: IF I FELL/ Man or Woman?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008, 05:59:59 AM »

Man to woman
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Re: IF I FELL/ Man or Woman?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008, 08:46:51 AM »

Man just about to commit adultery or had been hurt by previous woman.  heheheh
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Re: IF I FELL/ Man or Woman?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 02:19:38 PM »

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Man just about to commit adultery or had been hurt by previous woman.  heheheh


With arson his eventual conclusion on a subsequent occasion in "Norwegian Wood."  ;D
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Re: IF I FELL/ Man or Woman?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2008, 09:49:54 PM »

well in the movie across the universe a girl is singing it to a guy so umm i guess it can be either man to woman or woman to man.
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Re: IF I FELL/ Man or Woman?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2008, 10:05:36 PM »

^Yeah, I agree with that. When the Beatles did it, it was from a man to a woman. But I think a girl can sing it and have it make sense without changing any of the lyrics.
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Re: IF I FELL/ Man or Woman?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2008, 12:10:48 AM »

Yeah, it can go either way. Really cool how it's like that. Great lyric writing!!
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Re: IF I FELL/ Man or Woman?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2008, 09:42:30 PM »

I think a woman is singing.
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Re: IF I FELL/ Man or Woman?
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2008, 05:35:28 AM »

Just so you guys know, "PENNYWHO", The guy who asked the question, is someone who covers a lot of Beatles songs and Paul McCartney songs and I'm not lying, he is fantastic.He's got hundreds of songs on Youtube

Just thought you guys should know.Check him out.

http://www.youtube.com/user/PENNYWHO
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Re: IF I FELL/ Man or Woman?
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2008, 09:47:57 PM »

I loved your singing and playing! nice way for children to grow up, surrounded by real music.

For the record, I think it doesn't matter what the original intentions were of the author/composer/poet, as with creative art, you can take it anywhere you want it to be, and extract meaning for your own life. If something resonates with your situation, then that's what it is for you. For me? delightfully vulnerable man sings to woman (who would melt if she had any compassion!!!)
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Re: IF I FELL/ Man or Woman?
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2008, 01:37:57 AM »

Oooooh I'd love to hear that as a duet!!
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