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Tomorrow Never Knows
« on: April 11, 2015, 08:08:17 PM »

This song gives me the creeps. I hate it. How do the others like it?
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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015, 09:39:48 PM »

This song gives me the creeps. I hate it. How do the others like it?

I actually like it. I agree that it's unsettling but for once that quality doesn't bother me. I guess to me it represents a sealing of the deal that was hinted at earlier in Revolver and in Rubber Soul as well; that The Beatles! (spoken with a scream afterwards) had been replaced by The Beatles (spoken with reverence). Not that there was anything wrong with the yeah, yeah, yeah Beatles. But they were gone and I always imagine the looks on the faces of the fans who didn't see it coming but knew it when the song ended. My sister's album collection ended with Rubber Soul and I suspect that she had heard Revolver at a friend's house. I remember her referring to that time period as "after The Beatles got weird". For my brother, though, that's when things took off. Amazing what an age difference of 5 years and not being a girl made!
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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2015, 09:57:44 PM »

It's never been exactly a favourite to put on for entertainment purposes. I appreciate the thought that went into it. And as Kelley says, it was the plainest signal of their change. And it fits well into the album. It ranks only middling overall for me though from an enjoyment point of view.

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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2015, 10:00:37 PM »

My favorite song ever. I love the lyrics and especially all those weird sounds on the background.
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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2015, 10:05:38 PM »

I love it.  The vocals, the tape loops, the drumming, the seagulls.  All of it.
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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2015, 10:07:51 PM »

<a href="http://youtu.be/jv2QnMNUE3Q" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://youtu.be/jv2QnMNUE3Q</a>
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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2015, 10:10:49 PM »

I love it.  The vocals, the tape loops, the drumming, the seagulls.  All of it.

So those ARE seagulls! I always thought it sounded like that but just assumed I was wrong.

I love this song. It is unsettling, but in a good way, even though that sounds like a contradiction in terms. In contrast, I find Revolution #9 unsettling in a bad way.
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2015, 10:35:32 PM »

Far out clip George! I never would have guessed that this song was used in the cartoon. I hope you don't mind that I modified your link so the video would imbed in your post. All of a sudden YouTube has been putting an "s" at the end of "http" in the links and that doesn't work. Google....sheesh!
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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2015, 12:48:05 AM »

This song gives me the creeps. I hate it. How do the others like it?

I find the song to be nightmarish. I'm afraid of it. I wonder if I'm in the minority.
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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2015, 01:14:43 AM »

I find the song to be nightmarish. I'm afraid of it. I wonder if I'm in the minority.
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Go to the forum home page and put "tomorrow never knows" in the search box and you can read what's been said on here about it. Make sure to use the quotes. I'm more scared of Revolution 9 and the end of Long, Long, Long.  :)
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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2015, 02:49:43 AM »

Far out clip George! I never would have guessed that this song was used in the cartoon. I hope you don't mind that I modified your link so the video would imbed in your post. All of a sudden YouTube has been putting an "s" at the end of "http" in the links and that doesn't work. Google....sheesh!


Thanks for fixing the clip Kelley.  I was wondering why it showed up as just a link.  That bloody "S"!
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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2015, 06:30:57 AM »

^^^
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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2015, 07:57:37 AM »

Adore it.
I prefer the Lennon songs of '66 to 'Lucy'/'Walrus'/'A Day In The Life' in '67.

The version on 'Anthology 2' was very different to the released version but, in its own way, equally as good.
It was definitely one of the highlights of the Anthology series.
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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2015, 09:35:46 AM »


Rilly Triffic. Guess you had to be there.

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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2015, 03:51:00 PM »

I find the song to be nightmarish. I'm afraid of it. I wonder if I'm in the minority.

Clearly calculated to strike fear into the hearts of evil-doers.

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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2015, 05:13:42 PM »

So those ARE seagulls! I always thought it sounded like that but just assumed I was wrong.

I love this song. It is unsettling, but in a good way, even though that sounds like a contradiction in terms. In contrast, I find Revolution #9 unsettling in a bad way.
I've read in a couple of books that the seagulls are actually Paul's contribution to the tape loops and are him laughing!
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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2015, 11:07:57 PM »

Clearly calculated to strike fear into the hearts of evil-doers.

 :P

Hah. The most evil people in the world are the ones that sell bootleg Beatles box sets in mono and stereo on eBay. They run the risk of spending eternity listening to Revolution 9 endlessly. Or maybe the Inner Groove.
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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2015, 12:06:25 AM »

They run the risk of spending eternity listening to Revolution 9 endlessly. Or maybe the Inner Groove.

 ;D I'd much prefer the inner groove if given a choice.
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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2015, 12:57:52 PM »

Head-spinning composition. May just be my favourite Beatles song.
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Re: Tomorrow Never Knows
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2015, 06:35:18 PM »

I've met with a friend and I presented him with my work. And what my 'work' may be?
Well, I've done some translations of my favourite songs to my native language (which is Slavic). Translating is not my profession, but it could be my hobby or passion, let's say.

So, I have printed out the original lyrics of 'TNN' on one paper - and my translation on the second.
He read it both and first thing he said: 'LSD inspired, isn't it?' (My buddy is not a hard-core Beatle fan, but he is open minded if it comes to rock music.)

So, he got the first thing right.

Then, he compared John's lyrics and my work. And the thing is, when I was doing the translation, I understood the verses separately.
Like this, the first verse stands for itself:
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Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream
It is not dying, it is not dying

The second is for itself, separated from the first:
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Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void
It is shining, it is shining

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Yet you may see the meaning of within...
etc.

But, when my pal looked at my verses and compared it to the original, he said:
'You know, I think the verses are CONNECTED, there is a FLOW: first, you turn off your mind, then, after the mind is turned of, you lay your thoughts, then it follows to - that you may see the meaning  within and so on...

And I thought about it and I think he's right. I didn't think about the lyrics in that way. So, now, I'll have to fix the lyrics I wrote to get the same 'flow' as in the original.

So, what have I concluded from this little episode?
Well, first, you have to be open to different interpretations of lyrics than your own.
Second, someone who is not so much into the Beatles (a 'hardcore' fan) can help you and give you objective and pragmatic suggestions.

And now I have a work to do.  glassesslip
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